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Stanton Wilding Cole

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Stanton Wilding Cole (c1880-1968) of L. W. Cole (Distributors)

Born the son of Robert Wilding Cole, a Brewer.

1906 Married in City of London to Florence Annie Chetwood

1911 Living at Wenlock Brewery House, Wenlock Road, City Road, London: Stanton Wilding Cole (age 31 born Wokingham), Brewer of Beer. With his wife, two children and his sister.[1]

1920 Managing director of Burney and Blackburne; awarded OBE[2]

1939 Living at Chislehurst, Kent, Managing Director and Vice-Chairman of Engineer Co.

1968 Died. 'Mr. Stanton Wilding Cole, first president, in 1934, of the Radio Industries Club of the Midlands, died yesterday at his home. Arnesby House. West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, aged 88. Mr. Cole, founder and chairman of L. W. Cole (Distributors) Ltd., radio and electrical wholesalers, of Old Crow Street, Birmingham, was also chairman in 1934 of the Radio Manufacturers Association. He was educated at King's College, Canterbury. He received the OBE during the 1914-18 war for his work in munitions. '[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. The Edinburgh Gazette 1 April 1920
  3. Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 02 April 1968