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Glynn Hamilton West

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Sir Glynn Hamilton West (1877- )

1922 Chairman, Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co., Ltd.; also Chairman of the Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Co., Ltd., Partington Steel and Iron Co., Ltd., Rylands Brothers, Ltd., and on the Board of Armstrong, Whitworth Development Co., Ltd., Armstrongs and Main Ltd., and Crompton and Co., Ltd.; b. Sept. 24, 1877; 4th s. of late Alfred Thomas West; m. 1903, Katrine Mary, d. of John Mather, one s., one d. Ed. Sedburgh Sch. Held following positions in the Ministry of Munitions: Deputy Director-General of Munitions Supply, 1915—Sept., 1916; Controller of Shell Manufacture till March, 1917; Director-General of Shell Manufacture till June, 1917; Director-General of Shell and Gun Manufacture till Nov., 1917, and Member of Council till Jan., 1918; Associate Member of Ordnance Committee; Holder of Order of St. Stanislas (2nd Class), and Insignia of Commander of the Order of Crown of Italy.

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