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Leonard Wilkinson Llewelyn

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Sir Leonard Wilkinson Llewelyn (1874-1924), director of a number of South Wales coal companies including Cambrian Collieries and John Lysaght

Son of Llewelyn Llewelyn.

1924 Obituary

"A Well-known figure in South Wales coalowning and mining circles - Sir Leonard W. Llewelyn, K.B.E - died on Friday morning in last week at his home, Llanfrechfa Grange, near Newport. Sir Leonard, who was born in 1874, and was, therefore, in his fifty-first years was the son of late Mr Llewelyn Llewelyn, of Newport, who at one time was general manager of the Powell Duffryn Co. He was educated at the Monmouth Grammar School and at Cheltenham, after which he studied at Heidelberg. He served his apprenticeship to engineering at the Abersychan and Newport Abercarn Collieries, and after travelling abroad a good deal, became manager at the early age of twenty-four, of the Cambrian pits at Clydach Vale, and later was manager of the Ocean Coal Company's Collieries..." Read more.

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