Lionel Digby Whitehead
Lionel Digby Whitehead (1877- )
1922 J.P., M.I. and S.I., Man. Dir. and Chairman, The Whitehead Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.; b. 1877; s. of George Whitehead, Deighton Grove, York. Ed. Charterhouse. 1895—Premium App., Markham and Co., Ltd., Chesterfield; 1899—Asst. Works Manager, Tredegar Iron and Coal Co., Ltd., Tredegar; 1900—General Works Manager; 1906—Purchased lease of portion of Tredegar Works and formed the Whitehead Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.; 1907—put into operation the first Morgan Continuous Rolling Mill in this country; 1914--Commenced new Works at Newport, suspended during the War; 1914-18—Served in Army (3rd Monmouth Regt. ); 1920—commenced erection of the first Morgan Continuous Strip Mill in this country, at Newport. Clubs: County, Newport; R.A.C., London. Address: Goytre Abergavenny.