Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,151 pages of information and 233,681 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Captain Sir Robert Stuart Hilton OBE, Managing director of the United Steel Companies
1871 Born in Wigan
Mining engineer and colliery manager in Lancashire
1911 At the age of 41, he became manager of the Birmingham Corporation Gas Department
WWI Seconded from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment to a Government post to organize the country's gas undertakings for the manufacture of toluol and high explosives.
1919 Captain Hilton, as he was always then known, was appointed managing director of Metropolitan-Vickers
1927 Relinquished the position of managing director to become deputy chairman of M-V
1939 Appointed deputy chairman of United Steel Companies
1943 Died in Shipston on Stour
1943 Obituary