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William Walter Lupton

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William Walter Lupton (1844-1916) of Joshua Buckton and Co

1917 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM WALTER LUPTON was born at Leeds on 28th January 1844.

He was educated at schools in Brighton and Worksop, and under a tutor at Worms in Germany; at the age of nineteen he entered the works of Messrs. Joshua Buckton and Co., Leeds, as a premium apprentice. On the completion of his time four years later, he continued with the firm as draughtsman and excelled in the speed and correctness of his designing. Afterwards he became works manager, and held this position for twenty-five years with great success.

On the conversion of the firm into a limited company he was appointed managing director, and carried on the practical works management for about twelve years; after which he relinquished active management in 1896, and became a director of the Company.

He then removed from Roundhay, near Leeds, to Malton, where he was placed on the Commission of the Peace for the North Riding of Yorkshire. He was ex-president of the Malton Rifle Club, and raised a cadet corps. During the War he had shown a keen interest in the conditioning of Army remounts.

His death took place at Malton on 4th November 1916, in his seventy-third year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1900.

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