Person    | Male  Born 1865  Died 20/3/1944

Sir Follett Holt, KBE

Railway engineer, very influential in Argentina where he was Chairman of many railway companies. Excelled at polo as a young man.  First Chairman of the Tower Hill Improvement Trust. Our picture comes from a short film showing Holt presenting to the LCC an ambulance donated to the British war effort by the Non-British Employees of two Argentinean railways, the Entre Rios and the Argentine North-Eastern Railway both of which were chaired by Holt.

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Alliott Verdon Roe

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John Dixon

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1 memorial
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2 memorials