Lambert Hicks Caldwell
From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
- Mr. L. H. Caldwell, a leader in the motor trade in Melbourne, died at his home in Bidwell avenue, East St. Kilda, early yesterday morning. He had been in ill-health for some years, and his condition became critical last week. Mr. Caldwell was managing director of Austin Distributors Ltd from 1927 until his death.
- Born in Ballarat in 1886, Mr. Caldwell was educated at the Ballarat School of Arts, and In 1801 became articled to Mr. J.H. Turton, architect, of Ballarat. In 1905, however, he joined the Continental Rubber Co., and transferred later to the United States Rubber Co. (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. He entered the motor distributing trade in 1924, when he was appointed to manage the commercial vehicle section of S. A. Cheney Pty. Ltd. In 1926 he joined the board of directors of Williams Bros., and went to live in Sydney. He returned to Melbourne in 1927 as managing director of Austin Distributors Ltd.
- Mr. Caldwell was a member of the executive council of the Australian Association of British Manufacturers, and chairman of the motor-trade section; vice president of the Chamber of automotive Industries, a member of the International Motor Show Committee, and of the Em-pire Reciprocity League. Mr. Caldwell's principal recreation was golf, and he was a member of the Woodlands, Albert Park, and Sorrento golf clubs. He was a Freemason, and a member ol' the Toorak Lodge No. 301. His wife and son, Mr. Colin Hicks Caldwell, who was admitted to the Bar recently in Melbourne, survive him. The funeral will take place to-day, leaving his home at 3.30 p.m. for the Springvale Crematorium.
- ↑ The Argus, 15 January 1937.
--Clare K.Gervasoni 10:51, 20 March 2017 (AEDT)