DEATH IN LONDON
MR. JOHN PEARCE LUKE FORMER AUCKLAND RESIDENT The death of Mr. John Pearce Luke, a prominent Wellington business man, occurred in London on Wednesday evening. Mr. Luke was the eldest son of Lady Luke and the late Sir John Luke. He left Wellington about seven weeks ago on a health trip to England.
Mr. Luke, who was managing director of Luke Brothers, Limited, engineers, of Wellington, was born in Wellington in 1882 and educated at Wellington College and the Technical College, Wolverhampton, England. After working for a short time in England, he returned to New Zealand about 1902 and held positions with a number of firms until 1915. In that year ho again went to England and for a time was on the technical staff of the Ministry of Munitions at Manchester. Before returning to New Zealand in 1921, Mr. Luke held several important posts with English firms. From 1921 to 1923 he was assistant manager of Turnbull and Jones, Limited, Auckland, but sinco 1923 he had resided in Wellington, having been a director of several companies; Mr. Luke had acted as chairman of tho Development of Industries Committee, ho was a past-president of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and had held executive positions on the Wellington Manufacturers' Association. He was greatly interested in tho Young Men's Christian Association, having been a member of tho executive of the national council. Mr. Luke's wife died about three years ago. Ho leaves a sou, Mr. R. S, Luke, of Sydney, and two daughters.
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DEATH IN LONDON, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22231, 4 October 1935
DEATH IN LONDON New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22231, 4 October 1935
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