British Engineer and Company Director. On leaving school he went to work for the family engineering firm, Aveling and Porter, of Rochester, Kent. He was given control of the company in 1881, and oversaw its successful expansion until his retirement in 1928. He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was also president of the Agricultural Engineers' Association, and a director of steam wagon manufacturer's Jesse Ellis Ltd, Maidstone. During his time as chairman, Aveling and Porter's output was devoted largely to steam rollers, which were in great demand as roads were modernised. The firm also made traction engines, steam wagons and tramway locomotives. After World War One he merged Aveling and Porter with several other companies in an attempt to spread production costs, but this was not a success, and the business began to decline. He suffered a fatal heart attack in 1931, and the company was absorbed by Barford and Perkins, Grantham a year later.