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Wilhelm Lund

Birthplace: Aabenraa, Denmark
Death: May 07, 1928 (90-91)
Bromley, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Wilhelm Lund and Anna Margaretha Lund
Husband of Maria Elizabeth Lund
Father of Alice Mabel Lund; Frederick Lund; Albert Edward Lund and Frank S. Lund
Brother of Metta Catharina Prehn; Nis Wilhelm Lund; Anna Lund; Anna Maria Hedwig Lund; Christiana Lund and 2 others

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About Wilhelm Lund

William Lund was born in the Schleswig (Denmark) shipping city of Aabenraa, 1837. He was educated at a shipping company in Altona between 1850 and 1857. After this he took an extended trip to Batavia, Adelaide and Melbourne, which no doubt sparked an interest in the Australian trade. Lund returned to Denmark after 13 months and headed a shipping company, Christiania. 1860 saw Lund's relocation to England where he worked in a number of shipping companies before starting his own company, W.L. Ship Handler and Sailmaker, 1861. This new venture was made possible by the brothers Delcomyn, a name later given to Lund's first steamer. We know the rest of the story, starting in 1877 with the inception of the Blue Anchor Line servicing the route between England and Australia, via South Africa. Subsequent to the dissolution of the Blue Anchor Line early in 1910 (as a direct result of the loss of the Waratah) and the sale of 30 000 tonnes of remaining steamers to the P&O Line, Lund held onto his other shipping company, Kulforretning, sailmaker and ship chandlers, which continued to trade under the name of Wm. L. & Sons. This company was eventually passed to his son F.W. Lund, (who made waves at the Inquiry). F.W. Lund in his own right was involved with Anglo-Persian Oil. William Lund was highly influential in English shipping .

Denmark census 1845

Probate will June 1928

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Wilhelm Lund's Timeline

Aabenraa, Denmark
March 19, 1874
Lewisham, Kent, England
July 1, 1875
Lewisham, Kent , England
May 7, 1928
Age 91
Kent, England, United Kingdom