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William Clarke Kiln - Director

William Clarke Kiln -  Director

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Family Name William Clarke Kiln
Role Director
Date of Birth Fri Jan 1, 1886
Date Joined Mon Jan 1, 1912
Date Left Mon Feb 25, 1952
Date of Death Mon Feb 25, 1952
Biography Managing Director of The Portsmouth Brickworks Limited, William Kiln came to the club's financial assistance in its darkest hour in 1912. Rewarded with a seat on the board, he was chair between 11 August 1937 and 18 September 1940, he relinquished this only on his death in February 1952, after 40 years of service, a period almost unsurpassed in the club's history.