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Sir Edward Robert Peacock G.C.V.O. (1871-1962)

Sir Edward Peacock G.C.V.O. 1871-1962

Photo by contributor Pierre Charron - Posted April, 2012

Sir Charles Stanley Monck

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

In the Bank of England in a hallway near the main lobby

Coordinates: N 51 30.828 W 00 05.297


Plaque Text

A native of St. Elmo, Ontario, Edward Peacock joined the Dominion Securities Corporation, a prominent Canadian investment firm, in 1902, and in 1907 came to London to establish their European office. He played a leading part in British and Canadian financial affairs, becoming a director of the Bank of England (1921 - 1924 and 1929 - 1946), Baring Brothers and Co., Limited (1924 - 1954) and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (1926 - 1961), among other institutions. In recognition of his services to the Crown, notably as Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall, he was knighted in 1934. Sir Edward's other official responsibilities included the office, during the Second World War, of Chairman of the Overseas Committee of the Canadian National War Services Funds Advisory Board. In 1981 the Government of Ontario presented this memorial to the Bank of England to honour his achievements in Canada and the United Kingdom and his contributions to relations between them.

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Sir Edward Robert Peacock G.C.V.O. 1871-1962
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