Frederick Orr-Lewis

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Sir Frederick Orr Orr-Lewis, 1st Baronet (11 February 1860 – 18 November 1921) was a Canadian businessman.

Orr Lewis (he used both names as a surname, sometimes hyphenated) was born in Montreal, son of William Thomas Lewis, a Welsh immigrant. He joined his father's business, Lewis Brothers, and eventually became president. He was also instrumental in setting up and became president of Canadian Vickers Ltd, the Canadian arm of the British shipbuilding and armaments giant, Vickers. Many Royal Navy ships were built in the company's Canadian yards during the First World War, and for this Orr Lewis was created a baronet in the 1920 New Year Honours.[1]

In 1896, Orr-Lewis married Maude Booth. [2] He survived the sinking of RMS Lusitania on 7 May 1915. On his death in 1921, he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only son, Duncan.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31712. p. 2. 30 December 1919.
  2. ^ de Laszlo, Philip. "Lady Maude Orr-Lewis". JSS Gallery.