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Alfred George Cooper Gwyer

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Alfred George Cooper Gwyer (30th October 1880 - 27th June 1961)

1961 Obituary [1]

'We regret to record the death of Dr. Alfred G. C. Gwyer, B.Sc., Ph.D., F.I.M., which took place on June 27.

Alfred George Cooper Gwyer was born in Bristol on October 30, 1880. A graduate of London University, he took his doctorate of Gottingen, Germany, and started work at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington in 1911.

A year later, D. Gwyer joined the British Aluminium Company Ltd., as a research metallurgist, becoming chief metallurgist in 1920 and scientific manager in 1939.

He retired from this position in 1945.

Dr. Gwyer was a founder member of the Institution of Metallurgists and an original member of the Institute of Metals, of which he was twice a member of Council and a vice-president from 1931 to 1937. In addition, he was prominently associated at various times with the work of the Welding Research Council, the Institute of Welding, the British Standards Institution, and the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association.

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