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Alfred Stewart Augustus Ormsby

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Alfred Stewart Augustus Ormsby (1862-1919)


1920 Obituary [1]

ALFRED STEWART AUGUSTUS ORMSBY was born on 11th October 1862, and was the second son of J. D. Ormsby of Lime Hall, Jamaica, W.I.

He was educated in Jamaica and afterwards apprenticed to the firm of Mirrlees, Watson and Co., engineers, Glasgow.

He completed his scientific education at Anderson's College, Glasgow, and was awarded a Whitworth Scholarship. He also gained a National Scholarship in 1883, under the Science and Art Department, tenable for three years at the Royal College of Science, but soon resigned this on being appointed assistant examiner at H.M. Patent Office, where he rose to the rank of senior examiner.

He was attached to the Ministry of Munitions (Inventions Department) for the greater part of the period of the War, and rose to the position of section director in this department.

His death took place at Barnes on 12th May 1919, in his fifty-seventh year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1899.


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