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Ambrose Davis

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Amrbose Davis (1887-1942)


1943 Obituary [1]

AMBROSE DAVIS was born in 1887 and served his apprenticeship from 1903 to 1908 with Messrs. Cox and Company, of Falmouth. He remained with that firm as a draughtsman for a brief period and was then employed from 1910 to 1915, first, by the Apcars Steamship Line, Calcutta, and subsequently by the British India Steam Navigation Company, as marine engineer in cargo boats and passenger vessels, and during this period he obtained his Board of Trade First-Class Engineer's Certificate. In 1915 he became an engineer lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve and served for four years.

On demobilisation he returned to his employment with the British India Steam Navigation Company and sailed as second engineer in their mail steamers until 1922, when he entered the service of the Government of Burma and was appointed inspector of boilers (senior grade) with promotion to chief inspector in 1938.

Mr. Davis was killed by enemy action on 26th April 1942 while courageously assisting as a volunteer in the evacuation of wounded men from Burma. He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1932.


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  1. 1943 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries