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Arthur Bernard Crump

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Arthur Bernard Crump (1881-1928)

1928 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR BERNARD CRUMP who was born in Shropshire in 1881, served a four years' apprenticeship with the Coalbrookdale Iron Company.

Immediately afterwards he joined His Majesty's forces, and served for two years in the Boer War.

In 1903 he entered the electrical repairs department at Messrs. Siemens' works at Johannesburg and from 1905 to 1908 was engaged on general mining work at Johannesburg.

He then returned to England and entered the works of Messrs. Willans and Robinson, for two years as foreman of the fitting shops and for two succeeding years as foreman of the test department.

In 1912 he again went to South Africa and became engineer-in-charge of the Pretoria Portland Cement Company's power station. After a further short period in mining work he once more joined His Majesty's forces and served during the War with the South African Heavy Artillery. At the end of the War he resumed engineering work at the copper mines at Katanga, in the Belgian Congo.

Except for a brief period from November 1924 to May 1925, when he was employed by the English Electric Company in their outside construction department, Mr. Crump remained at Katanga until his death on 26th September 1928 in his forty-eighth year.

He became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1915.

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