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Arthur Charles Lempriere Back

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Arthur Charles Lempriere Back (1864-1923)


1923 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR CHARLES LEMPRIERE BACK was born at Hethersett Hall, Norfolk, on 27th May 1864, and was educated at the Great Yarmouth Grammar School.

Having spent three years on an orange plantation in the United States, he returned to England and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. J. and E. Hall, Dartford, subsequently going into the drawing office.

In 1897 he entered the employment of the Devon and Cornwall Ice and Cold Storage Co., Ltd., Plymouth, where he was responsible for the equipment of the plant, and continued in this position until 1913, when he started in business as a motor engineer, acquiring premises now know as the Abbey Garage. He still, however, followed his profession as a consulting engineer.

For some time during the War he was a Lieutenant in the 1st V.B. Devon Regiment at Okehampton, acting as Workshop Officer.

His death took place under a severe operation, after a few days' illness, on 14th May 1923, in his fifty-ninth year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1897, and a Member in 1900.



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  1. 1923 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries