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Arthur Henry Carleton L'Estrange

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Arthur Henry Carleton L'Estrange (1866-1920)


1921 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR HENRY CARLETON L'ESTRANGE was born at Kevinsfort, Sligo, on 8th July 1866.

He served an apprenticeship of five years with Messrs. Harland and Wolff, Belfast, and of two years with Messrs. Scott Russell, Loughborough.

He then went to sea for eight years and obtained the Board of Trade Certificate as Extra 1st Class Engineer, when he started in business in London as Superintendent Engineer and Surveyor.

In 1905 he opened works in London as a motor engineer, and later in Dublin and Sligo, in which latter place he developed a system of motor tillage.

On the outbreak of the War he organized and managed recruiting tours, and then engaged in the manufacture of munitions at his works in Sligo.

In 1917 he was appointed a consulting engineer to the Director of Naval Ordnance, and was demobilized in July, 1919.

His death took place suddenly at Ardnagary, Sligo, on 16th December 1920, at the age of fifty-four.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1905, and was a Member of the Institution of Naval Architects.



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  1. 1921 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries