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Arthur Lloyd Thomas (1869-1947)
1948 Obituary 
"ARTHUR LLOYD THOMAS, M.B.E., was in practice as a consulting engineer and surveyor in Pontypridd, South Wales, for over forty years.
He was born in 1869 and received his education at technical schools in Cardiff and at the University of South Wales. He was also a National Bronze Medallist and Exhibitioner of the City and Guilds College, South Kensington, and obtained first-class honours in building construction. On the conclusion of a three years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Brown Lenox and Company, engineers, of Pontypridd, in 1887, he continued in the employment of that firm as a draughtsman and subsequently was promoted to the post of chief draughtsman.
In 1895 he was made assistant engineer and held this position until 1901 when he began his long career as a consulting engineer and surveyor, in the course of which he built up a considerable practice in the South Wales area, and eventually established the firm of Thomas and Morgan and Partners. Since 1937 he had acted as official arbitrator for Wales and the West of England for the Royal Courts of Justice: Mr. Thomas, whose death occurred on 12th March 1947, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1901 and was transferred to Membership in 1910. For some ten years during the earlier part of his career he was a teacher of engineering subjects at various technical schools."