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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Cecil St. Hugh Davies

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Cecil St. Hugh Davies (1880-1921)


1922 Obituary [1]

CECIL. ST. HUGH DAWES was born at Frodingham, Lincolnshire, on 11th May 1880, and was educated at Tunbridge Wells and Ely, Cambs.

He served his apprenticeship with Maudslay, Sons and Field, completing it with Alfred Herbert, Coventry.

In 1899 he went to South Africa and was employed at the De Beers Consolidated Mines, Kimberley. During the Boer War he volunteered for service in the Imperial Light Horse until the termination of the War, when he entered the workshops of the Crown Reef Gold Mining Co., Johannesburg.

In 1906 he joined the staff of the Rand Water Board, and two years later went to the Randfontein Estates Electric Power Station, where he was engaged on erecting and running turbines, boilers, etc.

He next took up an appointment as engineer on the Esperanza Sugar Estates, Natal, and returned to England on the outbreak of War, when he was engaged on water boring in England for the War Office. Subsequently he was Division Officer, Royal Engineers, for Wareham and Swanage Area for three years, leaving as Acting Major.

In 1919 he entered the service of Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co., Ltd., being attached to the Manchester District Office in the Gas and Oil Engines Department.

This position he held until his death on 1st April 1921, in his forty-first year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1919.



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