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Charles Alfred Edwards

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Professor Charles Alfred Edwards (1882-1960) of the National Physical Laboratory.

1882 March 23rd. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, the son of Samuel Edwards and his wife Elizabeth

1884 The family moved to the UK

1898 Apprenticed at the Horwich Works

1905 Appointed assistant to Henry Cort Harold Carpenter at the National Physical Laboratory

Joined Manchester University

1908 Married Florence Edith Roberts and had a son, Harold Robert

1910 Joined Bolckow, Vaughan and Co as metallurgist

1914 Appointed Professor of Metallurgy at Manchester

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Sources of Information

  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society