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Cyril Kingston Hemsworth

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Cyril Kingston Hemsworth (1893-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"CYRIL KINGSTON HEMSWORTH, who was born in 1893, received his education at the Holbeck (Leeds) Technical School and the Wakefield Technical College. After serving a four years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Joshua Buckton and Company, Leeds, general engineers, which terminated in 1911, he became an improver to Messrs. C. and G. A. Padgett, Wakefield, automobile engineers.

During the 1914-18 war he served for five years in the R.A.S.C. and was attached to the motor transport workshops with the British Expeditionary Force. On demobilization he returned to Messrs. Padgett for whom he acted as foreman for a brief period. He then found further employment in the same city as maintenance engineer to Messrs. J. Bullock and Company with whom he remained until 1925, after which he rendered similar services to the Aberford Motor Company, Ltd.

In 1930 he joined Messrs. Hylands, Ltd., Wakefield, as works foreman in the automobile repair and service department. He also found time to act in an advisory capacity for several other industrial firms in connection with the maintenance of their fleets of motor vehicles. In addition he equipped and organized a class in automobile science at Wakefield Technical College, to which he personally gave instruction for some three years. In 1937 he was appointed civilian technical officer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, a position which afforded him more scope for his abilities as a writer on technical subjects. In January 1946 he became an experimental officer, and was promoted to senior experimental officer in the mechanical engineering department in 1949. Mr. Hemsworth, whose death occurred on 1st October 1949, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1934."

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  1. 1950 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries