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Denzil George Williams

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Denzil George Williams (1897-1948)

1949 Obituary [1]

"DENZIL GEORGE WILLIAMS, whose death occurred as the result of a bathing accident on 24th August 1948, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1934 and was transferred to Membership in 1947.

He was born in Swansea in 1897 and began his career with service in the Royal Field Artillery in France, Belgium, and Germany from 1915 to 1919, in the course of which he was wounded. After serving a three years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Broom and Wade, Ltd., of High Wycombe, he entered, in 1923, the drawing office of the Premier Gas Engine Co at Sandiacre, Notts, where he remained until 1927 when he joined the staff of Messrs. Petters, Ltd., of Yeovil, as senior draughtsman. He was appointed chief draughts man in 1937. Two years later, however, he went to Loughborough to take charge of the engine division's drawing office of the Brush Electrical Engineering Company, Ltd. His appointment as chief draughtsman to the latter firm's associate company, Messrs. J. and H. McLaren, Causeway Works, Staines, took place on the first of the month in which he met his tragic end."

1948 Obituary [2]

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