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Duncan Forrest Bauchop

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Duncan Forrest Bauchop (1884-1951)


1952 Obituary [1]

DUNCAN FORREST BAUCHOP, B.E. (N.Z.), who was born in 1884, was educated in New Zealand at Dunedin Boys' High School and Canterbury College School of Engineering. His apprenticeship was served with Messrs. Stevenson and Cook, Port Chalmers, from 1903 to 1907, after which he gained experience as a draughtsman in the public works department and for a brief period acted as assistant to the engineer-in-chief. He was next engaged as a lecturer in engineering at Christchurch Technical College, but in 1915 he joined the Royal Navy, in which he served for four years as engineer lieutenant. During this period he held various appointments, being first lent to the Ministry of Munitions and for a time was lecturer on internal combustion engines at the Royal Naval College, Osborne.

Later he was attached to the mining department at the Admiralty and finally was appointed technical adviser to the director of torpedoes and mining. Since 1919 he had held the appointment of manager in New Zealand and attorney for Leyland Motors, Ltd., retiring in 1949. Mr. Bauchop was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1914 and was transferred to Membership in 1940. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He died in New Zealand on 24th June 1951, just before his sixty-seventh birthday.


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