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Eric Samuel Sancroft Baker

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Eric Samuel Sancroft Baker (1878- )

1922 B.A. (Cantab), Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Mech. and Ordnance Engr.; Asst. Manager, Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co.; b. 1878; s. of Sancroft Baker, of Halliford-on-Thames. Ed. Marlborough Coll. and Cambridge University. Training: Cambridge University and Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne. Distinctions: First-class Honrs. in Eng. Tripos, Cambridge University; Scholarship at Pembroke Coll., Cambridge. Asst. Manager in Steel Works Dept., Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co. for thirteen years, in control of forges, drop stamping shops, etc.; 1914-20—Manager of Light Ordnance Department, Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co., Elswick Works, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Responsible for organisation and lay-out of several large extensions for manufacture of ordnance, etc. Address: Elswick Works, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

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