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Ernest Edward Cash Lorden

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Ernest Edward Cash Lorden (c1892-1947)

1949 Obituary [1]

"ERNEST EDWARD CASH LORDEN was associated with the motor industry during the greater part of his professional career. He was educated at Kent Coast College, Herne Bay, and at the Paddington Technical Institute. His apprenticeship was served with Messrs. Randall and Company, general engineers, Paddington, from 1907 to 1909, and with Messrs. W. Beardmore and Company, Ltd., of Glasgow, from 1909 to 1911.

His first employment was that of chief tester to Messrs. Delaunay Belleville, Ltd., boilermakers and automobile engineers. From 1914 to 1918 he served in the Royal Navy as an engine-room artificer. After acting as chief assistant civilian inspector to the director of transport, Ministry of Munitions, for two years he was employed as works manager at Messrs. Watsons, Ltd., magneto specialists, Richmond, Surrey. An engagement then followed as transport engineer to the Anglo-American Oil Co and after holding this position for three years he acted as consulting engineer for the Automobile Association at Wembley. In 1929 he became managing director of the Hendon Central Garage Company, Ltd., and in 1940 he took over similar duties for Messrs. Hendon Transport, Ltd. These joint appointments he held until 1942 when he was attached to the Ministry of Supply as a senior officer in the department of the director-general of ammunition production. Mr. Lorden, whose death in his fifty-fifth year occurred in October 1947, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1940."

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