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Geoffrey Lester Wollaston

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Geoffrey Lester Wollaston (c1894-1942)

1943 Obituary [1]

GEOFFREY LESTER WOLLASTON, whose death occurred in his forty-eighth year on 5th November 1942, was a director and chief engineer to Wollaston Gas Producers (Manchester), Ltd. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. T. Roland Wollaston, consulting engineer, who specialized in gas producer and power plant installations. While receiving his technical education at the Manchester Municipal School of Technology he obtained practical training in the Cheshire County Analyst's laboratories and subsequently for a brief period acted as assistant and draughtsman to his father.

From 1915 to 1918 he was draughtsman and assistant engineer in H.M. Factory, St. Helens. In the latter year he enlisted in the Welsh Guards. On demobilization he resumed his association with his father in the capacity of assistant constructional engineer. The formation of Wollaston Gas Producers (Manchester), Ltd., in 1924, led to his appointment by the company as their technical engineer. In addition he continued to assist his father in the latter's consulting practice. His appointment as chief engineer with a seat on the board of ' directors took place in 1937. Since 1939 he had also held the post of Assistant to the Manchester Public Health Department.

Mr. Wollaston was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1938.

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