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George Ernest Hider

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George Ernest Hider (1881-1961) possibly of G. E. Hider and Sons

1881 April 1st. Born the son of Walter James Hider, Engineer

1901 Living at 5 Thanet Road, Erith: Walter Hider (age 50 born London), Metal Turner. With his wife Mary Hider (age 51 born Kent) and their children George Hider (age 20 born Dartford), Engineer; Ethel Hider (age 15 born Erith); and Winifred Hider (age 9 born Erith). Also a boarder.[1]

1908 June 6th. Married at Brockley to Barbara Murray. GEH is an Engineer and son of Walter James Hider.

1911 Living at 9 Larner Road, Erith: George Ernest Hider (age 30 born Dartford), Engineer Draughtsman at the Royal Arsenal. With his wife Barbara Hider (age 28 born New Cross, London) and their son George Patrick Hider (age 11 months).[2]

1961 Obituary [3]

George Ernest Hider, who died on 18th February at the age of 80, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1922 and transferred to Member in 1926. He was the founder Honorary Secretary of the South Wales Branch in 1921 and served as its Chairman in 1930 and again in 1947.

He was apprenticed to Easton Anderson and Goolden, Erith, from 1896-1902, later becoming a shop instructor with this firm.

From 1904 he was a draughtsman in the Engineering Section of the Royal Arsenal, and from 1915-1918 Engineer-in-Charge, Maintenance, at the Royal Gun Factory, Woolwich.

Mr Hider was a Consulting Engineer from 1919 onwards, serving with Richard Thomas and Co., Swansea, when he investigated and reported on the efficiency of plant. He worked on the generation and utilization of steam in steel and tinplate works, and plant design and erection for many companies. Mr Hider was an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and was the author of various technical papers.

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