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George William Richmond

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George William Richmond (c1891-1948)


1949 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE WILLIAM RICHMOND, M.B.E., Wh.Ex., had a long record of service in the department of the Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet, at the Admiralty. He received his education at the Portsmouth Municipal College of Technology and gained a Whitworth Exhibition. On the completion of a six year's' apprenticeship in the engineering department of H.M. Dockyard in 1913, he was for a brief period a mechanic. He then gained further experience as assistant draughtsman before entering the Admiralty in 1917, where he was engaged in a similar capacity. His final position, which dated from 1946, was that of assistant engineering inspector. He was also sometime instructor at technical institutes under the London County Council. Mr. Richmond, whose death occurred on 19th September 1948, in his fifty-seventh year, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1922."


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