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Herbert Alfred Sieveking (1904-1951)
Herbert Alfred Sieveking, M.Sc, who died at his home in Ealing on the 20th June, 1951, after a very short illness, at the early age of 46, was born at Bristol on the 12th October, 1904. He received early education at Trent College, Derbyshire, and his engineering education at King's College, London, where he graduated in 1925, and he was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1938. He obtained his practical training at the Rugby works of the British Thomson-Houston Co., and then joined the Export Section of the company's Switchgear Department at Willesden. In 1929 he took an appointment with J. M. Voith, Heidenheim, Germany, where he was engaged on the design and layout of hydro-electric schemes, and in the following year he joined Perrins Ltd., Westminster, as a consultant, and worked on hydro-electric and other electrical and mechanical power schemes. In 1933 he was appointed a Supply Contracts Engineer with the Central Electricity Board. He left the C.E.B. in 1940 to become Chief Electrical Engineer to James Howden and Co. of Glasgow. Five years later he joined the Hydro-Electric Department of the English Electric Co., and was largely concerned with hydro-electric projects in Canada, Brazil and India.
He lectured on hydraulic turbine design at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, and gave a series of lectures at King's College, London, on hydro-electric power.
He joined The Institution as an Associate Member in 1932 and was elected a Member in 1942. His papers on "Electrically Manufactured Steels" and "Some Electrical Supply Aspects of Ferro-Alloy Manufacture" were published in the Journal in 1940 and 1943 respectively, and for the former he was awarded a premium.
1951 Obituary