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Harold Stanley Browne

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Harold Stanley Browne (c1894-1946)


1947 Obituary [1]

Commr. (E) HAROLD STANLEY BROWNE R.N., ret., whose death occurred on 19th December 1946, at the age of fifty-two, was educated at Osborne and at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, from 1907 to 1911, and subsequently after training at sea qualified as midshipman and sub-lieutenant. He was then employed on watchkeeping duties with the rank of Lieutenant.

On the completion of an engineering course at the Royal Engineering College, Keyham, in 1918, he was made engineer officer of two submarines, but two years later he retired from the Service on account of ill health. From 1925 to 1927 he was engineer-in-charge of the mechanical workshops and transport of the International Telephone Corporation in Spain. He then held other appointments in that country as assistant chief engineer of production and maintenance at an electrical factory in Madrid and later as chief mechanical engineer of a land reclamation scheme.

In 1929 he took up an appointment as engineer to the Asiatic Petroleum Company, Ltd. at Shanghai. After holding this position for two years he joined the Iraq Petroleum Company, Ltd. for whom he was engaged as engineer-in-charge of constructional work until 1941 when he rejoined the Service and was stationed in the Persian Gulf. After his retirements in 1943 with the rank of Commander (E.) he secured an appointment as area superintendent to the Imperial War Graves Commission and was employed in North Africa. He relinquished this position at the end of 1945, Commr. Brown had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1930.


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