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Harrie Tomlinson-Lee

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Harrie Tomlinson-Lee (c1877-1942), Chief Engineer and Manager of the Wimbledon Corporation Electricity Department

1943 Obituary [1]

HARRIE TOMLINSON-LEE was an electrical engineer and for twenty years was chief engineer and manager of the Wimbledon Corporation Electricity Department. He served his apprenticeship with the Keighley Electrical Engineering Company, from 1893 to 1897, and during the same period was a student at the Keighley and Bradford Technical Schools. His first appointment was in the capacity of assistant electrical engineer to the city of Wakefield, where he was subsequently promoted to be chief assistant.

In 1901 he entered the service of the Corporation of Wimbledon as chief assistant engineer and a year later was appointed chief engineer and manager. He held this position until 1922, when he began to practise as a consulting engineer in Westminster, dealing with the structural work of electric power stations. He also gave evidence as an expert at public inquiries.

Mr. Tomlinson-Lee, whose death in his sixty-fifth year occurred at New Maldon, Surrey, on 29th July 1942, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1922 and was transferred to Membership in 1925.

1942 Obituary [2]

HARRIE TOMLINSON-LEE was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Wakefield, and then served as a pupil with the Keighley Electrical Engineering Co. from 1893 to 1897, during which time he attended evening classes in electrical and mechanical engineering at Keighley and Bradford Technical Schools.

In December, 1897, he was appointed Junior Assistant Engineer in the Wakefield Corporation Electricity Department, being promoted to Chief Assistant two years later.

In October, 1901, he was appointed Deputy Chief Electrical Engineer in the Wimbledon Corporation Electricity Department and became in the following year Chief Engineer and Manager, a position which he held for 20 years. After leaving Wimbledon he practised for a number of years as a consulting engineer, but ill-health restricted his activities in recent years and he died, after a long illness, on the 29th July, 1942, at the age of 64.

He was elected an Associate Member of The Institution in 1901 and a Member in 1922.

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