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Harry Ivor Coe

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Harry Ivor Coe (1888-1924) see Henry Ivor Coe


1924 Obituary [1]

HARRY IVOR COE, M.Sc., died on February 4, 1924, after a very short illness.

He was born at Hengoed, Monmouthshire, in 1888, and received his early education at the Lewis's School, Pengam. Proceeding to the University College of Cardiff, he took up the study of metallurgy.

After graduation he continued his studies under Professor Turner at Birmingham, where he obtained the Master of Science degree for his research work on cast iron. For a short time he was on the teaching staff of the Metallurgical Department of the Birmingham Municipal Technical School, and later was a lecturer in the University of Birmingham under Professor Turner.

In September 1914 he was appointed as head of the Metallurgical Department of the Swansea Technical College, and in 1920 he became Senior Lecturer in Metallurgy at the newly founded University College of Swansea.

Soon after the outbreak of war in 1914 he took up a commission in the Welch Regiment, and for four years he was on active service in France, and in the Research Department at Woolwich Arsenal. There can be no doubt that Mr. Coe's publications of original research work would have been considerably more numerous if it had not been for the serious break arising out of the war, for this came at a particularly critical period of his career. He was an unusually careful and methodical worker, a keen observer, an excellent teacher, and above all a charming and delightful colleague.

Mr. Coe was Honorary Secretary of the Swansea Local Section since its formation. He was an original student member of the Institute, and was promoted to membership on Juno 30, 1913.— C. A. E.



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