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Harry Leslie Mittell

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Harry Leslie Mittell (1900-1944)

1943/44 Obituary [1]

Harry Leslie Mittell was born in 1900 and educated at Leven School, Fife, and the Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh.

After serving five years' apprenticeship with Bruntons, Ltd., he was engaged by Edinburgh Corporation as a Junior Draughtsman.

In 1929 he was promoted to Assistant Engineer Grade II, and in 1933 to the position of Chief Draughtsman.

Following the outbreak of war he joined the Army, and died in North Africa on 23rd March, 1944.

He was elected an Associate Member in 1938.

1945 Obituary [2]

Captain HARRY LESLIE MITTELL, R.E.M.E., who died on active service in North Africa on 23rd March 1944, was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1932 and was transferred to Associate Membership in the following year.

He was born at Reigate in 1900 and served a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Brunton's, of Musselburgh, on the conclusion of which in 1921, he entered the drawing office of the City of Edinburgh Transport Department and was subsequently made senior draughtsman, being promoted to chief draughtsman in 1933. Four years later he became an assistant engineer, an appointment which he held jointly with that of chief draughtsman until 1941 when he received a commission in the R.A.O.C., transferring later to the R.E.M.E. Captain Mitten, in two successive years, 1928 and 1929, won the medal and prize awarded by the Municipal Passenger Transport Association for the best essay on a technical subject.

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