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Harry Yule Vivian Jackson

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Harry Yule Vivian Jackson (c1892-1929)

1929 Obituary [1]

Capt. HARRY YULE VIVIAN JACKSON, M.C., died on 12th January 1929 at the early age of 37, thus cutting short an exceptionally promising career with the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.

He had graduated as B.Sc. in the University of Manchester, and afterwards became erection engineer for the British Westinghouse Company in South Wales until the outbreak of war.

After serving with the Royal Naval Division in Gallipoli be transferred to the Royal Engineers in France, where he received the Military Cross. He first went to Persia in 1917, when serving with the South Persian Rifles, and he remained at Blinder Abbas as military works officer until his demobilization in 1919. He then joined the Anglo-Persian company and was employed on the electrification scheme of the main oil-fields at Masjid-i-Suleiman.

In 1922 he was appointed chief engineer at the oil-fields, and was subsequently transferred to Abadan Refinery, where he was responsible for the flow tank scheme, the gasoline recovery and stabilization plants, and improved methods of handling crude oil.

Towards the end of 1924, on his return to Persia after a visit to the United States, he was appointed chief engineer, and later assistant general manager, which position he held at his death.

He joined the Institution as a Graduate in 1910 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1919.

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