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Henry Pooley (1892-1964)

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Henry Pooley (1892-1964)

1892 Born in Liscard, Cheshire, son of Henry Pooley, mechanical engineer and his wife Nannie[1]

Educated at Newcastle, Staffs

1912-3 Pupil at Henry Pooley and Son, Bristol

1913-5 Gained B.Sc. in mechanical engineering at Bristol University

1916 Commissioned in the infantry; wounded at the Dublin Rebellion; served at Ypres; invalided home.

1917 Aeronautical production officer at Austin Motor Co, Northfield, Birmingham

1917 Lived in Chew Magna, Somerset[2]

1917 Applied to join I Mech E but conclusion was "wait for more experience"[3]

1918 Associate of Inst of Civil Engineers[4]

1917 Applied to join I Mech E but again the conclusion was "wait for more experience"[5]

1926 of The Green Island Cement Company Ltd, Kowloon, Hong Kong

1927 Consulting engineer in private practice. Became a member of I Mech E. Was also Member of Inst of Structural Engineers, and Fellow of the Geological Society[6]

1964 Obituary [7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. Civil Engineer Records
  3. Mechanical engineer records
  4. Civil Engineer Lists
  5. Mechanical engineer records
  6. Mechanical engineer records
  7. 1964 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries