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Herbert Arthur Dyke Acland

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Herbert Arthur Dyke Acland (1886- )

1886 Born son of Francis E D Acland and his wife Marian at Shoeburyness[1]

Educated at Harrow and Cambridge

1908 Pupil at Davy Brothers, Sheffield, erecting plant at customers' premises

1911 Assistant engineer at Davy Brothers, Sheffield; of Banstead, Surrey; associate of Inst Civil Engineers[2]

1914 Married Maud Branson in Sheffield[3]

1918 Associate of I Mech E; Assistant director of production, Armament Production Dept, Admiralty, London[4]

1922 B.A., Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., A.M.I.Mech.E., Mechanical Engineer; Manager Still Engine Co., 7, Princes Street, Westminster, S.W.I. T. N.: Victoria 7660. b. 1886; s. of Capt. F. E. D. Acland, ; m. 1914, Maud Branson, d. of G. E. Branson of Sheffield. Ed. at Harrow, King's College, Cambridge; B.A., Mechanical Sciences Tripos, 1908. Pupil at Davy Brothers, Ltd., Hydraulic Engineers, Sheffield. Had charge of the Erection of rtl Heavy Forging Presses, Rolling Mills, Hammers, etc., Continental work, with steel works and Armament firms as Personal Assistant to A. J. Capron, Managing Director to Davy Bros, Ltd. Joint Manager and Director, Brown Brothers and Co., Ltd., Rosebank Ironworks, Edinburgh, building Steering Gears, Telemotors and Hydraulic Ship's Cranes, etc. War Services. —Assistant Works Superintendent of the National Projectile Factory, Templeboro', Sheffield (under Thomas Firth and Sons, Ltd. ), employing 5,000 girls and 6co men on 60-pdr. and 4.5 shells, Assistant Director, Mines and Torpedo Section of the Armament Production Department, Admiralty.

1923 Member of IMechE

1924 Worked for Still Engine Co

1968 died in Maidenhead[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 census
  2. Civil engineer records
  3. BMD
  4. Mechanical engineer records
  5. BMD