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Herbert Henry Bell

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Herbert Henry Bell (1882-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

HERBERT HENRY BELL was born at Doncaster on 7th April 1882.

He was educated at All Saints' School, Gorton, Manchester, and at the Municipal School of Technology, Manchester.

In 1895 he began an apprenticeship with Messrs. Beyer, Peacock and Co., Ltd., Gorton Foundry, Manchester, and upon its completion seven years later he became an engineer on the staff of Messrs. Arthur Koppel, of London, light railway engineers.

After three years with this firm, he went to Liege as inspector of constructional steel-work for Messrs. Dolphin and Krohnnke, and six months later he acted in the same capacity at Brussels, on behalf of Messrs. Milliken Bros. of New York.

He remained at Brussels for nearly three years, and then rejoined the staff of Messrs. Arthur Koppel at their London office, from which position he was appointed as representative for the North of England for the same firm, having charge of their Manchester branch.

In 1912 he transferred his services to Messrs. Herbert Morris, Ltd. (late Herbert Morris and Bastert), electric crane manufacturers, Loughborough, and in January 1913 he was appointed by the firm to take charge of the South and West Wales district, having his headquarters at Cardiff.

His death took place at Penarth on 26th June 1915, at the age of thirty-three.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1910.

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