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John Arthur Relf

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John Arthur Relf (c1896-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"JOHN ARTHUR RELF, whose death occurred at Kingswinford, Staffs, on 11th October 1947, at the age of fifty-one, was in the service of Lloyd's Register of Shipping for twenty-seven years and as principal superintendent of Lloyds Proving Houses was well known in the cable and anchor industry.

After serving his apprenticeship from 1909 to 1914 with Messrs. Tangyes, Ltd., of Birmingham, he was employed for a brief period as an erector by Messrs. Lee Howl and Company, of Tipton. He then joined H.M. Forces and saw service in France with the infantry and later in the Royal Artillery. Shortly after his demobilization he began in 1920 his long connection with Lloyds Register with the post of assistant superintendent and reached his final position sixteen years later. Mr. Relf was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1937."

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