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John Charles Augustine Ward

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John Charles Augustine Ward (1872-1941)

1942 Obituary [1]

JOHN CHARLES AUGUSTINE WARD was born in 1872 and was educated at King's College, London. He then served as a pupil in the St. Pancras electricity undertaking. On completing his pupilage he was appointed in 1893 a charge engineer, and in 1897 Mains and Distribution Engineer. A year later he was appointed to a similar position in the Glasgow Corporation Electricity Department and had charge of all work outside the generating stations. He held this position for four years until he was appointed Engineer and Manager of Callender's Cable and Construction Co., remaining with the Company until 1918. During this period he invented a number of mains distribution appliances. During the Great War he served on several advisory committees to the Government, and was Chairman of the London Technical Advisory Committee for Employment and Training of Disabled Sailors and Soldiers. After the war he was for many years a Director of the Pulsometer Engineering Co., and also served as Chairman of the Engineering and Allied Employers' London and District Association. He died on the 29th January, 1941.

He joined The Institution in 1897 as an Associate, and was elected an Associate Member in 1903 and a Member in 1910. His paper on "Continuous-Current Mains" was published in Vol. 31 of the Journal.

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