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John Freeman Pain

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John Freeman Pain, MC, BSc

1899 Born in Micheldever, son of John Pain, a farmer, and his wife Annie Sophia nee Freeman[1]

1913 Educated at Marlborough College

1916 Attended City and Guilds College, South Kensington

1918 War service in France; wounded; awarded MC

1919 Returned to City and Guilds College

1921 Awarded BSc Engineering

1922 Assistant to resident engineer J. K. Prendergast for Sir Douglas Fox and Partners on Welsh Highland Railway

Assistant engineer to C. Wolley A.M.I.C.E. for Fox and Partners on dam for hydro-electric power scheme at Dolganog, Wales.

1923 Moved to London office; calculations and design work under Ralph Freeman on tender of Dorman Long and Co for Sydney Harbour Bridge; also worked in Australia on this tender with G. C. Imbault

1925 Assistant engineer at Sir Douglas Fox and Partners in London; proposed for membership of Inst Civil Engineers by Ralph Freeman

1934 Presented paper with Gilbert Roberts about "Calculations for the Steel Superstructure" for the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

1976 Died in Cleveland[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. BMD
  • Civil Engineer Records