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John Herbert Willans

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1901 Born in India - might he have been son of John Frederick Willans?

1922 Pupil at GWR Swindon Works

1926 Subsequent career with Beyer, Peacock and Co

1927 Associate member of I Mech E

1936 Married Lillie D. Robertson in Yorkshire[1]

1939 Aeronautical Engineer & Chief Inspector, living in Clutton, Somerset with Lillie Willans[2]

1969 Died in Crawley[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1939 register
  3. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records