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Leslie Hall Noble (c1898-1951)
1951 Obituary 
"LESLIE HALL NOBLE, whose death occurred on 3rd March 1951 at the age of fifty-three, was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1945.
After serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, and concurrently attending classes at the Rutherford Technical College, from 1915 to 1920, he continued in the employment of that firm, first as junior draughtsman and later as assistant works engineer. He then served for four years as assistant engineer to the North Eastern Electric Supply Company, Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, before taking up, in 1937, an appointment as works engineer in the Road Research Laboratory of the department of Scientific and Industrial Research at Harmondsworth, Middlesex. He was promoted to be Technical Assistant, Grade I, in 1945 and a year later received his final appointment as senior experimental officer with direct responsibility to the Director."