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Norman Chisholm Marples

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Norman Chisholm Marples (c1902-1943)

1943 Obituary [1]

Mr. Norman Chisholm Marples died on January 13, 1943, in his 42nd year.

After attending the Central Secondary School, Birmingham, Mr. Marples proceeded to Birmingham University, where he studied metallurgy under Professor Turner, and gained the B.Sc. degree in 1922 and the M.Sc. in 1923.

His first appointment was with the Scarab Oil Burning Company, Ltd., London, where he was employed in the Colorizing Department as Metallurgist and Manager.

In 1924 he joined the Monel Metal Department of G. and J. Weir, Ltd., which business was later incorporated in Henry Wiggin and Company, Ltd.

At the time of his death, he held the position of Technical Service Manager. Specializing more particularly in the engineering applications of nickel alloys, Mr. Marples had read papers before many technical societies and had contributed a number of articles to the engineering press.

Mr. Marples was keenly interested in the Territorial Army movement and at one time held the rank of Captain. Pressure of work led to his resignation, though he was later recommissioned in the Home Guard.

Mr. Marples was elected a member of the Institute of Metals in 1922.

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