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Patrick Leo Cleary (c1901-1945)
1946 Obituary 
PATRICK LEO CLEARY was identified with the Great Southern Railway Companies of Eire throughout his professional career, including his apprenticeship, which he served in the Inchicore works at Dublin, from 1917 to 1923. During this period he took courses in mechanical engineering at the City of Dublin Technical Schools and the City and Guilds College, London. After six years' experience in the drawing office he became a mechanical inspector in the department of the chief mechanical engineer, and a year later was made works assistant in charge of new work as well as repairs in the locomotive shops.
In 1942 he received his final appointment as works manager at Inchicore, where he was in control of 2,000 employees. Mr. Cleary had been elected an Associate Member of the Institution only four months before his death, which occurred on 26th May 1945 at the age of forty-four.