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Percy Charles Bullock

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Percy Charles Bullock (c1897-1951)


1951 Obituary [1]

"PERCY CHARLES BULLOCK, whose untimely death occurred in London on 7th February 1951 at the age of fifty-four, was a valued member of the planning and installation department in the engineering division of the British Broadcasting Corporation for twenty years.

He was educated at Loughborough College, where he obtained the diploma with first-class honours in mechanical and electrical engineering. After serving a student apprenticeship at the dynamo works of Messrs. Siemens Brothers, Ltd., Stafford, from 1912 to 1915, he joined H.M. Forces and saw service in France with the Royal Army Medical Corps; he was in charge of an X-ray unit and was mentioned in despatches.

On demobilization in 1919 Mr. Bullock joined the English Electric Company, Ltd. as a junior draughtsman, and four years later was promoted to be leading draughtsman and section leader. He was next employed by the firm as a sales and contract engineer and in 1926 was sent to Japan to act as their engineering representative in Tokio. His duties in this respect were of a varied responsibility, including the selling, contracting, erection, installation, and operation of substation plant and other machinery in the whole of Japan and parts of China, in addition to the supervision of rotary converters for the Imperial Government and private railways in Japan. He returned to England in 1931 and in the same year entered the service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Mr. Bullock was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1921 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1929. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers."


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