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Stephen Humphry

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Stephen Humphry (1883-1924)

1925 Obituary [1]

STEPHEN HUMPHRY was born at Dartmouth, South Devon, on 15th February 1883, and his school education was obtained at the Shebbear College, North Devon, and at the Grocers' Company's School, Hackney Downs, London, followed by courses in technical subjects at the Manchester School of Technology and elsewhere.

He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Simpson Strickland and Co., engineers, Dartmouth, and on the termination of his course in 1905 became a draughtsman in the turbine and general departments of the British Westinghouse Co.

Later on he spent nearly two years, 1907-8, with Messrs. J. S. White and Co., Cowes, as draughtsman on turbine and Diesel engine work, and was for a further period engaged with Messrs. Denny and Co., of Dumbarton, going afterwards to Italy to take up a responsible position, from 1913 to 1915, with Messrs. C. and T. T. Pattison, of Naples.

On his return to England he joined, in 1915, the staff of Messrs. J. I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd., and it was whilst acting in the interests of that firm as marine representative for the south and south-west of England that his death occurred at Southsea on 16th September 1924, in his forty-second year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1919.

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