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Thomas James Holroyd

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Thomas James Holroyd (1882-1933)

1933 Obituary [1]

THOMAS JAMES HOLROYD was born near Halifax in 1882. He received his general education in Sheffield and his practical experience in the engineering workshops of the University College, from 1898 to 1901. He also took with distinction a course of technical training at the University.

In 1903 he entered the works of the Rylands Glass and Engineering Company of Barnsley as assistant manager.

The following year he was employed by Messrs. Alfred Herbert of Coventry as a draughtsman and in 1905 he joined Messrs. Clayton and Shuttleworth of Lincoln, with whom he remained for several years.

During the War he took part in organizing the production of drop forgings for military purposes.

Owing to ill health he went in 1919 to Canada, where he was employed by several engineering firms.

In 1924 he joined the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Trail, British Columbia, with whom he remained until his death on 30th April 1933.

Mr. Holroyd was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1916.

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