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Thomas Stuart Hodson

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Thomas Stuart Hodson (1883-1925)

1925 Obituary [1]

THOMAS STUART HODSON was born on 6th January 1883, at Smolensk, Russia, and received his early education partly at a private school at Yaroslav in that country and partly at the Secondary School, Bolton, Lancashire, with subsequent attendance as a student at the Technical Schools in that town.

He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Hick, Hargreaves and Co., Ltd., Bolton, and subsequently, during the years 1906-14, was engaged as draughtsman and designer on the reconstruction of mills and factories for that firm, and on the lay-out of various cotton, woollen, jute, and flour mills.

During the years 1907-17 he was, during his spare hours, a lecturer on engineering subjects at the Technical Schools in Bolton and West Houghton; and when the War broke out in 1914 he supervised the lay-out of the works of Messrs. Hick, Hargreaves and Co. for the production of war material.

In 1917 his services were lent to the Ministry of Munitions, and he was appointed a "Dilution Officer" in the Government Labour Department.

In 1919 he was appointed Resident Engineer for the Newcastle-on-Tyne branch of Messrs. Spillers and Bakers, Ltd., flour millers, with full charge of plant, buildings, and transport on river and road, and this position he held up to the time of his death, which occurred at Saltburn, Yorkshire, on 30th September 1925.

He joined this Institution as an Associate Member in 1920.

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