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Tristram Pitt Kennedy

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Tristram Pitt Kennedy (c1886-1947)

1949 Obituary [1]

"TRISTRAM PITT KENNEDY, O.B.E., spent the early part of his professional career in South Africa, but of recent years he had been in the service of the Air Ministry in this country. He served his time at the Pietermaritzburg and Durban works of the Natal Government Railways from 1901 to 1906 and after a brief experience as charge-hand to the American General Electric Company in Johannesburg, found employment as assistant engineer in various gold mines and in 1914 became electrical engineer to the Village Deep Gold Mines Co.

During 1914 and 1915 he was in the South African Forces and from 1917 to 1919 he served as a pilot-officer in the Royal Air Force. After two years as mechanical and electrical engineer in the Air Construction Service he became attached to the Air Ministry and acted as chief mechanical and electrical consultant to the superintending engineer of works and buildings in the coastal area. He continued in this work until his retirement from the service in 1947. Mr. Kennedy's death occurred on 2nd November 1947 at the age of sixty-one. He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1925."

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