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Woodhouse Samuel Edwards

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Wodehouse Samuel Edwards (c1878-1940)

1941 Obituary [1]

WODEHOUSE SAMUEL EDWARDS was manager of the materials handling department in the engineering works of Messrs. Fraser and Chalmers, at Erith, having held that position since 1919. He served his apprenticeship from 1896 to 1900 with Messrs. W. Sisson and Company, of Gloucester, and afterwards took charge of outside erection. Later he became shift engineer at the power station at Glasgow Exhibition.

From 1902 to 1911, he was assistant engineer on the construction of new works for Messrs. Spencer and Company, of Melksham, Wilts, and was subsequently made assistant works manager. After gaining considerable experience in the production of conveyers and their associated equipment, he accepted the position of chief electrical engineer to the firm. He was then appointed chief of the contract department of Messrs. Willans and Robinson, at Rugby, and continued his service with that firm until 1916. During the period of 1916-19, he held the appointment, under the Admiralty, of chief progress engineer for all naval armaments under manufacture in the Midland and South Wales districts.

Mr. Edwards, whose death occurred on 26th December 1940, in his sixty-second year, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1939.

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