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Frank Moore Wardle

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Frank Moore Wardle (1893-1938)

1938 Obituary [1]

Major FRANK MOORE WARDLE, R.I.A.S.C., was a technical inspector of mechanical transport in the R.I.A.S.C., at Quetta. His duties included the investigation of defects due to design of vehicles and equipment and he was able to effect improvements by a number of modifications which he introduced.

He was born in Paris in 1893 and was educated at Windermere College. In 1910 he entered the Civil Service, but in 1914 he joined the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and went to France on active service in 1915. In 1916 he transferred to the Indian Army and was posted to the 7th D.C.O. Rajputs with whom he went to the Aden Field Force.

In 1921 they left for India. He left the 7th D.C.O. Rajputs in 1923 and was transferred to the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. In 1923 he was made station supply officer at Rawalpindi. Three years later he became executive commissariat officer at Port Blair, returning to England in 1928. He then took a course of training in the Mechanical Transport School at the R.A.S.C. Training College, Aldershot, and afterwards a civil works course with Messrs. Guy Motors, Ltd., Wolverhampton. Subsequently he returned to India and was promoted to the rank of major, which he held for the rest of his life. His appointment at Quetta dated from 1930.

Major Wardle, who was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1936, died suddenly in Quetta, India, on 12th November 1938.

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