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Allen Edward Gladwyn

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Allen Edward Gladwyn (c1889-1951)

1951 Obituary [1]

"ALLEN EDWARD GLADWYN, B.Sc. (Eng.)(Lond.), Wh .Ex , was formerly head of the engineering department of the West Ham Municipal Technical College and had been associated with technical education for nearly forty years.

He served his apprenticeship in the Royal Ordnance Factory, Woolwich, and concurrently studied at the Woolwich Polytechnic, obtaining his degree of B.Sc. (Eng.)(Lond.). Subsequently he continued his education at the Imperial College of Science and King's College, London, and was a recipient of the Penfold Gold Medal. After two years' experience in the engineering branch of the Royal Gun and Carriage Factories he began, in 1910, his career as a teacher with the post of lecturer in engineering at the Woolwich Polytechnic. He was appointed chief assistant lecturer at the West Ham Technical College in 1914.

His professional duties, however, were interrupted from 1916 to 1918 by service in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, in the course of which he went to France with the British Expeditionary Force. On returning to West Ham Technical College, he was subsequently appointed chief lecturer in civil and mechanical engineering and was head of the engineering department from 1930 until his retirement in 1948.

For many years Mr. Gladwyn was an examiner for the University of London, the Civil Service Commission, and the Institution of Civil Engineers, whilst, more recently, he was an Examination Assessor for the Institution. Mr. Gladwyn was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1915 and transferred to Membership in 1949. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. His death occurred on 22nd February 1951 at the age of sixty-two."

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