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Augustus John Simpson

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Augustus John Simpson

1922 Assoc.M.Inst. C.E., Civil and Mechanical Engineer, 5, Mortimer Road, Cambridge. Ed. Merchant Taylors School and Crystal Palace School of Engineering. Pupil with William Lancaster Owen, M.Inst.C.E., Chief Construction Engineer, G.W. Railway. Assistant Engineer, G.W. Railway; Resident Engineer of the Bristol and South Wales Union Railway and Patchway Tunnel in connection with construction of Severn Tunnel; Chief Engineer, Taltal Railway, South America; Manager to The Hesvortt Co., estate and agricultural engineers. War Services.— Joined staff of Aeronautical Inspection Department of War Office, 1915; Chief Examiner-in-Charge, Engine and Material Section, Sheffield District, March, 1916. November 1, 1916—Hon. Lieutenant in Royal Air Force. Promoted to headquarter staff and made Officer-in-Charge of section dealing with steels and analysis. Demobilized June. 16, 1919.

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