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Bernard George Arkwright

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Bernard George Arkwright (1861-1917)

1917 Obituary [1]

BERNARD GEORGE ARKWRIGHT was born at Barthomley, Herefordshire, on 19th October 1861.

He was educated at Harrow and the University of Bonn, and then in 1880 entered the firm of Sir W. G. Armstrong and Co., as premium apprentice.

On the completion of his apprenticeship in 1883 he was engaged at the same works in superintending the manufacture and erection of war material, steam-engines, hydraulic machinery, etc., until 1885, when he became assistant manager of the Engineering Department, being promoted joint manager in 1902.

This position he held until 1912, when he was appointed a Local Director of the Company, and in 1914 he became a Director of Messrs. A. and J. Main and Co., Ltd., of Glasgow.

His death took place in Glasgow, after an operation, on 2nd October 1917, in his fifty-sixth year.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1903; he was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and of the North-East Coast Engineering Employers' Federation.

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