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Bertram Lillie (1901-1939)
1939 Obituary 
"BERTRAM LILLIE was born in 1901 at Jarrow upon Tyne, and educated at the County Secondary School, Jarrow, from 1912 to 1917, the Rutherford Technical College, Newcastle upon Tyne, from 1917 to 1921, and the Technical College, Sunderland, from 1921 to 1923. He took the B.Sc. (Eng.) degree at London University in 1923 and obtained first class honours.
He served his apprenticeship at the works of Messrs. R. and W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Company, Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, from 1917 to 1922, at the end of which he served three months as a journeyman draughtsman with the same company. In 1924 he was appointed lecturer in mathematics and physics at Smart's College, Newcastle upon Tyne. At the end of the year he took the post of lecturer in mathematics at the Technical College, Sunderland, a position he held until November 1925. From 1925 to 1928 he was one of two assistant executive engineers on the remodelling of the Perambur Works of the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, and from 1928 to 1929 he was works manager at the Arkonam Works of the same railway. He returned to England in 1929 to take up the post of lecturer in engineering subjects at the College of Technology, Leicester, and in 1930 he became lecturer in engineering subjects at the Technical College, Cardiff. In 1933 he was appointed principal of the Lester School and Henry Lester Institute of Technical Education, Shanghai, a position he held until his death, which occurred on the 24th April 1939. He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1937, and he was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers."