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C. A. Clench

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C. A. Clench (c1900-1954) of the British Electricity Authority


1954 Obituary [1]

We regret to learn of the death, on Saturday, April 3rd, of Mr. C. A. Clench, M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst.Fuel, who was chief generation engineer (construction) of the British Electricity Authority, London Division. Mr. Clench was fifty-four years of age.

He was apprenticed to the British Thomson-Houston Company, Ltd., and served in the Royal Flying Corps during the 1914- 18 war, after which he returned to the B.T.H. organisation.

In 1927 he joined the London Power Company as a draughtsman and later became that company's senior assistant constructional engineer.

He was appointed generation engineer (construction), London Division, on the formation of the British Electricity Authority and became chief generation engineer (construction) in 1951, with responsibility for all constructional works in the London Division - more than 750MW.


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