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Charles Albert Pollock

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Charles Albert Pollock (1886-1937)


1937 Obituary [1]

CHARLES ALBERT POLLOCK was chairman of the More Quarries Company, Ltd., of Bishop's Castle, Salop.

He was born in Londonderry in 1886 and served his apprenticeship from 1902 to 1904 with Messrs. Combe, Barbour and Combe, of Belfast. He then took a course in civil and mechanical engineering at the University of Leeds, and graduated in 1907.

After further practical experience in Leeds with the Hunslet Engine Company, Ltd., and Messrs. Joshua Buckton and Company, Ltd., he became assistant engineer to Messrs. Gwynnes, Ltd., at Hammersmith. He supervised the installation by the firm of large pumping sets in South America.

Subsequently he was appointed chief locomotive draughtsman to the Cordoba Central Railway, Buenos Aires, but shortly afterwards went to Victoria, B.C., as assistant engineer on the construction of new waterworks, involving two large concrete dams, 27 miles of reinforced concrete pipes 4 feet in diameter, and fourteen concrete bridges.

During the War he served with the Royal Engineers, and held the rank of captain. He was severely wounded in 1916 and was afterwards transferred to the Mechanical Warfare Department. After the War he joined Messrs. Bagshawe and Company, Ltd., chain makers, of Dunstable, and was appointed works manager.

In 1927 he became general manager of the More Quarries Company. Four years later the firm was made a limited liability company with Mr. Pollock as managing director; later he became chairman of the company.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1912, and was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. His death occurred at Lydham, near Bishop's Castle, on 8th March 1937.


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