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Charles Cornfield Garrard (1877-1961) Ph.D.,M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer
1877 Born son of C. W. Garrard, of London, and Eliza Jane Garrard
Married Kate Mary Brett
Engineer with Nernst Electric Light, Ltd.
Head of Experimental Department, Ferranti, Ltd.
Manager, Instalment and Transformer Department, Ferranti, Ltd.
1909 Manager of Switch and Controller Department, General Electric Co., Ltd.
1961 Obituary 
'We have learned with regret of the death on September, 21. of Dr. Charles Confield Garrard, a former director of The General Electric Company Ltd. Dr Garrard was well known as an authority on electrical switchgear and one of the pioneers of the heavy electrical industry in this country.
Born in 1877, he was educated at the Central Foundation Schools of London, Finsbury Technical College, and the University of Gottingen, where he became an assistant to Professor Nernst. On returning to England he was appointed engineer to the Nernst Electric Light Company in London and later joined Ferranti, Ltd., (sic) as manager of the switch and controller works at Witton in 1908, and in 1928 also took charge of the transformer works.
In 1942 he became joint general manager of the Witton Group of engineering works and was elected a director of the G.E.C. a year later.'