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Charles Robert Egerton Pope

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Charles Robert Egerton Pope (c1890-1951)

1951 Obituary [1]

"Captain CHARLES ROBERT EGERTON POPE, M .B .E .,D.S.C., B.Sc., who died on 21st January 1951 at the age of sixty-one, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1942 and was transferred to Membership in 1947.

He was educated at Exeter School and University College. Later he studied at Bristol University where he graduated B.Sc. in engineering in 1913. After serving his apprenticeship with Messrs. William Cory and Son, Ltd., Erith, Kent, from 1907 to 1910, he spent the next three years in the drawing office of Messrs. Brazil Straker, Ltd., Bristol, rising from junior to chief draughtsman.

During the 1914-18 war he served first in the R.N.V.R. as engineer officer and subsequently held a commission as captain and chief technical officer in the R.F.C. at the acceptance depot, Hamble, Hants. For these latter services he was awarded the M.B.E. and D.S.C. In 1920 he went into business on his own account in London, under the style of Messrs. C. R. E. Pope and Company, builders and repairers of armoured cars for the R.A.S.C. He relinquished this business in 1926 and after some experience as an erector at Hongkong Dockyard filled a variety of positions including that of assistant manager to Messrs. Morris Motors, Ltd., and also spent periods as senior draughtsman to several engineering firms including the English Electric Company, Ltd.

During the 1939-45 war he was attached to the Royal Air Force as engineer officer and crash inspector. More recently he had found employment in a locomotive manufacturing works as senior draughtsman."

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