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Clifford Dommett Sheldon

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Clifford Dommett Sheldon (1888-1950)

1952 Obituary [1]

"Lt.-Colonel CLIFFORD DOMMETT SHELDON, D.S.0., was joint managing and senior director of Albert E. Reed and Company, Ltd., paper manufacturers, and had been connected with that firm and its associated companies from 1911 until his death which occurred in December 1950 at the age of sixty-two. He was educated at University College Bristol, where he obtained a diploma in civil engineering, and subsequently continued his studies at technical schools in Bury and Manchester. His apprenticeship was served during his college vacations with A. Sheldon and Sons, Ltd., Wells, and also with Bentley and Jackson, Ltd., Bury, from 1907 to 1910. He was then granted a commission in the Special Reserve of the Royal Engineers and took a course of instruction at the School of Military Engineering, Chatham. He then began his long association with Albert E. Reed and Company with the appointment of chief assistant engineer. Colonel Sheldon was called up from the Reserve of Officers at the outbreak of war in 1914 and was on active service in France, where he was severely wounded and suffered the loss of his left arm, his services being recognized by the award of the D.S.O. On his return to Reed and Company in 1919, he was appointed chief engineer and held that position until 1925 when he was made general manager. He joined the board of directors in 1937, becoming senior director two years later. Colonel Sheldon had been a Member of the Institution since 1923. He was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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