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Cyril Leslie Bodvan-Griffith

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Cyril Leslie Bodvan-Griffith (1916-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

"CYRIL LESLIE BODVAN-GRIFFITH, M.A., whose untimely death occurred on 19th June 1951 at the early age of thirty-five, was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1943 and transferred to Associate Membership two years later. He was educated at Holyhead County School and Cambridge University where he graduated B.A. with honours in the Mechanical Sciences Tripos in 1938. After serving his apprenticeship between 1934 and 1938 with the British Thomson-Houston Company, Ltd., Rugby, he was for a brief period an engineering draughtsman with James Williamson and Son, Ltd., Lancaster.

In 1939 he joined the staff of the British Oxygen Company, Ltd., London, and after some preliminary training as a gas production engineer was appointed an assistant district engineer at Greenwich. He eventually became assistant district engineer at Rotherham, Yorks., where he was in charge of some 200 employees.

In 1946 he joined the staff of the Morgan Crucible Company, Ltd., Battersea."

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