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De Jersey Godfrey De Lisle (c1869-1930)
"THE LATE MR. DE J. G. DE LISLE.
We regret to record the death of Mr. De Jersey Godfrey De Lisle, which occurred at Lincoln on October 1, at the age of 61. Mr. De Lisle had had a wide engineering experience in various parts of the world and, though London bom, did not settle in this country until the later part of his life.
Mr. De Lisle was educated at Oundle Grammar School and Aspatria College, and then proceeded to the United States, where, for some ten years, he was engaged in the shops of the Florida and Southern Railway, the Reid and Currie Engineering Co, New Westminster, B.C., and the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, and as foreman on the construction of the New Westminster Waterworks. In 1895, he took a science course at the University of California, obtaining his bachelor’s degree in 1899, and subsequently attending post-graduate courses in hydrodynamics and thermodynamics. During this latter period he also acted as an engineering instructor in the University.
In 1901, he was appointed assistant electrical engineer of the City of San Francisco, but two years later travelled to South Africa, where he became, in succession, resident engineer of the Crown Deep Mine, Transvaal, of the Summer Deep Mine, of the Waukie coal mines, Rhodesia, and of the Gold Schists and Antelope Mines, also in Rhodesia.
In 1914, he came to England, where he was associated with Mr. K. B. Quinan in the manufacture of high explosives, and was appointed engineer of the T.N.T. factory at Oldbury. Subsequently, he was responsible for inaugurating H.M. Projectile Factory at Queens-ferry, near Chester, of which he became chief factory engineer, a position he held until shortly before the armistice, when he was appointed resident, and shortly afterwards, works engineer of Messrs. Clayton and Shuttleworth, Limited, Lincoln. He was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and of the South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers."