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Edward Charles Moyle

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Edward Charles Moyle (1880-1931)

1931 Obituary [1]

EDWARD CHARLES MOYLE was Principal of the Harris Institute, Preston, which he first joined as a member of the engineering staff in 1903.

He was born at Devonport in 1880 and received his early training at the Royal Dockyard School there. He won a Whitworth Exhibition and continued his studies at the Royal College of Science, London. He afterwards held appointments at the college and at the Borough Polytechnic before going to Preston. He was appointed head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Day Trade School in 1907, and head of the Junior Technical School in 1913.

In 1916 he became head of the Technical and Electrical Engineering Department and in 1920 Vice-Principal of the Institute. He was appointed Principal in 1929.

Mr. Moyle also served on many committees connected with education and industry, and in 1923 he was appointed to serve on the Board of Assessors in connexion with the scheme of National Certificates and Diplomas in Mechanical Engineering set up by the Institution in conjunction with the Board of Education.

Mr. Moyle, who died on 9th May 1931, had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1905.

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