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Edward Henry Swain (1870-1932)
1932 Obituary 
After a further period of training with Mr. W. R. Phillips at the Luton Gas Works and Mr. James Eldridge, engineer of the Oxford Gas Company, he was appointed assistant engineer and manager of the latter company.
In 1900 he took up the position of engineer and manager to the Bingley Urban District Council.
In 1906 he became engineer to the Pontypridd Urban District Council.
During the War he held many honorary appointments and was responsible for the extraction of toluol at fourteen Welsh gas works.
In 1920 he became "Area Transport Commissioner for South Wales" on behalf of the Ministry of Transport. This appointment was abolished in 1921.
Mr. Swain then became chief engineering assistant to The Gas Referees and retained this appointment until his death on 27th September 1932.
He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1908.