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Elijah Edward Squirrell

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Elijah Edward Squirrell (1882-1943)

1943 Obituary [1]

ELIJAH EDWARD SQUIRRELL was born in 1882, and received his general education at the Whitgift Grammar School, Croydon. He served his apprenticeship from 1898 to 1903 with Messrs. Easton, Anderson and Goolden, Ltd., Erith, and at the same time attended the City and Guilds College, South Kensington. During the next four years he was employed by various firms for brief periods as an erector and also went to sea as marine engineer, obtaining his Second-Class Board of Trade Certificate in 1905. Two years later he was appointed chief engineer to Bellamy's Wharf, Ltd., with responsibility for the maintenance of the fabric and the entire plant.

In 1913 he became assistant engineer to the South Wales Cement and Lime Company, Ltd., of Penarth, and supervised the erection of a large factory for which he prepared the designs. On vacating this appointment in 1928 he subsequently occupied positions with several firms as assistant resident engineer, draughtsman, and works manager respectively. His last position, which he held from 1937, was that of shop foreman to the S.G.A. Company, Ltd., general engineers, of Malden, Surrey. Mr. Squirrell's death occurred on 2nd January 1943. He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1928.

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