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Eric Ewart Jones

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Eric Ewart Jones (1897-1932)

1932 Obituary [1]

ERIC EWART JONES, on completion of his technical education, entered the drawing office of [W. and T. Avery and|Messrs. W. and T. Avery and Company]] for two years, and later joined Messrs. Chance Brothers and Company, marine and aerial lighthouse engineers, of Birmingham.

In November 1915 he enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps as second class air mechanic. He received his commission in the field in July 1918, and returned home wounded in November of that year.

Upon his discharge from the Service he resumed his occupation with his firm, and was sent out to the Bahamas to superintend the erection of various lighthouses and equipment under the direction of the chief engineer of Trinity House. After spending four-and-a-half years on this work, on his return to England Messrs. Chance Brothers appointed him chief draughtsman. In this capacity he was responsible for the design of all classes of aerial and marine lighting equipment.

Mr. Jones was born in 1897 and his death occurred, at the age of 34, on 9th June 1932.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1929.

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