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Frank William Arnold

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Frank William Arnold (1873-1907)

1907 Obituary [1]

FRANK WILLIAM ARNOLD was born in Birmingham on 15th April 1873.

After he had been educated at a school in his native city, he served six years in the works of Messrs. William Bows, engineers and manufacturers in Birmingham. During that period, namely 1888 to 1894, he also attended the Birmingham Municipal Technical School, and then studied for two years in the metallurgical and physical laboratories at Mason College.

In 1896 he was awarded a Whitworth Exhibition and a National Scholarship, the latter of which was tenable at the Royal College of Science, South Kensington.

In 1900 he obtained the position of Science Master at the Chesterfield Grammar School, and held this until 1902, when he became Lecturer in Engineering at the Municipal School at Middlesbrough.

Three years later he was appointed by the Indian Government headmaster of the School of Engineering at Dacca, Eastern Bengal. There the classes rapidly developed and increased under his instruction.

He was engaged in starting a large electrical installation for the supply of the College when he was overtaken by illness. His malady being of a serious nature, he was ordered home to England, but a relapse took place, and he died at Calcutta on 4th July 1907, at the ago of thirty-four.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1898.

1908 Obituary [2]

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