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George Alfred Benyon

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George Alfred Benyon (c1877-1947)

1939 A.M.I.Mech.E. Private Address: 18 Farclifle Road, Toiler Lane, Bradford. Age: 61.

Career: Tech. School, Bolton; Apprent., Roscoe & Sons, Eng. Works;

1896-1900 Asst. Engr. and Instructor in Metal Work at Bolton Tech. School.

1900-02 Switchboard Attendant and Electrician i/c Bolton Corp. Elect. Works.

1902-07 Shift Engr., Halifax Elect. Works.

1907-15 Dep. Station Supt.

1915-31 Charge Engr.

Retired.


1948 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE ALFRED BENYON was connected with the electrical side of mechanical engineering during almost the whole of his professional career. He received his education at Bolton Technical School, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Roscoe and Sons, engineers, from 1891 to 1896. After acting as assistant engineer to the Bolton Technical School for four years he was made electrician in charge of the Bolton Corporation electricity works. In 1902 he was appointed charge engineer to the electricity department of the Corporation of Halifax, and after filling this position for thirteen years he took up a similar appointment at Bradford, which he continued to hold until his retirement in 1931. Mr. Benyon, whose death occurred on 8th August 1947 at the age of seventy, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1907."


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