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Guy Hailey

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Guy Hailey (1897-1942)

1942 Obituary [1]

GUY HAILEY was born on the 10th March, 1897, and received his general education at St. Albans School and Aldenham School, Herts.

He then took a course in electrical engineering at Faraday House, the course being suspended between April, 1916, and March, 1920, when he served in H.M. Forces. Shortly after obtaining his diploma he was appointed Charge Engineer in the Aylesbury Electricity Department.

A year later he joined the staff of the Hong Kong Electric Co. and after holding positions as Shift Engineer, Superintendent of the Motor Department, District Mains Superintendent, Workshop and Foundry Superintendent and Generating Station Maintenance Engineer, became Assistant Engineer of the Company.

When war broke out he was a member of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, and died while a prisoner of war in Japanese hands.

He joined The Institution in 1921 as a Student, and was elected an Associate Member in 1927 and a Member in 1934.

1943 Obituary [2]

GUY HAILEY was an electrical engineer during the whole of his somewhat brief career, which was closed by his death while a prisoner of war in 1942. He was born in 1897 and was educated at Aldenham School, Hertfordshire, and after an interruption caused by war service during 1914-18, completed his technical education in 1923 at Faraday House Engineering College, Southampton Row, where he obtained the diploma.

His apprenticeship was served with Messrs. Cole, Marchent and Morley, Ltd., Bradford, and also for brief periods with two Metropolitan Electric Supply undertakings. In 1923 he was made charge engineer at the generating station of the borough of Aylesbury. From 1924 until the Japanese invasion he was assistant resident engineer at the generating station of the Hong Kong Electric Company.

Mr. Hailey was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1932.

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