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Harold Francis Albert Greenland

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Harold Francis Albert Greenland ( -1932)

1932 Obituary [1]

Major HAROLD FRANCIS ALBERT GREENLAND had an extensive experience of motor transport work, and during the War was a chief inspector of mechanical transport. During his service he was raised to the rank of Major and his responsibilities included the control of all transport of his particular section sent overseas.

Subsequently Major Greenland started a motor business which he carried on until his death on 20th January 1932. He patented amongst other devices a spring drive for commercial vehicles.

He was born in 1880 and received his technical education at the Finsbury Technical College. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. James Simpson and Company of Grosvenor Road, and in 1902 became engineer in charge at Messrs. Moore, Nettlefold and Company, glass manufacturers, of Woolwich, with whom he remained until 1905.

For a further three years he was engaged upon small repair work at Rochester.

He subsequently became engineer to the Central Motor Transport Company and after two years was appointed works manager of their commercial car repair department, and in 1913 examining officer for the company.

He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1913.

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