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Harold Griffiths

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Harold Griffiths (1876-1914)


1914 Obituary [1]

HAROLD GRIFFITHS was born at Smethwick, Birmingham, on 28th November 1876, and was educated at Bromsgrove School and Repton School, where he took the engineering course.

He served an apprenticeship of three years with Messrs. G. E. Belliss and Co. (now Messrs. Belliss and Morcom, Ltd.), of Birmingham, and was afterwards engaged as draughtsman for one year by the same firm.

In 1898 he went for two years to the works of Messrs. T. Parker, Ltd., of Wolverhampton, as premium pupil.

On leaving, he was appointed works engineer to Messrs. Hadley and Shorthouse, Ltd., of Birmingham, and on the amalgamation of that firm with Messrs. Kynoch, Ltd., he became attached to the latter's staff.

In May 1905 he joined the New Delaville Spelter Co., Ltd., shortly afterwards becoming Managing Director. This post he was holding at the time of his death, which took place at Edgbaston on 21st November 1914, in his thirty-eighth year.

He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1899, and an Associate Member in 1902.


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