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Harold Savignac Mowll

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Harold Savignac Mowll (1883-1918)

1919 Obituary [1]

Lieut. HAROLD SAVIGNAC MOWLL, R.N.V.R., was born at Dover on 11th October 1883.

He was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School and Armstrong College, University of Durham.

At the age of fifteen he began an apprenticeship with the North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., Wallsend-on-Tyne, and on its completion four years later, he entered the office of Messrs. Kincaid, Waller, Manville, and Dawson, consulting engineers, of Westminster, with whom he stayed until December 1906, when he became chief engineer with Messrs. Salmon, Whitfield, and Collett, Ltd., gas-plant makers, of Kettering and London.

In 1908 he entered the employment of Messrs. Crossley, Bros., Ltd., Manchester, as a specialist in the gas-plant department.

At a later date he was transferred to the Cardiff office as branch manager, and subsequently became manager for Scotland.

In July 1917 he joined the staff of H.M.S. "Vernon" as a technical officer for duties in mining, and applied his knowledge of production to his work as a visiting officer in connexion with the manufacture of mining material.

He contracted influenza and pneumonia supervened, and his death took place on 18th October 1918, at Guildford, at the age of thirty-five.

He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1905 and an Associate Member in 1909.

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