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Henry Curran Sturgeon

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Henry Curran Sturgeon (1879-1942)


1943 Obituary [1]

HENRY CURRAN STURGEON was born in 1879 and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Shone and Ault, and with Messrs. Hughes and Lancaster, engineers, Ruabon. From 1901 to 1903 he acted as assistant to his father, a consulting engineer, of Leeds, and for the next two years was a draughtsman on his own account. He then returned to Messrs. Hughes and Lancaster in the capacity of mechanical engineering draughtsman.

In 1909 he was appointed chief draughtsman in the Public Works Department, Cairo, where he was engaged on the installation of the main drainage scheme. Returning to England in 1914 he joined the Aircraft Manufacturing Company, Ltd., and for a period of five years was employed on the design of De Havilland aircraft and flying boats. Since 1919, until his retirement on account of ill health in 1932, he was on the staff of the Engineering Division of H.M. Office of Works, and was stationed at Leeds.

Mr. Sturgeon, whose death occurred in his sixty-fourth year on 11th December 1942, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1909.


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