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Henry Dale Williamson

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Henry Dale Williamson (c1879-1851)

1953 Obituary [1]

HENRY DALE WILLIAMSON, whose death in his seventy-third year occurred on 14th October 1951, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1907 and transferred to Membership three years later.

After serving an apprenticeship in the locomotive works of the North Eastern Railway, York, from 1890 to 1896, he spent the next six years at sea as a marine engineer and obtained a first-class Board of Trade Certificate.

He then went to Japan, where he held the appointment of superintendent engineer to four companies engaged in the oil industry, including the Asiatic Petroleum Company, Ltd. During this period he travelled widely in the Far East and was responsible for the construction and maintenance of a refinery at Saitozaki, Japan, in addition to a number of other installations including at least one in Korea.

He returned to England in 1914 and joined the staff of the Ministry of Munitions as second in command in the Manchester area, remaining there until the end of the 1914-18 war. After acting as technical representative for several engineering firms he went into practice in London in 1920 as a consultant on his own account and continued in business until his death.

During the 1939-45 war he was actively engaged as technical representative in connexion with contracts for explosive and filling factories, arsenals, and dockyards.

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