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Henry Hoad

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Henry Hoad (1891-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

"HENRY HOAD, whose death in his sixtieth year occurred on 20th June 1951, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1940 and transferred to Membership in 1943. He received his practical training in the Royal Ordnance Factories, Woolwich, from 1906 to 1912, during which period he attended classes at Woolwich Polytechnic. He was then employed as a junior draughtsman in the factories until 1916 when he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps depots as technical officer and was engaged on the installation and organization of machine shops, and later was in charge of the shops at Halton Camp, Buckinghamshire. In 1923 Mr. Hoad took up an appointment as manager and designer to the Aquilon Engineering Co, Staines, and after holding this position for eight years went to Rugby to become assistant works manager to the English Electric Co. In this capacity he was responsible to the works manager for research and for the control of 900 employees. This was followed in 1937 by the post of technical contracts and service manager to Crossley Premier Engines, Ltd., Sandiacre. He held this appointment until 1940 when he became attached to the Ministry of Supply and, as assistant director of Royal Engineers' equipment, was responsible for co-ordinating the supply and demand for internal-combustion engines for service requirements.

From 1945 to 1947 Mr. Hoad was deputy controller on the Control Commission for Germany. His final position was that of service manager to Davey, Paxman and Company, Ltd., Colchester."

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