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Herbert Thomas Burls ( -1924)
1924 Obituary 
HERBERT THOMAS BURLS, M.B.E., died suddenly at his London residence on April 16, 1924.
He was an eminent petroleum geologist, and prominent in scientific circles. At the time of his death he was experimenting on a process for eliminating sulphur from Dorsetshire shale. For his services during the war he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire.
He was elected in 1910, and was a life member of the Iron and Steel Institute, at whose meetings he was a familiar and popular figure.