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Howard Stanley Overton Lewis

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Howard Stanley Overton Lewis (1883-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"Captain HOWARD STANLEY OVERTON LEWIS, who was born in 1883, received his education at the Gloucester Municipal Technical Schools. His apprenticeship was served with Messrs. Fielding and Platt, Ltd., Gloucester, general engineers, from 1898 to 1906, with whom he remained as journeyman draughtsman and assistant to the works manager for a further two years. He then held short appointments as designer and estimator to Messrs. Davey, Paxman and Company, Ltd., Colchester, and as a designer of oil engines and assistant works manager with Messrs. Corbett Williams and Son, Rhuddlan, North Wales, general engineers.

In 1914 he rejoined the Territorial Army, in which he had served for twelve years, and a year later received a commission. He saw service with the Royal Tank Corps in France and subsequently was on the inspectorate of tank machinery, being demobilized in 1920 with the rank of captain (T.A.). On the completion in 1925 of four years' service as draughtsman and clerk of the works in the electric supply department of the Gloucester Corporation he took up his final appointment as senior draughtsman and third constructional engineer in the electricity department of the Corporation of Birmingham.

Captain Lewis, whose death occurred on 26th January 1950, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1920."

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