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Hubert Decimus Henry

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Hubert Decimus Henry (1865-1952)

1953 Obituary [1]

HUBERT DECIMUS HENRY was born in 1865 and educated at Harrow and in the engineering department of King's College, London.

He served an apprenticeship with Messrs. J. and G. Rennie from 1885 to 1887. After holding short appointments as junior draughtsman and as inspector of torpedo boats under construction for the Government of Argentina at Yarrow and Thornycroft's yard, he went into business on his own account in 1904 as a mechanical engineer in Buenos Aires.

On his return to Great Britain six years later he began to practise as a consulting engineer in London, specializing in internal-combustion engines and automobiles.

From 1916 to 1919 he held a commission as lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and was attached to the paravane department at Portsmouth with the duties of chief inspector, after which he returned to his practice as a consultant and continued in this work for many years until his retirement.

Mr. Henry, whose death occurred on 2nd January 1952, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1904.

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