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Joseph Thomas Pearce Bailey (1893-1942)
1943 Obituary 
JOSEPH THOMAS PEARCE BAILEY was associated with the firm of Messrs. Brecknell, Munro and Rogers, Ltd., of Bristol, and its successor, The Thrissell Engineering Company, from his apprenticeship, which he served from 1909 to 1914, up to the time of his death which occurred on 29th July 1942, a few months after his election to Membership of the Institution.
In 1914 he entered the firm's drawing office and in 1916 he became assistant works manager. Subsequently he filled the positions of chief draughtsman, commercial representative, and chief engineer. On the reconstitution of the company under its present title he was appointed general manager with a seat on the board. Mr. Bailey, who was born in 1893, received his technical education at the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, Bristol. He was President of the Bristol Association of Engineers for the year 1942.