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Lyddon Charnock Hookins

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Lyddon Charnock Hookins (1887-1951) of the English Electric Company, Ltd.

1952 Obituary [1]

"LYDDON CHARNOCK HOOKINS was in the service of the English Electric Company, Ltd., Rugby, for over thirty years and at the time of his death, which occurred on 25th January 1951, was chief technical assistant in the steam turbine department. He was born in 1887 and served an apprenticeship with Holman Brothers, Ltd., Camborne, from 1903 to 1907, concurrently attending classes at the Camborne School of Mines. He continued his technical education at Birmingham University, and took a three-year course in mechanical and electrical engineering. He then gained experience as a draughtsman in the steam turbine departments of the Brush Electrical Engineering Company, Ltd., Loughborough, and the British Thomson-Houston Company, Ltd., Rugby.

In 1914 he joined H.M. Forces and served in the ranks of the Royal Engineers throughout the war, three years being spent in France. After demobilization in 1919, he began his association with the English Electric Co with the post of technical assistant in the steam turbine department. He was promoted to his final position in 1932. Mr. Hookins had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1934."

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