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Richard D. Thomas-Jones

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Richard D. Thomas-Jones

1922 Assoc.M. Inst.C.E., A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E., F.G.S., Membre de la Societe des Ingenieurs Civils de France, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, 16, Upper Gloucester Place, Regent's Park, N. W. r. Ed. Wrexham School; Technical College, Newport (Mon.); Scholar and First Prizeman, University College, Cardiff, in the University of Wales, and the London School of Economics, University of London. Served pupilage under J. H. Darby, M.Inst.C.E., etc., the Iron and Steel Works Engineer and Coke-Oven By-Product Expert. Assistant in Engineering Department, Ebbw Vale Iron and Steel Works; Assistant to Engineer, Lysaght's, Ltd.; the Borough Electrical Engineer's Office, Wrexham, and the City Electrical Engineer's Office, York; the New Works Department, North British Railway, Edinburgh. Assistant Engineer, Public Works Department, Nigeria; Assistant to Sir J. B. Ball, M.Inst.C.E.; Chief Engineer, Great Central Railway. Now Assistant Manager, Public Works Department, leading firm of Engineers and Contractors, London. Chief Works: Design of iron and steel works in general and large central station electric power stations. Surveys: roads, harbour works, railways and bridges. Worked on design of the large Keadby Bridge (Scherzer type) over Trent at Keadby, the Chief Engineer being Sir J. B. Ball, M.Inst.C.E. Member of the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall. War Services.—Captain, Royal Engineers (Special Reserve). Went out to France 1914; engaged on construction of railways and field work; invalided home and then seconded to Ministry of Munitions (Explosives Department); engaged on work in connection with the design of the large factories at Gretna, Chester and Avonmouth, and as Resident Engineer design and erection of Hamble Marine Acceptance Depot, near Southampton. Complimented for a proposal for the defence of an area against Zeppelins.

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