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Richard Lloyd (1867-1932)

1932 Obituary [1]

RICHARD LLOYD was born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1867 and served his apprenticeship as a pupil at the Bute Docks, Cardiff.

From 1888 to 1891 he was employed as a draughtsman with the Barry Graving Dock Company. Subsequently he became engineer and assistant manager of the ship-repairing department of the Newport Alexandra Dock Company.

In 1895 he was appointed engineer and manager at their Abercarne Works, and was engaged mainly upon road and railway bridge work.

He then joined the Temperley Transporter Company of London as chief draughtsman and superintendent engineer.

In 1902 he became consulting engineer for sugar plantations in British Guiana. He was also engineer to the East Demerara and Lamaha Water Supply Commissions.

He returned to England in 1912 and during the War was engaged in erecting transporters at Dunkirk. He remained in France as a consulting engineer until 1928 and recently turned his attention to the production of solidified carbonic acid.

Mr. Lloyd had been a Member of the Institution since 1907, and he was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, to whom he had contributed a Paper on boilers using megass as fuel.

His death occurred on 2nd September 1932, at the age of 65.

1932 Obituary[2]


The death occurred on Friday, the 2nd inst., of Mr. Richard Lloyd, at the age of 65. Born at Merthyr Tydfil, Mr. Lloyd was educated at Lucton School, Herefordshire, passing on to Cardiff College, which he attended from 1878 till 1883. His technical education was obtained during the course of his apprenticeship, at technical schools and University College of South Wales. In this work he secured Honours in connection with City and Guilds courses, and the Science Medal at Cardiff. His practical training was under Sir W. T. Lewis, Bart., under whom he served a pupilage from 1883 till 1888, at the Bute Docks of the Cardiff Railways Company. He was afterwards employed on their works until 1891, when he worked as a draughtsman with the Barry Graving Dock Company.

Mr. Lloyd was then engaged as engineer and assistant manager in the ship-repairing department and dock works of the Newport Alexandra Dock Company, Newport, Mon., until 1895, when he took up an appointment at the Abercam Works as engineer and manager, being engaged mainly on road and railway bridgework. At the end of two years he joined the Temperley Transporter Company, London, as chief draughtsman and superintendent engineer on works at home and abroad. Subsequent to 1902, he became consulting engineer to sugar plantations in British Guiana, and developed practice in connection with railway and marine work, being also engineer to the East Demerara and Lamaha Water Supply Commissions. Irrigation and drainage work also came within his purview in these connections.

Mr. Richard Lloyd became an associate-member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1904, and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1907. He contributed to the former body a paper describing comparative trials on various types of boilers and furnaces, using megass as fuel."

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