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Saville Aubrey Brooke

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Saville Aubrey Brooke (1885-1951)


1952 Obituary [1]

"SAVILLE AUBREY BROOKE was born in 1886 and received his education at Halifax Technical School. On the completion of a nine-year apprenticeship with the Campbell Gas Engine Company, Ltd., Halifax, in 1910, he was employed for a brief period as junior draughtsman to Crossley Brothers, Ltd., Manchester. He then took up an appointment as engineer to Techno-Chemical Laboratories, Ltd., and was engaged on research and development work in connection with an evaporator until 1915 when he enlisted in the Royal Naval Air Service. After serving in East Africa as engineer in charge of seaplane engines he was employed in the drawing office of the mechanical warfare department. On his demobilization in 1919 Mr. Brooke returned to Techno-Chemical Laboratories, but left the firm three years later to take charge of the design and operation of low grade fuel installations for Woodall Duckham Company, Ltd. In 1940 he became managing engineer in charge of the Royal Ordnance Factory at Bishopton and two years later was appointed chief engineer of the factory at Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. He relinquished this position in 1945 and resumed his former duties with Woodall Duckham Company Ltd. Mr. Brooke, whose death occurred on 6th July 1951, in his sixty-sixth year, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1920."


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