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Sydney Elliot Glendenning

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Sydney Elliot Glendenning, D.S.O., T.D.,

1880 Born.

Educated at Paragon House School, Norwich

1897 he entered a five-year apprenticeship with Laurence and Scott, of Norwich

1900 Interrupted his training to attend Finsbury Technical College, as a day student in electrical engineering under Professor Silvanus P. Thompson, gaining the electrotechnics prize in both sessions.

1902 Returned to Laurence, Scott and Co. to complete his apprenticeship.

He was released from his final year and appointed assistant to Mr. W. H. Scott, working on the design of direct current dynamos and motors, on special control gear for printing presses, capstans, etc., and on estimating and technical office work generally.

WWI Enlisted in the Royal Engineers in September 1914, being finally drafted to the 207th Field Company, where he attained the rank of Major. Early in 1918 he was severely gassed but held on until he collapsed, and for this exploit he was awarded the D.S.O.

He spent nearly two years in military hospitals, but never fully recovered, and was finally invalided out in 1919.

1920-21 he was engineer in charge of the erection of Boulton and Paul's new works at Norwich.

Later returned to Laurence, Scott and Co. in charge of their new branch works in Carrow Road, where he remained until August 1939.

1956 Died on the 21st April

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