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Sydney George Martlew

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Sydney George Martlew (1880- )

1922 B.Eng.(Hons.), M.I.Mech.E M.I.Mar.E., Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and Surveyor, 19, Hide Road, Harrow. T. N.: Harrow 332. b. 188o; s. of Hon. Lieut. George Martlew, Royal Navy (retired), and m. 1909, Florence, d. of late Samuel Moss, merchant. Ed. Higher School, Portsmouth; H.M. Dockyard School, and Portsmouth Technical College. Engineering apprentice, Royal Dockyards, 1894-1900; Member of staff of Boiler Committee, 1899-1901; Marine Engineer, 1901-4, leaving as Chief Engineer of passenger-mail steamer; Engineer in Chinese Service under late Sir Robert Hart, 1905-7; Engineer connected with Admiralty Service, 1907-12; Engineer-Inspector with Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, Ltd., and allied firms, 1913-14; Engineer-Surveyor with leading Insurance Companies, 1914; Chief Engineer under Local Government Board, 1915-17; Chief Assistant Charing Cross, West End and City Electricity Supply Co., Ltd., 1918-19; Works Manager, Jenkins, Ltd., Yorkshire, 1919; since 1919, Chief Engineer, Kodak, Ltd. Holds highest Government and other Engineering Examination Diplomas; C.G.I. Medallist. Publications: Contributions on numerous technical subjects to works' magazines and to Transactions of Engineering Societies; "Solid Fuels," 1915, embodying results of author's pioneer work on industrial application of low grade and waste combustibles. Member of Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders (Hong-Kong), 1904; Member of Institute of Engineers (Shanghai), 1905; Member of Committees of Institute of Marine Engineers, 1916. Member of several sport and recreation clubs. War Services.—South African War, Engineer Officer of Transport; Russo-Japanese War, Engineer Officer of Transport; the Great War, helped organize and carry on munition manufactures.; trained in technology large numbers of Naval, Military, and Air Force officers, men and women.

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