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Thomas Francis Quinlan

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Thomas Francis Quinlan (1891-1950)


1952 Obituary [1]

"THOMAS FRANCIS QUINLAN, M.C., who was born in 1891, was educated at Blackrock College in Dublin and at Ampleforth College. He served his apprenticeship from 1908 to 1911 with Humber, Ltd., Coventry, where he continued with the charge of the Humberette electric dynamometer testing department for a further three years. He then enlisted and subsequently was commissioned in the Leinster Regiment. He saw service overseas and was awarded the Military Cross. After some experience as assistant inspector, grade II, in the aeronautical inspection directorate he secured an appointment as assistant engineer to the Allihies Copper Mines Company, Ltd., and subsequently was for three years assistant mechanical engineer to Stewart and McDonnell, Ltd., when he was engaged on harbour constructional work on the Gold Coast. His final position, which dated from 1925, was that of senior electrical and mechanical engineer in the Public Works Department of the Gold Coast. After twenty years' service, Mr. Quinlan retired and went to live in the Isle of Man, where his death occurred on 29th November 1950. He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1931."


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