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Walter Hadley

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Walter Hadley (1866-1952)

1953 Obituary [1]

WALTER HADLEY. who was born in 1866, began an apprenticeship with James Watt and Company, Ltd., Birmingham, general engineers, in 1880, on the completion of which he was employed in the shops and drawing office until 1895.

He then joined Galloways, Ltd., Manchester, rolling mill engineers, as assistant to the chief draughtsman and four years later took charge of the drawing office in the boiler department of Tangyes, Ltd., Birmingham.

In 1903 he took up a similar appointment with Edwin Danks, Ltd., and later acted as technical assistant to the firm's managing director. After holding this position for fourteen years he became attached to the Ministry of Munitions as an inspector of steel for the Midland area.

In 1920 he went into practice as a consulting engineer on his own account in Birmingham and continued in this work for many years until his retirement.

Mr. Hadley had been a Member of the Institution since 1910, and will be remembered for the valuable services he rendered as a member of the Midland Branch Committee from 1925 to 1948 inclusive. He was also a past-president and secretary, for twenty-five years, of the Birmingham Association of Mechanical Engineers; he had been a member of the Association for fifty-four years.

His death occurred on 30th January 1952.

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