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Wilfred Hutchinson

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Wilfred Hutchinson (c1895-1940)

1940 Obituary [1]

WILFRED HUTCHINSON, after serving his apprenticeship from 1910 to 1915 with Messrs. W. N. Nicholson and Sons, of Newark-on-Trent, joined Messrs. Worthington-Simpson, 1915, and was employed on the manufacture of all kinds of pumping and condensing plants.

In 1917 he joined the Navy as engine-room artificer and held this appointment until 1919, in which year he went to India as a member of the engineering staff of Messrs. Worthington-Simpson. Mr. Hutchinson was responsible for the installation, testing, and maintenance of several municipal pumping stations, and for testing and inspecting waterworks for the Bengal, Assam, Bihar, United Provinces, and Punjab Governments. From 1930 until 1933 he was assistant manager to the Jewell Export Filter Company, being responsible for filtration, iron removal, and water-softening plants throughout India. He was appointed mechanical adviser, Irrigation Development Division, United Provinces, India, in 1935.

Mr. Hutchinson was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1938. His death occurred in July 1939 in his forty-fifth year.

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