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William George Herbert Mattock

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William George Herbert Mattock (c1871-1943)

1944 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM GEORGE HERBERT MATTOCK was the managing director of Messrs. William Sugg and Company, Ltd., gas engineers, of Westminster, and was associated with the firm from 1887, when he began to serve a six years' apprenticeship, until his death which occurred on 29th November 1943 at the age of 72.

His first position was that of foreman of the machine and brass shops, which he held until 1901, when he was made works manager. Several years later he was appointed general manager, in which capacity he was responsible for the execution of important lighting and ventilating contracts for public works, including the Tower Bridge and Victoria Station.

He joined the board of directors in 1919 and became joint managing director in 1933. His appointment as vice-chairman dated from 1941. Mr. Mattock was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1918.

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