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William Grosvenor Smith

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William Grosvenor Smith

1878 Born in Thorverton, Devon

1895 Apprenticed to the Manchester Ship Canal Co at Manchester Docks under W. H. Dawson, chief draughtsman.

1913 Assistant mechanical engineer to the Manchester Ship Canal Co

1920 Became a member of the Inst of Mech Engineers[1]

1926 Succeeded Mr William Fox as chief mechanical engineer on Mr Fox's retirements.[2]

1940 Retired from the Manchester Ship Canal Co

1941 Resigned from I Mech E

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Sources of Information

  1. Mech Eng records
  2. The Engineer 1926/10/08