Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Sharp

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William Sharp (c1886-1943)


1944 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM SHARP was associated with the Royal Ordnance Factory, Woolwich, from 1903, when he began to serve his apprenticeship, until his death, which occurred on 20th August 1943 in his fifty-seventh year. On the completion of his practical training in 1908 (during which period he attended classes at the Woolwich Polytechnic), he successively became fitter, journeyman draughtsman, and draughtsman, in which latter capacity he was employed for fourteen years with responsibility for the design of special machinery.

He was promoted to be senior draughtsman in charge of the drawing office in 1931, being later advanced to chief draughtsman, with the additional charge of the civil engineering and contract machinery offices. In 1936 he was appointed assistant mechanical engineer; his final position from 1940 being that of first assistant to the chief mechanical engineer.

Mr. Sharp was elected a Member of the Institution in 1941.


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