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Alan Leonard Williams

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Alan Leonard Williams (1899-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

"ALAN LEONARD WILLIAMS, B.Sc. (Eng.), was educated at the Wolverhampton School of Science and Art and graduated B.Sc. in engineering at London University. After serving his time in the locomotive works of the Great Western Railway at Wolverhampton, from 1913 to 1919, he found employment as junior draughtsman with the Rees Roturbo Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Wolverhampton, and subsequently was promoted to be chief draughtsman. In 1928 he was appointed lecturer in engineering at Cheltenham Technical College and for five years was engaged in training aircraft apprentices. His next and final appointment was that of lecturer at Doncaster Technical College, where he was responsible for the automobile section of the mechanical engineering department until his death, which occurred on 21st April 1951 at the age of fifty-two. Mr. Williams was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1917 and transferred to Associate Membership in 1925; he was awarded a prize by the Council in 1917 on the results of the Graduateship Examination."

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