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Alexander Havelock Evans

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Alexander Havelock Evans (1889-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

" ALEXANDER HAVELOCK EVANS was born in 1889 and served an apprenticeship in the Crewe works of the London and North Western Railway, from 1903 to 1910, and in the meantime attended classes at the Mechanics' Institute in that town. He spent the next four years with various firms, including Cammell, Laird and Company, Ltd., where he was engaged on marking out and inspection, and as charge hand with the Great Central Railway. During the 1914-18 war he was first employed by the Ministry of Munitions at the National Shell Factory, Derby. He subsequently transferred to Scotland where, at Dalmuir, as works superintendent, he was closely concerned with the gun sight and locomotive shops of the National Projectile Factory. In 1919 he began an association with Edward G. Herbert, Ltd., Manchester, and, after holding the position of works manager for nine years, was appointed works director. In 1936 he went to Sheffield to take up the appointment of works manager of the engineers tools and shell shops of Thomas Firth and John Brown, Ltd. Two years later he joined the Sentinel Waggon Works, Shrewsbury, where he held the position of manager of shell production. His final appointment was that of works director and manager of Manlove Alliott and Company, Ltd., engineers, Nottingham. Mr. Evans was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1923 and transferred to Membership in 1942. His death occurred on 17th August 1951."

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