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Douglas Gordon French

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Douglas Gordon French (1884- )

1922 B.A., B.Sc., Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., M.Inst.Met., Metallurgist (Non-Ferrous), Florenceville, Grove Road, Sutton, Surrey. T. A.: "Grove Road, Sutton." T. N. Sutton 90. b. 1884. Ed. Dulwich College, 1897-1903, Scholar in open competition; Emmanuel. College, Cambridge, 1903-6, Scholar in Mechanical Sciences. B.A. (Cantab.), First Class Hons. in Mechanical Sciences Tripos, 1906; B.Sc. (London), Second Class Honours in Engineering Degree Examination for External Students, 1907. Took a three years' Studentship course under the Donaldson Scheme at Woolwich Arsenal, 1906-9; and one year in the Works of the Birmingham Metal and Munitions Co., Ltd., as Improver, 1909-10. Spent 18 months as Assistant Foreman and Foreman in the Cartridge Shops and Rolling Mills of the Birmingham Metal and Munitions Co., Ltd., 1911-2. From February, 1912, to June, 1914, with the Birmingham Metal and Munitions Co., Ltd., as Superintendent of Foundry and Rolling Mills; June, 1914, till May, 1917, with. same firm as Works Superintendent; May, 1917, till. May, 1918, in the employ of Eley Brothers, Ltd., Edmonton, in charge of their Government Cartridge Factory No. 4, until the closure of this undertaking by order of the Minister of Munitions, following the Russian collapse; with Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co., as Works Manager of their Government Cartridge Factory at Birtley, Co. Durham, to the end of war. Now Consulting Engineer in Non-Ferrous Metals.

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