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George Gilbert d. 1947

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George Gilbert (c1889-1947)


1948 Obituary [1]

"Colonel GEORGE GILBERT, O.B.E., R.E.M.E., was associated with the motor industry throughout his professional career. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Robey and Company, Ltd., of Lincoln, from 1905 to 1908 and completed a three years' pupilage at the works of Messrs. Wolseley Motors, Ltd., Birmingham, in 1911. During these two periods he concurrently attended classes at the Lincoln and Birmingham Technical Colleges. After acting as assistant instructor and later as head of Messrs. Wolseley's instruction department at Birmingham he became assistant manager of the firm's repair shops in London.

On the outbreak of war in 1914 he enlisted and saw service in France in the armoured car and aeroplane section of the R.N.A.S., and at the Dardanelles where he was in charge of the machine gun corps. After serving as technical officer in the R.A.F. he was demobilized in 1919 with the rank of major.

From 1919 he was managing director of Messrs. Gilbert and Son, Ltd., general engineers, of Lincoln. In 1941 he rejoined the Army and was commissioned in the R.A.O.C. with the rank of major, being promoted to lieut.-colonel in the following year. Colonel Gilbert, whose death occurred on 6th March 1947, in his fifty-eighth year, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1930. From 1924 to 1934 he was lecturer at Lincoln Technical College on automobile engineering."



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