George Pearson Wallis
George Pearson Wallis (c1858-1943)
1944 Obituary 
GEORGE PEARSON WALLIS. whose death occurred on 15th June 1943 in his eighty-fifth year, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1904. During the whole of his long professional career he was closely concerned with the design and testing of plant for flour mills, coke ovens, and brick companies, and travelled extensively in the interests of the firms by whom he was employed. He served his apprenticeship from 1875 to 1880 in the workshops and drawing office of the [[Wigan Coal and Iron Co|Wigan Coal and Iron Company], and gained further technical experience with Mr. J. Harrison Carter, for whom he was engaged on the design and erection of flour mills, from 1880 to 1886.
He then successively filled similar positions with Messrs. Greenwood and Batley, Mr. Alexander Wilkinson, and Messrs. James Buchanan and Sons and travelled widely on behalf of the firms concerned. He was the inventor of various improvements in hydraulic presses for industrial processes, including brick making, lime sand, and feeding cakes and oil mills.
From 1909 until his retirement in 1930 Mr. Wallis held the appointment of engineer to the Simplex Coke Oven and Engineering Company and in addition acted as representative for the firm.