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Herbert Wood Hanbury

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Herbert Wood Hanbury (1876-1916)

1917 Obituary [1]

HERBERT WOOD HANBURY, born at Leeds on the 22nd June, 1876, was killed in action in France on the 17th September, 1916.

He gained experience at Messrs. Neilson, Reid and Company's locomotive works, Glasgow, and subsequently acted as assistant to his father on inspection work for the Cape Government Railways.

After a visit to the St. Louis Exhibition, he purchased a printing and publishing business, and under the style of Hanbury, Tomsett and Company carried it on for some 9 years at Kensal Rise.

At the outbreak of war he received his commission in the Middlesex Regiment. As a musketry instructor he was promoted temporary captain, and wrote a manuel on “Aiming and Firing.”

He was elected an Associate Member on the 3rd December, 1901.

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