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Jasper Mally Porter

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Jasper Mally Porter (1915-1951)


1952 Obituary [1]

"Major JASPER MALLY PORTER, R.E., B.Sc., whose untimely death occurred on 18th January 1951 at the age of thirty-six, was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1949. He was educated at Malvern College and Bristol University, where he graduated B.Sc. in civil engineering in 1935. He was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1936 and, after a course of instruction at the School of Military Engineering, Chatham, proceeded to India and was posted to Roorkee as stores officer in the headquarters' workshops.

He received rapid promotion, being made captain in 1941 and major a year later. After acting as adjutant to the Commander, Royal Engineers, in Malaya, and as officer in command of a field company in India, he returned to Great Britain, and in 1945 was appointed to the staff of the School of Military Engineering as technical officer. A year later he was posted to the Military Engineering Experimental Establishment at Christchurch as scientific officer."


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