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Percy Luther Omant

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Percy Luther Omant (1879-1909)

1909 Obituary [1]

PERCY LUTHER OMANT was born at Hackney, London, on 2nd May 1879.

After having been educated at a private school in Clapton, he commenced an apprenticeship in the works of Messrs. W. R. Dell and Son, of Croydon, and attended technical classes at the Croydon County Polytechnic.

On the completion of his apprenticeship in 1899, he was engaged as draughtsman at the works of Messrs. Vaughan and Son, of Gorton, Manchester, and in the following year he acted in a similar capacity on the staff of the chief engineer of St. James's Gate Brewery, Dublin.

In 1904 he went for a short time as draughtsman with Messrs. Fraser and Chalmers, of Erith, and then in 1905 he was appointed works manager to Messrs. W. R. Dell and Son, of Croydon, with whom he had served his apprenticeship, but his health not being satisfactory, and acting on medical advice, he left this firm to become works manager to the Executors of Edward Groom, milling engineers, in the village of Eastcote, near Towcester, Northamptonshire.

His death took place there on 30th Juno 1909, at the ago of thirty.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1906.

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