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A. Henry Wheeler

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Major A. Henry Wheeler (1874-1915)

1916 Obituary [1]

MAJOR A. HENRY WHEELER, born at Forest Hill, London, in 1874, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 12th August, 1915.

When quite a young man he went to Bodmin, Cornwall, to manage a granite quarry.

About fifteen years ago, on the death of Mr. George Farren, a Past President of the Society, he was appointed Manager of the Trevor and Nevin Setts Quarries, and subsequently, on the amalgamation of the Trevor and Penmaenmawr Companies, he was appointed Director and General Manager.

For a time he was Captain of the Pwllheli and Penygroes Volunteers, afterwards Territorials, and shortly after the outbreak of the War he was promoted Major of the 6th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Major Wheeler was mentioned in Sir Ian Hamilton's Dispatch of the 11th December, 1915, for gallant and distinguished service in the field.

He was elected an Associate of the Liverpool Engineering Society on the 20th November, 1901.

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