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Alfred Ernest Bailey

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Alfred Ernest Bailey (1878-1945)

1948 Obituary [1]

"ALFRED ERNEST BAILEY, who was born in 1878, received his education at Plymouth Grammar School and the Stoke School of Engineering. His apprenticeship was served with the Millbay Engineering Company, Ltd., and with Messrs. Robinson, Sadler and Company, Ltd., of Plymouth. From 1899 to 1903 he held brief appointments as assistant mechanical engineer in British North Borneo, assistant works engineer on the construction of the Gold Coast Government Railways, and assistant mechanical and electrical engineer to the Devonport Electric Tramways. He then went into business on his own account in Plymouth and established the firm of Bailey and Co, mechanical and electrical engineers, which he carried on until 1914. After acting as works manager to Messrs. Heath and Company and examiner-in-charge of H.M. Aeronautical Inspection Directorate, he became engineer and works manager at the Prince's Garage of Messrs. Hosken, Trevithick, Polkinhorn and Company, Ltd., Truro. He relinquished this appointment in 1934 and, until his retirement ten years later, was in private practice as a motor claims assessor for Cornwall and South Devon. Mr. Bailey had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1931. His death occurred at Truro on 4th December 1945."

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