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Arthur James Hennings

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Arthur James Hennings (c1901-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"ARTHUR JAMES HENNING had considerable experience as an electrical engineer. He received his education at the Portsmouth Municipal College of Technology, and at the City and Guilds of London College. After serving his apprenticeship from 1915 to 1921 in H.M. Dockyard, at Portsmouth, he became an erector and tester of high voltage machinery in Admiralty establishments. Subsequently he was employed in the Admiralty drawing office and at the R.N. Signal School, Portsmouth, where he carried out the duties of a technical design officer.

In 1926 he was appointed assistant distribution engineer to the Portsmouth electricity undertaking, and held this position until 1939 when he was granted a commission in the Royal Engineers. He saw service in Egypt and Greece, but was taken prisoner in 1941 and spent the next four years in captivity. On his release he served with the rank of captain in the electrical division of the Royal Engineers, as assistant inspector, until he received his final appointment in 1946 as commercial engineer to the City of Coventry Electricity Undertaking. Mr. Henning, whose death occurred on 10th March 1947, at the age of forty-six, was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1944. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers."

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