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Frederick Edward Kennard

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Frederick Edward Kennard (c1882-1941), Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in the University of Dublin

1941 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK EDWARD KENNARD, M.A., B.Sc., who died in Dublin on the 23rd December, 1940, at the age of 59, was, at the time of his death, Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in the University of Dublin and also partner, in respect of electrical engineering work, of Mr. C. G. McNamara in consulting engineering practice.

Mr. Kennard held the degrees of B.Sc, with Honours in Engineering of the University of London, and M.A. of the University of Dublin. He served as consulting engineer to Goldsmith's College Delegacy, University of London, and as Factory Engineer at the Woolwich works of Messrs. Siemens Brothers before proceeding to Ceylon in 1919 to take up the appointment there of Principal of the Government Technical Schools.

Among other positions in which he acted in Ceylon were Electrical Engineer Public Works Department, Deputy Chief Engineer Government Electrical Undertakings, and Registrar of Patents. After his retirement from Ceylon some years ago, he made his home in Dublin, where he served on the Committee of the Irish Centre of The Institution, which he first joined in 1901 as a Student, becoming an Associate in 1903, an Associate Member in 1909, and a Member in 1913.

Activities in Dublin included membership of the Committee of Science and its Industrial Applications, of the Royal Society. He was of a quiet, unassuming and sincere disposition, and his friendship was much appreciated by all who gained it. He is survived by his widow.

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