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Geoffrey Vernon Boys

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Geoffrey Vernon Boys (c1893-1945)

1946 Obituary [1]

"GEOFFREY VERNON BOYS, M.A., was the Secretary of the Institution of Naval Architects at the time of his death, which occurred in his fifty-second year on 15th March 1945. He received his general education at Marlborough College and a year's technical training at the Royal School of Mines. After a year's residence at Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined His Majesty's Forces in 1914 and served in the Royal Engineers, being taken prisoner in August of that year. On the conclusion of hostilities he resumed his studies at Cambridge, where he graduated with honours in engineering in 1920. During his college vacations he served his apprenticeship in various works.

On the completion of a short appointment as demonstrator in mathematics and mechanics at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, he joined the staff of Messrs. Kennedy and Donkin, consulting engineers, Westminster, in 1922, for whom, first as assistant and, later, as a senior assistant, he was engaged on specifications, chiefly in connection with schemes for power stations and the development of the national grid, for which undertaking he specialized in the design of the pylons. He resigned this position in 1935 to take up his final appointment. He served with the Admiralty from 1939-44. Mr. Boys was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1926 and was transferred to Membership in 1936; he was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers."

1945 Obituary [2]

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