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George Arthur Burls (1866-1939)
1938/39 Obituary 
George Arthur Burls was born in 1866 and was educated privately. He succeeded in obtaining a Whitworth Exhibition and was also a Green's Medallist in geometry.
He then joined the staff of Thornycroft Steam Wagon Co, as Chief Draughtsman, and was subsequently appointed Manager.
For the remainder of his life he practised as a Consulting Engineer.
He died on 25th April, 1939, aged 72.
He was elected a Member in 1911 and served on the Council from that year until 1917.