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Harry Morton Waynforth

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Professor Harry Morton Waynforth (1867-1916)

1917 Obituary [1]

Professor HARRY MORTON WAYNFORTH was born in London on 19th December 1867.

He received his early education at the Haberdashers' Company's Schools in Shoreditch, remaining there until 1883, when he was awarded a scholarship at the City and Guilds of London Technical College, Finsbury.

On completing his course in Mechanical Engineering at the College in 1886, he passed through the shops of Messrs. Bennett, Sons and Shears, Ltd., brewery engineers, of Kingsland Road, London, and from 1889 to 1891 was assistant to Professor Perry at Finsbury Technical College.

In the latter year he took an appointment as demonstrator in the Engineering Department of Mason's College, Birmingham, where he stayed until 1896, when he became demonstrator of Mechanics Engineering in King's College, London.

This post he held until 1902, when he was appointed Assistant Professor of Engineering by the Council of King's College. In addition, he acted as an examiner to the City and Guilds of London Technological Examinations, of the London County Council, and for the B.Sc. Engineering Degree of the University of London.

In 1912 he was appointed Professor of Engineering at King's College.

His death took place, after a long illness, on 5th November 1916, in his forty- ninth year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1897, and a Member in 1907.

He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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