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Henry Deakin Liley

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Henry Deakin Liley (1889-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

HENRY DEAKIN LILEY was born in London on 11th February 1889.

He was educated at St. Leonardo and at Christ's College, Cambridge.

In 1911 he started his pupilage with Messrs. Ruston, Proctor and Co., Ltd., Lincoln, and on its termination he went to the Royal Aircraft Factory, Farnborough, where he carried out valuable investigations in the development of instruments for use on aeroplanes, much of which work has been embodied in actual improvements to aeroplanes at the Front.

His death took place at Shoreham on 12th July 1915, at the age of twenty-six, as the result of an aeroplane accident.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1912.

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