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Kenneth Henry Windle Hunter

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Kenneth Henry Windle Hunter (1889-1931), director and assistant general manager of AEI, (India) and manager of BTH office in India

1931 Died in Calcutta.

1931 Obituary[1]

"The Late Mr. K. H. W. Hunter. We regret to announce the death of Mr. Kenneth Henry Windle Hunter, on March 22, in Calcutta, after an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Hunter, who was a director and the assistant general manager of Messrs. Associated Electrical Industries (India), Limited, had been closely allied with the activities of Messrs. The British Thomson-Houston Company, Limited, in India since 1919. Mr. Hunter was born on December 10, 1889, and received his education at Burton-on-Trent Grammar School, and his training at Birmingham University from 1910 to 1913. In this last year he gained the B.Sc. degree in mechanical and electrical engineering. He entered the service of the British Thomson-Houston Company in August, 1913, first in the test department and works, and subsequently in the engineering and export departments. In August, 1919, he joined Messrs, the British Thomson-Houston Company (India), Limited, and, in February, 1921, became manager of the Cawnpore office. In November, 1924, he became manager of the head office, in Calcutta, and assistant general manager for the whole of the company’s Indian business. For some years he was a director of the Company. On the formation of Messrs. Associated Electrical Industries (India), Limited, at the beginning of the present year, Mr. Hunter continued to act as manager of the Calcutta office and was appointed a director of the new Company. He was a founder associate member of the Institution of Engineers, India, and had been elected an associate member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers as recently as 1929."

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