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Kenneth Neville Moss

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1937. Bio Note.

Professor Kenneth Neville Moss (1891-1942)

1937 Bio Note [1]

MOSS, Professor Kenneth Neville; b. 1891 at Walsall; s. of W. Moss, of Penns, Warwickshire. O.B.E., 1919; twice mentioned in despatches during the War. Educ.: Queen Mary's School, Walsall; and Birmingham University. Professor of Mining, Birmingham University, since 1922; President of the National Association of Colliery Managers, 1931-2; Member of Council of Institution of Mining Engineers; Member of Advisory Council on Mineral Resources of the Imperial Institute; Member of Empire Council of Mining and Metallurgical Institutions; Member of Research Committee of Institution of Civil Engineers; studied mining conditions in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Czecho-Slovakia, Canada, U.S.A., South Africa, Northern and Southern Rhodesia; served in army during Great War as Adjutant of the 59th Divisional Royal Engineers, 1915-19; Dean of Faculty of Science, University of Birmingham, since 1935; In. Dorothy, d. of Professor R. Warington, F.R.S., of Oxford and Harpenden, 1908; four d. Publications: " Gases, Dust, and Heat in Mines " (Charles Griffin and Co.), 1927; editor and part author of " Historical Review of Coal Mining," 1924; numerous papers in proceedings of various scientific and technical societies. Recreations: Varied. Club: Athenaeum, London. Address: 22, Vernon Road, Edgbaston.

1942 Obituary [2]

Professor KENNETH NEVILLE MOSS, O.B.E., was born on the 30th May 1891, at Penns, Warwickshire, and died in the General Hospital, Birmingham, on the 20th October 1942.

He was educated at Queen Mary's School, Walsall, and at Birmingham University, where he was awarded the Cooke Scholarship.

From 1910 to 1913 he gained practical mining experience as an articled pupil with the Morton Cannock Colliery Co., Staffordshire, and in 1913 was appointed assistant to the mining agent of the Bentley Colliery, Doncaster. He also studied mining conditions in several European countries, and in Canada, the United States, and South Africa.

In the war of 1914-18 he served as Captain and Adjutant to the 59th D vision, Royal Engineers, being twice mentioned in dispatches and receiving the award of the O.B.E.

In 1919 he was appointed Organizer of Mining Instruction for the County of Derbyshire, in 1920 Assistant Professor, and in 1922 Professor of Mining at Birmingham University; from 1935 to 1940 he was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

During the present war he served as Zone Intelligence Officer in the Home Guard, and was a member of the Forster Committee on the Recruitment of Juveniles in the Coal Mining Industry....[more]

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