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Leonard Martin Burn

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Leonard Martin Burn (1878-1935)

1935 Obituary [1]

LEONARD MARTIN BURN served on the staff of the Port of London Authority for nearly twenty-five years. He joined as a draughtsman in 1910 and subsequently became chief assistant draughtsman. In 1926 he was made assistant engineer and was engaged upon various engineering works at the London and St. Katharine and the Surrey Commercial Docks.

Mr. Burn was born in 1878 at Stockton on Tees and received his technical education at Middlesbrough Technical College and at King's College, London. He served a three years' apprenticeship, terminating in 1900, with Messrs. Head, Wrightson and Company, Ltd., and was subsequently employed by the same firm as a draughtsman for a further eight years; his work was concerned with the design of moving bridges, conveyers, dock gates, and caissons.

He then became assistant, first to Mr. J. Mitchell Moncrieff at Newcastle upon Tyne, and later to Mr. E. Box at North Shields.

In 1909 he came to London as a draughtsman at Mr. A. J. Barry's offices in Westminster, and in the following year he joined the Gas Light and Coke Company in a similar capacity.

Six months later he entered the service of the Port of London Authority, in which he remained until his death, which occurred at Leigh on Sea on 25th February 1935.

He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1925.

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