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Leopold Harold Baskerville-Cosway

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Leopold Harold Baskerville-Cosway (1886-1922)

1921/22 Obituary [1]

Leopold Harold Baskerville-Cosway was born in 1886 and received his technical education at the Battersea Polytechnic.

After an apprenticeship of four years in marine engineering he devoted himself to automobile engineering, and during the next twelve years obtained a wide and varied experience in the work- shops, drawing office, road and track racing, testing and salesmanship, also lecturing and demonstrating at Bagersea Polytechnic, Northampton Institute, Tunbridge Wells Technical Institute, etc.

He was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1908 and acted as the first Hon. Secretary of the London Graduates' Branch.

In 1911 he was transferred to Associate Member and was finally elected Member in 1920.

During the war he served with distinction at the Headquarters of the R.A.F. in France, and was mentioned in despatches, retiring with the rank of Major.

He met his death at Manorbier, South Wales, as the result of a motor accident on July 22nd, 1922.

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