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Percy Hamilton Meredith

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Percy Hamilton Meredith (c1888-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"PERCY HAMILTON MEREDITH was educated at the Runcorn Technical Institute School and at Liverpool University.

On the completion of a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. E. Timmins and Sons, Ltd., of Runcorn, in 1908, he was employed as a draughtsman in the alkali works of the Castner Kellner Co for the next three years. He then returned to Messrs. E. Timmins and Sons as assistant to the principal with the additional duties of head draughtsman.

In 1917 he became works engineer to Messrs. Thomas Vickers, Ltd., of Widnes, and during his twenty years' association with that firm was chiefly engaged on the design, construction, and execution of new plant for fertilizers.

On the absorption of the business by National Fertilizers, Ltd., in 1937, he was stationed at the Avonmouth Works until his death, which occurred on 14th March 1949, at the age of sixty-one. He was first employed as fertilizer engineer and subsequently as group engineer.

Since 1945 he had been production engineer for Messrs. Fisons, Ltd., who had then become the parent company. Mr. Meredith was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1918."

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