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Percy James Tunley

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Percy James Tunley (1875-1911)

1911 Obituary [1]

PERCY JAMES TUNLEY was born at Gainsborough on 5th May 1875.

He was educated at the Grammar School, Gainsborough, from 1886-89, and then served two years in the drawing office of Messrs. Marshall, Sons and Co., of that town.

He next entered the works of Messrs. Amos and Smith, marine engineers, Hull, passing through the shops and drawing office.

Five years later he went to sea as Fourth Engineer, subsequently becoming Third and Second Engineer, and in 1899 he obtained his First class Board of Trade Certificate.

In January 1900 he was engaged as draughtsman at the electrical works of Messrs. Crompton and Co., Chelmsford, and in October of the following year he went in a similar capacity to Messrs. Siemens Brothers and Co.'s works at Woolwich.

In 1908 he was sent by the firm as engineer at their works in Madras. Early in 1911 he went to England on leave, and on his return to Madras in June, he was taken ill and was advised to proceed to England immediately.

His death, from heart failure following on acute bronchitis, took place, before reaching Colombo, on 28th June 1911, at the age of thirty-six.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1902.

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