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Richard Pollden Terry

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Richard Pollden Terry (1885-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"RICHARD POLLDEN TERRY, who was born in 1885, received his general education at Christ's Hospital, London, and obtained his technical training at the Merchant Venturers' Technical College and University College, Bristol. On the completion of an eight years' apprenticeship with Messrs. George Adlam and Sons, Ltd., general engineers, of Bristol, in 1910, he held consecutively short appointments as engineer-in-charge to Messrs. Green and Son, brewers, of Luton, and as draughtsman and superintendent of erection for the Seek Engineering Co, London.

During the war of 1914-18 he was employed first as temporary chief draughtsman in the Royal Engineers' Office in Brighton and then in the millwrights shops of the National Projectile Factory, at Lancaster. In 1920 he became resident engineer and technical representative in Dublin for Messrs. R. Boby, Ltd., of Bury St. Edmunds, with responsibility for all engineering work carried out by that firm in Ireland. Five years later he joined the staff of Messrs. John Jameson, distillers, of Dublin, as assistant engineer, and began an association, which was only terminated by his death on 11th February 1949. He was promoted to the post of engineer after nineteen years service as assistant. Mr. Terry had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1922."

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