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Thomas Elvy Elvy

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Thomas Elvy Elvy (1866-1949) of the Admiralty

1911 Living at 3 Foxley Lane, Purley: Thomas Elvy Elvy (age 45 born Gillingham), Mechanical Engineer, (Engineer Assistant To The Director Of Dockyards), Admiralty. With his wife Louisa Elizabeth and his MIL.[1]

1922 O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.N.A., Mech. and Mar. Engr.; Chief Engr., H.M. Dockyards; at present serving as Eng. Asst. to Director of Dockyards, Admiralty, S.W.; b. 1866. Training: H.M. Dockyard, Chatham, and locally. Career: Served in various posts in H.M. Dockyards and Admiralty, including Chief Engr., H.M. Dockyard, Haulbowline, 1914-16.


1950 Obituary [2]

THOMAS Elvy ELVY, O.B.E., who was born at Gillingham, Kent, in 1866, was in the service of the Admiralty and H.M. Dockyards during the whole of his professional career, including his apprenticeship, which he served at Chatham from 1880 to 1885.

After passing through the shops and drawing office he was appointed second-class draughtsman and was promoted to be first-class draughtsman ten years later. On the conclusion of a brief engagement in the department of the engineer-in-chief at the Admiralty he was made foreman of the engineer branch, Sheerness, and in 1903 was appointed engineer examiner (technical) of dockyard work at the Admiralty, where he received promotion to the post of engineering assistant to the director of dockyards in 1909. He became chief engineer at H.M. Dockyard, Haulbowline, in 1914, but two years later he was reappointed to the Admiralty, where he continued to serve in his former capacity as engineering assistant until his retirement in 1926.

Mr. Elvy, whose death occurred on 26th January 1949, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1910.


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