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Thomas Gregorie Tulloch

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Thomas Gregorie Tulloch (c1868-1938)

1911 Director of various explosives companies; captain Royal Artillery (retired); living in Kensington[1]


1937/38 Obituary [2]

Thomas Gregorie Tulloch was born in 1868 and was educated at Dover College and The Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, from whence he received his Commission as 2nd Lieut. in the Royal Artillery in 1888.

In 1894 he was appointed Gunnery Instructor at Malta and in 1895 joined the Inspection Dept. at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. Here he worked in conjunction with the late Sir Capel Holden on ballistic research, and in 1900 was appointed Secretary of Lord Rayleigh's Explosives Committee. As Principal Experimental Officer he was responsible for the designing and erection of the Government Original Research Department on Plumstead Marshes. He was a specialist in gas ignition and explosives and became well known in the automobile industry in connexion with gas producer design.

During his later years he resided in Palestine and was Corresponding Member of the Institution in that country.

He died on 7th June, 1938, at the age of 70. He was elected a Member in 1910.


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