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Walter Wrench

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Walter Wrench (1916-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"WALTER WRENCH, whose death occurred on 3rd May 1949, at the early age of thirty-three, was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1945, and was transferred to Associate Membership in the following year.

He was educated at the Grammar School and later at the Technical College, Doncaster, and served his time from 1931 to 1936 in the locomotive workshops of the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster. He was then engaged in assisting the carriage and wagon works manager for the next five years. Subsequently he was appointed technical assistant at the locomotive works, Gorton, where he was appointed, in 1947, to his final position as assistant to the locomotive works manager."

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