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William Davies (c1906-1945)
1946 Obituary 
Major WILLIAM DAVIES, I.E.M.E., received his technical education at the Salford Technical College, and served his apprenticeship with Allied Newspapers, Ltd., from 1922 to 1927. He continued in the service of that firm for a further period of thirteen years, rising by successive stages from fitter to assistant engineer, and finally to the position of assistant to the chief engineer.
In 1940 he was commissioned in the Indian Army Ordnance Corps with the rank of acting captain, Ordnance Mechanical Engineer. Subsequently he was transferred to the I.E.M.E. Major Davies, who died on active service on 5th September 1945, at the age of thirty-nine, was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1936, and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1941.