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William James Newall

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William James Newall (c1889-1942)

1943 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM JAMES NEWALL was connected with the Royal Ordnance Factories, Woolwich, from his apprenticeship, which he served from 1905 to 1911, until his death, which occurred on 15th October 1942, in his fifty-third year. After two years experience as turner he was placed in charge of a sectional drawing office, and in 1914 was made supervisor of experimental services of armament work in the Royal Carriage Factory, a position which he held until 1918, when he was given control of a large machine shop engaged on precision work production.

He was promoted to the post of departmental progress officer in 1934 and became responsible for the highly technical output of the centralized production department. His final position, which he held from 1940, was that of assistant manager in the Royal Ordnance Factories. Mr. Newall was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1936.

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