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Alexander Clark (1887-1922)

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Alexander Clark (1887-1922)

1923 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER CLARK was born in Yokohama on 23rd August 1887, and was educated at Snettisham Grammar School, Norfolk, where he carried off the King's Prize for his place as head of the school.

His early training in engineering was received at Faraday House, London, from 1902 to 1905, and his apprenticeship was served with Messrs. Robey's, of Lincoln, and later at the General Electric Co., Witton.

In 1906 he received an appointment to superintend the installation of plant at the Buenos tin mines, returning to England in 1908, and in the following year he was transferred to Buenos Aires as engineer for the General Electric Co., but owing to ill-health he returned about six years later.

During the War he received a commission in the Royal Air Force, being employed as a designer. Later he was engaged in preparing a scheme of power transmission in Colombia, and remained there one year.

Upon his return to London he was employed by the General Electric Co. in designing various power schemes, but ill-health caused his retirement in 1921.

His death took place on 27th February 1922, in his thirty-fifth year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1918; he was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

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