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George Cecil Gnapp

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George Cecil Gnapp (1873-1942) of G. Cecil Gnapp and Co

1941/42 Obituary [1]

George Cecil Gnapp was born in 1873 and educated at Bedford Grammar School.

He was trained as a mechanical engineer and in 1896 went to Ceylon, where he took charge of the repair shops of Walker, Sons and Co., of Colombo.

After ten years in Ceylon he returned to England as London Manager of the Maudsley Motor Co., and later started his own business.

In 1913 he became Special Representative of Rolls-Royce Ltd., in India, but after a year returned to enlarge his own business of G. Cecil Gnapp and Co.

He died on the 22nd March, 1942, at the age of 69.

He was elected an Associate Member in 1907.

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