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Harold Metford Warner

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Harold Metford Warner (1877-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

HAROLD METFORD WARNER was born in London on 12th March 1877.

Having been educated at private schools, he attended the Central Technical College, South Kensington, from 1895 to 1898, and obtained the diploma of Associateship.

He then served an apprenticeship of three years with Messrs Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, of Ipswich, and on its termination at the end of 1901 he became an assistant and draughtsman with Messrs. Maw, Dredge and Hollingsworth, consulting engineers, of Bedford Street, Strand, London.

In this capacity he was engaged in the testing of engines and boilers, and the inspection of materials for constructional work.

Early in 1906 he left this position and joined the staff of Mr. W. J. Cudworth, who was then engineer for the Northern Division of the North Eastern Railway, and served for nine months under the resident engineer at Hull.

In 1907 he went to Canada, and was occupied for a year on the arrangement of machinery, etc., in steel works in Montreal.

He returned to England in the following year, having received an offer from Messrs. Ford, Ayrton and Co., silk spinners, of Low Bentham, Yorkshire, to undertake the complete charge of the engines, boilers, machinery, and plant of the mill.

This position he held to the time of his death, which took place, after a brief illness, on 21st February 1913, in his thirty-sixth year.

He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1901, and an Associate Member in 1903.

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