Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Henry Meredith Leaf

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Henry Meredith Leaf (1862-1931)


1931 Obituary [1]

Major HENRY MEREDITH LEAF, D.S.O., who had been a Member of the Institution since 1889, had a distinguished career as engineer, soldier, and athlete. He was educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge, and received his technical education at Cambridge and University College, London.

He then became a pupil of Colonel R. E. Crompton at Chelmsford, and later assisted in carrying out electric lighting and power contracts in Sweden, France, and at home.

When Colonel Crompton formed the Corps of Electrical Engineers in 1899 Major Leaf joined and went out with him to South Africa to serve in the Boer War. He also served with the Royal Marines in France during the late War, and was awarded the D.S.O. Major Leaf was much interested in games, and was largely instrumental in establishing the Tennis and Rackets Association in its present flourishing position.

He was born in 1862.

His death occurred as the result of a street accident in London on 23rd April 1931.

Major Leaf was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.


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