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Thomas Bernhard Meyer

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Thomas Bernhard Meyer (c1877-1943)

1944 Obituary [1]

Major Thomas Bernard Meyer was educated at St. Augustine's College, Ramsgate and later studied engineering at King's College, London. After completing a three years' apprenticeship with Messrs. E. P. Plenty and Son, marine engineers, Newbury, Berks, in 1899, he was employed as a draughtsman for a brief period with Messrs. Humphrys and Tennant, marine engineers, of Deptford.

From 1901 until 1910 he was with various motor car firms in the London area. He then joined Messrs. Humber, Ltd., Coventry, where he was for three years in charge of the inspection of machined parts and was further responsible for all final tests. After two years' experience with the Maxwell Motor Company, Ltd., London, he joined the Royal Naval Air Service, and served on the technical staff as inspector of aero-engines with the rank of lieutenant-commander. From 1918 until 1925 he occupied a similar position in the Royal Air Force and was granted the rank of Major.

Major Meyer, whose death occurred on 1st April 1943 at the age of 66, had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1907.

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