1934-35: Laurence Henry Pomeroy

1934-35: Laurence Henry Pomeroy

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Biography 1942 Obituary:
Pomeroy, Wh.Ex., was associated with the motor industry for the greater part of his distinguished career. He received his technical education at the East London Technical College, becoming a Whitworth Exhibitioner in 1903, and served his apprenticeship from 1899 to 1904 at the North London Railway works, at Bow, where he received training in locomotive work and hydraulic and general engineering in the fitting, machine, and erecting shops.

After holding short appointments as draughtsman to Messrs. Humphreys and Glasgow, water gas plant engineers, and on the designing staff of Messrs. J. I. Thornycroft, he joined Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., in 1905. He remained with that firm until 1919, and during his fourteen years' association with it he filled the positions of chief draughtsman, works manager, and finally technical director and chief engineer.

After his return in 1926 from New York, where he had been employed for eight years with the Aluminum Company of America, he became chief engineer to the Associated Daimler Company, Ltd., at Walthamstow, where he remained until 1928. In the same year he was appointed general manager of the Daimler Company, Ltd., becoming the managing director of that company in 1929. From 1937 to 1940, he was general manager of the De Havilland Aircraft Company, Ltd., at Edgware, and was holding the position of director of Messrs. H. M. Hobson (Aircraft and Motor Components), Ltd., at the time of his death, which occurred at Stratford-on-Avon, on 27th May 1941, in his fifty-ninth year.

Mr. Pomeroy, who was elected a Member of the Institution in 1914, was formerly a lecturer on engineering subjects at Luton Technical Institute. He was a past-president of the Institution of Automobile Engineers, and was the author of numerous papers read before technical Institutions.