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Biographical entry Occleshaw, Alfred James (1888 - 1969)

19 September 1888
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
December 1969


Alfred Occleshaw worked for the Mount Lyell Chemical Company and in the nitroglycerine plant at Gretna, United Kingdom, during World War II. He spent the rest of his career with the Electrolytic Zinc Company.


Born Melbourne, 19 September 1888. Died December 1969. Educated Working Men's College (Diploma in Chemistry). Mount Lyall Chemical Company, Yarraville, Wallaroo and Birkenhead 1904-16, operative training and explosive manufacture, Gretna, United Kingdom 1916-18, Chance and Hunt, Birmingham ca 1919, Mount Lyell Company ca 1920, research group, Electrolytic Zinc Company, Hobart ca 1921-23, buyer for the company, Melbourne 1923-retirement.

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