Gerald McKenzie Stuart Sichel South Africa

Biography of Gerald McKenzie Stuart Sichel

Gerald McKenzie Stuart Sichel graduated BSc from the University in 1908. He was born in Burghersdorp, South Africa, son of Gothfried August (Godfrey), a company director and a member of the South African Parliament.

Sichel was educated at Bishops, the Diocesan College in Cape Town, before enrolling at the University in 1905, from where he graduated BSc in 1908. He was captain of the University hockey team XI.

Sichel remained in Glasgow, where in 1913 he married Marjorie Scott Bull. He spent his career with British Westinghouse Company, starting as a steam-turbine fitter in Glasgow to becoming responsible for the regions of South and South-Eastern England at their headquarters in London, an appointment he held for 29 years until retiring in 1956. Sichel was elected Member of the Institution of Engineers in 1944, and in 1957 was the chairman of the National Executive Committee of the Electrical Power Engineers’ Association.


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Gerald McKenzie Stuart Sichel
Born 13 July 1884.
Died June 1958.
GU Degree: BSc, 1908;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: engineers
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Engineering graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1908
Record last updated: 7th Nov 2013

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