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Skempton, Sir Alec Westleylocked

  • Richard J. Chandler


Skempton, Sir Alec Westley (1914–2001), civil engineer and historian of engineering, was born at 216 Abington Avenue, Northampton, on 4 June 1914, the only child of Alec Westley Skempton (d. 1926), leather merchant, and his wife, Beatrice Edridge, née Payne. Skempton's father died of tuberculosis, the consequence of gassing during service in the First World War which subsequently led to pleurisy, but as he was never hospitalized there was no documentation to confirm this, and there was no pension for ...

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