Francis Wentworth-Shields

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Francis Ernest Wentworth-Shields
Born 1869
London, United Kingdom
Died 1959
Nationality English
Engineering career
Discipline Civil,
Institutions Institution of Civil Engineers (president),

Sir Francis Ernest Wentworth-Shields (often spelled "Wentworth-Sheilds")[1][2] OBE (1869–1959) was a British civil engineer.[3]

Francis Ernest Wentworth-Shields was born in London in 1869.[4] He was appointed to be a Major of the Territorial Army's Engineer and Railway Staff Corps, an unpaid, volunteer unit which provides technical expertise to the British Army, on 28 March 1925.[5] He served as president of the Institution of Civil Engineers for the November 1944 to November 1945 session.[3] Wentworth-Shield was an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and a Knight Bachelor.[3] He died in 1959.


  1. ^ "Reinforced concrete piling and piled structures" by Francis Ernest Wentworth-Sheilds in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  2. ^ Francis Ernest Wentworth Sheilds, Grace's Guide to British Industrial History
  3. ^ a b c Watson 1988, p. 254.
  4. ^ Masterton, Gordon (2005), ICE Presidential Address (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 24 February 2009, retrieved 11 February 2009 
  5. ^ "No. 33040". The London Gazette. 21 April 1925. p. 2685. 


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Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
David Anderson
President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
November 1944 – November 1945
Succeeded by
Thomas Pierson Frank