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Arthur Brett Chester

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Arthur Brett Chester (c1893- )

Divisional Engineer, Central Division, Southern Railway, Eastleigh, Hants.


  • 1907-11 City & Guilds College, South Kensington.
  • 1911 joined Engr's Dept. of L.S.W.R.
  • 1914-20 War Service with Royal Engineer.
  • 1920-22 on staff of Permanent Way Asst., L.S.W.R.
  • 1922-29 Resident Engr.on New Works, with S.R.;
  • 1929-31 Eng. Asst. to Chief Engr., S.R.
  • 1931-36 Asst. Divisional Engr., London East Division, S.R.
  • 1936 appointed Divisional Engr., Eastleigh. Lieut.-Col. in Royal Engrs. (Transportation) S.R.

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