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Arthur John Beckett

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Arthur John Beckett (1874- )

1922 Capt. R.E. (T.R.), M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer, Electricity Works, Bridlington. T. N.: 245x. b. 1874. Ed. Bedford School, Nottingham University, Siemens Laboratory, King's College, and Pupil at Brush Electrical Engineering Co., Ltd. Professional Career: Assistant Engineer, Brush Co. Contracts for Electric Power Station, Hanley, Dover and Sheffield; Supt. Mains and Street Work, British Insulated Wire Co.; Assistant Engineer, Belfast Corporation Electricity Works; Chief Assistant Engineer, York Corporation Electricity Works; Clerk of Works, Bridlington Electrical Installation; Consulting and Resident Engineer, Bridlington Corporation Electricity Works. Member of District Council (No. 2) for the Electricity Supply Industry for Yorkshire, North Lincs, North Notts and North Derbyshire. War Services.—E.R. Fortress Engineer, Humber Defences, 1914-16; O.C. 39th Co. A.A.R.E., Humber Defences, 1916-17; on Staff of C.E. Headquarters, Northern Command, York, 1915-16; loaned by War Office to Admiralty Inspector of Steels Department, Sheffield, as Officer-in-Charge of Gun-proof. Whilst serving in 39th Co. A.A.R.E., invented patent searchlight illuminated elevating and orientation dials, 1917-19.

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