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George Reginald Ellis (c1883-1948)
1949 Obituary 
"Eng. Lt.-Cdr. GEORGE REGINALD ELLIS, R.I.N. (retd.), was educated privately and obtained his theoretical training at the School of Science, Technology and Art, in Liverpool. His apprenticeship was served between 1899 and 1903 with the Toxteth Engine and Shipbuilding Works, Liverpool, and with Cammell Laird and Company, of Birkenhead.
On the completion of his apprenticeship he served with the Ocean Steamship Co during which period he rose to be senior watchkeeper and obtained his Board of Trade First-class Engineer's Certificate. In 1916 he was commissioned in the Royal Navy with the rank of lieutenant, with subsequent promotion to engineer commander. From 1919 to 1922 he was in the military works services of the Government of India and served with the Royal Engineers on active service on the North-West Frontier. Returning to this country he became attached in 1923 to the Works Directorate of the Air Ministry, and was employed as station engineer at Henlow, with responsibility for the maintenance and installation of plant. Lt.-Cdr. Ellis, whose death in his sixty-fifth year occurred on 27th May 1948, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1927."