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Reginald George Cyril Batson

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Professor Reginald George Cyril Batson (1885- )of the National Physical Laboratory and later of Liverpool University

1885 May 17th. Born at Surbiton the son of George Batson, a Tailor, and his wife Eliza

1911 Living at 123 London Road, Kingston on Thames: George Batson (age 53 born Amersham), Tailor and Employer. With his wife Eliza Batson (age 50 born Tottenham Court Road, London) and their two sons Reginald Batson (age 25 born Surbiton), Scientific Engineer at NPL, and Alan Batson (age 17 born Kingston). One servant.[1]

1922 A.K.C., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., Civil Engineer, " St. Mawes," Kingston Lane, Teddington, Middlesex; b. 1885. Ed. 1901-4, King's College, London (Engineering Faculty), obtained Jelf Medal, the highest award given for Engineering; 1904-8, Practical Training at Woolwich Arsenal in Building Works Department and Power Station. Since 1908 in Engineering Department of National Physical Laboratory; Senior Assistant in charge of Testing of Materials and Road Testing Laboratory. Publications: "Report on Hard Drawn Copper and Bronze Wire," Collected Researches, N.P.L., 1912; "Testing of Materials," International Engineering Congress, San Francisco, 1915; "Hardness Tests" and "The Value of the Indentation Method in Determination of Hardness," Institution of Mechanical Engineers, November, 1916, and November, 1918, respectively. Member of Kingston Employment Committee, Ministry of Labour.

1936-1950 Chair of Engineering, Liverpool University

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  1. 1911 Census