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Sydney Robert Windle

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Sydney Robert Windle (1878-1944)

1945 Obituary [1]

SYDNEY ROBERT WINDLE was associated with electrical engineering throughout his professional career and at the time of his death, which occurred on 6th January 1944, was chief electrical engineer to the Corporation of Grimsby, having held that position since 1929.

He was born in 1878, and after five years' practical training in mechanical engineering, was appointed mains assistant in the tramways department of the Corporation of Glasgow. Subsequently he became a charge assistant to the Manchester Corporation. In 1902 he was made chief assistant engineer in the electricity department of the Corporation of Sunderland, and after holding this position for sixteen years was appointed borough electrical engineer at Doncaster. On relinquishing this appointment in 1929 he began his association with the Corporation of Grimsby.

Mr. Windle was elected a Member of the Institution in 1921. He was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

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