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Vernon Alec Murray Robertson

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Vernon A. M. Robertson (1890- ) M.C. and Bar, M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech. E., M.Inst.T., F.P.W.I.

1890 Born, son of A. Robertson

1900-06 Dover College

1907-9 Crystal Palace School of Engineering

1909-12 Articled to the D. Gravell, M.Inst.C.E.

1912-19 Assistant to New Works Engineer, South Eastern and Chatham Railway

WWI Joined 14th London Regiment, London Scottish, November, 1914; gazetted to 31 Royal Engineers as 2nd-Lieutenant, October, 1915; proceeded to France, February, 1916; wounded, March, 1916; promoted Lieutenant, October, 1916; promoted Captain and Adjutant, October, 1916; gassed, July, 1917. Awarded M.C., July, 1917 (Immediate Award). Promoted Major, September, 1918. Awarded Bar to M.C., October, 1918. Demobilized, May, 1919.

1919 Assistant to Divisional Civil Engineer, Great Eastern Railway.

Divisional Engr., Stratford, under the G.E. Rly. and London and North Eastern Railway.

1928 joined Underground Railways, of London, as Civil Engr.

1933 Civil engineer with the L.P.T.B.

1938 Chief Engr. to the London Passenger Transport Board


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