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William Gilbert (1892-1955)

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William Gilbert M I E E

1892 Born.

Educated at Roborough School, Eastbourne, and Northampton Institute, London,

1911 Lancashire Dynamo Co., Manchester.

1914 15th (Leeds City) Battalion, Prince of Wales' Own West Yorkshire Regiment.

1912-17 Assistant Manager and Motor Designer at T. Harding Churton and Co.

1918 Joined Royal Air Force.

1919 British Engine Boiler and Electrical Insurance Co., Ltd., Manchester.

1919 Designer at Sunderland Forge and Engineering Co, Ltd., Sunderland.

1924 Joined Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies.

By 1939 Chief Electrical Engineer, Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, Ltd., Ipswich.

1955 Died


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