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Willie Dickson Kilroy

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Born 1876, in Southampton Highfield, Hampshire.

Died 9 November 1956 at "Dolphins", Everton, near Lymington, Hampshire, England, aged 81

Kiroy was a prolific inventor, and obtained numerous patents including a Means for Automatically Indicating Certain Relative Positions of Guns or the like to Each Other (1907), in 1909 an application "For Improvements Relating to Electro-motors and to the Production of Sound Waves for Signalling to a Distance, in 1910, a patent "for Improvements in and Relating to Danger and Like Signal Devices, in 1916 a Sound Emitter, with fellow inventor Sydney Evershed and, in 1928, one for "Improvements in or connected with lamps for vehicles". In 1934, Willie, his brother Lancelot and F. Wheatley received for a patent for "A new or improved device for holding fish hooks, artificial flies or baits" and in 1955 he patented "Improvements in and relating to blocks for yachts, boats and the like"

The above information is condensed from an online article by Godfrey Dykes, R.N., here.

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