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Albert Edward Loos

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Albert Edward Loos (1875- )

1922 M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer, " Wisteria," Amersham, Bucks; b. 1875; s. of the late Hon. F. C. Loos, C.M.G., Colombo, Ceylon. Ed. St. Thomas' College, Colombo, Ceylon; later, by private coach in London; King's College, London, and Gordon's College, Aberdeen, N.B. Practical—served apprenticeship with James Abernethy and Co., engineers and boilermakers, Ferryhill Foundry, Aberdeen, N.B. Draughtsman with Belliss and Morcom, Ltd., Birmingham; Assistant Engineer and Chief Assistant Engineer with the Lowestoft Corporation Electricity Department; then joined the firm of Bramwell and Harris, consulting engineers, Westminster, for whom he acted as Resident Engineer in charge of works being carried out for the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Co. at Ilkeston; on completion he was appointed Chief Engineer and Manager to the company; held this appointment for 10 years, resigning to undertake a business tour in Canada and the United States. War Services.—Joined the Empire Battalion of the City of London Royal Fusiliers as a private, and was transferred three weeks later to the Royal Naval Divisional Engineers, with whom he served in the Dardanelles (8 months), Balkans (4 months), and France (8 months). On January, 1917, received a commission on the field with (R.E.) Portable Electric Lights, G.H.Q., France.

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