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Alfred S. Giles

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Alfred S. Giles (c1866-1913)

1914 Obituary [1]

ALFRED S. GILES died on the 22nd October, 1913, in his 48th year.

He was for some time a member of the engineering staff of the Edison & Swan Company, leaving that firm in the early nineties when the installation department was given up.

After five or six years on the staff of Messrs. Thompson, Ritchie & Co., he went to Blackburn in 1895 as Chief Engineer in the Corporation Electricity Department, and held that position until 1904 when he was appointed Engineer-in-Chief of the Cape Tramways.

In 1911 he became Manager and Engineer-in-Chief of the Lisbon Tramways, a position which he occupied until his death.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1895, and a Member in 1900. He served on the Committee of the Manchester Local Section from 1901 to 1904, in which latter year he became Vice-Chairman. In 1906-7 he was Chairman of the Cape Town Local Section.

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