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Claude Francis Denny Suggate

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Claude Francis Denny Suggate (1885- )

1922 Major (temp.), M.C., A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E., Inspector of Ordnance Machinery, with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Singapore, Straits Settlements. T. A.: "Suggate, R.A.O.C., Singapore." T. N.: Military 24, Singapore. b. 1885, Sheffield; m. 1913. Ed. Newells' Schools, Sheffield, and the Polytechnic School of Engineering, Regent Street, London, W.; pupil with the Torque Electrical Engineering Co., Hammersmith, London, W.C. Junior Assistant with Hadfield's Steel Foundry Co., Sheffield, and Edmundsons Electricity Works, Glossop; Assistant Engineer with the Lewes (Sussex) Electricity Works and with the Lancashire Dynamo Co., Manchester; Chief Assistant Engineer with the North Metropolitan Electricity Works, St. Albans, Herts; Assistant Engineer with the Smithfield Electricity Supply Co., London; Assistant Distribution Engineer with the Great Eastern Railway Co. (Electrical Engineer's Department ), London. December '5,1914, resigned appointment last named and volunteered services for His Majesty's Army, and was granted a temporary commission with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps as Inspector of Ordnance Machinery, with temporary rank of Lieutenant. Chief Works: Engaged as a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer on public power supply work. War Services.—Proceeded to France, September, 1915; promoted to Captain, January, 1916 (temporary); awarded Military Cross, January, 1917; promoted to Major, March, 1918 (temporary); left B.E.F. March, 1919, and proceeded to Singapore. Total service in the field, 3i years continuous.

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