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D. Shipton Wood

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D. Shipton Wood (1888- )

1922 Lieut. R.E., A.M.I.E.E., A.M.I.Mech.E., Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, Summer Lane Generating Station, Electric Supply Department, Birmingham. T. A.: " Dynamo, Birmingham." T. N.: 4227 Central Birmingham. b. 1888; s. of H. R. Wood of Natal, South Africa. Ed. Bristol Grammar School, and Maritzburg College, Natal, South Africa. Pupil, Corporation Electric Supply, Department, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa and Natal Government Railways, South Africa; Birmingham Municipal Technical School, etc. City of Birmingham Electric Supply Department, Junior Engineer, 1909-10; Assistant Chemist and Testing Engineer, 1910-11; Shift Engineer, Chester Street Generating Station, 191I to outbreak of war; since war, Shift Engineer, Summer Lane Generating Station, and System Control Engineer 41 (68,66o K.W. ); after pupilship in Natal, and before coming to England, was Electrical Inspector on the outside distribution, Maritzburg Electric Supply. War Services.—August 4, 1914, to August 28, 1919, first in the ranks, and finally Lieutenant in a Field Company, Royal Engineers; service in Egypt, Salonika and France; still serving in Territorial Force, Royal Engineers, as Lieutenant.

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