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Edward Richard Ernest Rotter

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Civil engineer

1870 Born in Kensington[1]

1888 Qualified in Mechanical engineering under John Perry at Finsbury Technical College

1889 Apprentice at Hyde Park Locomotive Works, Glasgow

1890-93 Apprentice to Mr James More, Junior at Dick, Kerr and Co

1891 Civil engineer's pupil, living with his parents in Norwood[2]

1893 onwards: worked under Mr More on tramways, including repair of the Peckham tramways and construction of the Brixton Cable Line.

In charge of the construction of the Matlock Cable Tramway as resident engineer for Dick, Kerr and Co, the Greenock Corporation Tramways, and the extension of the London Cable Tramways Co's line from Brixton to Streatham.

1896 Elected Associate Member of I.C.E., of 23 Victoria Road, Gipsy Hill, S E

1901 General manager and engineer, (indistinct), tramways, living in Gipsy Hill, Norwood, in the house of Charles Rotter 67, retired secretary of public company, C Justine Rotter 72, C M Rotter 32, Edward Rotter 30[3]

1911 Edward Richard Ernest Rotter 40, civil engineer, lived in Brighton with Florence Elizabeth Rotter 32, Richard Charles Leonard Rotter 3, Florence Nancy Rotter[4]

1926 Employment address: Thames House, Queen Street Place, E C

1952 Died on the Isle of Wight[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1891 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. BMD
  • Civil Engineer lists
  • Civil Engineer proposal