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Ernest Dougill

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M.I.A.E., F.I.M.T., Man. Dir. Byfleet Automobile Engineering Co., Ltd., Byfleet (1934).

c.1880 Born in Leeds, son of Alfred Henry Dougill

Educated at Leeds High School; Yorkshire College

Apprenticed in engineering.

Designed stationary gas and oil engine and later internal combustion engine

1903 An engineer when he was appointed one of the liquidators of Alfred Dougill and Co

1910 Started Byfleet Automobile Engineering Co.

WWI Made H.E. shell and Maxim gun parts for Metropolitan Munitions Co. and Trench Warfare Dept.

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