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Ernest John Oakley

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Ernest John Oakley (1870- )

1922 Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, 4, Fairlie Place, Calcutta, India. T. A.: "Tasconium." T. N.: 477. b. 1870; s. of the Very Rev. John Oakley, D.D., the late Dean of Manchester; m. W. N. V. King, March 26, 1898. Ed. Brighton College, 1885-8. Training with Aveling and Porter, Ltd., Rochester, 1888-91. General Engineering Career in India, with Ede Bros., engineers, Cachar, India, 1891-3; The India General Navigation and Railway Co., Ltd., 1893-9; Kilburn & Co., 4, Fairlie Place, Calcutta, General and Electrical Engineering Branch, 1899-1916; Partner, Kilburn & Co., 1916 to date. Connected with The Barrackpore Electric Supply Co., Ltd., The Indian Electric Supply & Traction Co., Ltd., The Diamond Drill Syndicate, New Sayan Sugar Co., Ltd., The Beldanga Tannery Co., Ltd., and various coal companies and tea gardens in India, etc., the Russa Engineering Works, Ltd. Member of Indian Mining Association, Indian Tea Association, and Bengal Club, Ltd. War Services.—Four years in the Indian Defence Force.

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