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Frederick Ernest Chilton

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Frederick Ernest Chilton

1922 A.M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer, 13, Walbrook, E.C.4. T. N.: 5608 City. London Manager, Royce, Ltd., Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Trafford Park, Manchester. Ed. at St. John's and Grosvenor Technical Schools, Chester. Apprenticed in 1898 at Chester; afterwards employed by British Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Manchester, from 1902-4; joined contract staff of Bruce Peebles and Co., Ltd., Edinburgh, in 1904, and engaged upon the Electrification of Coal Mines, Shale Mines, Oilworks and Slate Quarries. Later appointed Supervising Engineer in Manchester on account of extensive contracts, including Converting Machinery for the requirements of the Manchester Corporation Electricity Department. After a short period spent in South America, viz., from 1908 to 1909, joined Royce, Ltd., in the latter year as Manchester District Representative. War Services.—Supervising installation and operation of electrical plant in Government arsenals, dockyards and munition factories. Joined London Engineer Volunteer Training Corps, and later the Inns of Court Officers' Training Corps, but exempted from Military Service on account of occupation.

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