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Lewis W. Dixon

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Lewis W. Dixon (1878- )

1922 M.I.E.E., Managing Engineer, The Merthyr Electric Traction and Lighting Co., Ltd., 53, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil. T. A.: " Tramways, Merthyr." T. N.: Merthyr 180. b. 1878. First articled to J. G. W. Aldridge of Southampton, 1894-6. Served time in shops of the L. and S.W. Railway at Southampton, and for a short time transferred to the staff of Siemens Brothers on cable-laying, 1896-8. Shift Engineer in Southampton Docks Electricity Works, 1898-1900, and afterwards joined the staff of Sir Frederick Bramwell and H. Graham Hains at Westminster as Engineering Assistant and Surveyor, 1900-2; joined the staff of the South Wales Power Distribution Co. as Engineering Assistant, and was promoted to the position of Outside and Mains Engineer, which position was held until 1907; has acted as Managing Engineer of the Merthyr Electric Traction and Lighting Co., and has designed and carried out important extensions over a large district. Hon. Secretary of the Electricity Supply Committee for South Wales and Monmouthshire, and Joint Hon. Secretary of South Wales Electrical Supply Joint Industrial Council, and District Joint Board Electricity Supply for the same area. Chief Works: Merthyr Electricity Works, Penydaren, Merthyr. War Services.—Hon. District Engineer for the Board of Trade, Coal Controller's Department; Member of the Tramways (Board of Trade) Committee.

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