Oswald Allison (1860- )
1922 M.I.Mech.E., Cons. and Superintending Engr.; b.1860; s. of Col. W. H. Allison. Ed. Durham Grammar Sch. Training: Palmer's Shipbuilding and Iron Co., Ltd., Jarrow-on-Tyne. Distinctions: Queen's and King's Medals, South African War, 3 clasps. Career: Works Manager, Eng. Dept., Palmer's S. and I. Co., Ltd., 1885-87; Mar. Surveyor, Eng. Dept., Palmer's S. and L. Co., Ltd., 1888-93; Foundry Manager, Ransome, Sims and Jefferies, Ipswich, 1894-96; In charge of Installation of Elec. Power Plant, Port Elizabeth Elec. Tramways, S. Africa, 1897; Eng. to Grahamstown Industrial Exhibition, S. Africa, 1898; Designer, builder and Manager of New Construction Works at Vereeniging for the Central South African Rlys., 1903-5; Engr. and Manager, The Port Elizabeth Salt Pan Co., Ltd., 1910-19. Club: St. George's, Port Elizabeth, S. Africa. Address: 20, Mutual Buildings, Port Elizabeth.