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R. A. Frank

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R. A. Frank

1922 Captain, Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E., Chief Engineer, The British Cotton and Wool Dyers Association, Ltd. Head Office, 22, Cumberland Street, Manchester. T. A.: " Capt. Frank, Cobra, Manchester." T. N.: 3884-8 Central, Manchester. Ed. at Leeds University and Yorkshire College. Career: Extending over 25 years; motor-cars, steam engines, cranes, gas, oil and petrol engines and general, at Longclose Ironworks, Leeds (Chief Tester on Test Beds); high-speed steam engines, traction engines and boiler work, J. and H. McLaren's, Leeds; direct current, alternating current, electro-mobiles (Chief Draughtsman), T. Harding Churton and Co., Leeds; electric direct-coupled sets (Designer), Siemens, Stafford; Inspecting Engineer, The Bradford Dyers Association, Ltd.; Chief Engineer, The British Cotton and Wool Dyers' Association, Ltd., Manchester, since 1909. Club: Engineers', Albert Square, Manchester. War Services.—Four and a half years. Enlisted 1914. Was Brigade Machine Gun Officer. Volunteered Tank Corps (then H.B. Machine Gun Corps). Returned from France to civil employ, March, 1919. As Captain, Tank Corps. Retired and granted rank of Captain, April, 1921.

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