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William Bardill (1860-1915)
1915 Obituary 
WILLIAM BARDILL was born at Ironville, Derbyshire, on 24th January 1860.
He was educated at various schools in Sheffield and at Nottingham University from 1890 to 1893, where he gained a County Council Scholarship.
He served an apprenticeship of three years, 1874 to 1877, at Butterley Ironworks, and a further apprenticeship of four years, to 1881, as an improver at Turner's Rolling Stock Works, Langley Mill, Notts.
He stayed with the latter firm until 1900, occupying posts which varied from leading iron turner to manager, in 1896.
He finally settled in Nottingham as a consulting engineer. Mr. Bardill had great experience in mining and railway machinery. He wrote several Papers on Gas and Oil Engines, the Engineering of Collieries, the Commercial Management of Engineering Works, etc.
His death took place at West Bridgford, Nottingham, on 13th September 1915, in his fifty-sixth year.
He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1910. He was also is Member of several Mining Institutions and Societies.