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William Dobson

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Engineer-Commander William Dobson (c1860-1927)

1927 Obituary [1]

ENGINEER-COMMANDER WILLIAM DOBSON, R.N.R., died on the 29th March, 1927, at Wembley, at the age of 57.

He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Vickers, Sons and Maxim at Barrow from 1889 to 1892, and later was engineer-in-charge on various boats of the P. and O. Steam Navigation Co.

In 1896 he obtained a commission in the Royal Naval Reserve.

From 1898 to 1904 he was with the Metropolitan Electric Supply Co. as assistant engineer at that company's Whitehall Court / Rathbone Place, and Amberley Road stations; and in 1904 and 1905 he was with the British Westinghouse Co. as operating engineer at the Neasden power station under their contract with the Metropolitan Railway Co.

He then transferred to the Metropolitan Railway Co.'s service as assistant electrical engineer and was in charge of the Neasden power station and substations and also the rolling-stock electrical equipment.

In 1912 he entered the service of the London and North-Western Railway Co. at Stonebridge Park as power station superintendent, a position which he held until his death.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1906 and a Member in 1921.

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