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William Ernest Hosking

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1878 Born in New Cross, son of Thomas Hosking

Educated at Haberdasher Aske's School, Birkbeck College and Goldsmiths College

1894 Started in the general offices of T. and J. Hosking, his father's works, and then moved onto other departments concerned with engine construction and installation

1901 Marine engineer, P&O service

1905 Sudan government - engineer in chief on gunboats, dockyard and passenger services

1913-26 Started a general engineering works in London - director and works manager - Hosking Brothers Ltd of Southwark; also was a motor works.

1927 Engineer salesman for Filtrators Ltd of Astor House, Aldwych

1927 Associate member of I Mech E



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