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William Hamilton Wilson (c1879-1944), electrical engineer
1878 Born in Rangatiki, New Zealand
Educated at Collegiate School, Wanganui, New Zealand.
Apprenticed to Cable & Co., Marine Engineers, Wellington, N.Z.
1901 Electrical and mechanical courses at King's College, Strand, London
1904 Assistant Engineer Metropolitan Electric Supply Co., Ltd..
1906-8 Chief Assistant Electrical Engineer and Acting Electrical Engineer to East Indian Railway.
1906 November 26th. Married at Calcutta to Amy Sarah Awdry
1910 Electrical Engineer to John Birch and Co Ltd., London
1911 Secretary and Director of the Wilson Apparatus Co., Ltd., Carlisle
1911 Living at 14 Cobham Road, Norbiton, Kingston: William Hamilton Wilson (age 32 born Rangatiki, New Zealand - British subject through parentage), Electrical Engineer - Export Trade. With his wife Amy Sarah Wilson (age 30 born Rangatiki, New Zealand - British subject through parentage) and their two daughters Audry Elizabeth Wilson (age 3 born Calcutta - British subject through parentage) and Katharine Mary Wilson (age 9 months born Norbiton). One servant.
Before 1912 designed some of the earliest transformers and apparatus used for army aircraft wireless.
1913 In private practice as electrical engineer and inventor.
Inventor of various wireless telegraph apparatus, X-ray apparatus, and thermoelectric instruments.
WWI Developed transformers, wireless telegraph condensers and transmitting sets used in large numbers during the war.
1919 Exhibited a thermo-electric conductor which behaved as a thermocouple useful for spectrum analysis.
Post-WWI: Awarded £500 by the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors for wireless transmitting sets in addition to £6020 from the Admiralty and the War Office
1944 June 20th. Died