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William John Unwin Sowter

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William John Unwin Sowter (1874- )

1922 M.I.E.E., Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, Urban District Council Electricity Works, Bray, Co. Wicklow. T. N.:, Bray 9o. b. 1874. Ed. Margate College and Finsbury Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Ferranti, Ltd. Assistant Engineer, St. James's and Pall Mall Electric Light Co., London; Assistant Engineer, Southampton, Aberdeen and Ealing Corporations; Deputy City Electrical Engineer to the Coventry Corporation from 1900-4; Borough Electrical Engineer, Dorchester Corporation, 19045. Has since held the position of Chief Electrical Engineer to the Bray Urban District Council. Chairman, Irish Section, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1912. Chief Works: Entirely reconstructed the Bray undertaking, substituting Diesel oil engines for the former steam generating plant. Has also acted as Consulting Engineer to the Lame and Enniscorthy Urban District Councils, and to the Cahirciveen Electricity Supply Co., etc.

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