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William Bates

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William Bates (1863- )

1922 O.B.E., M.Inst.C.E., A.M.I.E.E., Elec. Engr.; Supt. Engr., Rea Ltd., Liverpool; b. 1863; s. of William Bates, M.D., F.R.C.S. Ed. Bruce Castle, Tottenham, and University Coll. Sch., London. Training: University Coll., London, and Simpson and Co., Pimlico. Career: 1889-92, Engr. to Bilbao-Santince Tramways Co., Spain; 1893, Res. Engr., during construction of Dundee Corpn. Electricity Supply undertaking; 1898-1907, Borough Elec. Engr. to the Corpn. of Birkenhead; 1907-21, Supt. Engr. to Rea Shipping Co., Ltd., Rea Transport Co., Ltd., and Rea, Ltd. Address: " Tregenna," Mount Pleasant, Oxton, Cheshire. T. A.: " c/o Igneus, Liverpool." T.N.: 321 Birkenhead.

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