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1922 Who's Who In Engineering: Name O

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OAKES, F. B., A.M.I.Mech.E., Consulting Mechanical Transport Engineer, 7, Spenlow Street, London, E.14. T. N.: East 1788. b. 1871. Ed. Eccles Grammar School and Manchester Technical School. Engineering training received at Nasmyth, Wilson and Co., Ltd., Bridgewater Foundry, Patricroft, Manchester, and joined Herbert Morris, Ltd., Loughborough, in 1900, as Works Manager and Assistant Managing Director; joined R. Garrett and Sons, Ltd., Leiston, in 1909, as Works Manager; purchased the business of Parsons and Sons, Haulage Contractors, 733, Commercial Road, E., and 7, Spenlow Street, E.14, in 1920. Paper read before the 2' Nottingham Association of Engineers, for which awarded medal. War Services.—Organized the manufacture of shells, aeroplanes, and a training school for munition workers, 1914-8.

OAKLEY, Ernest John, Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, 4, Fairlie Place, Calcutta, India. T. A.: " Tasconium." T. N.: 477. b. 1870; s. of the Very Rev. John Oakley, D.D., the late Dean of Manchester; m. W. N. V. King, March 26, 1898. Ed. Brighton College, 1885-8. Training with Aveling and Porter, Ltd., Rochester, 1888-91. General Engineering Career in India, with Ede Brothers, engineers, Cachar, India, 1891-3; The India General Navigation and Railway Co., Ltd., 1893-9; Kilburn and Co., 4, Fairlie Place, Calcutta, General and Electrical Engineering Branch, 1899-1916; Partner, Kilburn and Co., 1916 to date. Connected with The Barrackpore Electric Supply Co., Ltd., The Indian Electric Supply and Traction Co., Ltd., The Diamond Drill Syndicate, New Sayan Sugar Co., Ltd., The Beldanga Tannery Co., Ltd., and various coal companies and tea gardens in India, etc., the Russa Engineering Works, Ltd. Member of Indian Mining Association, Indian Tea Association, and Bengal Club, Ltd. War Services.—Four years in the Indian Defence Force.

O'BRIEN, Benjamin Thompson, M.I.Mech.E., Man. Dir., Thos. O'Brien, Ltd., Liverpool; b. 1856; s. of Thos. O'Brien. Ed. Soc. of Friends' Sch., Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Training: John Musgrave and Sons, Ltd., Bolton. First Engineer's Cert., B.O. T., App. with and in Drawing Office, John Musgrave and Sons; 4 years Engr. with the Ulster Steamship Co., Belfast; 3o years Manager, Engr. and Man. Dir., Thos O'Brien, Ltd. Address: 3o, Slater Street, Liverpool.

ODLING, Charles William, C.S.I., M.Inst. C.E., Irrigation Engineer, 3, Ridgway Gardens, Wimbledon, S.W.i 9; b. 1847; s. of William Odling, Manor House, Buslingthorpe, Lincoln; m. Alice Ronayne Meade, 32, Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin. Ed. Queen's College, Galway; Master of Engineering Queen's University, Ireland. Articled to S. W. Roberts, C.B., M.Inst.C.E. Indian P.W.D., Chief Engineer and Secretary, Bengal Irrigation, 1892-5; Chief Engineer and Secretary, P.W.D., United Provinces, Agra and Oudh, 1896-1901; Secretary, Government of India P.W.D., and Inspector General of Irrigation, 1901-2; retired May 31, 1902. Chief Works: second and third Ranges of the High-level Canal (Orissa Canals); Weirs across rivers Brahmmee, Paltia, Burrah and Byturnee, aggregating 6,600 feet in length, many aqueducts and bridges; Member of the Legislative Council, North-Western Provinces and Oudh, 1896-1901.

OGDEN, F. L., Elec. Engr., Oldham Corpn., Greenhill Electricity Works, Oldham.

OGILVIE, Alexander, C.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., F.R.Ae.S., F.R.S.A., Governing Director, Ogilvie and Partners, Ltd., Cons. Aeronautical Eng; b. 1882; s. of Arthur Graeme Ogilvie, Min. Engr. Ed. Rugby and Cambridge. Training: Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co., Aberdare and Bargoed; and own experimental works at Eastchurch, and Camber. Aeronautical experiments with Wright Brothers; full scale experiments on and modifications to Wright Aeroplanes and Motors; experiments on instruments to promote safety of flight and reduce head resistance; Inventor of Ogilvie Air Speed Indicator; 1916-19— Head of design branch, Tech. Dept., Air Bd., and Aircraft Production Dept., M. of M.; founder of firm, Ogilvie and Partners, Ltd., 1919. Clubs: Bath; Royal Aero; Cruising Assoc. Address: 104, High Holborn, London, W.C.I. T. A.: " Aerconseng, Westcent." T. N.: Holborn 817-818.

OGILVIE, Harry K., M.I. and M.Inst. Brit.F., Chief Metallurgist, Alfred Herbert, Ltd., Coventry; b. 1893; s. of Robert Ogilvie, M.A. Ed. Bonhill Public Sch., The Hermitage, Helensburgh. Training: Tatlock and Thomson, City Analysts for Glasgow; Wm. Beardmore and Co., Glasgow; Royal Tech. College Career: Chief Chemist, Philip and Bruce, Ltd., Glasgow; Chief Metallurgist, Walter Spencer and Co., Sheffield. Address: Benthall Road, Coventry.

OGLETHORPE, William Allan, M.I.Mech.E., M.I.N.A., Mech. Supt., Mersey Docks and Harbour Bd., Dock Office, Liverpool.

O'GORMAN, Mervyn, Lieut.-Colonel, D.Sc., C.B. (1913),M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E., M.I.A.E., 2 I, Embankment Gardens, Chelsea, S.W.3. T. N.: Kensington 2726. b. 1871. Ed. Downside College, Bath, and University College, Dublin. Consulting Engineer to 1909; Superintendent, Royal Aircraft Factory to 1916; Consulting Engineer to Director-General Military Aeronautics to October, 1917; Pres. Tech. Com. Federation Internationale Aeronautique; Chm. Accidents Investigation Ctee. Air Ministry. Publ.: Author of " O'Gorman's Motor Pocket Book," 1912,1913, etc. Club: Athenaeum. War Services.—Superintendent, Royal Aircraft Factory; founded Hants Aircraft Parks.

OKELL, Ernest Gordon, M.I.E.E., Engr. Plymouth Corpn. Lighting, 5, Compton Park Villas Mannamead, Plymouth..

OLDHAM, Charles William Seeley, M.I. Water E., Engr. and Manager, Ipswich Corpn. Waterworks, 1905 to date; b. 1879; s. of Charles Oldham, Solicitor. Ed. Leamington Collegiate Sch. Training: Warwick, Borough Surveyor and Water Engr.'s pupil. Seven years Asst. to Water and Gas Engr., City of Hull. T. A.: " Waterworks, Ipswich." T. N.: 5 and 64o, Ipswich.

OLLIFF-LEE, Olliiff, Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., P.W.D. (India), Civil Engineer (Bridge and other structural design ), c/o Thos. Cook and Sons, Bombay. T. A.: " 011ifflee, Railways, Bagdad." b. February, 1887; s. of Walton Olliff-Lee, J.P.; m. to Ruby Middleton Taylor in 1911, three children. Pupil with J. Walker Smith, M.Inst.C.E., and Civil Engineering Course at Central Technical College, London. As a pupil on the Walney Bridge at Barrow-in-Furness, subsequently for a short period on the Blackfriars Bridge widening works, and after a year in the Royal Anglesey Royal Engineers (Special Reserve) was appointed to the Public Works Department in India in 1909; served as District and Executive Engineer in the United Provinces in India. On termination of war service was deputed by Government of India to the Mesopotamian Railways for a period of three years as Engineer in charge of designs. Chief Works: 27 Designed and erected many steel and reinforced concrete bridges and culverts in Kumann and Rohilkund (India), and for the Mesopotamian Railways. Member of United Service Clubs, Lucknow and Naini Tal. War Services.—Captain (Military Railways). Three years' railway work in the Advanced Area, Mesopotamia; rebuilt demolished bridges on the BagdadSamarah Railway, etc. Mentioned in Dispatches in 1918.

OMAR, Abdel Mageed, Bey, M.Sc., Assoc.M. Inst.C.E., A.M.I.Mech.E., Civil and Mechanical Engineer, School of Engineering, Giza, Egypt. T. A.: " Omar, Giza, Egypt." T. N.: 2587. b. 1883. After completing Engineering studies in Egypt and serving in the Irrigation Department for over 3 years, was offered a Scholarship from the Egyptian Government, and went to Leeds University, where he obtained B.Sc. with first class honours in 1909 and M.Sc. in 191o. With Hathorn, Davey and Co., Leeds, under A. H. Meysey Thompson, M.Inst. C.E., and A. Towler, M.I.Mech.E.; and with the Great Western Railway, under W. Y. Armstrong, M.Inst.C.E. Now Vice-Principal, School of Engineering, Giza, Egypt. Chief Works: Remodelling works in the Irrigation Service. Publications: Nomographic Charts. Club: National Sporting, Cairo.

O'MEARA, W. A. J., Bt.-Lieut.-Col., C.M.G., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E., Royal Engineers, 3, Plowden Buildings, Temple; b. 1863; eldest s. of late A. O'Meara of St. Marks, Simla: m. Annie M., second d. of late Surg.-Col. W. Graves, A.M.S. Ed. Wren and Gurney, Powis Square,W.; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; School of Military Engineering, Chatham; Staff College, Camberley. Active service in Burma, 1885-6 (employed on reconnaissance duties); reconstruction of Spithead Defences, 1887-9; lent to General Post Office, 1889-94 (employed under late Sir Wm. Preece on construction of first International Telephone Trunk line, London to Paris); Table Bay Defences, 1894-6; on special service and on staff in South Africa (Director of Telegraphs in Kimberley during siege, Chief Intelligence Officer, Bloemfontein, Acting Mayor, Johannesburg, and Government Commissioner, Johannesburg and District), 18991902; Engineer-in-Chief, General Post Office, 190712; Special Engineering Commissioner for Europe, under General Post Office, 1912-3. Now a Barristerat-Law. Chief Works: Reconstruction Spithead Defences; Table Bay Defences; International Telephone communication between Great Britain and France, Great Britain and Belgium. Publications: "Notes on Reconstruction of Johannesburg Municipality," " Submarine Cables for Long Distance Telephony," " The Functions of the Engineer: his Education and Traini,ng," etc. Club: Royal Societies, St. James's Street. War Services.—Third Burmese War, 1885-6 (mentioned in Dispatches); S. Af. War 1899-1901 (three times mentioned in Dispatches); General Staff (Home Defence), 1915-18 (mentioned in " London Gazette " ).

O'NEILL, James Joseph, F.R.S.A., M.I.N.A., M.I.E.S., M.Soc.N.A. and M.E. (U.S.A.), Assoc. M.(U.S.) Naval Inst., Cons. Naval Arch. and Surveyor; b. 1862; s. of James O'Neill, J.P., Shipbuilder. Ed. St. John's Sch., Birkenhead; and Rutherford College, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Training: Swan and Hunter's, Wallsend; and Sir W. G. Armstrong, Mitchell and Co., Elswick, S. Kensington Hons. in Physics and Electricity. App., Swan and Hunter, Wallsend; Asst. to Chief Draughtsman, Sir W. G. Armstrong, Elswick; Naval Designer and Constructor, Naval Construction and Armaments Co., Barrow-in-Furness; 20 years Asst. to Manager, Designer and Chief Draughtsman, The Fairfield S. and E. Co., Ltd., Govan; 3 years General Manager, Rennie, Forrestt and Co., Essex. Papers to Eng. Insts. Address Oxford House, Oxford Street, Southampton. T. A.: "Design, Southampton." T. N.: 1773 Southampton.

O'NEILL, William Purcell, M.Inst.C.E., Civil Engineer, Wave Crest, Bray, Co. Wicklow. T. A.: " No. 2 Bray, Wicklow." T. N.: No. 2 Bray. b. 1858; s. of A. O'Neill, Slumber Hill, Killavullen, Co. Cork; m. 1886. Ed. Private and Royal College of Science, Dublin. Pupil to Edward Wilson, M.Inst. C.E., 9, Dean's Yard, Westminster. Assistant Engineer, Ipswich and Felixstowe Railway, Parkston Wharfs, Banbury and Cheltenham Railway; District Engineer, Midland Great Western Railway, Ireland, 1880-92; Chief Engineer, Midland Great Western Railway, Ireland, 1892-1918, Loughrea and Attymon Railway extension, Ballinrobe and Claremorris extension. Also those of Galway and Clifden and Westport and Achill, both carried out under the Right Hon. Arthur James Balfour's schemes of railway extension in the West of Ireland. Member of the Constitutional Club.

ONYON, William, Engr.-Capt. R.N. (retired) M.V.O., M.I.N.A., M.I.Metals, Mar. Engr.; Engr. Manager, Wm. Beardmore and Co., Shipyard, Dalmuir; b. 1862; s. of the late Wm. Onyon, of St. John's, S.E. Ed. Christ's Hospital. Training: H.M. Training S. " Marlborough "; Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The first Engr. Commander of H.M.S. " Dreadnought "; on Staff of Admiral Sir Colin Keppel, in H.M.S. " Medina," during King George V. Durbar Voyage to India. Club: East India United Service. Address: The Tower, Dalmuir, Dumbartonshire. T. A.: "Dalmuir." T. N.: 129 Clydebank.

ORAM, Sir Henry John, K.C.B., Engr. Vice-Admiral (retired), D.S.M.(Amer.), F.R.S., b. 1858; s. of j. J. 'Oram, of Plymouth. Ed. R.N. College, Greenwich. Training: H.M. Dockyard, Keyham, Devonport. Engr.-in-Chief of the Fleet, 1907-17. Publ.: " The Mar. Steam Engine " (jointly). Club: Athenaeum. Address: Hale, Rudgwick, Sussex. T. A.: "Hale, Bucks Green." ORCHARD, Albert J. A., Vice-Pres. I.Min.E., Lyme Grove, Dunriding Lane, St. Helens.

ORCHISTON, J., M.I.E.E., Local Hon. Sec. Inst.E.E.(N.Z.); b. 1857; s. of James Orchiston, late Grain Merchant, Aberdeen. Ed. Balclutha High Sch., N.Z. Training: In the N.Z. Post and Tele-. graph Dept. Career: Forty-one years' service in the Eng. Branch of the N.Z. Post and Telegraph Dept., of which 14 years were spent in charge of the Auckland district, and 17 years in charge of the Otago district; finally Chief Engr. of Telegraphs for the Dominion for 7 years; retired 1918. Supervised construction and opened the Telephone Exchange in Auckland in 1881, before any exchanges were established in Great Britain; while Chief Engr. two high-power and five low power Wireless Stations were installed, including Chatham Islands and Raratonga. Address: 16, Rimu Road, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand. T. N.: 20069.

ORDE, Edwin Lancelot, M.I.N.A., M.I.Mech. E., etc., Marine Engineering and Shipbuilding, c/o Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co., Ltd., 8, Great George Street, London, S.W.r. T. A.: " Shipzag, London." T. N.: 4010 Victoria. b. 1863. Ed. Marlborough, University College, London. Apprenticeship with R. and W. Hawthorn Leslie and Co., Ltd., St. Peter's, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Assistant General Manager, R. and W. Hawthorn Leslie and Co., Ltd.; joined Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co., Ltd. Shipyards, 1888. Publications: Papers and transactions of technical societies. President of the North-east Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders, 1917-19. Clubs: Carlton, Royal Automobile, and Northern Counties, Newcastle-on-Tyne. War Services.—Shipbuilding.

ORMANDY, William Reginald, D.Sc., F.I.C., F.C.S., M.I.A.E., M.Inst.P.T., M.Inst.Met., Cons. Engr.; b. 1870; s. of W. Ormandy, of Chorley. Ed. Wigan Sch. of Mines; Owens College, Manchester; Tubingen University. Hon. Research Sch., Hon. Research Fellow, Bishop Berkeley Fellow of the Owens College, Silver Medal Roy. Soc. of Arts. Contributions to Chem. Soc. of London. Proceedings of I. of Pet. Technologists, and of the I. of Aut. Engrs. Clubs: Chemical Industry. Address: Oakley House, Bloomsbury Street, London, W.C. T. A.: " Besprechen, West Cent." T. N.: Museum 3041.

ORMISTON, James S., M.I.N.A., Ship Surveyor, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, London. Ed. High Sch., Glasgow. Training: Royal Tech. College, Glasgow (Associateship). App., London and Glasgow Eng. and Shipbuilding Co., Glasgow; Asst. to Prof. of Mechanics, Royal Tech. College, Glasgow; Ship Surveyor to British Corpn. Registry, Glasgow, and Mar. Dept. B.O.T. Address: 9, Kildare Terrace, Bayswater, London, W.2.

ORR, John, O.B.E., B.Sc., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E., M.Amer.S.Mech.E., Prof. of Mech. Eng., University College, Johannesburg; b. 1870. Ed. Royal Tech. College, Glasgow, and Glasgow University. App. with Gibb and Hogg, Airdrie, and A. F. Craig and Co., Paisley. Eng. experience in Works and on Staff of Rankine and Blackmore, Greenock; D. and W. Henderson, Glasgow; Simpson and Strickland, Dartmouth; Wigham, Richardson and Co., Newcastle-onTyne. Went to S. Af., 1897, on initiation of the S.A. Sch. of Mines, Kimberley, holding position of Prof. of Mech. and Elec. Eng., Sch. of Mines; transferred to Johannesburg after Boer War. Author of various Tech. Papers and Addresses published in proceedings of Socs. P.-Pres. S.A. Inst. of Engrs.; P.-Pres. S.A. Assoc. for Advancement of Sc.; Member of Union Govt. Advisory Bd. of Industry and Sc., and Chairman of Eng. Section (1917-20); Chairman B.E.S.A. (S.A. Branch); Dean of Faculty of Eng., University of S. Af. Obtained Queen's Medal, with l3ar, Siege of Kimberley (Lt. ). During late War, Member of Witwatersrand Disabled Soldiers' Bd., now Chairman; Member of Central Executive, GovernorGeneral's Fund, and Member of Administrative Committee, Governor-General's Fund (Johannesburg Branch). Awarded O.B.E., in 1919, for services on behalf of Disabled Soldiers. Clubs. Rand, Johannesburg; Kimberley, Kimberley. Address University. of S. Af. T. A.: " University, Johannesburg." T. N.: 591o, Central.

O'SULLIVAN, P. F., M.Inst.C.E.I., Engr., Dublin United Tramways Co. (1896), Ltd. Ed. Belvedere College, Dublin. Address: 9, Upper Sackville Street, Dublin.

OTT, Ernest Henry, Hecla Steel and Armament Works, Sheffield, and 15, Park Avenue, Sheffield. T. N.: Broom Hill io6. b. 1877. Trained at Nottingham University. Commenced at Hadfield's, Ltd., as draughtsman in 1899; was made Assistant Works Manager in 1910 and Works Manager of the Hecla Works, Sheffield, in 1913. War Services.—Work for the Ministry of Munitions, chiefly armour-piercing and other shells.

OTTLEY, S. Hurst R., Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Civil Engineer, Divisional Engineer, Irrigation, Hyderabad (Deccan ), India; b. 1884. Ed. Roorke, Outsider Course, and trained by P. Roscoe Allen, M.Inst.C.E., A. J. Perram, M.Inst.C.E., A. T. Mackenzie, M.Inst.C.E., and C. T. Mullingo. Probationer Engineer on general engineering works; worked as Assistant Engineer in six of the districts of the Nizam's country, became District Engineer and held charge of two other districts, and then Divisional Engineer of Warangah Division and at present Divisional Engineer of the Kurreemnugger Division. Service been in the Deccan Telegana, and comprised the care of the Tank Irrigation system and the prospecting of all rivers with a view to hydro-electric power and irrigating possibilities. Chief Works: Juldroog falls of the Kristna, the Koontala falls of the Khuddum, the Issalapour falls of the Pain Ganga, the Dindi reservoir, the restoration of the Ramappa, Taknowaram and Pakhal lakes, the Pendli-Pakhal schemes. War Services.—A member of the Volunteer services in the early part of the war, in England, but not allowed to proceed to any front after return to India, owing to shortage of staff.

OTWAY, Percy Macewan, Senior Diploma C.E., M.I.Mech.E., etc., Civil and Mechanical Engineer. Address: The Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co., Ltd., Sarawak Concessions, Miri Sarawak, Via Singapore. Home Address: Stalheim, New Road, Abbey Wood, London, S.E. b. 1883; s. of Thomas James Otway and Agnes Wilhelmina Otway; m. Marion Beatrice Caville. Ed. and Training: The Grammar School, St. George, Grenada, British West Indies; University College, Bristol, full course Civil Engineering, special final Senior Diploma; articled pupil to E. S. Sinnott, M.Inst.C.E. Resident Engineer for E. S. Sinnott, M.Inst.C.E., on light railways and road widenings. 19o4-17—A Member of the Civil Engineering Staff of Dick, Kerr and Co., Ltd., London, E.C. Resident Engineer-in-Charge for the Metropolitan Water Board at Walton-on-Thames. The Metallurgical Laboratory, etc., and Froude Experimental Tank. The main drainage of Surbiton, including sewage disposal works, mains and destructors. Extensions, suction and delivery culverts, economizer for the L.C.C. Southern outfall works, Crossness. The deep-water pier, sea defence works, at Shell Haven. 1917—Civil Engineer to the Sarawak Concessions of the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co., Ltd. War Services.—Supervising engineering on construction of aerodromes, engine repair depots and camps, roads, drainage, etc., for the Ministry of Munitions of War at Sheffield.

OUGH, Arthur Henry, M.Inst.C.E., F.R.I. B.A., Civil Engineer, Stanmore, Dawlish. T. A.: " Ough, Stanmore, Dawlish." b. 1863; s. of late Henry Ough, Assoc.M.Inst.C.E.; rya. Annie Milburn Goldie. Ed. Private Schools; pupil of Henry Ough, Assoc.M.Inst.C.E.; assistant in Metropolitan District Railway, and Great Eastern Railway Engineers' Offices. Managing Assistant, Danby and Leigh, Hong-Kong, 1888-91, afterwards partner in Leigh and Orange, 1901; retired as senior partner in 1913; in private practice as Henry Ough and Son, 1891-1901, in London; now practising in Dawlish. Chief Works: Factories for Huntley and Palmers, R. and J. Beck, Cambridge Instrument Co., and domestic work in England; and in the Far East, Hong-Kong University. Many bulk oil installations, large buildings, and engineering works, including Swatow Waterworks, Canton Sewerage, Holt's Wharves, Admiralty Dock, steel piers, reclamations and consulting work generally. Public Positions: J.P. (Hong-Kong ), on Board of Examiners, Royal Sanitary Institute; Mem., Dawlish U.D.C.; Chm., Water and San. Ctee; Hon. Sec. and Man., Dawlish Cottage Hospital. Publications: Various communications to Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engrs. Clubs: Savage, Dawlish District, Royal HongKong Yacht Club. War Services.—Platoon Commander, North Riding Regiment of Volunteers, 1914-16, Coast Defence; Lieutenant, Royal Defence Corps, 1916-19, in Observer Companies and Protection Companies, antiaircraft duty, and escort and guard duty at prisonerof-war camps in England and Scotland.

OWEN, Alfred Ernest, M.I. and M.I.Ae.E., Constructional Engr.; b. 1869; Proprietor and Principal of Rubery, Owen and Co.; Proprietor of H. M. Joel and Co., Steel Smelters, etc., Sheffield; Chairman, Wellman Smith Owen Eng. Corpn., Ltd., Darlaston and London; Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Birmingham; Nuts and Bolts (Darlaston) Ltd., Chains Ltd.; Darlaston; A. G. Sutherland, Ltd., Birmingham. Address: " Koyama," Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. T. A.: "Roofs, Darlaston." T. N.: Darlaston 87.

OWEN, Robert E. Lloyd, M.C., A.M.I.E.E., Electrical Engineer, 117, High Street, Portmadoc, North Wales; b. 1888. Ed. Bangor University, North Wales; J. H. Williams and Sons, Engineers, Portmadoc; the British Thomson-Houston Co., Rugby. City Engineer's Staff, Moose Jaw, Canada; City Electrical Staff, Saskatoon, Canada; Electrical Engineer for the Big River Lumber Co., Saskatchewan; Electrical Engineer for the Montreal Engineering Co. at Medicine Hat, Alberta; now with British Thomson-Houston Co., Rugby. War Services.-1914-19—Temporary Captain R.G.A. attached Royal Engineers, commanding Sound Ranging Sections in France and Balkans, 1916-18; commanding Sound Ranging Experimental Workshops, Salisbury Plain, 1919.

OWENS, John Switzer, B.A., M.D., Assoc.M. Inst.C.E., F.R.G.S., F.G.S., F.R.San.I., Consulting, Civil and Mechanical Engineer, 47, Victoria Street, Westminster, S. W.1. T. N.: Victoria 4158. b. 1871. Ed. Arts and Medicine University, Dublin, left Medicine for Engineering, 1907. Mechanical training, Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co., and Durham College of Science; Civil, under late E. Case. Has specialized on sea defence work, dredging, river improvement, and similar work. Has carried out much research on allied subjects; Consulting Engineer for sea works to East Sussex County Council; Consulting Engineer for harbour and waterways, Mason and Barry, also Consulting Mechanical Engineer for their mines at San Domingos; Technical Adviser, London Coal Smoke Abatement Society; Superintendent, Advisory Committee to Meteorological Office on Atmospheric Pollution; Member Research Committee, R.G.S.; Vice-Pres. and Mem. of Council, Concrete Institute; Member Board of Examiners, Royal Sanitary Institute. Author of many papers on professional subjects. War Services.—Engaged on designs and experiments for the M.I.D., also at the National Physical Laboratory.

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