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Cecil Compton Paterson

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Cecil Compton Paterson (1885-1937), Early aviator.

1885 Born in Waterloo, near Liverpool, son of James Paterson, a draper, and his wife Jane[1]

1901 Apprenticed to architects; living with his parents in Bootle[2]

1910 A biplane was built at Liverpool for Mr. C. Compton Paterson. As a result of his observations at Rheims and other flying meetings on the Continent, Mr. Paterson had decided to have a machine built on the lines of the Curtiss biplane. The work of construction was undertaken by the Liverpool Motor House, of which Mr. Paterson was a director. The biplane was tested by Mr. Paterson, who had never been in a flying machine before, at Freshfield, near Southport.[3].

1910 Gained his flying certificate at Freshfield; address given as Kimberley, South Africa

1911 Mr. Compton Paterson made some good flights at Freshfield with his new biplane, built by the Liverpool Motor House Ltd. The biplane was an improved version of Mr. Paterson's previous design[4]

1911 Miss Lilian Bland made use of a method of protecting the wires used for construction of aircraft which had been devised by Mr. Compton Paterson[5]

1911 An aviator; living in Formby with other aviators - Robert Arthur King and Francis Cowper Topham[6]

1913 Managing director of the South African Flying School, Kimberley.[7]

1914 Arrived from Mozambique in Southampton, an aviator, with his wife Winifred

1937 Died in Frognal Hampstead, Middlesex[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 census
  2. 1910 census
  3. Flight 28 May 1910
  4. Flight, 4 February 1911
  5. Flight 4 February 1911
  6. 1911 census
  7. Flight 1 November 1913
  8. National Probate Calendar