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Charles Norman Staniland (1871-1935)
CHARLES NORMAN STANILAND died on the 31st May, 1935, at the age of 63. He attended Finsbury Technical College as an evening student from 1888 to 1889, and received his practical training as a pupil first with the Bath electricity undertaking and later with Messrs. Ronald Scott, of Aston. Early in 1894 he joined the House-to-House Electric Light Supply Co. as a switchboard attendant, but left the company shortly afterwards to take charge of the work of overhauling and installing lighting installations at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, and at Douglas, Isle of Man. After spending a short period as mains assistant at Altrincham, he was in 1895 appointed electrician in charge at the generating station of the Islington borough undertaking. In 1897 he joined the staff of Mr. Robert Hammond, under whom he was responsible for the erection and testing of generating plant. He resigned this position shortly afterwards to go to Canterbury, where he superintended the erection of the generating plant and the laying-down of the distribution system. He was appointed chief electrical engineer at Canterbury in 1899. From 1902 until his death he held the position of borough electrical engineer at Hornsey, and from 1905 was responsible for all the extensions of the undertaking. He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1897, was transferred to Associate Membership in 1899, and became a Member in 1908.