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Edward Willis

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Edward Willis (1871- )

1922 Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., F.S.I., M.I.Mech.E., F.R.San.I., etc., Municipal and Civil Engineer, Town Hall, Chiswick, W.4. T. A.: "Engineer, Chiswick." T. N: Chiswick 2030; Chiswick moo (private). b. 1871; seventh s. of William Willis of Windsor; m. seventh d. of J. Tucknott, of Brighton. Ed. St. Mark's School, Windsor, now Royal United Services College. Articled to Walter Summerbell, Architect, Windsor, assistant to Stephen M. Wyborn, M.S.A., and others. In private practice as Architect and Surveyor. Int partnership with John Willis for about three years. Municipal appointment under Oliver Claude Robson, Past President I.M. and Cy.E. Building Surveyor, Assistant Engineer, then Chief Engineer and Surveyor at Chiswick, subsequently Architect to the Education Committee, which appointments he still holds. Member of the Council of the Inst.M. and Cy.E., Town Planning Institute and the R.San.I. Honorary Examiner for the above and the Surveyors' Institute. Has also acted as Consulting Engineer for various Local Authorities and given. NA evidence on Municipal undertakings in Parliamentary Committees and the High Courts. Chief Works: Extensive surface water drainage, road and sewerage works, and river foreshore protection, new schools, arterial roads and bridges, etc. Publications: Has read papers before the Institution of Municipal and County Engineers, Concrete Institute, Town Planning Institute and other professional bodies. Associate Member of the Royal Automobile Club. War Services.—Fire Surveyor for temporary and Government Hospitals; Assistant Commandant, 47th Middlesex Voluntary Aid Detachment; Assistant Commandant, Chiswick Red Cross Hospital; owner motor driver in Voluntary Aid Detachment for transport of wounded soldiers.

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