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Francis William Harold Stileman

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1876 Born in Barrow in Furness[1], son of Frank Stileman, civil engineer, and his wife Angelina[2]

1895-8 Articled to the engineering department of the Furness Railway Co

1898 Assistant resident engineer on the lowering of the lock cill in Barrow in Furness.

1902 In charge of dock works at Barrow

1906 resident engineer on the West Wemyss Dock Extension

1909 Associate of Inst of Civil Engineers

1911 Civil Engineer, working on own account, boarder in Barrow in Furness[3]

1912 Married Dorothy Anne Wainwright in Oatlands, Surrey[4]

1916 Resident Engineer, Pembrey Works, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire

1919 Resident engineer on construction of shipyard for Furness Shipbuilding Co on the Tyne.

1920 Member of Inst of Civil Engineers

1925 Became Engineer-in-Chief, Public Works Department, Perth, W Australia

1931 Returned to UK. Became Chief Engineer, The Dredging and Construction Co., Ltd., Artillery House, Westminster, S.W.1.

1938 Died in Weybridge[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1911 census
  4. BMD
  5. national probate calendar
  • Civil Engineer Lists