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Frederick William Thompson

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Frederick William Thompson, A.M. Inst.C.E., Steelworks Engineer

1883 Born in Northampton son of Beeby and Emma Thompson, headmaster of the Science School.[1]

1900-2 Worked in the Russian oil fields.

1903 With Duke and Ockenden, Waterworks Engineers, Littlehampton.

1904-8 With Appleby's Ltd., Parkhead, Glasgow, designing all types of cranes.

1908 Mechanical Engineer with Wellman, Seaver and Head.

1911 Associate Member of Inst of Civil Engineers

1913 Joined 520th (London) Field Company, Royal Engineers

WWI Service in France (attached to 47th Division).

1916 Released from military service to return to Wellman, Seaver & Head, Ltd.

1918 Recalled to army.

1922 Steelworks engineer Wellman Smith Owen Engineering Corporation

Chief Designer, Thomas Broadbent and Sons, Ltd., Huddersfield. Designed opening machinery for Tees (Newport) Vertical Lift Bridge, Boothferry Swing Bridge, Bangkok Bascule Bridge, Weymouth Bridge, etc

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