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Henry Seddon Wildeblood

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Henry Seddon Wildeblood (1863- )

1922 Captain M.Inst.C.E., A.F.R.Ae.S Aeronautical Engr., 22, Leinster Gardens, London, W.2. T. N.: Regent 6700; Extension 702; Paddington 832. b 1863; s. of Seddon and Elizabeth Wildeblood. Ed. Sandbach, Cheshire; 3 years theory and. workshop at the Royal Indian Engineering College, Coopers Hill, passed out fifth; Associate, Coopers Hill. Obtained appointment in Indian Public Works Department; one year's "Practical Course" on Liverpool Waterworks, Vyrnwy. Assistant, Executive and Superintending Engineer, Public Works Department, India; Chief Engineer of Kashmir and Rajputana; Under-Secretary to Government of India Public Works Department; held charge of all public works in Kashmir and Rajputana and of all roads, bridges and buildings and of waterworks, sanitary and electrical works in the United Provinces, both repair and original work. Chief Works: Naini Tal protection works against landslips roads and bridges in Himalayas and plains; reservoirs, canals, roads, etc., in Kashmir and Rajputana; famine relief work for nearly 1,000,000 labourers; Government House, Naini Tal; Agricultural College, Cawnpore; Secretariat buildings, Naini Studied aeronautics as a hobby since 1908; designed, built and flew own aeroplane in India and carried out numerous experiments until departure in 1915. Publications: Articles on aeronautics from 1910 onwards; several patents on aeroplanes. Member of Royal Aero Club; Roehampton Club; London Country Sports Club, Hendon. War Services.—Resigned appointment in India in November, 1915, in order to do aeronautical work, Technical Department, Air Ministry; in charge of improvements to S.E.5.A. and other aeroplanes during war. British War Medal. Employed in Air Ministry, Directorate of Research.

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