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Philip Denis Ionides

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1876 Born in Kensington son of Luke Ionides, a stockbroker and his wife Elfrida[1]

1881 Luke A. Ionides 44, stock broker, living in Kensington, with Elfrida 32, Alexander Ionides 10, Mary 9, Irene 5, Philip 4[2]

1889-98 Educated at Harrow School and privately

Apprenticed at J I Thornycroft and Co Chiswick

Apprenticed at Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co, Pittsburg

1900-1908 Manager for British Westinghouse Co in Scotland

1905 Graduate member of I Mech E

1908-14 In business on his own account as electrical and mechanical engineer in Glasgow

1914-20 Served in the Armed Forces; awarded DSO; retired with rank of Colonel

1919-27 Managing director Ransomes and Rapier Ipswich

1928- Managing director Bucyrus-Erie; director Babcock and Wilcox; vice chairman Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co

1933 Associate of I Mech E

1956 Member of I Mech E

1958 Died in Dorset

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1881 census
  • Mechanical Engineer Records