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Thomas William Ellis (c1878-1933)

1924 Moved his office from 110. Victoria-street, to 70, Victoria-street, Westminster, S.W.I.[1]

1933 President of the Institution of Engineering Inspection

1933 Obituary [2]

THOMAS WILLIAM ELLIS was born at Reigate and in 1895 became a pupil with Messrs. Lancasters, Southampton.

In 1897 he was appointed assistant engineer at Guildford Electrical Works, and from 1898 to 1903 he took charge of various contracts for the installation of electric light and power in the South and West of England.

Mr. Ellis carried out similar work for Messrs. Mills, English and Company, Swansea, for the next three years, and after a short period with Woolwich Borough Council Electricity Department he was appointed resident engineer by the Phoenix Manufacturing Company (now the English Electric Company) and was engaged on contracts in South Wales and the West of England.

In 1911, Mr. Ellis entered into business on his own account as advising engineer, specializing in power equipment and electricity supply schemes.

During the War he was appointed H.M. Inspecting Officer of the Ordnance Department, Woolwich Arsenal.

In 1918 he became director and general manager of Messrs. Brazil, Straker and Company, Bristol, and during the next two years he controlled the organization and production of several engineering companies.

He again commenced practice as a consulting engineer in 1920, and was concerned with several large industrial schemes. He was consulting engineer to the Sittingbourne and Milton Urban District Council and many other municipal bodies.

Mr. Ellis was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1924 and was transferred to Membership in 1926. He was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

He died on 19th August 1933 in his fifty-sixth year.

1933 Obituary [3]

Mr. T. W. Ellis, M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E., M.I.E.I., the consulting engineer, of 70, Victoria-street, Westminster, S.W.1, died suddenly at his home on August 19th, aged fifty-five.

Mr. Ellis was this year's President of the Institution of Engineering Inspect1on.

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