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William Compton Hall

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William Compton Hall

1922 Lieut.-Colonel and Hon. Colonel (T.F.), V.D., M.Inst.C.E., County Bridgemaster for Lancashire, County Offices, Preston, Lancs. T. N.: Preston. Ed. Manchester Grammar School. Articled pupil to the late Sturges Meek, Chief Engineer Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, 1875-8. Resident Engineer for Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in charge of new works from 1878-1900. Appointed County Bridgemaster of Lancashire in August, 1900, and still holds this position. War Services.—Twenty-nine years' service in Volunteers, retiring with rank of Colonel and V.D.; rejoined on outbreak of war, and appointed to command of 2nd/5th King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Finally retired August, 1916.

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