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Kyrle William Willans

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Kyrle William Willans (1883-1973)

1883 Born in Thames Ditton, Surrey[1], son of Peter and Edith Willans

1891 Living in Pirbright with Peter W Willans, 39, Edith E Willans 35, Una M Willans 9, Kyrle William Willans 7, Isabella M Willans 5, Gilbert R S Willans 1[2]

1901 At school in Rugby[3]

1903-5 With J. and H. McLaren, Leeds, traction engines and electric lighting engines

1905-6 With D. and W. Henderson, Glasgow, marine engineers

1906-12 Outside erector with Willans and Robinson, Rugby, and other posts

1910 Married Hero E. Taylor in Chester[4]

1911 Engine designer, in Rugby, with his wife Hero Elizabeth, 34[5]

1912-14 General Manager Yorkshire Engine Co

1914-17 Works Manager Vulcan Foundry

1918 Service in Artists' Rifles

Working on own account

1924-7 Consultant to Sentinel Waggon Works and managing director of subsidiary handling industrial locomotives (1925-7).

1927-30 General manager Kerr Stewart Ltd

1930-32 In charge of marine sales for Petters Ltd

1932 Consultant mechanical engineer; retained consultant to National Gas and Oil Engine Co on marine heavy oil engines

1935 Elected member of I Mech E

1936 Kyrle and Hero Willans, of Milton Northants, were registered as electors at Quality House, Red Lion St, London; also registered at this address were Peter William Willans and Marion Jane Willans of Marlow Bucks[6]

1942 Temporary Lieutenant, RNVR

1973 Died in Devizes[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1891 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. BMD
  5. 1911 census
  6. London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
  7. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records