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Patrick Walter d'Alton

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Patrick Walter d'Alton (1856- )

1922 Lt.-Col., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E.; b. 1856; s. of Walter P. d'Alton, M.D. Ed. Dublin. Training: North-Eastern Marine Engine Works, Sunderland, and Hawthoree and Co., St. Peters-on-Tyne. Career: Chief Engr.'s Certificate, 1884; Chief Engr. to Nordenfeldt Submarine Boats; Engr., Engr.-in-Chief to London Electric Supply Corporation; Major, 6th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, S. Af. War; Chief Engr., Central London Railway., 1901-2; Chief Mech. Engr. to Dick, Kerr and Co., 1903-14; carried out electrification Liverpool-Southport Branch, L. and. Y. Railway Co.; Railway. and Power Schemes in many parts of the world; pioneered and reported upon electrification of Victoria-Minas Railway., Victoria to Itabira de Matto Dentro, in Brazil; commenced private practice as Cons. Engr., 1914; 1916-21—Chief Engr. to Valuation Committee, advising M. of M., and later Board of Inland Revenue; resuming Private Practice. Address: 4, Inglewood Mansions, West End Lane, Hampstead, N.W.6.

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