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Brown, James (1921–1993), petroleum engineer, was born on 13 March 1921 at 151 Cartvale Road, Glasgow, the son of William Brown, engineer's toolmaker, and his wife, Margaret-Ann, formerly Cameron. Brown was educated at Queen's Park secondary school, Glasgow, then became a tax officer, an experience which stood him in good stead when he joined ...

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Duckham, Sir Arthur McDougall (1879–1932), gas engineer, was born on 8 July 1879 at Blackheath, London, the second of the three sons of Frederick Elliot Duckham (1841–1918), a noted civil engineer, and his wife, Maud Mary, née McDougall. All the sons achieved prominence in their chosen careers: the eldest, ...

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Dunstan, Albert Ernest (1878–1964), research chemist and petroleum technologist, was born on 25 January 1878 at 69 Washington Road, Sheffield, the only son of Arthur Dunstan (d. 1896), a workshop manager, and Mary Ann Wainwright (d. 1897). His father was shop manager for an old-established firm (...

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Hartley, Arthur Clifford (1889–1960), oil engineer, was born at Springbank, Hull, on 7 January 1889, the elder son of George Thomas Hartley, surgeon, and his wife, Elizabeth Briggs. From Hymers College, Hull, and after a brief period of engineering studies at Hull Technical College...

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Illing, Vincent Charles (1890–1969), petroleum geologist, was born on 24 September 1890 at Jullundur, Punjab, the younger son of Thomas Illing (1863–1934), a non-commissioned officer in the 3rd rifle brigade of the Indian army, and his wife, Annie née Payton (1857?–1954). His early education came from army and other schools in ...

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Jones, Sir Henry Frank Harding (1906–1987), gas engineer and businessman, was born on 13 July 1906 at Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, London, the only son and eldest of four children of Frank Harding Jones, gas engineer and company director, of Housham Tye, Harlow, Essex...

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Livesey, Sir George Thomas (1834–1908), gas engineer and industrialist, was born on 8 April 1834 at Canonbury Terrace, Islington, London, the eldest of the three children of Thomas Livesey (1807–1871), company manager, and his wife, Ellen, née Hewes (1806–1886). His family was already active in the developing gas industry: his great-uncle, also ...

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Sir (Thomas) Boverton Redwood, first baronet (1846–1919) by Mayall & Co., pubd 1913 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Redwood, Sir (Thomas) Boverton, first baronet (1846–1919), petroleum consultant, was born in London on 26 April 1846, the eldest in the family of six sons and two daughters of Theophilus Redwood (1806–1892) and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth (d. 1868), daughter of Thomas Newborn Robert Morson...

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Sadler, (William) Windham (1796–1824), balloonist and gas engineer, was born on 17 October 1796 at 10 Stafford Row, Pimlico, London, the fourth, but second surviving, son of James Sadler (bap. 1753, d. 1828), first English-born aeronaut, and his second wife, Martha Hancock. William...