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Harold Everard Monteagle Barlow (1899–1989) by Elliott & Fry, 1950 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barlow, Harold Everard Monteagle (1899–1989), electrical engineer, was born on 15 November 1899 at 45 Balfour Road, Islington, London, the second child in the family of four sons and two daughters of Leonard Barlow, professional electrical engineer, and his wife, Katharine Monteagle, of ...

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Blyth, James (1839–1906), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born on 4 April 1839 at Marykirk in Kincardineshire, near Montrose (Forfarshire), the son of John Blyth (1793/4–1874), an innkeeper and small farmer, and his wife, Catherine (1802/3–1884), daughter of John Grant, militia officer; his parents were both originally from ...

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James Blyth (1839–1906) by E. J. Mills, 1901 by permission of Strathclyde University Archives

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J. T. MacGregor-Morris

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Fleming, Sir (John) Ambrose (1849–1945), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born at a house named Greenfield, in Lancaster, on 29 November 1849, eldest of the seven children of James Fleming DD (d. 1879), a Congregational minister, and his wife, Mary Ann...

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Sir (John) Ambrose Fleming (1849–1945) by unknown photographer, 1934 Science Museum / Heritage Images

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(Henry Charles) Fleeming Jenkin (1833–1885) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jenkin, (Henry Charles) Fleeming (1833–1885), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born on 25 March 1833 near Dungeness, Kent, the only child of Captain Charles Jenkin RN (1801–1885), a coastguard, and his wife, Henrietta Camilla Jenkin (c. 1807–1885), a novelist. A vagrant childhood saw ...

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Kapp, Gisbert Johann Eduard [Gilbert John Edward] (1852–1922), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born on 2 September 1852 in Mauer, Austria, the first of the two children of Johann Gisbert Sebastian Kapp, a senior civil servant, and his wife, Aloisia Theresia Young...

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Moullin, Eric Balliol (1893–1963), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born at Sandbanks, near Parkstone, Dorset, on 10 August 1893, the only child of Arthur Daniel Moullin, a civil engineer from an old Guernsey family, and his wife, Charlotte Annie Longman. He was delicate in childhood and was educated privately, learning at home the mathematics that won him a scholarship to ...

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Perry, John (1850–1920), electrical engineer and mathematician, was born on 14 February 1850 at Garvagh, co. Londonderry, the second son of Samuel Perry and his Scottish-born wife. His early education was inauspicious. At the model school in Belfast (1860–64) his persistent failure at first to do any homework led to his being 'more caned than praised' (...

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Rawcliffe, Gordon Hindle (1910–1979), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born on 2 June 1910 at Sunny Bank, Sheffield, the elder son and first of three children of the Revd James Hindle Rawcliffe (1874–1920) of St Matthias's Church, Sheffield, the son of a ...

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Arthur Smithells

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Thompson, Silvanus Phillips (1851–1916), physicist and electrical engineer, was born at York on 19 June 1851, the second of seven surviving children of Silvanus Thompson, master at Bootham School, York, and his wife, Bridget Tatham of Settle. From 1858 he underwent a Quaker schooling at ...

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Williams, Sir Frederic Calland (1911–1977), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born at Romiley, Cheshire, on 26 June 1911, the younger child and only son of Frederic Williams, a locomotive draughtsman employed by Beyer Peacock, and his wife, Ethel Alice Smith. He was educated at a private school in the village and at ...

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Zepler, Eric Ernest [formerly Erich Ernst] (1898–1980), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born on 27 January 1898 in Herford, Westphalia, Germany, the younger son of Martin Zepler (1862–1939), a country doctor, and his wife, Flora Guttfreund (1866–1943). His Jewish parents converted to Christianity in 1902, and he was baptized in the ...