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Woodall, Sir Corbet (1841–1916), gas engineer, was born on 27 August 1841 at Liverpool, the youngest of the three sons of William Woodall, manager of Liverpool gasworks, and his wife, Martha Basson. After education at the Crescent School, Liverpool (run by Congregationalists), he followed his brothers into the gas industry; he became the most notable of a dynasty of gas engineers stretching over four generations. After a couple of years gaining experience under his eldest brother, ...