Non railway associated biographies (mainly from Archive)

Burney, Charles Dennistoun
Born in Bermuda on 28 December 1888; died on 11 November 1968 in Hamilton, Bermuda. Received a Naval education (he was the son of an Admiral) and served at sea, but was mainly famed as a prolific inventor especially during WW1 and WW2. During the former he invented the paravane which cut the moorings of submerged mines. He worked as a consultant to Vickers on the design of airships, including tthe R-100. He was also interested in streamlining and developed his own design of streamlined car. ODNB biography and Archive, 2016, 89, 42-6