The Incredible Crompton: The life and times of Rookes Crompton CB (1845 to 1940)
Authors: Biggins, D.
Publisher: Token Publishing Limited
Place of Publication: Exeter, Devon
The story of Rookes Crompton (1845 - 1940) is that of a farsighted and gifted Victorian pioneer who made contributions that encompassed electrical engineering, lighting and transportation. Alongside his civil career his fascinating military career spanned life as a cadet, a visit to Sebastopol aged 11, introducing steam transport and searchlights during the Boer War and involvement in the development of the tank during the Great War.