Colonel Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton
Person Male Born 31/5/1845 Died 15/2/1940
Electrical engineer. born Yorkshire. Aged 11, enrolled as a naval cadet and arrived in the Crimea just as the war ended. He retired from the army to develop his engineering business interests. Pioneer of electric light. By 1900 he was back in the army and promoted to lieutenant-colonel. Keen cyclist and, along with Frederick Simms and others, founded the RAC. Died near Ripon.