Wilfred Shepherd-Barron

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Wilfred Philip Shepherd-Barron
Born 1888
Died 1979
Nationality British
Engineering career
Discipline Civil,
Institutions Institution of Civil Engineers (president),

Wilfred Philip Shepherd-Barron, MC, TD, LlD (1888–1979) was a British civil engineer and army officer.[1] Shepherd-Barron was born John Barron [2] in Caithness, Scotland in 1888.[3] Shepherd-Barron served in the Royal Engineers and received the Military Cross, he was also awarded the Territorial Decoration.[1] After his service with the Royal Engineers he served in the voluntary, unpaid Engineer and Railway Staff Corps which provides technical expertise to the British Army. On 17 December 1946 he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel of that corps.[4] He was promoted to Colonel in the corps on 24 February 1950 and retired from the corps on 3 January 1956, receiving permission to retain his rank.[5][6] Shepherd-Barron held a Doctor of Laws degree.[1] He served as president of the Institution of Civil Engineers from November 1953 to November 1954.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He married tennis player Dorothy Shepherd. Their son, John Shepherd-Barron became the inventor who pioneered the development of the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Watson 1988, p. 253.
  2. ^ a b telegraph.co.uk - John Shepherd-Barron
  3. ^ Masterton, Gordon (2005), ICE Presidential Address (PDF), retrieved 11 February 2009 
  4. ^ "No. 37817". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 December 1946. p. 6113. 
  5. ^ "No. 38847". The London Gazette (Supplement). 24 February 1950. p. 966. 
  6. ^ "No. 40676". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1955. p. 78. 


Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
Henry Cronin
President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
November 1953 – November 1954
Succeeded by
David Mowat Watson