Leslie Vickery Waterhouse
WATERHOUSE, LESLIE VICKERY (1886-1945), mining engineer, was born on 18 March 1886 at Waverley, Sydney, third son and fifth child of Gustavus John Waterhouse, a Tasmanian-born merchant, and his wife Mary Jane, daughter of Ebenezer Vickery, from Sydney. Rev. Jabez Waterhouse was his grandfather, and Gustavus Athol and Eben Gowrie Waterhouse were his brothers. Educated at Sydney Grammar School, Les studied mining and metallurgy at the University of Sydney (B.E., 1910).
After three years with the Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd, Waterhouse worked for the Mount Lyell Mining & Railway Co. at Queenstown, Tasmania, where he designed, erected and operated a copper-flotation plant. In Sydney, on 18 February 1915, he married Dorothy Edna, daughter of Rev. William Taylor, at the Methodist Church, Lindfield. Following his departure from Mount Lyell in 1919, Waterhouse's varied experiences included salvaging blistered copper from the Karitane, wrecked in Bass Strait, and zinc from the ...Read more at the source website