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Alfred Fraser

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Alfred Fraser (1853-1896)

1896 Obituary [1]

ALFBED FRASER, born in Southwark on the 5th of July, 1853, was the only son of the late Mr. Alexander Fraser, for many years Engineer to the Grand Junction Waterworks Company, whose death took place only four months before that of the subject of this notice.

Alfred was brought up from boyhood in the Engineering Department of the Grand Junction Waterworks and assisted his father in carrying out many important works for the Company. He superintended the construction of the large covered reservoir at Kilburn, and was engaged for some years in making plans of the whole of the Company’s district, extending from Haymarket to Sunbury, with all the various pipes, hydrants and works therein.

In 1893 he was appointed District Engineer, with charge of the outdoor staff, and became responsible for all facts and information relating to the supply of water to the whole district, containing a population of about 500,000.

Mr. Fraser suffered many years from indifferent health, which prevented him from taking a prominent part in the more active duties of the profession.

He died at The Mount, Ealing, from an attack of rheumatic fever, on the 6th of February, 1896. Mr. Fraser was a clever draughtsman, and, like his father, was retiring in disposition, but was much respected by those who knew him well.

He was elected a Member on the 1st of May, 1894.

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