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Arthur Edwin Battle

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Arthur Edwin Battle (1857-1894)

1894 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR EDWIN BATTLE, born at Potter Hanworth, Lincoln, on 5th May 1857, was the youngest son of Alderman J. R. Battle, J.P., of Lincoln, and was educated at Edenfield, Doncaster.

On leaving school he was apprenticed to Messrs. Ruston, Proctor and Co.

Having passed through the various workshops, he travelled for the firm in South Africa, Australia, South America, India, Mauritius, Sumatra, Java, Japan, and elsewhere, returning to England in 1890.

After remaining six months, he went out again to Australia, and entered into partnership with Mr. C. W. Gibson, of Sydney, trading as Gibson, Battle and Co., of Melbourne and Sydney, and acting as agents there for Messrs. Ruston, Proctor and Co.

His death occurred suddenly at Melbourne from hemorrhage on the brain on 7th January 1894, at the age of thirty-six.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1891.

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