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Augustus Hicks Henery Bratt

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Augustus Hicks Henery Bratt (1863-1896)


1897 Obituary [1]

AUGUSTUS HICKS HENERY BRATT was born at Demerara in 1863.

He was apprenticed in 1876 to Mr. Leigh Howell, Bagillt Iron Works, Flintshire.

In 1881 he passed brief periods in the works of some of the engineering firms in Manchester, and at the same time pursued is course of study at the Manchester Technical School.

From June to October 1882 ho was in the works of Messrs. Crossley Brothers; from November 1881 to May 1883 at the Oldfield Road Iron Works of Mr. John Cameron; from June 1883 to April 1884 at Messrs. P. R. Jackson and Co.'s Salford Rolling Mills; and from June 1884 to January 1885 at Messrs. Sharp Stewart and Co.'s Works.

At the Manchester Technical School he was awarded the Mather exhibition 18851887, was bracketed opal for the Heywood exhibition 1885, and subsequently obtained a Whitworth scholarship and a bronze medal for metallurgy.

In January 1886 he entered the service of the War Department at the Royal Gun Factories, Woolwich, and subsequently because an examiner of machinery there.

In 1888 he went out to the Prye River Dock Co. in Penang; and in 1891 he commenced business as a consulting engineer in Shanghai, where his death took place on 17th March 1896, at the age of thirty-three.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1888.


1898 Obituary [2]

AUGUSTUS HICKS HENERY BRATT died at Shanghai on March 17, 1896, at the age of thirty-three.

Born in Demerara in 1863, he was apprenticed to the Bagillt Ironworks, Flintshire. He subsequently filled various appointments at Crossley Brothers' works, at the Oldfield Road Ironworks, at the Salford Rolling Mills, and at Sharp, Stewart & Company's works.

In 1886 he obtained an appointment at the Royal Gun Factories, Woolwich; and in 1888 he went out to Penang.

In 1891 he began business as a consulting engineer at Shanghai. He studied with distinction at the Manchester Technical School, and obtained a Whitworth Scholarship and bronze medal for metallurgy.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1893.


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  1. 1897 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries
  2. 1898 Iron and Steel Institute: Obituaries