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Charles Benjamin Hadengue

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Charles Benjamin Hadengue (1863-1912)

1912 Obituary [1]

CHARLES BENJAMIN HADENGUE was born in 1863, and was educated at Westbourne College, Notting Hill, London.

As his parents were in India, he went out there in 1877, and was apprenticed in the locomotive workshops of the East Indian Railway at Jamalpur, Bengal.

On the completion of his apprenticeship in 1882 he was engaged in the same works as assistant draughtsman until 1884, when he became engineer in charge of the Kooldiah Collieries at Giridi, belonging to the Bengal Coal Co.

Three years later he became engineering representative in India of Messrs. Robey and Co., Lincoln, and from 1889 to 1892 he was in charge of the engineering department of the firm of Messrs. Williamson, Magor and Co., Calcutta.

In the latter year he was appointed engineer to Messrs. Carew and Co., sugar refiners, Rosa, U.P., which position he held until his death. During this period he carried out many improvements in the buildings and machinery, and also had the inspection duties of the firm's other factories at Katni and Asensole.

His death took place very suddenly on 18th June 1912, at the age of forty-nine, of heart failure, in Tasmania, whither he had gone to see an orchard estate which he had purchased in anticipation of retirement in a few years' time.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1894.

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