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Charles Graham Burney Montague

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Charles Graham Burney Montague (1877-1949)

1950 Obituary [1]

"Captain CHARLES GRAHAM BURNEY MONTAGUE was born in Bristol in 1877 and, after receiving his early education at Clifton College, entered the Royal Indian Engineering College at Coopers Hill.

On completing his training there he continued his studies at University College, Bristol, where he obtained a first-class diploma and nine first-class certificates. His apprenticeship was served with Messrs. W. Sisson and Company, Ltd., of Gloucester, from 1899 to 1902, in whose employment he continued as technical assistant for a further four years. His next engagement was that of engineer to the Bristol Tramways Co, for whom he subsequently took charge of the power station.

In 1913 he joined the Public Works Department in Egypt, and held the position of director of works in the technical service until the commencement of the war of 1914-18, when he enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps and rose to the rank of captain. In 1915 he went to the United States to take up the appointment of inspecting officer of mechanical transport at the works of the Holt Manufacturing Co, where he remained until 1919.

In the following year he rejoined the service of the Ministry of Works in Egypt, and was appointed chief inspector of the pumping stations on the Nile. This appointment he retained until his retirement some years later. Captain Montague was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1902, and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1903, and to Membership in 1913. His death occurred on 27th April 1949."

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