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Charles Henry Warren

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Charles Henry Warren (1873-1934)

1934 Obituary [1]

CHARLES HENRY WARREN devoted the greater part of his career to the provision of water supplies in the Woodbridge district of Suffolk, where he was engineer and manager to the Woodbridge and District Water Company for thirty-one years.

He was born in London in 1873 and was articled to Mr. Robert Skene, engineer, serving at Wickham Works, London, from 1888 to 1895.

On completing his apprenticeship he joined Messrs. Worthington, for whom he acted as assistant to Mr. A. H. E. Berchem, M.I.Mech.E.

In 1899 he joined the Hampstead Engineering Works, where he became outdoor works manager in 1900, and was responsible for the installation of steam plants, gas engines, and electric lighting plant.

Three years later he took up his position with the Woodbridge and District Water Company. In this capacity he was responsible for the installation of new mains for the pumping plant at Woodbridge, the building of a pumping station for Orford and Orfordness, and the construction of a complete water supply station for the Leiston district. He also installed filtration plants at seven pumping stations, and introduced electric lighting plants for the principal stations in the district.

His death occurred at Woodbridge on 23rd September 1934.

He had been an Associate of the Institution since 1928.

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