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Charles Hilton Hingeston

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Charles Hilton Hingeston (1858-1890)

1891 Obituary [1]

CHARLES HILTON HINGESTON was born in London on the 14th of May, 1858.

He was a pupil of F. E. Duckham, and was engaged as his assistant on railway and other extension works at Millwall Docks, until August, 1882, when he was appointed Resident Engineer with sole charge of the submarine operations of the Stonehouse Pool Improvements for the London and South Western Railway.

Upon the completion of those works in 1888, he was sent to Tasmania by the Long Reach Dredging and Tin Mining Syndicate, to take the management of their interests, and superintend the erection of their machinery.

In May, 1890, he was appointed Colonial Engineer of the British settlement on the Gambia, with his headquarters at Bathurst. On the 22nd of the following September, he accompanied the Administrator to Albreda, and while there contracted malarial fever. The return to Bathurst was made as speedily as possible, but Mr. Hingeston died on the 1st of October.

He was elected an Associate-Member of the Institution on the 4th of March, 1884.

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