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Edward Hunt

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Edward Hunt (1866-1908)

1909 Obituary [1]

EDWARD HUNT, third son of Henry Wallis Hunt, of Alleyn Park, West Dulwich, died at Algeciras, Spain, on the 20th June, 1908, aged 42. At the time of his death, he occupied the position of Chief Engineer of the Algeciras (Gibraltar) Railway.

Born on the 15th October, 1865, he received his practical training on the Great Northern Railway, and remained attached to the staff as Assistant Engineer for 3 years after the expiration of his pupilage.

At the end of 1888, he left England for Argentina to join the construction staff of the Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway, and was placed in charge of the Las Flores section of the line.

In 1893 he accepted the appointment of General Manager to the Venezuela Central Railway, which he retained until January, 1898.

He next went to Cuba as Chief Resident Engineer of the United Railways of Havana, resigning that post in 1900.

After an interval at home, he left for Spain, to take up the position of Assistant Engineer on the Algeciras Railway, and becoming Chief Engineer in October, 1903, he held this post until his death.

Mr. Hunt was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 2nd February, 1802.

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