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Edward Malcolm Wood

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Edward Malcolm Wood (1839-1916)

of 2 Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, Westminster, S.W.

1916 Obituary [1]

EDWARD MALCOLM WOOD was born at Skelton-cum-Newby, Yorkshire, on 28th September 1839.

He served an apprenticeship of four years in the works of Messrs. Robert Stephenson and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, and was subsequently engaged there for a year as draughtsman.

He next became draughtsman at the works of Messrs. J. Fowler and Co., Leeds, and two years later became a member of the engineering staff of Sir John Fowler, of Westminster.

After nine years' service he went to Egypt as Assistant Engineer on the Sudan Railway, which position he held for four years, when he returned to England and practised as consulting engineer in Westminster. In this connexion he was associated for many years with Sir John Fowler, Sir Benjamin Baker, Sir William Arrol, etc., in their engineering work.

During the last two years he acted as consulting engineer on questions dealing with the Forth Bridge, and was a well-known authority on iron and steel and general engineering. On the occasion of the Summer Meeting of this Institution in Edinburgh in 1887, he read a Paper on "The Structure and Progress of the Forth Bridge."

His death took place in London on 27th July 1916, in his seventy-seventh year.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1881.

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