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Ernest Carter

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Ernest Carter (1882-1910)

1910 Obituary [1]

ERNEST CARTER was born at Brighton on 22nd October 1882.

His education was received at Hove High School and Haddington College, Preston, Sussex.

In 1899 he commenced an apprenticeship at the locomotive works of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, and during the evenings attended the Brighton Technical College.

After having passed through the fitting, erecting, and machine shops, he left in October 1902 to take up an appointment as engineer-in-charge at a tea factory at Jalpaiguri, India, in the service of Messrs. Octavius Steel and Co., of Calcutta and London.

Returning to England in 1905, after a short rest, he was engaged in 1906 as assistant engineer-hi-charge of a large heating and ventilating installation at Portsmouth Dockyard.

In January 1907 he proceeded to Rangoon as engineer in the service of Messrs. Joseph Heap and Sons, in whose mills he was engaged in the erection and handling of a large plant of steam and electric power.

While in Rangoon he gained the Government of Burma's First Class Engineer's Certificate. His death from dysentery took place at Rangoon on 5th July 1910, in his twenty-eighth year.

He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1904, and became an Associate Member in 1910.

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