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Frederick William Norton

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Frederick William Norton (1861-1916)

1917 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK WILLIAM NORTON, born at Berkhamsted, on the 26th July, 1861, died on service at Abbeville, France, on the 14th October, 1916. He held the rank of Captain in the Army.

After qualifying as a Land Surveyor in Canada, he obtained employment on Canadian railways until 1889, when he joined the staff of the Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway. With a brief interval, he remained on that line until 1897, when he joined the Central Argentine Railway, subsequently amalgamated with the Buenos Aires line.

In 1909 he became partner in Ford and Company, engineers and contractors, Buenos Aires, and subsequently was occupied prospecting and surveying for various Argentine railways.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 6th December, 1904.

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