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George Elmsley Coke

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George Elmsley Coke (1853-1911)

1911 Obituary [1]

GEORGE ELMSLEY COKE, born at Ankerhold, Derbyshire, on the 26th February, 1853, died at Nottingham on the 14th May, 1911.

After serving with distinction in the Navy, he adopted engineering and became partner, in succession to his father, the late Mr. R. G. Coke, in a firm of consulting and mining engineers, In this capacity he carried out various water-supply and sewerage works, and managed and advised upon a number of important mineral properties in the Midlands.

He was an able geologist.

Mr. Coke was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 6th February, 1894, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 6th April, 1897.

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