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Harry Erlegh Footner

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Harry Erlegh Footner (1877-1916)


1916 Obituary [1]

HARRY ERLEGH FOOTNER, born at Crewe on the 25th March, 1877, was killed in action in France on the 1st August, 1916.

After serving his pupilage to the late Mr. Louis Trench, M. Inst. C.E., he joined the engineering staff of the London and North Western Railway in 1898, and was engaged on the Crewe enlargement and other works, a study of the erosion of the Welsh coast and movements in the Dee Estuary, and the Wembley and Harrow, and Abergele and Llandulas widenings.

At the outbreak of war he received a commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and at the time of his death had attained the rank of Captain.

He was elected a Member on the 23rd April, 1912.


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