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Horace John Mannering

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Horace John Mannering (1844-1914) of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

1914 Obituary [1]

HORACE JOHN MANNERING, born on the 25th June, 1844, died at Purley on the 9th July, 1914.

He was articled in 1860 to the late Mr. F. D. Banister, then Chief Engineer of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, and was subsequently appointed an engineer in the Company's service, in which he passed the whole of his professional career, attaining the position of Chief Assistant Engineer, and retiring in 1910. During this period he was associated with all the improvements and extensions carried out on the Brighton system, supervised contracts, and prepared the Parliamentary plans and estimates.

Mr. Mannering was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 23rd May, 1876, was subsequently placed among the Associate Members, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 23rd February, 1897.

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