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John Donaghue (1866-1893)
1894 Obituary 
JOHN DONAGHUE was born on the 25th of March, 1866, and after receiving a general education went through the engineering course at King’s College, London, of which he became an Associate in 1886.
In December of that year he was articled to James Mansergh, and after spending ten months in general office work was sent to assist G. N. Yourdi in the construction of the Hury Reservoir at Baldersdale for the Stockton and Middlesbrough Waterworks. He was then placed in charge of the construction of the service-reservoir at Sadberge on the same works. It is open, has a capacity of about 12,000,000 gallons, is built on an open sandhill and cost £17,000.
In December, 1889, Mr. Donaghue was appointed Resident Engineer on the Mountain Ash Waterworks in South Wales under Mr. Mansergh.....[more]