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Montagu Charles Dent

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Montagu Charles Dent (c1872-1899)

of Wallis-Jones and Dent, consulting engineers

1900 Obituary [1]

MONTAGU CHARLES DENT received his education from 1885 to 1889 at Eton, and at King's College, London, from 1890 to 1891.

He served his time with Messrs. Robey and Co., Lincoln, from 1892 to 1894, and also at the works of the Brush Electrical Engineering Company, Limited, Loughborough, Leicestershire, from 1894 to 1896.

During 1896 and part of 1897 he was employed on installation work at Arundel Castle, on central station work at the Wandsworth electric light station, and in the erection of the exhibition plant at the Earl's Court Exhibition.

On October 1st, 1898, he joined Mr. Reginald J. Wallis-Jones in partnership as consulting engineers in Westminster, and carried out several important installations of electric light and power plants.

He died at the age of 27, on June 28th, 1899, after a very short illness subsequent to an internal operation.

He was elected an Associate of this Institution on the 15th of December, 1898, and was transferred to the class of Associate Members on the 9th of February, 1899.

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