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Nicholas Dunscombe

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Nicholas Dunscombe (1867-1896)

1897 Obituary [1]

NICHOLAS DUKSCORIBE, born on the 25th May, 1867, was the son of Mr. Parker Dunscombe, of King William’s Town, CO. Cork.

He was educated at the Isle of Man College.

In August 1887, he was articled to his uncle, Mr. Clement Dunscombe, who was at that time City Engineer of Liverpool, and while serving his pupilage, went through the course of engineering at University College, Liverpool.

In December, 1890, he was appointed general assistant in the Borough Engineer’s Office, Cheltenham, where he remained until the spring of 1894, when he was elected, from a large number of candidates, Borough Engineer to the Corporation of Chesterfield. That appointment he held until his death, which took place at Chesterfield on the 18th September, 1896, after a few days’ illness from pneumonia.

Mr. Dunscombe had an excellent engineering training, had gained considerable experience in municipal work, and always discharged his duties in a highly creditable manner.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 6th December, 1892.

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