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Osbert Chadwick

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Osbert Chadwick (1844-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

OSBERT CRADWICK, C.M.G., was born in 1844, being the son of the late Sir Edwin Chadwick, K.C.B.

After studying at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he obtained a Commission in the Royal Engineers in 1864.

Four years later he went to India, and was attached to the Public Works Department. In this capacity he had charge of the workshops and the management of a flotilla of barges used at Bombay in connection with reclamation work.

In 1871 he was transferred to Aden and was engaged in erecting machinery for a steam flour-mill and bakery.

He left the service in 1873, and was appointed engineer to the Odessa Water Works. Subsequently he acted in the capacity of consulting engineer to the Colonial Office, mainly in regard to sanitary work for the Crown Colonies, and spent many years in Grenada, Hong Kong, Mauritius; and other colonies.

He also constructed the Malta Water Works, and for his services in this connection he was made a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in 1886.

His death took place at Knocknalling, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 27th September 1913, at the age of sixty-nine.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1892; and he was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

1914 Obituary [2]

OSBERT CHADWICK, C.M.G., son of Sir Edwin Chadwick, was born on the 5th April, 1844, and died in Scotland on the 27th September, 1913.

Educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he entered the Royal Engineers in 1864, but resigned his commission 10 years later to become a civil engineer. Like his father, he adopted the sanitary branch of the profession, and for many years, as Consulting Engineer to the Colonial Office, he carried out many important sanitary works, chiefly in the Crown Colonies. These included water-supply, sewerage and drainage systems for Grenada, Malta, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Trinidad, Kingston, Jamaica, and many other places. His services were rewarded with a C.M.G. in 1886.

Mr. Chadwick was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 9th January, 1872, was subsequently placed among the Associate Members, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 30th November, 1897.

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