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Richard George Frank Warton

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Richard George Frank Warton (1873-1928)

1928 Obituary [1]

RICHARD GEORGE FRANK WARTON was apprenticed for four years to the Wallsend Pontoon Company of Cardiff, and later became an assistant in an architect's office in the city.

In 1896 he went to South Africa as mechanical engineer to the Witwatersrand Gold Mining Company, but afterwards resigned and formed the Natal Troop for the Mashonaland rebellion, in which he was injured.

He also was engaged in active service during the Boer War, and afterwards became engineer at a number of gold mines and in connexion with railway construction.

Latterly he was engaged on bridge construction for the Rhodesian Government, until ill-health compelled his retirement.

For some years he had worked small gold-mining undertakings for himself.

He was born in 1873, and died on 9th March 1928.

He became a Graduate of the Institution in 1892 and an Associate Member in 1898.

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