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Richard Montague Luke

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Richard Montague Luke (1881-1917)


1918 Obituary [1]

RICHARD MONTAGUE LUKE was born at Plymouth on 17th January 1881.

He was educated at Hoe Grammar School, and, on the completion of his articles with Mr. R. H. Worth, was engaged on behalf of the contractors at Pembroke Dock, after which he was associated with Mr. H. V. Prigg in constructing the Victoria wharves and tramways at Devonport.

About fifteen years ago he started in practice for himself, and soon gained a large connexion.

At the time he was overtaken by illness in 1914, he was engaged upon plans for two separate China Clay Companies upon Bodmin Moors, Cornwall, also for waterworks at Combemartin, near Ilfracombe, and sewage and water schemes at Rock, near Padstow, and had just completed waterworks at Silverton, Devon.

His death took place in Plymouth, on 15th August 1917, in his thirty-seventh year.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1904.


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