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Samuel Collett Homersham

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Samuel Collett Homersham (1855-1892)


1892 Obituary [1] [2]

SANUEL COLLETT HOMERSHAM, eldest son of the late Mr. Samuel Collett Homersham, was born at Shooter’s Hill, Kent, on the 19th of July, 1855.

After being educated at King’s College School, he was articled, in April, 1872, to James Simpson and Co, of Pimlico, for three years. During the time he was with Messrs. Simpson, besides working in the shops, he attended lectures on civil engineering at University College, and learnt surveying under Professor Kennedy. He also attended the evening science lectures at King’s College.

From October 1875 to May 1876 he worked in his father’s drawing office, and from the latter date until September 1877 acted as Resident Engineer on the extension of the Caterham and Redhill Waterworks.

After leaving Caterham Mr. Homersham studied geology and mineralogy at the Royal School of Nines, and from January 1879 to November 1886 assisted his father in designing and carrying out various works for the South Australian Government, and in the conduct of business generally.

On the death of his father at the latter date, Mr. Homersham continued to practise at Buckingham Street, Strand, where he resided until his marriage in 1888. In connection with an attempt to obtain water from the Lower Greensand under London, he carried out deep well-boring at Richmond, . . . [more]


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