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Stephen Augustus Bennett

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Stephen Augustus Bennett (1879- )

1922 Assoc.M. Inst.C.E., F.S.I., Civil Engineer, County Hall, Newport, Mon. T. A.: "County Surveyor, Newport." T. N.: 3944. b. 1879; second s. of the late T. Bennett, Chief Engineer, Patent Nut and Bolt Co., Cwmbran and Birmingham (now Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds ); m. Rosa Jane, d. of Rev. J. Fielden, in 1901. Ed. at Lewis School, Pengam. Pupil of D. J. Loughor, Mining and Civil Engineer, Pontypool, Mon. Appointed Assistant Resident Engineer for widenings at Brighouse and Mirfield, on Lancs and Yorks Railway, in 1899. In 1903 acted as Chief Assistant to Major H. F. Stephens, Tonbridge. Prepared schemes for new railways in Kent, Devon and Cornwall, including Calstock Concrete Viaduct on River Tamar. Engaged as Engineer to Gates and Hogg in 1904, for Deanne Valley new Railway. Later joined R. W. Blackwell and Co., working on the new conduit, tramway and street widening from 42 Camberwell Green to Crystal Palace Road, London, S.E. Publications: Papers on reinforced concrete, read before professional societies. Public Positions: Deputy County Surveyor for Monmouthshire, 1906-16; County Surveyor in succession to the late Wm. Tanner, 1916 to present time. War Services.—Technical Adviser to the Road Stone Control Committee, also Hon. Secretary to the Transport After War Committee.

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