Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,921 pages of information and 235,419 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Augustus Harris

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William Augustus Harris (1875-1921)


1922 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM AUGUSTUS HARRIS was born at Jamaica on 6th December 1875, and received training as a mechanical and electrical engineer, first under Mr. James Peet in Trinidad, and subsequently with Messrs. George Fletcher and Co., engineers, of Derby.

He then returned to Trinidad and became assistant mechanical and chief electrical engineer to the New Colonial Co. in 1904. He also acted as mechanical engineer to the St. Lucia Usines and Estates Co., owners of two sugar factories in St. Lucia, and in 1910 was appointed Boiler Examiner by the Government of Trinidad. In addition, he held appointments as consulting engineer to various sugar companies.

His death took place at St. Lucia on 13th December 1921, at the age of forty-six.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1912.



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