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William Gammon

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William Gammon (1841-1870)

1871 Obituary [1]

William Gammon, the son of Mr. Edwin Benjamin Gammon, was born on the 29th of November, 1841.

He was educated at Hockley, Laleham, and Peckham ; and in 1859 was apprenticed for three years to John Strapp, M. Inst. C.E., having previously, for nine months, been in business with his father. On the expiration of his indentures he was employed for one year as an assistant-engineer on the London and South Western Railway.

At the age of twenty-one he entered into partnership with his father, who was engaged in the execution of different railway and other contracts, such as building the locomotive and carriage sheds for the South Western railway at Nine Elms.

The firm also carried out extensive works at Gilllingham, for Government; and one of the contracts for the docks and sea-walls at that place was intrusted to them.

He died on the 28th of September, 1870, from the effects of rheumatic fever, having been elected an Associate of the Institution on the 3rd of March, 1868.

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