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William Gumbley

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William Gumbley (1846-1916)


1916 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM GUMBLEY, born at Droitwich on the 4th December, 1846, died at Johannesburg on the 27th January, 1916.

After gaining experience on various railway contracts in this country, he went out in 1869 to America, where he was engaged for several years on railway survey and construction in the United States and Canada. He was then successively on the staff of the Isle of Wight Railway, Engineer and Manager for 13 years of the Guernsey Tramway and Railway Company, and was employed by Messrs. Siemens Brothers and Company, the British Electric Traction Company, and as Assistant Engineer for Tramways, Johannesburg.

Mr. Gumbley was elected an Associate Member on the 4th April, 1882.


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