Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,478 pages of information and 233,901 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Hanbury Pettingal Sherman

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

William Hanbury Pettingal Sherman (1846-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM HANBURY PETTINGAL SHERMAN, born in India on the 20th February, 1846, died at Bridge of Allan, N.B., on the 31st January, 1915.

He was educated at Dollar Academy, and in 1866 passed into the Indian Public Works Department as a "Stanley" engineer. He was employed first on the Godavery irrigation works, and subsequently on the survey and construction of railways in the Central Provinces, Central India, Lower Burma, and Madras. He also acted as Engineer-in-Chief of the Bhopal-Ujjain Railway and of the Gwalior State Railway, retiring in 1903 with the rank of Superintending Engineer.

Mr. Sherman was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 7th December, 1875, was subsequently placed among the Associate Members, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 7th November, 1882.

See Also


Sources of Information