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William Henry Armstrong

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William Henry Armstrong (1865-1895)


1895 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM HENRY ARMSTRONG Was born at Huntingdon on 1st September 1865.

He served his time for four years from 1889 to 1886 in the works of Messrs. James Watt and Co., Soho, near Birmingham, and was afterwards retained there as a draughtsman for about a year, and then as an erector.

In 1887 he was sent to Salford, to assist in overhauling the sewage pumping engines there.

In November 1887 he went to Calcutta to superintend the erection of beam pumping engines, and also the general work at the now pumping station at Halliday Street, then in course of construction.

Having completed this work he supervised alterations to the engines and boilers at the Wellington Square pumping station.

On 1st November 1889 he was appointed superintendent of the latter branch of the Calcutta Water Works, in which capacity his duties also included the practical examination of authorized plumbers for the municipality.

His death occurred at Calcutta on 23rd May 1895, in his thirtieth year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1894.


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