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William Ingram

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William Ingram (1867-1924)

of 22 St. Ann's Square, Manchester.

1924 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM INGHAM was born at Burnley in 1867, where he received his education, and obtained his training as civil engineer.

After a period as Resident Engineer of the St. Helen's Tramways, he became assistant water engineer of Plymouth for about four years.

He was then appointed Chief Engineer of the Torquay Water Works, and during that period he read a Paper before this Institution on "Incrustation of Iron Pipes at the Torquay Water Works."

In 1903 he went to South Africa as Hydraulic Engineer to the Port Elizabeth Municipality, and subsequently went into private practice doing important work for the Smartt Syndicate Irrigation Scheme at Britstown.

In 1910 he joined the Rand Water Board as Chief Engineer, and designed and constructed the great Barrage for the Vaal River Water Scheme.

Mr. Ingham had a wide experience in water works and irrigation engineering, and had been consulted by many towns in South Africa in connexion with their undertakings.

His death took place in Johannesburg on 7th March 1924, at the age of fifty-six.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1895, and a Member in 1898. He was also a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Municipal and County Engineers, the Association of Water Engineers, and Past-President of the South African Institution of Engineers.

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