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Charles Ashley Carus-Wilson

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Professor Charles Ashley Carus-Wilson (1860-1942) M.A., Assoc Inst C.E.

1900 of Electric Traction

1942 Obituary [1]

There are many engineers in this country and in Canada who will learn with particular regret of the death of Mr. Charles Ashley Carus-Wilson, which took place at Bournemouth on Friday, August 7th.

Mr. Carus-Wilson, who was the son of the late Rev. W. Carus-Wilson was born in 1860 and received his education at Haileybury, at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and at the Royal Engineering College, Coopers Hill.

In 1882 - when he was twenty-two - he was sent out to Bucharest to install electric light in the King of Roumania's palace.

In 1887 he returned to Coopers Hill College to take up an appointment on the staff, and in 1890 he became Professor of Electrical Engineering at McGill University, Montreal. He held this appointment until 1898, and after returning from Canada practised as a consulting engineer in Westminster. During the last war he served on the staff of the Royal Naval College, Osborne.

Mr. Carus-Wilson was well known as a lecturer on various engineering and scientific subjects at the University College, London, and read many papers before the Institutions of Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineers, as well as the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Physical Society.

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