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Algernon Henry Davis

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Algernon Henry Davis (1866-1905)

1905 Obituary [1]

ALGERNON HENRY DAVIS was born at Withington, Lancashire, on 18th May 1866.

He was educated at Dulwich College, and afterwards at King's College, London, in applied science and engineering.

From 1884 to 1888 he served his time in the works of the Societe John Cockerill, Seraing, Belgium, and on its completion he entered the office of his father, who was agent and consulting engineer to the Egyptian Government Railways and Telegraphs and to the Port of Alexandria. In the capacity of manager of the office, he inspected machinery and engineering stores in all parts of Europe.

He next became resident engineer during the erection of water works pumping machinery in Spain, and subsequently visited Australia and New Zealand.

On returning to England he entered into business with his father in London as consulting engineers and contractors, and, on the death of his father, he obtained an appointment as assistant clerk to the Board of Management of the South Metropolitan District Schools.

In October 1900 he was appointed general manager of Wells and Baths under the Harrogate Corporation, having charge of eighty wells and buildings; this position he held until his death, which took place from pneumonia, at his residence in Harrogate, on 18th March 1905, in his thirty-ninth year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1902; and was a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society.

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