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Arthur Chapman (1860-1914)

1914 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR CHAPMAN was born at Bury St. Edmunds on 2nd September 1860.

He was educated at Ipswich, and served a pupilage of 4 1/2 years at the Atlas Engineering Works, Birmingham, after which he was engaged in the drawing office of Messrs. Thomas Piggott and Co. of the some city.

From there he went to Messrs. Ruston Proctor and Co., with whom he remained for some years, until they offered him the post of their Indian representative.

He then became assistant engineer on the Agra Water Works, and upon their completion he took a similar post on the Calcutta Docks.

In 1891 he was offered the appointment of Calcutta Superintendent of the Assam Railway Co., in which position he remained until 1899, when his health failed. After unsuccessful efforts to recuperate, he returned to England, where he practised as a Consulting Engineer.

His death took place at Ealing on 2nd June 1914, at the age of fifty-three.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1888.

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