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Edward Henry Jenkinson

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Edward Henry Jenkinson (1857-1907)

1908 Obituary [1]

EDWARD HENRY JENIKINSON was born at Walton-on-Thames on 16th January 1857.

After receiving a liberal education he was apprenticed in 1873 to Messrs. Holman and Co., engineers, of Mortlake, and in 1884 he entered the office of the late Mr. Oswald Brown, M.I.Mech.E., as draughtsman.

In 1886 he was promoted to be assistant inspecting engineer, which position he held until 1891 when his health failed.

He then went to Australia, and entered the service of Messrs. G. E. Fulton and Co., engineers and ironfounders, of Adelaide, as works manager, where he remained until the works were closed in 1902.

He next joined the staff of Messrs. W. and A. McArthur, of Sydney, first as assistant engineer and subsequently as engineer.

This position he held at the time of his death, which took place from pneumonia after a few days' illness, on 4th August 1907, at the age of fifty.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1903.

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