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Francis Richard Marsh

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Francis Richard Marsh (1876-1943)

1943 Obituary [1]

FRANCIS RICHARD MARSH was born on the 30th August, 1876, and was educated at St. George's School, Harpenden. After receiving his practical training with the Coalbrookdale Co. he was employed for a short time as a draughtsman by Ferranti, Ltd. In 1899 he joined the staff of Preece and Cardew, consulting engineers, and acted as Resident Engineer for them on the Warrington Tramways and the dockyards at Chatham, Gibraltar and Malta. In 1909 he was appointed Chief Electrical Engineer to the Singapore Harbour Board, and also in 1911 Electrical Engineer to the Singapore Public Works Department, retaining those positions until he became in 1921 General Manager of the Hong Kong Electric Co. He returned to England in 1929 and set up a consulting practice, also acting as the London representative of the Hong Kong Electric Co. He died on the 20th May, 1943. He was elected an Associate Member of The Institution in 1908 and a Member in 1914.

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