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Frederick Reginald Phipps

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Frederick Reginald Phipps (1875-1927), Senior Engineering Inspector of the Roads Department of the Ministry of Transport.

1875 March 7th. Born.

1893 Became pupil and assistant to the Borough Surveyor of Tewkesbury.

1897 Appointed engineering assistant to the City Engineer of Worcester.

1903 Borough Engineer at Basingstoke.

1920 Selected as one of the Engineering Inspectors at the establishment of the Ministry of Transport.

1924 Advanced to the post of Senior Engineering Inspector.

1927 January 9th. Died.


1927 Obituary

'The keenest regret has been caused at the Ministry of Transport by the sudden and unexpected death from heart collapse last Sunday morning 9th. inst, of Frederick Reginald Phipps A.M.Inst. C.E., F.S.I., the Senior Engineering Inspect of the Roads Department.

Mr. Phipps, who was born on March 7th, 1875, was educated at the Bedford Modern Schoo and at King Edwards School, Birmingham. In 1893 he became pupil and assistant to the Borough Surveyor of Tewkesbury and in 1897 he as appointed engineering assistant to the City Engineer of Worcester. From 1903 to 1917 he held office as Borough Engineer at Basingstoke. During the Great War he served under Sir Henry Maybury as O.C. 311th Road Construction Co R.E., subsequently being promoted to D.A.D. Roads, XVth Corps, holding rank as Major R.E., and being awarded the O.B.E. Upon the establishment of the Ministry of Transport in 1920, Mr Phipps was selected as one of the Engineering Inspectors, and in December, 1924, was advanced to the post of Senior Engineering Inspector, which appointment he held to the time of this death.'[1]



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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1927/01/14