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Frederick Sharp

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Frederick Sharp (1854-1906)

1907 Obituary [1]

FREDERICK SHARP, born on the 22nd March, 1854, was the son of the late Mr. Samuel Sharp, of Tangleymere, Chilworth, Surrey.

Entering the Royal Indian Engineering College, Coopers Hill, in 1872, he passed out 3 years later, and after a short period of practical training on the London and North-Western Railway, he left in October, 1875, for India, and was posted as Assistant Engineer to the Mysore Public Works Department.

Mr. Sharp remained in India until 1887. His early experience was obtained on famine relief works in Mysore, and later he was employed on various public works in Mysore and Coorg, notably the erection of the Saddipur bridge over the Cauvery river in the latter province.

In 1887 he went to Burma, where he was engaged as Executive Engineer on pioneer work with the troops, after the annexation of Upper Burma, and subsequently took part in the development of the country by the construction of roads, buildings and irrigation works.

After 20 years’ service in India and Burma Mr. Sharp retired with the rank of first grade Executive Engineer.

Returning home in 1895 he became a partner in the firm of Messrs. Sharp, Jones and Company, as the owners of pottery works at Parkstone in Dorset, and retained an active interest in the business up to the time of his death, which occurred suddenly on the 22nd August, 1906.

Mr. Sharp was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 4th May, 1880, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 25th February, 1896.

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