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George Henry Hodgson

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George Henry Hodgson (1873-1933)

1933 Obituary [1]

GEORGE HENRY HODGSON was born in Leeds in 1873 and educated at Leeds Grammar School and Victoria Park School, Manchester. In 1888 he became a day student in the engineering department of the Yorkshire College, Leeds.

He served his apprenticeship from 1890 to 1894 with Messrs. Hudswell, Clarke and Company, Leeds, and in 1896 he joined Messrs. Fraser and Chalmers, Erith.

A year later he became a draughtsman with the Sulphide Corporation, Cockle Creek, New South Wales.

In 1898 Mr. Hodgson entered the firm of Messrs. Brown and Hodgson, artesian well boring contractors, as junior partner, and commenced contracting for the New South Wales Government. He was also concerned with several private artesian bores. At Walgett, New South Wales, he was responsible for a Government artesian bore which reached a depth of 2,036 feet. Since 1904 Mr. Hodgson had interested himself in farming, particularly grazing.

He died at Walgett, New South Wales, on 4th February 1932.

He had been elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1896 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1900.

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