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George Henry Thurston

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Grave in East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium.[1]

George Henry Thurston (c1870-1927)


1927 Obituary [2]

GEORGE HENRY THURSTON died in London on the 10th July, 1927, in his fifty-eighth year.

He commenced his engineering career in the United States of America and in 1892 went to South Africa, where he joined the firm of Messrs. Eckstein and Co., Ltd., resigning in 1905 to join the Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa, Ltd.

His transfer to their London office as consulting electrical and mechanical engineer took place in 1910, and he retained that position until the time of his death.

He also carried on business as a consulting electrical and mechanical engineer and was appointed in that capacity to Messrs. E. D. Sassoon and Co., Ltd., in 1912, being responsible for the electrification of their cotton mills in Bombay.

He served in the Boer War, joining the Railway Pioneer Regiment, was taken prisoner but made good his escape, and afterwards was transferred as staff officer under the Director of Rail- ways.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1912.


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