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Harry Barrett

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Harry Barrett (1875-1910)

1911 Obituary [1]

HARRY BARRETT was born in Manchester on 3rd September 1875.

He was educated at the Scottish High School at Bombay from 1879 to 1888, when he returned to England and commenced an apprenticeship of over five years with Messrs. Daniel Adamson and Co., of Dukinfield, near Manchester. During this period he studied in the engineering department of the Owens College, and obtained honours in various subjects.

In 1897 he went for six months as a junior engineer in the employ of the British India Steam Navigation Co., and for another six months he was assistant manager for Messrs. Greaves, Cotton and Co., Bombay.

In the following year he returned to England and was employed as leading mechanic of the electrical department of Messrs. Tweedale and Smalley, of Castleton, near Manchester.

Three years later he entered the drawing office of Messrs. Daniel Adamson and Co., Dukinfield, where he remained about eight months, and then he proceeded to South Africa as electrician on the Cape Government Railway at Uitenhage.

In May 1903, he became engineer to Messrs. Jenkins and Co., of Durban, Natal, where he was engaged in estimating and supervising the erection of electrical and mechanical plant.

In 1908 he returned to India and became engineer to Messrs. Greaves, Cotton and Co., of Bombay, in whose employment he remained until his death, which took place in Bombay on 3rd October 1910, at the age of thirty-five.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1905.

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