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Harry Read Stockman

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Harry Read Stockman (1854-1902)

1903 Obituary [1]

. . . . the son of Benjamin Pryor Stockman . . . . in the year 1883 Mr. Stockman became associated with Mr. (now Sir John) Jackson, contractor, and was appointed agent on a small extension of the Southwark and Vauxhall Water Company’s Works at Hampton.

He then acted as Chief Agent on the North Sunderland Harbour Works, and on their completion in the year 1890, he was appointed Chief Agent for Sir John Jackson on the Barry Graving Dock in South Wales ; and on the commencement of the Barry Deep Lock took up the position of Chief Agent for that important work also.

After seeing those works well in hand he left for Dover in the year 1892, to act as Chief Agent for the same firm on the construction of the East Pier for the Dover Harbour Board, which position he held until its completion.

He was then appointed Chief Agent for Sir John Jackson, Ltd., on the Admiralty Harbour Works at Simon’s Town, Cape Colony, where, on the 6th August, 1902, he was unfortunately killed instantly, through the slipping of a wire rope of an incline railway in connection with the works.

Mr. Stockman was associated with Sir John Jackson for nineteen years, and on the conversion of the firm into a limited company be was made one of the first two junior directors, . . . . [more]

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