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Henry Fidler

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Henry Fidler (1847-1912)

1912 Obituary [1]

HENRY FIDLER, born on the 1st November, 1847, died at Ventnor on the 23rd June, 1912.

Trained under his brother, Professor T. Claxton Fidler, he entered in 1879 the Admiralty Works Department, becoming in 1895 Chief of the Technical Staff of the Naval Works Loan Department, which position he retained until the department ceased to exist in 1906, when he retired on pension. During that period he supervised the design of various national works, including Keyham, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Simon’s Bay dockyards and Portland harbour.

He published “Notes on Construction in Steel,” edited Rivington’s “Building Construction” and revised Vernon-Harcourt’s "Civil Engineering.”

Mr. Fidler was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 10th January, 1893, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 21st April, 1903.

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