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Henry Upperby Wollaston

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Henry Upperby Wollaston (1860-1932)

1860 Born in London, son of Edward Ottley Wollaston, retired officer of the British Army in India, and his wife Lucy (nee Upperby)[1]

1932 Obituary [2]

HENRY UPPLEBY WOLLASTON was born in London in 1860 and studied at the Crystal Palace School of Engineering.

After serving his apprenticeship with Mr. R. H. Tweddell, hydraulic engineer of Westminster, from 1879 to 1881, he joined the staff of the Brush Electrical Engineering Company.

In 1883 he went to Vienna as electrical engineer to the Anglo-Austrian Brush Company, and was responsible for carrying out the lighting of the town of Temesvar.

Upon his return to England in 1886 he rejoined the Brush Electrical Company, for whom he again went abroad, supervising engineering work in Vienna, Hungary, Spain, and other places on the Continent.

From 1888 to 1891 he was engaged in constructing and working the Bournemouth electric lighting station in the capacity of managing engineer to a local company.

In 1892 he entered the firm of Messrs. W. Pope and Company of Slough, and upon its absorption into the Consolidated Engineering Company, became managing director.

He was also associated with the Hulberd Engineering Company for many years, and was a director of the London branch of the City of Santos Improvements Company for over twenty years.

From 1929 until his death on 29th March 1932 he was a director of the Delagoa Bay Development Corporation.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1902.

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