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Henry Watkin Lewis

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Henry Watkin Lewis ( -1897)

1885 of Bute Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Cardiff.

1897 Obituary [1]

HENRY WATKIN LEWIS, of Abercanaid, Merthyr-Tydvil, died at Harrowgate, on September 10, 1897. He was for many years associated with Mr. Anthony Hill at the Plymouth Works, and with Mr. Crawshay Bailey at Nantyglo.

He was the founder of the Treherbert Engineering Works, now amalgamated with Howell's Dry Dock Company at Cardiff.

He was conspicuous for his mechanical and engineering abilities, and on many occasions in colliery accidents risked his life for that of others, notably at Tynewydd, when his services were recognised by the bestowal of the medal bearing that name.

He was one of the oldest members of the South Wales Institute of Engineers, a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and one of the original members of the Iron and Steel Institute.

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