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Herbert Hinds

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Herbert Hinds (1864-1896)

1896 Obituary [1]

HERBERT HINDS, born on the 10th of December, 1864, was the son of the late Mr. George Hinds, of Goudhurst, Kent, solicitor, and one of the coroners for that county.

After being educated at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Cranbrook, and at King’s College, London, of which he became an Associate, he was articled in 1885 to Mr. Edward Easton for three years.

In November, 1888, he was appointed assistant to Mr. Edward Robins, Colonial Engineer in Dominica, Leeward Islands. There he remained fifteen months, setting out roads and superintending the landing and erection of iron bridges.

In the spring of 1890 he returned to England and entered the office of Mr. Edward Easton as an assistant.

In the following August Mr. Hinds sailed for Now York, where he was engaged for three years on the construction of the Hudson River Tunnel for Messrs. S. Pearson and Son, the contractors. During the last two years he was in charge of the works.

In the summer of 1894 he left the service of Messrs. Pearson and Son and proceeded to Johannesburg, where he practised on his own account until the recent disturbances in the Transvaal.

He then went to the Orange Free State, and it was on business connected with gold mines there that he was returning to England, when he was drowned in the wreck of the “Drummond Castle” off Ushant on the night of the 16th of June, 1896.

Mr. Hinds was elected an Associate Member on the 20th of May, 1890.

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