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Joseph George Sharp

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Joseph George Sharp ( -1932)

son of Richard Sharp

1932 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH GEORGE SHARP was articled to the late Mr. Joseph Eden of Workington, and was also trained as a pupil in the drawing office of Messrs. Charles Cammell and Company, with whom, after a period in another works at Whitehaven, he served as assistant engineer, his experience covering mining and steel works plant.

After a further two years with Messrs. Bruce Peebles and Company in London he joined his father, the late Mr. Richard Sharp, M.I.Mech.E., who was in practice as a consulting engineer in Workington.

In 1910 Mr. Joseph Sharp was appointed designing engineer for Messrs. Dewhurst's Engineering Company of Sheffield, and in 1914 he worked with Mr. William Fairlie of Victoria Street on foreign contracts for pumping and sewage plants.

In 1915 he went to the Admiralty as an inspecting engineer. He then received a commission in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps as inspector of ordnance machinery, and after the War served with the Sturtevant Engineering Company until his death on 29th February 1932.

He was born at Sheffield in 1878, and was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1919. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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