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Joseph Samuel Henry

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Joseph Samuel Henry (1876-1949)


1950 Obituary [1]

"JOSEPH SAMUEL HENRY spent most of his professional career in the Malay States, where he gained a considerable wealth of experience in connection with the design and installation of tin-mining and dredging plant.

He was born in 1876, and received his education at the Gordon Technical College, Geelong, Victoria. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Humble and Nicholson, of Geelong, engineers, from 1894 to 1899, with whom he remained as an erector for another year. He then spent four years at sea as marine engineer in ships of the Bucknall Line, rising from fourth to chief engineer and obtaining his Board of Trade First-class Certificate.

On the completion of engagements as chief erector of hydraulic pumping plant for Messrs. Thompson and Company and as superintending engineer to Messrs. Davies and Kershaw, makers of sluicing and gravel pumping plant, he obtained, in 1910, an appointment as consulting engineer to the Tongkak Compound Tin Co, with the additional duties of manager of that firm's branch in Siam. Two years later he was appointed consulting engineer to Messrs. Austral Malay Tin, Ltd., Perak, and retained this position for many years until his retirement.

Mr. Henry, whose death occurred on 26th March 1949, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1928."


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