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Lewis Frederick Evelegh

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Lewis Frederick Evelegh (1858-1893)

1894 Obituary [1]

LEWIS FREDERICK EVELEGH, youngest son of Captain George C. Evelegh, late R.A., of Newport, LW., was born on the 17th of May, 1868.

He commenced his engineering career in May, 1876, when he was articled to Henry E. Wallis, who was then practising in Westminster.

After serving a pupilage of three years, he was sent in April, 1879, by Wallis and Edge to Germany, where he was engaged until June, 1881, in laying the Brunswick Tramway and in superintending the manufacture of the rails for it at the Union Works, Dortmund.

He was then employed during the next four years by the same firm in preparing plans and specifications for the Aston and Birmingham Tramway, in making surveys and Parliamentary plans for the Edgbaston and Harborne Tramway, and in preparing drawings for the Cardiff Station roof.

Towards the end of 1885 Mr. Evelegh proceeded to South America,...[more]

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