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Percival Robert Augustus Willoughby

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Percival Robert Augustus Willoughby (1868-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

PERCIVAL ROBERT AUGUSTUS WILLOUGHBY, born in 1868, died at Llandilo on the 1st May, 1913.

He served his articles to H. O. Fisher on the Taff Vale Railway, and afterwards occupied successively the posts of Engineer to the Dooars Company of Bengal, Assistant to the City Engineer of Cardiff, Deputy Engineer of Merthyr Corporation, Engineer to the Dowlais Iron Co, and Engineer and Architect to Pontypridd Municipal Council.

In 1908 Mr. Willoughby was appointed Director of Public Works, Jamaica, in succession to the late Valentine Bell, and largely rebuilt the city of Kingston after the great earthquake and fire. He returned to England in 1912 to undergo a serious operation, to the effects of which he succumbed.

Mr. Willoughby was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 6th December, 1898, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 27th April, 1909.

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