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Philip Harrison Holmes

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Philip Harrison Holmes (1854-1881)

1882 Obituary [1]

. . . On the expiration of his pupilage he was appointed assistant resident engineer for the extension works of the Alexandra Docks, at Newport, Monmouthshire, which included the construction of a graving dock, timber wharf, &c.

On the completion of these works, he, in 1879, obtained an appointment as assistant-engineer to-the Conservators of the River Thames. Whilst discharging the duties connected with this post, he, in January 1881, contracted a severe cold, complications ensued, and in the autumn he was threatened with a fatal disease.

Change to a milder climate was of no avail, and he died on the 12th of November, 1881, at Castellamar di Stabia, Italy, leaving a wife and two children. . .

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