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Robert Lomas

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Robert Lomas (1866-1938)

1938 Obituary [1]

ROBERT LOMAS was for more than twenty years surveyor to Lloyd's Agents in the port of Rosario de Santa Fe, Argentine Republic. He was born at Bootle, Liverpool, in 1866, and served from 1881 to 1888 as an apprentice with the Liverpool Gas Company, in the Eccles Street works.

In 1889 he went to South America and was at first employed in gas works, on drainage schemes, and in waterworks in Rosario. He was appointed engineer to the Belgrano Gas Company in 1892, and six years later he took up a similar position with the Rosario Gas Company, which he held for over twenty years. He was also engaged on the construction of the freezing works at Zarate for the Smithfield and Argentine Meat Company. In 1918 he was appointed by the British Ministry of Shipping, through Messrs. Houlder Bros., in Rosario, to measure all the coal on the British ships in port, and a few months later he was commissioned to inspect the condition of all the German ships that were anchored in that port during the War.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1919. His death occurred in Rosario on 21st August 1937.

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