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Thomas James Moss-Flower

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Major Thomas James Moss-Flower (1864-1926), civil engineer.

1864 Born.

1887 Set up in private practice as a civil and consulting engineering in Bristol.

1891-1899 Engineer and Surveyor to the Portishead Urban District Council

1900 Carried out of public works for various corporations and consisting chiefly of drainage and water supply schemes.

He served for some years in the Volunteer and Territorial Forces, attaining the rank of Major.

1914 At the outbreak of the Great War he offered his series to the War Office and served first with the Rifle Brigade in Egypt, and then in France, where he was engaged with the Royal Engineers, until the cessation of hostilities, supervising the carrying out of large construction works in connection with military operations.

1926 July 19th. Died


1926 Obituary [1]

'We have received for publication the following particulars of the career of the late Major T. J. Moss-Flower, whose death took place on July 19th.

Thomas James Moss-Flower was born in 1864. He set up in private practice as a civil and consulting engineering in Bristol in 1887. From 1891 to 1899 he was Engineer and Surveyor to the Portishead Urban District Council, and during that time, in addition to many other public works, carried out an entirely new sewerage scheme for the whole of the district of Portishead, including about 9 miles of sewers, a long sea outfall, engines, pumps, and other incidental works. He also acted for some considerable time as engineer to the Portishead District Water Co.


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