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Thomas Oswald Hogarth

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Thomas Oswald Hogarth (1850-1914) of the Great Western Railway

1914 Obituary [1]

THOMAS OSWALD HOGARTH was born at Swindon on 10th September 1850.

He served an apprenticeship of six years from 1866 to 1871 at the Great Western Railway Works at Swindon.

Subsequently he went into the drawing office, and was senior draughtsman for eight years, after which he became chief inspector of timber supplied to the Great Western Railway. He was then appointed manager of the Carriage and Wagon Department at Swindon, and subsequently of the Northern District at Chester, retiring in 1912.

His death took place on 6th January 1914, at the age of sixty-three.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1891.

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