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Thomas Perceval Wilson

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Thomas Perceval Wilson (1850-1909)

1909 Obituary [1]

. . . commenced his engineering career as pupil to Easton, Amos and Anderson, and was subsequently engaged by the late E. A. Cowper in erecting pumping machinery in Sweden. After this work was completed he was engaged by Head, Wrightson and Co, of Thornaby-on-Tees.

Later on he returned to Easton and Anderson, for which firm he took charge of the execution of the South Hants Waterworks, proceeding thence in 1870 to Antwerp, where he had charge of the construction of the Antwerp Waterworks. On the completion of this contract be went to Seville, where he was also responsible for the execution of the water supply work. . . In 1880 he joined the board of Easton and Anderson, Limited, and on the death of James Easton he became chairman of that company. . . [more]

1909 Obituary [2]

THOMAS PERCEVAL WILSON, born in 1850, died at Rownhams, Southampton, on the 27th September, 1909. During the greater part of his career, he was in the service of Messrs. Easton and Anderson, for whom he took charge of the construction of the South Hants waterworks, Antwerp waterworks, including pumping station, filter beds and distributory mains, and waterworks at Seville.

In 1888 he became a director of the firm, whilst continuing to act as Engineer to the Antwerp and Seville Water Companies, and was also partner in the firm of Easton, Courtney and Darbishire, of Westminster.

Mr. Wilson was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 4th April, 1876, was subsequently placed in the class of Associate Members, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 4th December, 1906.

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