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Obituary 1906 
We regret to have to announce the death of Mr. William Edward Thursfield, M.Inst.C.E., in his seventieth year. He was the last surviving son of the late Richard Thursfield, of Broseley, in Shropshire. . . Wolverton Works of the London and North Western Railway . . . 1863-8 Launceston and South Devon Railway . . . Waring and Co East Hungarian Railway. . . building a railway in Holland for the contractors, Messrs. J. O. York and Co . . . 1871-3 had charge of the construction of the Salz and Kammergut Railway, in Upper Austria . . . For the next three years he was in practice on his own account as a consulting engineer in Austria . . . In 1880 he became managing engineer for Mr. Fogerty in surveying, laying out, and designing the Vienna Elevated Railway. For may years he resided at Gumpoldskirchen, in Austria, where he had a factory, and carried on the manufacture of steam disinfecting apparatus which he had invented and patented . . . [more]