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William Heather Parratt

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William Heather Parratt (1864-1929)


1930 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM HEATHER PARRATT was for many years the senior sugar estate engineer for Messrs. Booker Brothers, McConnell and Company of British Guiana, and since 1924 had been their consulting engineer in London.

After leaving King's College, London, he served an apprenticeship with Messrs. George Fletcher and Company of Derby, for whom he eventually became leading draughtsman and assistant manager.

In 1889 he first went to British Guiana as resident engineer on a sugar plantation, and six years later joined Messrs. Booker Brothers, McConnell and Company. He was also consulting engineer to several other engineering firms and he took a prominent part in the life of the Colony.

Mr. Parratt, who became a Member of the Institution in 1892, was born in 1864 and his death took place on llth May 1929.


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