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Arthur Daniel Jones

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Arthur Daniel Jones (1845-1904)

1904 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR DANIEL JONES, born on the 10th March, 7845, was educated at Queenwood College near Salisbury, and obtained his engineering training under the late J. E. McConnell, from 1862 to 1865.

In the latter year he took service with McClean and Stileman, and was employed by them on the design of works in connection with the Furness railways, Barrow Harbour docks and warehouses, Keighley Waterworks and other undertakings.

During an interval, he gained some experience of municipal work in St. Pancras under W. Booth Scott, and after serving for a time as an assistant to William Jacomb on the South Western Railway widening works in North Devon, he accepted an engagement with James McConnochie, for whom he acted as resident engineer on various works, including a wharf and tidal basin at Limehouse, a timber graving-dock at Cubitt Town, the Junction Graving-Dock, 420 feet long, and the Bute Graving-Dock, 600 feet long, at Cardiff, and the Canada Deepwater Dock, covering 17 acres, with buildings and equipment, at the Surrey Commercial Docks.

In 1883 Mr. Jones was appointed Chief Assistant Engineer to the Surrey Commercial Docks Company, which position he held for thirteen years, resigning in 1896.

He died, after a long illness, on the 23rd July, 1904, at his residence, Beechavon, Border Crescent, Sydenham. . . . [more]

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