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ARTHUR HILL GODFREY, born on the 14th March, 1863,
practised for several years, at the beginning of his career, as a
Government land surveyor in the Cape Colony and Bechunnaland.


In 1888 and the following year, he served a pupilage to [[R. E. Brounger|Mr. R. E. Brounger]], who at that time, under an arrangement between the
Cape Colony and the Orange Free State, was building the railway
from the Orange River to the Vaal River. Mr. Godfrey did excellent
work when superintending the construction of the line between
Bloemfontein and the Vnal River, a distance of 213 miles.


On the completion of this work, he entered into partnership with
Mr. Baynon at Johannesburg, practising as civil engineers and
surveyors and carrying out surveys of land, mines and railways, the
last under contract with the Netherlands South African Railway Company.
When war broke out, Mr. Godfrey left Johannesburg
and again obtained employment on the Cape Government Railways
as Engineer in charge of surveys between Eende Kuil and Clanwilliam,
and Butterworth and Umtata, 180 miles in all. The
underground work entailed in the course of the numerous minesurveys
which he conducted, however, had seriously affected his
lungs, and in 1905, owing to failing health, he was obliged to leave the railway service.
He died at Cradock, Cape Colony, on the 13th February, 1906.
Mr. Godfrey was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 3rd March, 1891.
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Arthur Hill Godfrey (1863-1906)


1906 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR HILL GODFREY, born on the 14th March, 1863, practised for several years, at the beginning of his career, as a Government land surveyor in the Cape Colony and Bechunnaland.

In 1888 and the following year, he served a pupilage to Mr. R. E. Brounger, who at that time, under an arrangement between the Cape Colony and the Orange Free State, was building the railway from the Orange River to the Vaal River. Mr. Godfrey did excellent work when superintending the construction of the line between Bloemfontein and the Vnal River, a distance of 213 miles.

On the completion of this work, he entered into partnership with Mr. Baynon at Johannesburg, practising as civil engineers and surveyors and carrying out surveys of land, mines and railways, the last under contract with the Netherlands South African Railway Company.

When war broke out, Mr. Godfrey left Johannesburg and again obtained employment on the Cape Government Railways as Engineer in charge of surveys between Eende Kuil and Clanwilliam, and Butterworth and Umtata, 180 miles in all. The underground work entailed in the course of the numerous minesurveys which he conducted, however, had seriously affected his lungs, and in 1905, owing to failing health, he was obliged to leave the railway service.

He died at Cradock, Cape Colony, on the 13th February, 1906.

Mr. Godfrey was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 3rd March, 1891.



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