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Charles Hardy Little

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Charles Hardy Little (1874-1910)

1910 Obituary [1]

CHARLES HARDY LITTLE was born at Clewer, Windsor, on 18th June 1874.

He was educated at a preparatory school near Godalming, and at the age of fourteen went to Eton College where he stayed until he was eighteen.

The following year was spent at the Brighton Technical School, and then he began an apprenticeship of seven years with the Mirrlees, Watson and Yaryan Co., Glasgow, going through all the departments. During the early part of that period he also studied at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College.

In 1900 he went to Mauritius as assistant engineer at Rose Belle branch works of Les Forges et Fonderies de Maurice, and in the following year became acting manager, being appointed manager in 1902.

This position he held until 1905, when he returned to this country and entered Messrs. Mirrlees Watson's office for a few months.

In 1906 he was appointed resident engineer at the Leonora Sugar Estate, Demerara, and also acted as consulting engineer to Messrs. Sandbach, Parker and Co., of Georgetown.

His death took place at Georgetown, British Guiana, from malarial fever and heart failure, on 15th December 1910, in his thirty-seventh year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1909.

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