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Charles Herbert Gadsby

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Charles Herbert Gadsby (1866-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

CHARLES HERBERT GADSBY was born in 1866, and served his apprenticeship at locomotive and tramway work from 1882 to 1889.

In the latter year he joined the Brush Electrical Engineering Company, and subsequently had charge of their Testing Department at Loughborough.

He obtained a Whitworth Scholarship in 1892 and studied at Nottingham University.

He then joined the staff of the Electric Construction Company, and proceeded to Madras as superintending engineer on the Madras Electric Tramways.

On his return he accepted an appointment with the British Electric Traction Company, with which Company he was connected until his death.

He also practised as a consulting engineer and was responsible for the design and construction of the Devonport and District Tramways, and the Burton and Ashby Light Railway.

For some time previous to his death - which occurred in December, 1912, at Farnham, Surrey - he was in indifferent health and could do little active work.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1897.

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