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Edward Baldwin John Knox

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Edward Baldwin John Knox (1845-1903)

1904 Obituary [1]

EDWARD BALDWIN JOHN ENOXw, who for some time previous to the war in South Africa acted as Honorary Secretary to the local Advisory Committee of the Institution, died at Johannesburg, Transvaal, on the 5th December, 1903.

Born on the 6th October, 1845, he obtained his preliminary training as a pupil of John Penn and Sons, Mechanical Engineers, of Greenwich. Subsequently he was engaged as Assistant Engineer and Manager to the Croscombe Lead and Chemical Works, Somersetshire, and as an Assistant Engineer on the staff of the late Sir Joseph Bazalgette, Past-President, at the Metropolitan Board of Works.

From 1872 to 1876 he acted as Confidential Assistant to the late Thomas Elliot Harrison, Past-President, on railway works and on the Hartlepool and Tyne Docks extensions.

In 1876 Mr. Knox went to South Africa, where he practised privately for over seventeen years. During that period he carried out extensive architectural works, and also the Paarl, Wellington, and other waterworks. He was Consulting Engineer to the Municipalities of Cape Town and Worcester, and to several mines in the Johannesburg and Barberton Districts. He was also a Member of the Transvaal Commission on Technical Education and President of the Transvaal Association of Architects.

Mr. Knox was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 2nd February, 1875, was subsequently placed among the Associate Members, and was transferred to the class of’ Members on the 28th March, 1893.

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