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Frederick Benjamin Brown

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Frederick Benjamin Brown (c1857-1932)

1932 Obituary[1]

"The Late Mr. F. B. Brown, O.B.E.—-We regret to have to record, the death, on the 26th ult., of Mr. Frederick Benjamin Brown, O.B.E., at the age of 75. Mr. Brown, after attending courses at King’s College, London, became a pupil under the late Mr. W. Jacourt, M.Inst.C.E., serving in this capacity between the years 1877—1879. Subsequent to the latter date, he was on the engineering staff of the London and South Western Railway, and in 1880-1881 assisted in an investigation regarding the strength of bridges on that line, carried out by Mr. E. Benedict. He was afterwards in charge of widening works on the South-Western main line, subsequently transferring to the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, on which system he held the position of district engineer, Brighton. He was made an associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1883, having formerly been a student."

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