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Maurice Wilson (1862-1936), principal of the Crystal Palace School of Engineering

1862 Born in Wandsworth, son of Joseph William Wilson

1888 Joined the Inst of Civil Engineers[1]

1911 Vice-principal of Crystal Palace School of Engineering. Living in West Croydon. Married to Brenda; 4 children.

1936 Obituary [2]

Maurice Wilson, late Principal of the Crystal Palace School of Practical Engineering, on Sunday last, July 19th.

Mr. Wilson was the son of the original founder of the school, Mr. Joseph William Wilson, M.Inst.C.E., who was its first Principal from its foundation in l872 until 1898. He was succeeded in his position by his son, J. W. Wilson, M.Inst.C.E., who, in turn, was followed by his brother, Mr. Maurice Wilson in 1924.

The School will be carried on by Mr. F. C. P. Lawrence, A.M.I.Struct.E., the former Vice-Principal.

Mr. Maurice Wilson was born in 1862 and educated first at Halbrake School, Wandsworth, and then at the Crystal Palace School of Practical Engineering under his father. He then became a pupil at the Thames Ironworks, Blackwall.

Later he was appointed Assistant Engineer on Construction of the Midhurst and Chichester branch of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. He then returned to his father's School for a time as Superintendent of various departments, later holding the position of surveyor to Sir A. R. Stenning, A.R.I.B.A. He was assistant engineer on the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, and later assistant engineer to the London Electrical Corporation.

In 1898 he returned to the School to become Vice-Principal under his brother. He was elected President of the Society of Engineers in 1906.

His death will be regretted by a large number of associates and by his former pupils.

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Sources of Information

  1. Civil Engineer Lists 1818-1930
  2. The Engineer 1936/07/24 p75
  • 1911 census