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Walter Henry De Ritter (1863-1909)
1909 Obituary 
WALTER HENRY DE RITTER was born in London on 16th December 1863.
He was educated at St. Paul's School, Bow, and Albion House School, Limehouse, and then began an apprenticeship in 1878 at the engineering works of Mr. G. S. De Ritter at Limehouse.
Having served his time he spent two years in the drawing office, and became assistant manager in 1885. This post was hold until 1890, when he was appointed manager, having entire responsibility, and this position he retained until 1900, when the business was left to him entirely.
Among the various classes of work produced under his supervision were marine engines, general engineering plant, and complete machinery necessary for the preparation and manufacture of tea lead, white lead, Edwards' air-pumps and condensing plants, etc.
His death took place after a short illness, on 21st September 1909, in his forty-sixth year.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1898.