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William Frederick Crawford

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William Frederick Crawford ( -1903)

1904 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM FREDERICK CRAWFORD, B.A. (Dublin), died at Johannesburg, Transvaal, on the 8th October, 1903, from pneumonia. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in Arts and Engineering, he gained his early engineering experience in the works of Emerson and Murgatroyd, at Stockport.

In 1863 he went to India as Assistant to the Madras Irrigation and Canal Company, and subsequently acted as Engineer during the construction of the Kurnool and Cadapa Canal. He then acted for four years as Agent for Messrs. Wythes and Jackson on the construction of the Maritzburg and Durban Railway, in Natal, and afterwards undertook a contract to supply the labour required to construct the Kimberley Waterworks.

Subsequently he constructed the Karachi Steam Tramways and worked them for some months. On the completion of that undertaking he returned home and was engaged for some years in reporting on various mines and in studying the chemical analysis of minerals.

Latterly he was in business in Johannesburg as a Consulting Engineer, . . . [more]

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