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William Warren Smith (1869-1900)

1900 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM WARREN SMITH, eldest son of the late Mr. William Warren Smith, of Garston Park, Godstone, Surrey, was born on the 23rd June, 1869.

In June, 1888, he was articled to Messrs. James Simpson and Company, of Grosvenor Road, London, and on the expiration of his pupilage remained with that firm as an assistant.

In April, 1895, he sailed for Western Australia, where he was engaged in mechanical and mining work until 1897, when he returned to England. His health not being good, he then spent some time in travelling in Spain and Portugal, and in November, 1899, he went to South Africa, and in the following January joined Roberts’ Horse.

After taking part in the relief of Kimberley, he died at Orange River on the 17th March, 1900.

Mr. Smith was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 3rd December. 1895.

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