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Arthur Trevenen Coode

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Arthur Trevenen Coode (1876-1940)

A son of John Charles Coode

1940 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR TREVENEN COODE was born in Jersey on the 5th February, 1876, and died at Haslemere, Surrey, on the 28th December, 1940.

He was educated privately and at Cambridge University. He served his engineering pupilage under the late Mr. James Mansergh, F.R.S., Past-President Inst. C.E., with whom he was engaged in important works in connexion with the Birmingham water-supply.

In 1903 he was appointed assistant engineer on the Folkstone Harbour works, constructed for the South-Eastern Railway under the direction of Messrs. Coode, Son, and Matthews. He was later engaged for that firm, in conjunction with the late Mr. Hugh T. Ker, M. Inst. C.E., upon schemes for sewage outfall works at Plymouth, for harbours of refuge in Devon and Cornwall, and for water-supply in the Fen district.

In 1906 he became a partner in the firm, and was intimately concerned with their work as consulting engineers to the Crown Agents for the Colonies. in connexion with harbours, docks, and river works, more particularly in West Africa and in the West Indies. He was also immediately responsible for his firm for the design and construction of a large number of dredgers and ancillary plant supplied to various Colonial Governments through the Crown Agents.

During the great war he held the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy, and served in the Mediterranean and at Archangel.

In 1924 he was appointed the British representative on the International Technical Committee of the European representative of the Danube, and served in that capacity until 1938.

In 1932 and 1934 he was the British member of International Committees of Engineers dispatched by the League of Nations to China to advise on river conservancy and flood-prevention. He was the author of an article on "Dredgers and Dredging" in the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" (14th edition).

Mr. Coode was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 2nd December, 1902, and was transferred to the class of Member on the 12th March, 1912.

In 1906 he married Margaret Frederica, daughter of Frederick Gream Ommanney, and had two sons and one daughter.

1941 Obituary [2]

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