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Bennett Fitch

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Bennett Fitch (1845-1916)

1911 Living at 7 Grange Road, Ealing: Bennett Fitch (age 65 born Steeple Bumpstead), Retired Civil Engineer, Director of Public Complement(?).[1]

1917 Obituary [2]

BENNETT FITCH, born at Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, on 25th June, 1845, died at Ealing on the 27th November, 1916.

After training under Messrs. Gotto and Beesley, he was employed upon the drainage of Rio de Janeiro, and later was an assistant to Mr. Baldwin Latham until 1870.

In 1871 he entered the service of the Nizam of Hyderabad, and was employed, at first as an assistant and after 3 years as Executive Engineer, on canals, irrigation works, roads and Government buildings. From this service he retired in 1886.

Mr. Fitch was elected an Associate Member 2nd December, 1879, and was transferred to the class of Members 25th November, 1884.

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