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Charles Brown Ogilvie

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Charles Brown Ogilvie (1888-1946)

1946 Obituary [1]

CHARLES BROWN OGILVIE spent nearly the whole of his professional career in the Far East. He was born in 1888, and received his general education at the Grammar School and his technical instruction at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. After completing a two years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Barry, Henry and Company, Ltd., in 1907, he continued his practical training in the office of Messrs. Walker and Duncan, civil engineers, of the same city.

Five years later he proceeded to the Malay States, and entered the Public Works Department, where he served as assistant engineer. He relinquished this post in 1918 to become general manager and attorney for the Strathisla Rubber Estates Company and other concerns, but shortly afterwards he went to South America, and was engaged for one year on a survey in connection with gold and diamond mining. He then accepted an appointment as supply engineer to the Shanghai Waterworks Company, and was placed in charge of all pumping stations. Subsequently he was made supply engineer and finally deputy engineer-in-chief.

Retiring in 1941 he was for a brief period executor director for Messrs. Fogden, Brisbane, general contractors, at Singapore. Latterly he was attached to the Air Ministry. Mr. Ogilvie, whose death occurred on 15th December 1945, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1928. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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