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Charles Clemesha Smith (1867-1943)
1943 Obituary 
CHARLES CLEMESHA SMITH was born at Leeds on the 30th September, 1867, and died at Wakefield on the 27th June, 1943.
He was educated at Yorkshire College and Leeds University, and received his professional training under articles with Messrs. Filliter and Rofe, Consulting Engineers, of Westminster and Leeds, for whom he subsequently served as resident engineer on reservoirs and other works for Leeds, Burnley, Wakefield and other cities, for the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and for the Trent Navigation.
In 1897 he was appointed Waterworks Engineer to the Wakefield Corporation and during the tenure of this office he was responsible for the design and execution of reservoirs, filtration, and water treatment works involving a total capital cost of £1,500,000, including the first two instalments of the Ryburn scheme, comprising a concrete dam 100 feet high, a pipe-line tunnel, and filtration plant. He was a pioneer in the treatment of moorland waters, and his researches into plumbo-solvency formed the foundation of work carried out by later investigators.
On his retirement, in 1933, he started a consulting practice...[more]