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Christopher Howell McCarthy-Jones

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Christopher Howell McCarthy-Jones (1876-1929), managing director of the Indian Radio Telegraph Co

1929 Obituary [1]

CHRISTOPHER HOWEL MCCARTHY-JONES died in Bombay on the 3rd August 1929, where he was resident as managing director of the Indian Radio Telegraph Company.

He was essentially an electrical engineer and served his apprenticeship with the Electric Construction Company of Wolverhampton.

Later he became assistant engineer on the reconstruction of the City and South London Electric Railway.

After designing and carrying out an extensive hydro-electric power scheme for the Lake Copais Company of London and Greece, he went to Calcutta to take charge for five years of the Indian Branch of the British Thomson-Houston Company.

On his return to this country, he acted as London export manager.

In 1919 he became consulting electrical engineer for the Burmah Oil Company's important scheme for oilfields electrification.

On its successful completion he joined the Indian Radio Telegraphs Company.

He was born in 1876, and became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1908 and a Member in 1919.

1929 Obituary [2]

CHRISTOPHER HOWELL McCARTHY-JONES was born in 1876 and was educated first at University College School, London, and then at the Central Technical College, South Kensington.

In 1896 he joined the staff of the Electric Construction Co., and eventually became assistant engineer, his work including the supervision of the reconstruction and re-equipment of the City and South London Railway.

In 1900 he was appointed chief assistant engineer in the Reigate Corporation Electricity Department, resigning a year later to become electrical engineer to the Lake Copais Co.

In 1903 he joined the British Thomson-Houston Co. and in 1909 was placed in charge of the company's branch at Calcutta.

He returned to London as their export manager in 1914.

After five years in that capacity he was appointed consulting electrical engineer to the Burmah Oil Co. in connection with their scheme for the electrification of their oilfields in Upper Burma.

Shortly after its completion, he accepted the position of managing director of the Indian Radio Telegraph Co.

In 1919 he started to practise as a consulting engineer on his own account, and specialized in hydro-electric projects and the application of electricity to oil-field work.

His death took place in Bombay on the 3rd August, 1929.

He joined the Institution as a Student in 1895, was elected an Associate in 1898, an Associate Member in 1901 and a Member in 1910.

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