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Harold Percy Goddard

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Harold Percy Goddard (1874-1920)

1920 Obituary [1]

HAROLD PERCY GODDARD was born in London on 7th November 1874.

After leaving school he became a student at the Finsbury Technical College, and then served an apprenticeship with Messrs. Rait and Gardiner, marine engineers, at the Royal Albert Docks, London.

In 1896 he went to Calcutta, and was engaged there as engineering assistant to Messrs. Marshall, Sons, and Co., in the erection of plant at various tea factories.

Returning home in 1901, he was employed by Messrs. Price and Reeves on the construction of the Charing Cross and Hampstead Tube, and then went to Pernambuco where he was engaged on drainage work for Sir Douglas Fox and Partners.

Subsequently he joined the staff of Messrs. Pearson and Co., at Para, Brazil, for dredging work, and for a short time was engaged by the Leopoldina Railway Co. on construction work.

He returned to England in 1914 and joined the U.P.S. at Epsom and other camps, being invalided out after two years.

He was then engaged as engineer at an explosives factory at Grays, Essex.

In February 1917 he went to the Federated Malay States as engineer in erecting a rubber factory, and in the following year he joined the F.M.S. Railway as construction engineer.

His death took place at Penang on 28th February 1920, at the ago of forty-five.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1912.

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