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Harry Holliday

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Harry Holliday (1887-1926)

1922 M.I.E.E., M.Inst.T., Engr. and General Manager, Rhondda Tramways Co., Ltd.; and Chief Engr., Rhondda Tramways Supply Co., Ltd. Address: Electricity Works, Rheola Road, Porth, Glam.

1926 Obituary [1]

HARRY HOLLIDAY was born in Melbourne in 1887, elder son of the late Mr. T. Bradley Holliday, a well-known engineer in that country.

After spending a short time with Messrs. Dick Kerr and Co. on tramway construction, he was appointed in 1906 assistant to the general manager of the Hastings Tramways Co., Ltd.

A year later he became engineer and manager to the Torquay Tramways Co., Ltd., a position which he filled until 1914, when he was appointed engineer and manager to the Rhondda Tramways Co., Ltd. This position he held until his death, which took place on the 12th June, 1926, as the result of a chill contracted on returning from Switzerland, where he had been for the previous six months owing to a breakdown in health.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1912 and a Member in 1918.

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