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Hugh Lawrance Williams

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Hugh Lawrance Williams (c1873-1925), chief engineer to Balfour, Beatty and Co

1925 Obituary [1]

HUGH LAWRANCE WILLIAMS received his education at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge, and from there went to Messrs. Thomas Parker, Ltd., where he was a pupil from 1896 to 1899.

From 1900 to 1906 he was with Messrs. Lowdon Bros., leaving there to join the firm of J. G. White and Co. as constructional engineer.

He became chief engineer to Messrs. Balfour, Beatty and Co., in 1909 on the foundation of the business, and was one of the principals of that firm from 1913, continuing in that position until his death, which occurred on the 25th July, 1925, at the age of 52.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1909 and a Member in 1918.

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