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Matthew Sydney Smith

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Matthew Sydney Smith (1876-1915)


1916 Obituary [1]

MATTHEW SYDNEY SMITH was born in London on 14th Apri1 1876, and was educated at schools in South London.

His apprenticeship, of eight years, was served with Messrs. James Simpson and Co., Ltd., London; after which the same firm transferred him, in 1889, to assist in laying out and erecting their new works at Newark, and later to superintending the Order Department and Works Drawing Office.

In 1904 he left Newark to take up the post of engineer to Messrs. Welch, Perrin and Co., of Melbourne, the Victorian Agents for various Australian and British firms, and in June 1913 he entered the service of Simpson Brothers, Australian representatives for Messrs. James Simpson and Co., Ltd., and the Worthington Pump Co., Ltd.

His death took place at Sydney, on 20th November 1915, in his fortieth year.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1905; and was a Member of the Victorian Institute of Engineers.


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