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Walter Beer

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Walter Beer (1874-1915)

1894 Awarded a Miller Scholarship for his paper on "Ship Slipways"

1916 Obituary [1]

WALTER BEER, born on the 4th June, 1874, lost his life in the “Persia,” which was sunk in the Mediterranean on the 30th December, 1915.

On completing his training, he served on the Great Western Railway, and with Messrs. Maxwell and Tuke, Manchester, designing the New Brighton tower.

From 1897 until his untimely death he practised as a consulting engineer at Westminster, and was engaged in the design and construction of electric railways, tramways, waterworks and other undertakings, at Ilford, Barking, Lowestoft and other places.

He was Engineer for the Newburgh and North Fife Railway, assisted the Royal Commission on London traffic, and was associated with numerous Bills in Parliament, with extensive railway contracts in South America, and with hutments in France, besides reporting on many other engineering enterprises.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 5th December, 1899, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 20th April, 1909.

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