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Walter Leahy Mansergh

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Walter Leahy Mansergh (1871-1941)

1941 Obituary [1]

WALTER LEAHY MANSERGH was born at Hampstead on the 23rd October, 1871, and died at Woking, Surrey, on the 3rd September, 1941.

He was educated privately and at University College School, and after an engineering course at University College, London, served a pupilage of 3 years under his father, the late Mr. James Mansergh, F.R.S., Past-President Inst. C.E., during which he was mainly engaged on Parliamentary surveys in Wales for Birmingham water-supply schemes.

In 1894 he was appointed an assistant in his father's office, and accompanied him on visits of inspection of water-supply and drainage works at Toronto, Colombo, and Budapest.

In 1899 he became resident engineer on the Caban Coch dam of the Birmingham waterworks, but in 1900 resumed his work as assistant to his father.

In 1902 he was taken into partnership in the firm, and took an active part in the preparation of designs and the supervision of construction of numerous large water-supply, sewerage, and sewage-disposal schemes in various parts of Great Britain....[more]

1941 Obituary [2]

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