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William Shipp

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William Shipp (1845-1904)

1904 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM SHIPP, born on the 2lst January, 1845, began his engineering career as a pupil of Harold Smith, at that time Superintending Engineer of the Elphinstone Reclamation Co, Bombay.

He was subsequently engaged during 1866 on the Rack Bay Reclamation Company’s works in Bombay, and in the following year he entered the service of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company as an Assistant Engineer.

He rose through the various grades to be Deputy Chief Engineer of the Great Indian Peninsula and Indian Midland Railways, now amalgamated, his headquarters being at Jhansi.

Mr. Shipp died at Byculla, Malden, Surrey, on the 6th March, 1904.

He was elected a Member of the Institution on the 4th February, 1896.

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