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Charles Dawney (1836-1903)

1904 Obituary [1]

CHARLES DAWNEY, younger son of the late Mr. William Dawnoy, of Brighton, died at his, residence, Calle Billinghurst 2050, Buenos Aires, on the 9th December, 1903, in his sixty-eighth year.

Born on the 21st January, 1836, he began his engineering career under Thomas Deane on the South Eastern Railway from 1852 to the end of 1854, after which date he served as an Assistant to Easton and Amos, preparing plans, sections and estimates for waterworks. He also prepared working drawings of paying-out apparatus and testing apparatus fur the first Atlantic Cable, 1857-58.

After acting as Resident Engineer on the construction of the Torquay Waterworks, and on the Goldstone bottom works, reservoirs, etc. of the Brighton Waterworks, &tc.

Dawney was engaged in 18668 by Messrs. Easton and Amos to superintend the construction of the first Buenos Aires water supply as Resident Engineer, and was subsequently employed by the Argentine Government.

Between 1870 and 1877 he acted as Engineer-in-Chief on the construction of the following works :-Buenos Aires and Belgrano tramway and macadamized roads, Buenos Aires and Flores Tramway and roads, Belgrano Waterworks, and La Plata Waterworks.

From1878 Mr. Dawney practiced on his own account in Buenos Aires. At the time of his death he was Managing Director of the Buenos Aires Gran Nacional Tramway Company, of the Sm Nicolas Waterworks Company and of the San Fernando Waterworks Company.

Mr. Dawney was elected a Member of the Institution on the 5th May, 1885.

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