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Samuel Wilmott Newington

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Samuel Wilmott Newington (1868-1914)

1915 Obituary [1]

SAMUEL WILMOTT NEWINGTON was born on the 4th November, 1868, at Goudhurst, Kent, and was educated at the Grammar School, Sutton Valence, Kent.

He received his electrical engineering education at the City and Guilds of London Technical College, Finsbury, taking the day course during two years and attending the evening classes for one session.

In 1888 he entered the service of the Pacific and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, serving for 16 months as electrical engineer on board the s.s. Pekin and the s.s. Rome, and then for over two years having charge of the Company's searchlight plant in use on the Suez Canal.

In March 1892 he was appointed assistant engineer at the Millbank-street station of the Westminster Electric Supply Corporation, being transferred a few months later to the Company's Eccleston-place station.

In January 1893 he was appointed chief electrical engineer and manager of the Oldham Corporation electricity supply undertaking, a position that he held for over 21 years, until his death, which occurred on the 13th July, 1914.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1913.

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