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Henry Stewart Attfield (1869-1902)

Name: Henry Stewart Attfield
Sex: Male
Father: John Sutton Attfield (1832-1905)
Mother: Rose Stewart Taylor (1845-1908)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 2 Aug 1869 Morchard Bishop, Devon
Birth fact 1869 (age 0) 1869 Sep Qtr, Crediton, 5b/386
Census 1891 (age 21-22) Student (engineering), Egham, Surrey
Occupation 1895 (age 25-26) Assistant engineer, 11th Division Assam-Bengal Railway Co. (Thacker's Indian Directory, 1895)
Death 27 Jul 1902 (age 32) Chittagong, Assam, India
Will 29 Jun 1909 (age 39) Administration, London, to Andrew Mure Slight (£762-15s)

Individual Note 1

ATTFIELD Henry Stewart of Chittagong Assam India died 27 July 1902. Administration London 29 June 1909 to Andrew Mure Slight retired Indian Civil Service. Effects £762 15s.

Individual Note 2

Henry Stewart Attfield, permanent address c/o Grindley & Co, Calcutta, of Assam-Bengal Railway, being upwards of twenty-five years of age, born on the 2nd day of August 1869, and being desirous of belonging to the Institution of Civil Engineers, I recommend him from personal knowledge, as in every respect worthy of that distinction, because:

After passing through a 3 years course (1888-91) at Coopers Hill and obtaining the associateship of the College, he served a practical training (Oct 1891-92) under Mr. W. Dean, M. Inst. C.E. at the locomotive works of the Great Western Railway at Swindon, and since October 1892 he has been an Assistant Engineer in the service of the Assam Bengal Railway Company. For the first two years he was employed on the survey and preliminary works, and since October 1894 has acted as Personal Assistant to Mr. E.J. Moore Superintending Engineer on Section III of that railway who gave over charge to Mr. W.L. Burgess on February 95 whose P.A. he then became, till engaged on getting out designs and estimates for major and minor bridges besides other estimates and drawings for the section. In charge of railway estate and buildings and all construction works and connected with the head offices in Shillong such as printing office, [...] sheds, latrines, quarters, approach roads and water supply while carrying on the ordinary routine work and correspondence of an engineer’s office.

On the above grounds I beg leave to propose him to the Council as a proper person to belong to the Institution.

Signature of Proposer: Edward J Moore, Chief Engineer, 2 July 1895

Since the above has been signed from 16th November 1895 up to the present the 1st August 1898 he has been on construction as Assistant Engineer on the 16th Division on which work he is still engaged. During the above time the earthwork on the division 18 miles long under his charge has been finished by him and all minor and major bridges have been undertaken and have now been practically completed as well as the platelaying through that length.

From 1st June to 20th July 1898 he has also acted as Executive Engineer in the absence of Mr. H. Grove on leave and is at present acting in the same capacity during the same officer’s absence on 3 months leave.

Admitted to membership: 2 April 1899.


Source Information: UK, Civil Engineer Records, 1820-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.

Original data: Civil Engineer Membership Forms, 1818–1930. London, UK: Institution of Civil Engineers.