- Born: 1848 Died: 1910
Engineer, of Belfast Corporation Gasworks. Robert Sharpe was born on 9 November 1848 and served his apprenticeship with Laidlaw & Sons, gas and water engineers and contractors, of Glasgow. He then worked under William Foulis on gasworks in Glasgow and Spain. In 1879 he was appointed assistant engineer at the Belfast Gasworks and in 1907 succeeded JAMES STELFOX as engineer. He died on 8 May 1910 'after undergoing a serious surgical operation, performed in the hope of saving his life'.
Inst.CE: elected associate member, 5 April 1887.
All information in this entry is from the brief obituaries of Sharpe in IB 52, 14 May 1910, 325, and Min.Proc.Inst.CE 184 (1910-11, Pt. II), 360.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for SHARPE, ROBERT
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ORMEAU ROAD, GAS WORKS|
|Nature:||Addition(s). Contractor: J. & W. Stewart.|
|Refs:||IB 49, 29 Jun 1907, 457; 50, 11 Jan 1908, 21|