Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Chief engineer to the London County Council from 1901 until 1912. Maurice Fitzmaurice, the son of Dr Robert Fizmaurice, of Cloghers, Tralee, was born in Co. Kerry on 11 May 1861. At the age of nineteen he entered Trinity College, Dublin, where he was a student for three years under Professor ROBERT CRAWFORD ROBERT CRAWFORD , obtaining degrees in Arts and Engineering with special honours. He then went to England to serve his articles with Sir Benjamin Baker and he remained based in England for the rest of his career. Before entering the service of the London County Council in 1892 he was involved in the construction of the Forth Bridge and spent three years working on the Chignecto Ship Railway in Canada. He was knighted by King George V in 1912 at the end of his period of office with the London County Council, after which he continued to work in private practice. He died on 18 November 1924 at his house in Onslow Square, London, leaving a widow and two young daughters.

Inst.CE: student, 1883; associate member, 1887; member, 1893; council member 1905-1924.


All information in this entry is from the obituary of Fitzmaurice in Min. Proc. ICE 219 (1924-25), 285-287, which see for further details of his life, work and writings.See also the entry by Paul Rouse in DIB.