General James
O'Hara Murray
Bridgetown, Barbados
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England


From Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History:


James O’Hara Murray, whose death occurred on 1st February 1943, was the proprietor of J. O’Hara Murray and Company, contracting engineers of Hatton Garden, London. In the early part of his career he spent many years in Germany, where he carried out important engineering work in connection with water supply.

He was born in 1870, and studied for five years at the Royal School of Technology, Berlin. At the termination of a two years’ apprenticeship with the Sangerhausen Company, sugar manufacturers, he went to America and was in charge of the pumping plant at the World’s Fair, Chicago, in 1893.

On his return to Germany, after two years’ further experience in the U.S.A., where he was employed in the erection and testing of waterworks, he became assistant manager in the Berlin office of Mr Henry R. Worthington. Subsequently he was appointed chief engineer in Europe for the Worthington Pumping-engine Company and was responsible for the erection of machinery for extensive waterworks at Rotterdam, Budapest, and other large Continental cities.

Later he went into business on his own account, and erected the condensing plant and cooling towers for the electricity supply of Leipzig. After the war of 1914-18, during which he was interned in Germany, he returned to England and entering into private practice, established the firm of J. O’Hara Murray and Company, contracting engineers. For over twenty years he was concerned with the export of all types of machinery, chiefly to India. Mr O’Hara Murray was elected a Member of the Institution in 1920.


Archive statistics 1897 - 1922

Tournaments British Covered Court Championships - 1922 British Covered Court Championships - 1920 Riviera Championships - 1914 South of France Championships - 1914 Monte Carlo - 1913 Riviera Championships - 1913 South of France Championships - 1913 Heiligendammer Cup - 1912 London Covered Court Championships - 1910 Championships of Heringsdorf - 1910 Wiesbaden Cup - 1909 Homburg Cup - 1909 Baden-Baden - 1909 Wiesbaden Championships - 1909 Heiligendammer Cup - 1909 Homburg Cup - 1908 Baden-Baden - 1908 Championships of Heringsdorf - 1908 Homburg Cup - 1907 Baden-Baden - 1907 European Championship - 1905 Homburg Cup - 1905 Baden-Baden - 1905 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1905 Homburg Cup - 1904 Championships of the Province of Saxony - 1904 Netherlands International Championships - 1903 European Championship - 1903 Belgian International Championships - 1903 Netherlands International Championships - 1902 Championships of Berlin - 1901 Championships of Berlin - 1899 European Championship - 1899 Championships of Berlin - 1898 Championships of Berlin - 1897

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