Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Engineers

Edited by
Rod Millard


BAYFIELD, Henry Arthur, b. Charlottetown, PEI; d. 13 Feb. 1918, Victoria, BC. Educated in Charlottetown, he completed a BSc. at McGill University (1896) and later constructed wharfs for Saint John, NB and other eastern seaports. He was a consulting engineer in partnership with Henry Patten Archibald (Bayfield and Archibald: Consulting, Supervising, and Designing Engineers) from 1904 to 1910, when he became superintendent of dredging, BC. During the First World War, he played a prominent role in the construction and operation of the Imperial Munitions Board’s wooden ship assembly plant at Pier Two, Ogden Point, Victoria. He was a member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (renamed Engineering Institute of Canada, 1918), and served as a councillor in 1909. An Anglican, he married Mary Vear of Eustis, Que.


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