Clement Lindley Wragge

Clement Lindley Wragge

Clement Lindley Wragge

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Clement Lindley Wragge (18 September 185210 December 1922) was a meteorologist born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England. After training in law, Wragge became renowned in the field of meteorology, winning the Scottish Meteorological Society's Gold Medal and starting the trend of using people's names for cyclones. He traveled widely, and in his later years was a reliable authority on Australia, India and the Pacific Islands.

Early years

Wragge lost both of his parents at a young age: his mother at five months and his father at five years. He was raised for a number of years by his grandmother, Emma Wragge at Oakamoor, Staffordshire and educated at Uttoxeter Grammar School. Upon the death of his grandmother in 1865 he moved to London to live with relatives. There he followed in the footsteps of his father, studying law at Lincoln's Inn. He also studied navigation, and attended St Bartholomew's Hospital alongside medical students to watch operations. His second cousin was Clement Mansfield Ingleby a partner in the family law firm Ingleby, Wragge, and Ingleby (which later became known as Wragge&Co of Birminham), and who became famous for his Shakespearean literary writings after he left the family legal partnership to pursue his scholarship.

In 1874 Wragge worked his way to Sydney, Australia on a windjammer. He left the ship for a number of months to explore outback New South Wales and Queensland. In 1875 he worked his way from Sydney...
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