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Francis John Waring

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Francis John Waring (c1844-1924)

1924 Obituary[1]

"The Late Mr. Francis John Waring. We regret to have to announce the death, which occurred on Wednesday, the 6th inst., at his residence, Ealing, of Mr. Francis John Waring, C.M.G., a well-known railway engineer. Mr. Waring went to India at the age of 20, and was engaged on the Indus Valley Railway survey, and, later, on the construction of the Delhi Railway. In 1872, he proceeded to Brazil, where he was also engaged on railway survey work. He entered the service of the Government of Ceylon, as district engineer, in 1875, acting later as chief resident engineer on the survey and construction of railway extensions. Mr. Waring thereafter was appointed acting general manager of the Ceylon Government Railway. He returned to England in 1896, and set up a practice in Westminster, being at the same time railway consulting and inspecting engineer for a number of Colonies and Dominions. Mr. Waring was a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and was awarded a Telford premium and a Crampton prize for two of Iris papers read before the Institution. He was 80 years of age at the time of his decease."

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