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George Frederick Vollmer

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George Frederick Vollmer (1876- )

1922 M.Sc., Assoc. M.Inst.C.E., Civil Engineer, Welland Ship Canal Office, St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada. T. N.: 1054. b. 1876; s. of Henry Vollmer, Manchester; m. May 3, 1915. Ed. Private school, Manchester; Manchester University, 1892-5; University of Wyoming, U.S.A., 1902. Apprenticed and assistant to C. J. Lomax, Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Manchester, sewerage and sewage disposal; Contractor's Agent, Cinderford extension, Great Western Railway; Assistant, Denver Union Water Co., Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.; Chief Draughtsman, North Bay District, Canadian Northern Railway; Assistant Engineer, Welland Ship Canal, Canada. Publications: Paper on "Irrigation in United States of America," Institution of Civil Engineers. War Services.—Enlisted November 25, 1914, in 21st Royal Fusiliers (4th Public Schools); N.C.O. in charge of construction of Clipstone Ranges, Notts, 1915; 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, December 23, 1915; to France, December 3o, 1915, 3rd Labour Battalion, Royal Engineers; Lieutenant, September 2, 1916; Division Officer, Royal Engineers, May 14, 1917 (Acting Captain ), Mediterranean Lines of Communication. Designed and constructed Rest Camps and Hospital, St. Germain au Mont d'Or; D.O.R.E., Dieppe, 1919. Demobilized, March 18, 1919.

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