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James Paton Auld

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James Paton Auld (1870- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., Civil Engr.; Director of Public Works and Sea Defences, also Harbour Engr., British Guiana; b. 1870. Ed. Kilmarnock Academy. Training: Glasgow and West of Scotland Tech. Coll. App. to Grant, Ritchie and Co., Engrs., and Asst. to Dick, Kerr and Co., London; entered Col. Civil Service as Engr., P.W.D., Southern Nigeria,.and made Provincial Engr. of the Central Province on amalgamation of that Colony with Lagos in 1906; Director of Public Works, British Honduras, 1908, and Inspector of Munitions and Steel in U.S.A. and Sheffield from 1915-19; in that year appointed by Sec. of State for the Colonies Director of Sea Defences and Harbour Engr., British Guiana, to which the duties and office of Director of Public Works was added in 1921; Official Member of the Legislature; received thanks of Sec. of State for report on Storm Creek Rly., and seconded in 1920 to the Government of Barbados to report upon Bridgetown Harbour.

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