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Oliver Walter Hindley

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Oliver Walter Hindley (1877- )

1922 B.A., Assoc.M. Inst.C.E., Civil Irrigation Engineer, c/o King, King and Co., Bombay. b. 1877. Ed. Dulwich College; King's College, Cambridge; articled pupil of Edward Hayes, M.I.Mech.E., of Stoney Stratford, and trained under Professor J. R. Ewing, of Cambridge; Honours in Mechanical Sciences Tripos, Cambridge, 1901. Short periods of service with Exeter Railway Construction and S. Pearson and Co., Surrey Docks Extension. Appointed by Secretary of State for India to the Public Works Department as Assistant and Executive Engineer, and posted to Punjab Irrigation in January, 1933; and is still engaged thereat. Chief Works: Assisted in survey for Triple Canal Project; controlled protection of Siswan super passage foundations; prospected site of Bakhra Dam on Sutlej River; maintained main works and built minor works on Punjab Canals. War Services.—Remained by order at his post, maintaining canals and distributing water for production of foodstuffs and cotton.

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