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Pierce F. Purcell

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Pierce F. Purcell (1881- ) c.1920 Professor Pierce Purcell was the Peat Investigation Officer of the Fuel Research Board

1922 M.A., M.A.I. (Dub.), M.Inst.C.E., Vice.-Pres. Inst.C.E.I., Prof. of Civil Eng., University Coll., Dublin (N.U.I. ), 1909 to date; b. 1881; s. of Thomas P. Purcell, of Dublin. Ed. St. Vincent's Coll., Castleknock, Co. Dublin. Training: Dublin University. Senior Moderatorship and Gold Medal Experimental Sc., Hons. and First Place Eng. (B.A.I. ) Degree. 19o4-6—Asst. L.C.C. Works Dept., construction of Aldwych and Kingsway; 1906-9—Asst. Res. L.C.C. Engr.'s Dept., construction of drainage tunnels at Blackheath and Bermondsey; 1917-18—Secretary Irish Peat Eng. Committee; 1920—Peat Investigation Officer to Fuel Research Bd. Publ.: "Peat Resources of Ireland," and miscellaneous Tech. Papers. Club: Portmarnock G.C. Address: Ashton, Killiney, Co. Dublin.

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