Walter Gunnell Wood
Walter Gunnell Wood (1861- )
1922 C.S.I., Assoc.M. Inst.C.E., Civil Engineer, Principal, Thomason Civil Engineering College, Roorkee, India. T. A.: "Roorkee, India." b. 1861; s. of John R. Wood, late of Melton Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk; m. d. of Colonel H. O. Woodhouse, late 9th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army. Ed. Wallington College and Royal Indian Engineering College at Coopers Hill. Joined Indian Public Works Department as Assistant Engineer in 1882. Served through all grades of the service as Execution Engineer, Superintending Engineer, Sanitary Engineer (1908) and Chief Engineer (1912) in the United Provinces. Since October, 1916, Principal of the Thomason Civil Engineering College at Roorkee, United Provinces. Chief Works: Designed and built several buildings and bridges in United Provinces, when Superintending Engineer had large Famine Works. As Sanitary Engineer supervised large municipal water supplies and drainage works; designed several large water supplies and drainage works; designed scheme for improvement of road communications in the Province, including large bridge over Ganges at Benares. As Chief Engineer of the Province, served on United Provinces Legislation Council for 4 years. Created Companion of the Star of India, 1914. Member of the United Service Club, London; Wheler Club, Meerut; Himalaya Club; Naini Tal Club; Allahabad Club.