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William Bancks Hall (1829-1881)
1881 Obituary 
. . . in the autumn of 1852, he accepted an offer from Fox, Henderson and Co., to become engineer to their establishment in London. In this capacity he had to do with the various large contracts the firm had in hand, amongst others the Frankfort, Wiesbaden, and Cologne railway, of which line Mr. Hall had charge in Germany for two years during its construction.
On returning to England he was appointed contractor’s engineer on the East Kent (now forming part of the London, Chatham, and Dover) Railway, the works of which were begun under his superintendence. Later he took charge of the Contract Office of the London Works, Birmingham, until the suspension of Messrs. Fox, Henderson, and Co. in 1857. In the following year Mr. Hall went to South Africa as Resident Engineer to the Cape Eastern Province Railway Co., . . .