William Edmund Garstin
Sir William Edmund Garstin (1849-1925).
"With deep regret we have to record the death of Sir William Edmund Garstin, which took place on January 8th. Sir William was born in India in January, 1849, was educated at Cheltenham College, and then studied engineering at King's College, London, after which he entered the Public Works Department of India in 1872, and was employed on irrigation work. His name is best known in this country in connection with that class of engineering; but it was in Egypt and not in India that most of his work was done.
In 1883 Sir Colin Scott Moncrieff had been appointed Inspector-General of Irrigation in Egypt, and with him were at first two irrigation officers from India, Colonel Justin Ross and Sir William Willcocks, who were followed a year later by two others, Sir Hanbury Brown and Mr. E. W. P. Foster, a small band of five, who undertook the heavy task of reorganising the system of irrigation in Egypt, which had fallen into chaos during the maladministration of the preceding decade..." Read more.