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William George Melvin

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William George Melvin (1877- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., M.Inst.M. and Cy.E., F.S.I., M.R.San.I., Civil and Municipal Engineer, c/o Grindlay and Co., agents, Calcutta; b. 1877. Ed. Aberdeen Grammar School and Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities. Training: Walker and Duncan, civil engineers, Aberdeen,. 1896-1901; Edinburgh University, 1904-5. Assistant with Walker and Duncan, 1901-2 and 1903-4; Resident Engineer, Extension Waterworks, Burgh and County of Nairn, 1902-3; Assistant Engineer, P.W.D., Bengal, India, 1905-10; Trebiens Canal, Magrahat drainage; District Engineer, Midnapur, 1911-14; District Engineer, Burma, 1914; Chief Engineer and Assessor, Howrah Town,. 1914-20 (200,000). Resident Engineer, Magrahat Drainage Scheme; Engineer in charge of the Howrah Waterworks Extension Scheme; temporary Cantonment buildings, Mhow, Central India (as Garrison Engineer, 1918). War Services.—Officer of Indian Army Reserve, 1916-19; 1st K.G.O. Sappers and Miners; Mohmand blockade operations, N.W. Frontier, India; Bushire Field Force (as Captain), Persia, 1918-19.

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