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William Peter Sangster

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William Peter Sangster (1872- )

1922 C.I.E., M.Inst. C.E., Superintending Engineer, Public Works Department (Irrigation Branch), India; Sargodha, Shahpur District, Punjab, India; b. 1872. Ed. at Blairlodge School in Scotland and at the Royal Indian Engineering College, Coopers Hill, England. Practical course of training for one year with Robert McAlpine and Sons, Contractors, Glasgow, on underground railways in Glasgow; then joined the Public Works Department, Irrigation Branch, in the Punjab in 1895, and has served in that Department as Assistant Engineer, Executive Engineer, and now as Superintending Engineer. Was made a Companion of the Indian Empire for work on the Upper Swat Canal (Malakand tunnels, headworks, main line, etc. ). Chief Works: Headworks, Lower Jhelum Canal, Punjab; project survey of Upper Jhelum Canal; construction of Upper Swat Canal (Malakand tunnel, etc.); construction of Lower Bari Doab Canal, Member of East India United Service Club, London.

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