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Alan Grant Birch

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Lt-Col Alan Grant Birch (1882- )

1922 D.S.O., B.A., Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Man. Dir., Light Railways., Ltd.; 7 C.R.E. 47th (2nd Lon.) Div.; b. 1882; s. of John Grant Birch. Ed. Winchester Coll. Training: Trinity Coll., Cambridge. Career: Asst. to Turner, Hoare and Co., Ltd., Engrs. and Contractors, Bombay; Asst. Manager of John Birch and Co., Ltd., London; five years B.E.F. (Field Co., 47th Div., R.E., 1914--(6; Dep. Asst. Dir. of Light Rlys., 1917; Commandant Forward Light Rlys. Training School, 1918). Clubs: Conservative, City, University. Address: Private, Hillrise, Hillview Road, Woking; Office, c /o Light Rlys., Ltd., 3, London Wall Bdgs., E.C.2. T. N.: City 4175

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