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Alexander Dewar

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Alexander Dewar (1885-1914)

1915 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER DEWAR, B.A. (Cantab.), was born Edinburgh on the 30th July, 1885.

He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Cambridge University, and gained his practical experience under Mr. Donald A. Matheson, M.Inst.C.E., on the Caledonian Railway.

In 1911 he was granted R commission in the Special Reserve of Officers, Royal Engineers, and underwent the regular course of training at Chatham and in Ireland. He was employed in the Egyptian Irrigation Service on drainage projects in the Delta from December, 1912, until the outbreak of war, when he was attached to the British Expeditionary Force, and was killed in action in France on the 21st December, 1914, in his thirtieth year.

Mr. Dewar was elected an Associate Member of The Institution OH the 5th March, 1912.

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