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Alexander Edward Kelso

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Alexander Edward Kelso (1894-1943)

1943 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER EDWARD KELSO was born in Melbourne, Australia, on the 6th June, 1894, and died there on the 11th January, 1943.

He was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne, and at the University of Melbourne, but interrupted his studies to undertake war service in France with the 10th Field Company of Engineers.

He was wounded and gassed and was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field, and in 1918 received a commission.

He returned to the University and gained the degree of B.C.E. in 1919, being awarded the Argus Scholarship and the Stawell Research Scholarship at the Final Honours Examination. The degree of M.C.E. was conferred in 1922.

In 1920 he entered the Hydro-Electric Power Department, Tasmania, as Hydraulic Engineer, and was later appointed Assistant Engineer on the Ouse Diversion Works, Tasmania, for the Department. He acted as Resident Engineer on the Hume reservoir works, and as Engineer for bridges to the County Roads Board, Victoria, Australia.

For the Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works he served as Resident Engineer at the O'Shannassy dam, and Resident Engineer of the Silvan dam, Senior Construction Engineer, Assistant Engineer of Sewerage, Assistant Engineer of Water-Supply, and finally Engineer of Water-Supply....[more]

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  1. 1943 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries