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Alfred George Woodward Reid

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Alfred George Woodward Reid (1849-1894)

1895 Obituary [1]

ALFRED GEORGE WOODWARD REID, C.M.G., born on the 26th of October, 1849, was educated at King’s College, London.

In 1870 he was articled to Armstrong and Mitchell of London, Civil Engineers, and by them employed on the Isle of Man Railway and on the Chester and Holyhead line.

In August, 1871, he obtained by open competition an appointment as an Assistant Engineer in the Public Works Department of the Government of India. During the first five years of his service he was employed on military works in the Gwalior, Lucknow, Dugshai, and Chakrata Road Divisions, and established a reputation as a practical engineer with considerable technical knowledge.

In February, 1877, Mr. Reid was temporarily transferred to the Bombay Presidency for employment on Famine Relief Works. He was subsequently thanked by the Government of Bombay for the services he then rendered.

In April, 1878, he was posted to the Punjab Irrigation Branch, and for nearly four years he acted as....[more]

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