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Alfred Montague Foord

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Alfred Montague Foord (1856-1893)


1894 Obituary [1]

ALFRED MONTAGUE FOORD, second son of Lieut.-General Foord of the Royal (late Madras) Engineers, was born in India on the 28th of May, 1858.

He was educated at Cheltenham College, and after passing through the Royal Indian Engineering College at Coopers Hill, joined the Madras Public Works Department as an Assistant Engineer, 2nd-Grade, in September, 1879.

After a year’s practical training on the Godavari Irrigation Works, he was posted in February, 1881, to the Kistna Irrigation Works, where he was employed on the construction of the Nallamada lock and weir on the Commamur Canal, and on other works.

His health broke down after about two years’ service in the Kistna, and he was obliged to go home on sick-leave, suffering from rheumatism in a severe form.

On his return to India towards the end of 1884 Mr. Foord was employed on the Cauvery irrigation system in the Tanjore District for several years....[more]


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