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Cornelius Edward Cardew

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Cornelius Edward Cardew (1851-1921)

Locomotive and Carriage Superintendent, State Railways Establishment, Public Works Department, Government of India


1921 Obituary [1]

Lieut.-Colonel CORNELIUS EDWARD CARDEW was born at Belton, Leicestershire, on 18th July 1851, and was educated at Cheltenham College.

After a course of training in mechanical engineering in Glasgow, he was employed in the works of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, and later obtained an appointment on the Indian State Railways, where he served thirty years, attaining the rank of locomotive superintendent. The latter part of his service was spent on the Burma State Railway, where, as Lieut.-Colonel, he commanded the Burma Railway Volunteers. While on leave in England in 1884-5 he was employed at the Gloucester Wagon Works as inspector of rolling stock for the Indian State Railways. He retired in 1906 and settled in Cornwall, where he acted as Justice of the Peace for the County. During the War he was Recruiting Officer for the district of Wadebridge, where he resided. He also commanded a Company of the National Reserve.

In February 1918 he had a paralytic stroke which left him a confirmed invalid, and his death took place at his residence on 18th May 1921, in his seventieth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1878.



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