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Edward Claude Hawkes

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Edward Claude Hawkes (1845-1890)

1890 Obituary [1]

EDWARD CLAUDE HAWKES was born on the 29th of December, 1846, and passed nearly the whole of his life in India. His father, Francis Hawkes, held an appointment on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, and mainly under the tuition of this gentleman, Mr. Hawkes was prepared for the engineering profession.

In 1864 he obtained an appointment as an Assistant Engineer on the same railway, which post he held till 1872. During this period he assisted in the survey of the line from Sholapur to Hyderabad and Raichur, on the south-east branch line, and on the maintenance and reconstruction of bridges on the Nagpur branch. He next entered the Government service, and was appointed an Assistant Engineer 1st Grade, in the Public Works Department, in December, 1873. . . . . [more

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