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Edward Hodges

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Edward Hodges (1844-1892)

1893 Obituary [1]

EDWARD HODGES, born on the 5th of January, 1844, was educated at the Thomason Civil Engineering College, Roorkee, on leaving which he entered the Public Works Department of the Government of India with the rank of Assistant Engineer, 2nd- Grade.

His first post was as Local Funds Engineer in the Fyzabad District, where he remained from 1869 to 1872. He was then appointed an Assistant Engineer, 1st-Grade, on the Oudh Provincial Establishment and in the following year was posted to the Gonda sub-division.

In 1874, at the time of the Bengal famine, he carried out relief works in the Fyzabad Division under conditions of difficulty and danger in such a manner as to obtain the special thanks of the Government. For the next five years he was in charge successively of the Sitapur, Gonda, Lucknow, Fyzabad and Hardoi Divisions.....[more]

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