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Edward Tickell Lang

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Edward Tickell Lang (1849-1880)


1880 Obituary [1]

MR. EDWARD TICKELL LANG, who was born in the year 1843, was a Student in the Applied Sciences Department of King’s College, London, from October 1866 to July 1868, from which latter date he was for two years an articled pupil of Mr. C. P. B. Shelley, M. Inst. C.E.

In July 1870, he passed third in the open competitive examination for appointments in the Public Works Department of the Government of India, and on his arrival in that country was appointed an assistant engineer, third grade, on the Sirhind Canal, Punjab, attaining the rank of second grade in November 1871, and of first grade in October 1874.

For the first seven years of his Indian career he was employed in connection with the Sirhind Canal, being successively occupied as personal office assistant to the executive engineer, in charge of 5 miles length of earthwork, then of the Raipore subdivision of the same canal, consisting of earthwork, brickmaking and lime-burning. He built three stone bridges of 200-feet waterway and 45-feet span, and rather more than half a brick siphon for carrying drainage under the canal. He also sank some wells for the foundations of a large regulator and escape head at the 12th mile of the canal.

In 1877 he returned to England for a few months, and for the remaining two years of his service held charge of a subdivision of the main line of the Western Jumna Canal, a canal having a discharge of 2,000 to 3,500 cubic feet per second. This work consisted in keeping the canal in order; collecting information as to the flow of the water ; distributing water to cultivators: the general jurisdiction as to the uses and rights of the flow of water to the crops ; and arranging for the drainage of the country affected by the canal.

Mr. Lang was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in April 1880: he died on the 5th of the following August, aged thirty-one years.



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