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Became Chairman of the Irish Board of Works.
1848 George Charles Vincent Holmes born.
Educated at Downham College, Cambridge.
1871 Awarded Whitworth Engineering Scholarship.
Apprenticeship at the Crewe locomotive works of the London and North Western Railway
1873 Associated with his uncle John Scott Russell in the work of building the large rotunda for the Vienna International Exhibition.
1878 He was chosen to fill the office of Secretary to the Institution of Naval Architects
1901 Retired from the Institution of Naval Architects where he was presented with a testimonial.
1901 Appointed Chairman of the Board of Public Works in Ireland.
1906 Knighted K.C.V.O.
Before he retired from his public work in Ireland he was made K.C.B.
1926 February 13th, died in London following an operation.
The announcement of the death of Sir George Holmes at the age of seventy-seven, which took place in London on Saturday, February 13th, following an operation, will be the cause of widespread regret among his many friends, particularly the older naval architects and marine engineers with whom he was for many years so closely associated.