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George Cunningham Buchanan

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Sir George Cunningham Buchanan (1865- )

1922 K.C., I.E., M.Inst.C.E., Telford Medallist, Civil Engineer (Specialist in Harbours, Docks and River Works ), 16, Victoria Street, Westminster. T. A. "Propulsion, London." T. N.: Victoria 370. b. 1865; s. of late George Buchanan, M.Inst.C.E. Served pupilage on Tyne with J. Watt Sandeman for 2 years, and P. J. Messent, Chief Engineer, Tyne Improvement Commissioners, I year. Held positions as Residnt Engineer on various harbour, dock and railway works in Venezuela, South America, the Argentine Republic, Spain, Jamaica and England; Chief Engineer, Dundee Harbour, 1896-1901; Chairman and Chief Engineer, Rangoon Port Trust, 1901-15; Member of firm, C. S. Meik Buchanan, 1919. Chief Works: The Rangoon River Training Works; the Rangoon Port Works; Port and River Works at Basra, Mesopotamia. Publications: The Port of Dundee, The Port of Rangoon, The Rangoon River Training Works, The Administration and Development of Indian Ports, Articles on Development of I" Mesopotamia. Member of the East India United Service Club. War Services.—Mesopotamia, 191 5-7; Brig. -General, Administrative Services; in control of Port Administration and River Conservancy; Member Indian Munition Board, 1917-9; in charge of all the ordnance factories in India, and of munition manufacture outside ordnance factories.

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