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George Reginald Whitaker (1863-1911)
1911 Obituary 
GEORGE REGINALD WHITAKER, born at Exeter in 1863, died at Liverpool on the 9th July, 1911.
Trained under the late Mr. Edward Appleton, he went to South Africa in 1890, where he joined the Cape Government Railway service, becoming successively First Assistant Engineer, and District Engineer on the Western system.
In 1902 he was transferred to East London, his control extending over 330 miles of railway. Here his health broke down and he was obliged to return to England.
Mr. Whitaker was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 5th December, 1893.