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George Urquart

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George Urquart (1886-1927)

1927 Obituary [1]

GEORGE URQUHART devoted the earlier part of his career to railway constructional work in South America.

He was educated at Regent Street Polytechnic and at King's and University Colleges, London, where he gained an honours B.Sc. degree. His vacations he spent in the Caledonian Railway running sheds at Aberdeen.

He first went abroad in 1906, on the completion of his training, as assistant engineer on extension works on the Central Uruguay Railway, and he was subsequently put in charge of similar work on other projects.

In 1915 he returned to England and was engaged for a time on war work.

Later in the year he sailed to Sydney as chief assistant in connexion with railways and harbour works in New South Wales. The following year, however, after a short period in the Australian army, he returned to England and joined the English army, in which he rose to the rank of Major.

In 1921 he took up consulting engineering and was also representative for a number of firms.

Mr. Urquhart died suddenly on 22nd March 1927, at the age of forty-one years.

He became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1913.

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