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Harry James Molloy

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Harry James Molloy (1865-1909)

1865 Born the son of Ambrose James Molloy and his wife Jane Ursula Loftie Maguire

1910 Obituary [1]

HARRY JAMES MOLLOY was born at Kurrachee, India, on 13th June 1865, and was educated in Dublin.

From 1882 to 1886 he served his apprenticeship as an engineer in the Public Works Department, Mysore, and was engaged on the survey and construction of the Mysore State Railways, and in the locomotive and carriage works of the same railways, under Mr. A. J. Molloy.

In 1886 he was engaged on the Southern Mahratta Railway in the design of rolling stock, workshops and machinery, and then in 1889 he returned to England, when he entered the service of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Co., under the late Mr. W. Stroudley.

In the following year he became assistant engineer in the Public Works Department of the Mysore Government, and in 1893 he was promoted to be executive engineer on the construction and management of the Kolar Goldfields Railway.

Two years later he was appointed to take charge of the construction of the Bangalore water supply system and the Cauvery canals.

In 1903 he was promoted to the rank of Officiating Executive Engineer, and was engaged on work in the Kadur District when he contracted malarial poisoning, which obliged him to go on furlough for twelve mouths.

On returning to duty in November 1908 he was posted to Hassan, where his death took place on 3rd March 1909, in his forty-fourth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1899.

1910 Obituary [2]

HARRY JAMES MOLLOY, born in Ireland in 1865, died in India on the 3rd March, 1909.

Joining the Public Works Department in 1890, he was employed until his death on railways, bridges, roads, buildings, water-supply and other works in various districts of India.

In 1903 he was promoted to the rank of officiating Executive Engineer.

Mr. Molloy was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 3rd December, 1895.

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