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Harry Macdonald Becher

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Harry Macdonald Becher (1855-1893)

1894 Obituary [1]

HARRY MACDONALD BECHER, son of General S. H. Becher of the Bengal Staff-Corps, was born at Simla on the 29th of January, 1855.

He was sent to England at an early age and was educated at various private schools. At thirteen he was placed at school in Dresden for three years and then became a student at the Royal Mining Academy of Freiberg in Saxony.

Returning to England in 1873, he went through the regular course at the Royal School of Mines, of which he gained the diploma of Associate two years later.

From October, 1875, to October, 1878, he was engaged at Patani in the Malay Peninsula as Engineer and Manager to the Galina Mining Company of Singapore, and had control during that time of over 500 men....[more]

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