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Herbert Goulburn Anderson

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Herbert Goulburn Anderson (c1842-1868)

1869 Obituary [1]

MR. HERBERT GOULBURN ANDERSON, the youngest son of the late Rev. Robert Anderson, of Brighton, was educated at the Charter House, and began his professional career, in 1861, as a pupil of Sir Daniel Gooch, Bart., M.P., at the Locomotive Engine Works of the Great Western railway company at Swindon, where he underwent a practical training for two years, and where his proficiency gained the highest testimonials from those under whose instruction he was placed.

He then went to Mr. Joseph Mitchell (M. Inst. C.E.), by whom he was sent on the Highland railway, and he assisted in the construction of most of the principal works upon the Ross-shire Extension of that line, and upon the Aberfeldy Branch, where he was engaged for two years, from 1863 to 1865.

He was afterwards employed as an assistant engineer in the office of Mr. Fowler (Past-President Inst. C.E.); and then on surveys in Moldavia, and in Cumberland, for Mr. J. R. M'Clean, M.P. (Past-President Inst. C.E.).

In the autumn of 1867, hew as appointed one of the Inspecting Engineers on the “Railways (Ireland) Commission,” in charge of the North East District, where he was occupied until January, 1868, and where he won the esteem of all with whom he came in contact.

He was elected an Associate of The Institution of Civil Engineers early in the year 1868, and frequently attended the Meetings. His cheerful submission to his leaders, his unselfish good fellowship with his companions, and his genial manner to all, rendered him a universal favourite ; and no doubt his ultimate career would have been as prosperous and useful as the commencement was promising; but he died at the early age of twenty-six years, after a very short illness, in June, 1868. Few have lived more beloved,- none have died more regretted.

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