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John Aylmer Balfour (1878- )
1922 M.Inst.C.E., Consulting Engineer, Commercial Exchange Buildings, Johannesburg, Box 5081; 11, Queen Victoria Street, London, and Rue Aurajo, Laurenco Marques. T. A.: "Aquaterre," London and Johannesburg. T. N.: Johannesburg 5965; London, City 2866. b. 1878; s. of late Capt. J. A. Balfour. Ed. in South America, private tuition. Professional Training: Pupil of Sidney Straker, London; student Inst.C.E. and Assoc.M. Inst.C.E. Examinations in I goo. Professional Career: Assistant Engineer to E. Brickham, Ipswich, 1898-1900; Irrigation Engineer, Ceylon Government, 1900-9; Assistant Director of Irrigation, Ceylon, 190913; Director of Irrigation, Ceylon, 1913-17; Assistant Director under Controller General Merchant Ship Building, 1917 to April, 1918. Chief Works: Construction of several large irrigation works in Ceylon. Past President Engineering Association of Ceylon. Club: Royal Societies. War Services.—Lt.-Col. Royal Marines. Employed under C.E. in C. of Admiralty on secret anti-submarine work, and from October, 1918, to June, 1919, in the reconstruction of the Ports of Ostend and Zeebrugge.