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John Parry Scotland

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John Parry Scotland (1852-1894)

1894 Obituary [1]

JOHN PARRY SCOTLAND, born on the 25th of April, 1852, was educated at the Thomason Civil Engineering College, Roorkee.

In October, 1871, he entered the Public Works Department of the Government of India, and for the next two years was employed on the Sirhind and Bari Doab Canals.

In July, 1873, he was promoted to Assistant Engineer, 2nd grade, and shortly after was transferred to Bengal, where he was engaged for some months on the construction of the Buxar Canal.

He then acted as personal assistant to the Superintending Engineer, H. C. Leving, in the preparation of the designs for the extension of the Western Canal.

He was employed in 1875-76 on the Patna and Buxar Canals; in 1877-78 on the Madras Famine Works; and from 1879 to 1882 again on the Patna Canal and on the construction of the Gina Clurbeg Branch Canal. He was promoted to Assistant Engineer, 1st grade, in 1879, and to Executive Engineer, 4th grade, in 1881.....[more]

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