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Maurice King

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Maurice King (1847-1905)

1906 Obituary [1]

MAURICE KING, born on the 16th July, 1847, obtained his scientific training at the Calcutta Civil Engineering College, and entering the Public Works Department of India in 1868 as an assistant engineer, he was appointed to the irrigation branch of the service.

He was first employed on the Etawah division of the Ganges canal until 1872, when, on account of special qualifications, he was selected for the office of personal assistant to Major Jeffreys, and was then engaged on the design and estimate for the works of the Lower Ganges canal.

From 1876 to 1892 he held charge successively of various divisions of the Ganges canal and of the Agra canal, as Executive Engineer, and in the latter year hew as transferred to Burma on irrigation service and was promoted to the rank of Superintending Engineer.

On his return from Burma in 1896, he was employed for two years on special duty, to investigate and report upon the proposed Sarda canal, and having completed this task, he retired after thirty years’ service in March, 1898, with the rank of Superintending Engineer, first class.

He died in London on the 10th April, 1905, aged 58.

Mr. King was elected a Member of the Institution on the 2nd April, 1889.

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