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Rennie Charles Augustus Twyford

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Rennie Charles Augustus Twyford (1863-1901)

1901 Obituary [1]

RENNIE CHARLES AUGUSTUS TWYFORD, born on the 23rd November, 1863, served a pupilage of five years to the late Mr. Henry Gale from 1880 to 1884, during which time he was engaged on the Donna Thereza-Christina Railway and on the Brazil Great Southern Railway.

Between 1884 and 1886 he was employed, first as Assistant and afterwards as District Engineer, under Messrs. James Perry & Co., contractors, in charge of works on the North Western Railway of Uruguay.

From 1886 to 1888 he acted as District Engineer in responsible charge of works on the Midland Railway of Uruguay, and from 1888 to 1891 he was similarly engaged on the Cordoba and North Western Railway, Argentine Republic, under Messrs. Perry, Cutbill, De Lungo & Co., contractors.

In 1891, Mr. Twyford began to practise on his own account in Monte Video and the Republic of Uruguay.

Towards the end of 1898, however, his health failed, and for two years before his death he was unable to undertake work. In the spring of 1901 he set out for the Italian Riviera in the hope of recovering health; but on the way he became seriously ill, and died at Genoa on the 5th May.

Mr. Twyford was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 8th June, 1895.

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