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Robert Alexander Forsyth

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Robert Alexander Forsyth (1849-1901)

1901 Obituary [1]

ROBERT ALEXANDER FORSYTH was born in London on 20th September 1849.

Having been educated at Greenwich Grammar School, he received his engineering training at the General Steam Navigation Company's Works, Deptford.

For thirty years he had been an inspecting engineer for Sir A. M. Rendel and Co., and for the last twenty years he was engaged in South Wales and Monmouthshire on work for foreign railways, chiefly the Indian State Railways.

Prior to that time he was for two years with the firm of Van Kyk, at their works of the Societe Anonyme de Gosselies, near Charleroi, Belgium, under Sir A. M. Bendel and Co. His death took place at his residence at Gold Tops, Newport, Mon., on 27th October 1901, at the age of fifty-two.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1882.

1901 Obituary.[2]

...death at Newport, Mon....rails inspector and engineer to the Indian State Railways...

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