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Robert Batson Joyner

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Robert Batson Joyner (1844-1919), hydraulic engineer who worked mainly in India

third son of Henry St. John Joyner

1915 Indian Biographical Dictionary

Joyner, Roberts Batson C.I.E. (1808) M.Ins.C.E.. F.R.G.S.; b. 1844; 3rd. s. of late H. St. John Joyner; m. Margaret Vye e.d. of late N. Milne, 1879; joined service in the P.W.D. Bombay, 1868; constructed Mutha Canal Irrigation Work and Poona Water Supply; twice thanked by Government for work done in the Famine, 1876-77; designed and constructed Gokak Canal Works and other large schemes; designed and constructed works for utilising the Falls of Gokak. 1886-88; was specially deputed to report on irrigation matters 1829; appointed Superintending Engineer, Sind, 1891; 1st Class Superintending Engineer, 1894; in charge of Famine Relief Works, 1896-98. Publications: Report on Utilisation of the Indus and Irrigation Management of Sindh; Proper Management of Indian Famines; Bombay Hydro-Electric Works design. Recreation: photography, rowing, polo, and pig-sticking, sketching and cycling. Address: Lake View, Pittville Park, Cheltenham; Woody Bay, N. Devon.

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