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Robert Martin Barklie

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Colonel Robert Martin Barklie (1846-1903)

1904 Obituary [1]

ROBERT MARTIN BARKLIE, Colonel R.E. retired, who died at his residence, Inver, Lame, Ireland, on the 30th August, 1903, was the only son of the late Mr. Thomas Barklie, of Inver.

Born on the 30th January, 1846, he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and the School of Military Engineering, Chatham.

Gazetted to the corps of Royal Engineers in July, 1867, he was employed from 1872 to 1874 on the construction of sea defences in British Guiana, from 1875 to 1877 on the reconstruction of brigade depot buildings at Ayr and Paisley, in 1878 on the water-supply to Curragh Camp, and from 1879 to 1884 on the Ordnance Survey.

In 1884-85 Captain Barklie, as he then was, took part in the Sudan Expedition, for which he received the medal with clasp and bronze star.

He was in charge of the construction of Marlborough Barracks, Dublin, from 1889 to 1894, and of Mustapha Pacha Barracks, Alexandria, from 1895 to 1898.

In 1898 he became Colonel on the staff, and Commanding Royal Engineers of the Southern District, and in 1901 was placed in command of the Salisbury Plain District, where he rendered valuable service in connection with the large barracks in course of erection on the Plain. He was placed on the retired list, under the age regulation, on the 30th January, 1903.

Colonel Barklie was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 3rd December, 1901.

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