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Robert William Newton-Howes

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Robert William Newton-Howes (1879- )

1922 Civil and Railway. Engr.; District Engr., F.M.S. Railways.; b. 1879; s. of Robert John Newton-Howes. Ed. Private and Public Schs., East London, S. Af.; Grey Public Sch., Port Elizabeth (Scholarship); Private Tutor, Vryburg. Training: S. Af.; Private; H. H. Myburgh, Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., 1894-8. Career: With Pauling and Co., Ltd., Contractors, Victoria Street, Westminster, 1895-1908; joined as Junior Asst. Engr. and rose to District Engr. and Sub-Agent, Surveys and Construction of Ashtown-Swellendam Railway.; Mafeking-Bulawayo Railway.; Swellendam-Riversdale Railway.; Bulawayo-Gwanda Railway.; Riversdale-Mossel Bay Railway.; Bulawayo-Gwelo Railway.; Stuartstown Railway.; Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Railway.; Caledon-Sir Lowry Pass Railway.; with S. Nigerian Govt. Railways., Ilorin-Jebba Extension, 1908-9; Br. Honduras, Supt. Engr. and Mangr., Staun Creek Railway., 1910-14; Fed. Malay States, Asst. Engr., 1914-17; Dist. Engr. since 1917; Member British Fire Prevention Committee, Amer. S.C.E., Amer. Soc. of Sanitary Engrs., Amer. Assoc. of Engrs., and E. Assoc. Malayo. Club: Primrose, Park Place, St. James's, London. Address: Kuala Krau, Pahang.

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