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William Ewart Blizard

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William Ewart Blizard (1889-1956)

1956 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM EWART BLIZARD, B.Sc.(Eng.), who was born on 9 June, 1889, died on 15 January, 1956.

He was educated at King’s College School, Wimbledon, and at the University of Southampton.

He commenced his professional career with Messrs Lemon and Blizard, Consulting Engineers, of Westminster.

In 1912 he entered the Indian Service of Engineers, and was employed on the design and construction of the Gangao Dam, the Mirzapore Canal Project, and on the Sarda Canal Project as Executive Engineer, and other large irrigation works.

During the 1914-18 war he held a commission in the Indian Army and served with a field company of the Queen’s Own Sappers and Miners in Iraq and Persia.

In 1920 he returned to the Indian Service of Engineers and was engaged on the design and construction of bridges, canals, and barrages.

For a number of years, until the time of his death, he was a senior Partner in the firm of Messrs Lemon and Blizard, and as Consulting Engineer was responsible for the design and construction of many works of water supply and sewage disposal for Local Authorities in the United Kingdom.

He served in the Engineering and Railway Staff Corps, Royal Engineers (Territorial Army) and at the time of his death he held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

During the 193945 war he worked with the Ministry of Health as Regional Engineer in the South-West Region and became Deputy Chief Engineer, Ministry of Home Security....[more]

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