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William Exhall Tempest Bennett

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William Exhall Tempest Bennett (1858- )

1922 C.S.I., M.Inst.C.E.; b. 1858; s. of late John Bennett, M.Inst.C.E. Retired Officer of Public Works Department, Government of India. Address: c/o Thos. Cook and Son, Bankers, Ludgate Circus, E.C.4. T. A.: Present—" c/o Thos. Cook and Son, Calcutta, India"; ‘Permanent—" c/o Thos. Cook and Son, London." Ed. Liverpool College. Professional Training Thomason Civil Engineering College, Roorkee, and in Public Works Department, India. Professional Career: Served for 34f years in the Public Works Department, India, in the (i.) Buildings and Roads, (ii.) Railways (open line and construction), (iii. ) Irrigation Canals (design, construction and administration), and (iv.) Accounts Branches. Chief Works: Intimately connected with the Triple Canal Project, Punjab, India (Capital cost about £7,000,000 stg. ), and Upper Swat Canal, North-West Frontier Province, India (Capital cost nearly £1,900,000 stg. ), of which he held the position of Chief Engineer for about 3+ years. Prior to retirement in 1913 held the positions of Chief Engineer and Secretary to Government Punjab and North-Western Frontier Provinces, India, in the Irrigation Branch of the Public Works Department. Member of British Empire Club, St. James's, S.W. Companion of the Order of the tar of India.

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