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William George Bligh

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William George Bligh (1846-1923), designed and constructed irrigation systems in India

1846 Born at Great Malvern the son of Charles Bligh and his wife Fanny

1878 August 10th. Married in Toondla, Bengal, India to Ellen Frances Louisa Stewart

1906 Wrote a series of six articles for 'The Engineer' on 'On the section of Weirs'

1923 Obituary [1]

The death of William G. Bligh. M.Inst.E., of Toronto, retired executive engineer of the Indian Public Works Department, occurred at Calgary, Alta., on October 16th.

Mr. Bligh was born at Great Malvern in 1846.

He designed and constructed some most important irrigation works in India and Burma, and his hook, "The Practical Design of Irrigation Works" is a recognised text-book on the subject. He had in preparation a new and enlarged edition of it. He was a remarkable linguist, and during the war was employed by the Canadian Government in mail censorship.

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