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Alexander Walker (1845-1914)

1914 Obituary [1]

ALEXANDER WALKER, born on the 21st December, 1845, at Edinburgh, died at Ealing on the 13th August, 1914.

Educated at Edinburgh, he was trained under Messrs. Wylie and Peddie of that city.

Subsequently he was occupied on the construction of a bridge over the Dee at Kirkcudbright, and on bridgework in India and railway construction in Canada.

In 1873 he entered the service of the Chilian Government, and was employed on the construction of the line from Santiago to Concepcion and on the Frontier lines.

In 1887 he was engaged by the Arauco Company on the survey and construction of their line, afterwards remaining as Resident Engineer and Traffic Manager, which position he retained until his retirement in 1908.

Mr. Walker was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 4th December, 1888.

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