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Alfred Reginald Tocke

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Alfred Reginald Tocke (1867-1902)

1902 Obituary [1]

ALFRED REGINALD TOCKE, born on the 19th January, 1867, was educated at the Royal College, Colombo, Ceylon, and at King’s College School, London, from which he entered the Applied Sciences Department of King’s College. He passed brilliantly through the engineering course of that college, being second in the final examination and obtaining the diploma of an Associate.

On leaving King’s College, Mr. Tocke was engaged for four years on the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal as an Assistant on the staff of Sir Leader Williams.

In 1892 he entered the service of the Public Works Department of Ceylon. He was first posted as District Engineer in charge of flood outlets, and in 1896 he was appointed District Engineer at Badulla, where he succumbed to an attack of typhoid fever on the 15th January, 1902.

Mr. Tocke was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 7th March, 1893.

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