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Athol Lancelot Anderson

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Sir Athol Lancelot Anderson ( -1955), Civil Engineer-in-Chief at the Admiralty

1955 Obituary [1]

WE record with regret the death of Sir Athol Lancelot Anderson, which occurred at Hove, on Tuesday, June 7th.

Sir Athol, who was in his eighty-first year, was Civil Engineer-in-Chief at the Admiralty from 1934 until his retirement in 1940.

He was born at Sydenham, was educated at Cheltenham College, and was subsequently articled to the late Sir James Lemon for training as a civil engineer. Sir Athol began his service with the Admiralty in 1901, and as an assistant civil engineer was stationed at several naval establishments in this country and abroad. During the first world war he served in the Far East with the R.N.V.R.

In 1929 Sir Athol was appointed superintending civil engineer at the Admiralty and three years later he was promoted to the position of deputy Civil Engineer-in-Chief, becoming Civil Engineer-in-Chief in 1934. The honour of C.B. was conferred on Sir Athol in 1936, and in 1939 he received his K.C.B.

Sir Athol had been a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers since 1900, and had served upon its council. He had also served on the Commission des Travaux of the International Commission of the Suez Canal.

1955 Obituary [2]

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