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Benson P. Wall

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Benson P. Wall (1865- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., Director, Associated Companies of Lever Brothers; b. 1865. Ed. La Martiniere Coll., Lucknow, India. Training: Thomason Civil Engineering College, Rurki. Gold Medal for Eng. Design. Career: 1886-89—Engr. with Indian Midland Railway.; constructed Pahooj Dam for Jhansi Waterworks, and 23 miles of main line; 1889-91— Delhi-Umballa-Kalka Railway., constructed 20 miles, and Kalka Terminal Station; 1891-99—In Divisional charge of the last 300 miles of the East Coast Railway. between Vizagapatam and Cuttack; 1897-1902— Engr., E.B. Railway., Calcutta Dis.; 1902-10—Chief Engr. for Maintenance and Construction, Central South African Railways:; 1910-12—Cons. Engr., Victoria Street, Westminster; Surveys for Railways. in Portuguese E. Af., French Congo and Belgian Congo; 191 2-2 1with Lever Brothers, on development work at home and abroad. Address: Kent House, Oxton, Cheshire.

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