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Edward Walter Nealor Wood

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Edward Walter Nealor Wood (1856-1889)

1885 Resident Engineer, Great Indian Peninsula Railway, Sholapur, India.

1889 Obituary [1]

EDWARD WALTER NEALOR WOOD was born in London on 11th January 1856, being the only son of Mr. John Turtle Wood, the discoverer of the Temple of Diana at Ephesus.

He was educated at Rossall and Finchley, and on leaving school was articled to Mr. William Baker, chief engineer of the London and North Western Railway. During his pupilage he was for a time assistant to Mr. Louis Trench, resident engineer on the Newry and Greenore Railway; and subsequently had charge of the boring operations at Holyhead for the improvement of the old docks.

On the completion of his pupilage in 1876 he was appointed assistant resident engineer on the Holyhead Harbour works, and afterwards on the Bangor and Bethesda Railway.

Resigning this post in 1882, he was engaged in parliamentary and other work till 1884, when he was appointed resident engineer at Sholapur on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway under a three years' engagement.

Returning to London in February 1888, in the following December he was appointed resident engineer on a railway being constructed near Huelva in the south of Spain, in connection with the Cabezas del Pasto Mine.

There he died on 30th August 1889, in the thirty-fourth year of his age.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1879.

1890 Obituary [2]

. . . . On the expiration of his pupilage, in 1876, Mr. Wood was appointed Assistant Resident Engineer on the Holyhead Harbour Works, where he remained till 1881, being then transferred in the same capacity to Bangor, on the construction of the Bangor and Bethesda Branch of the London and North Western Railway.

In 1882 Mr. Wood resigned this appointment, and for the next couple of years he assisted in the preparation of several schemes for parliamentary deposit, and in other works of a minor description.

In October, 1884, he proceeded to India on a three years’ agreement with the Great Indian Peninsula Railway . . . . [more]

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