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Ernest Courthope Last

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Ernest Courthope Last (1885- )

1922 Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Civil Engineer, c/o G. W. Dawes and Co., 5, Lothbury, London, E.C.2; b. 1885. Ed. Shrewsbury School; Armstrong College; Durham University (B.Sc. Course Civil Engineering). Pupil to Resident Engineer, L. and N.W. Railway, on construction of Stalbridge Dock, Garston, Liverpool. Assistant Engineer. L. and N.W. Railway, Stalbridge Dock, Garston; Assistant Engineer and Sub-agent, Easton Gibb and Son, Ltd., contractors to the Admiralty for construction of H.M. Dockyard, Rosyth, Fife, N.B. Surveys on West African (Gold) Coast. Chief Works: Stalbridge Dock, Garston, Liverpool; H.M. Dockyard, Rosyth: design and construction of termini for Channel Ferry in France; construction of various harbour works, depots and installations for B.E.F., France. War Services.—Commission in Royal Engineers; service in France on staff of Chief Engineer Ports Construction, B.E.F., and later on Headquarter Staff of Director-General of Transportation, B.E.F., France. Promoted to Major, Royal Engineers, and demobilized in that rank and holding the appointment of D.A.D.G.T.

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