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George Edward Ormiston

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George Edward Ormiston (1844-1913)

1914 Obituary [1]

GEORGE EDWARD ORMISTON, born on the 8th February, 1844, at Glasgow, died at Kensington on the 3rd October, 1913.

After gaining valuable experience of dock work at Cardiff and on the Surrey Commercial Docks, he entered the service of the Indian Public Works Department in 1870. On the formation of the Bombay Port Trust in 1873 he joined the engineering staff, under his brother, the late Mr. Thomas Ormiston, the first Chief Engineer. Later he became resident engineer, and on his brother’s retirement in 1882 succeeded him as Chief Engineer, a post which he held until his own retirement, owing to ill-health, in 1892. He was responsible for the Victoria and Prince’s docks, Merewether dry dock, the Apollo Bunder extension, and many other important works.

Mr. Ormiston was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 20th May, 1873, was subsequently placed among the Associate Members, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 4th November, 1879.

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