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George Wylie

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George Wylie (1860-1896)

1897 Obituary [1]

GEORGE WYLIE, born at Eincardine on the 9th October, 1860, was educated at the Dollar Academy and at the Royal Indian Engineering College, Coopers Hill, where he gained the scholarship of the Public Works Committee of the Council of India in 1881, and the Fellows’ Scholarship in the following year, being also made a Fellow of the College.

After the usual practical course he joined the Public Works Department of the Government of India in November, 1883, and was employed on special duty in the Aligarh Division, on the Ganges Canal and on the Machua Weir.

In January, 1885, he was transferred to the Mainpuri Division, and after six months’ service there was posted to the Etawah Division, Lower Ganges Canal, where he remained for seven years, gaining much experience in the working of silt traps.

In 1892 Mr. Wylie was transferred to the Anupshahr Division for a few months and thence to Hardwar, where he superintended the putting in of the head-works of the Ganges Canal.

In January, 1894, he was appointed Executive Engineer, third grade, and was posted to the Meerut Division, where he served first as sub-divisional and afterwards as divisional officer until his death, from enteric fever, on the 23rd December, 1896. Mr. Wylie’s services were fully appreciated by those under whom he acted and by whom his early death was much regretted.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 14th January, 1890.

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