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Henry Francis Storey

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Henry Francis Storey (1838-1903)

1903 Obituary [1]

HENRY FRANCIS STOREY, born on the 30th April, 1838, obtained his first engineering experience on the construction of the Eastern Bengal and the East Indian Railways.

In 1868 he entered the service of the Public Works Department of the Government of India, and was employed on the construction of the Chenab Bridge on the Punjab Northern State Railway.

He was transferred from the Western to the Central system of State Railways in 1878 and posted to the Neemuch-Nasirabad Railway surveys.

After serving subsequently on the Indus Valley line he was appointed in March, 1880, Engineer-in-Chief of the Jacobabad section of the Kandahar State Railway.

In the following year his services were acknowledged by the Government of India for 'arduous exertions rendered in the transport of troops and war material during the Afghan War, 1878-80.'

In 1881 Mr. Storey was appointed Engineer-in-Chief of the Indus Valley and Kandahar State Railways and in 1882 he received the thanks of the Government of India “for prompt and efficient arrangements made in passing, without delay, troops proceeding to Egypt during the heavy breaches in the line caused by floods and for prompt execution of repairs for early resumption of traffic.”

In 1883 the designation of his office was changed from Engineer-in-Chief to Superintendent of Way and Works, and in January, 1886, he assumed the duties of Superintending Engineer on the North Western Railway.

At the end of 1887, his services having been placed at the disposal of the Government of Bengal Railway Branch, Mr. Storey took charge of the Chittagong, Chandpur and Comilla Survey, and in June of the following year he was transferred to Hyderabad and appointed Superintending Engineer and Secretary to Resident in the Public Works Department.

He retired from the service of the Indian Government in May, 1893, and died at Clifton, Bristol, on the 18th June, 1903.

Mr. Storey was elected a Member of the Institution on the 5th March, 1878.

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