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Henry Frederick Whyte

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Henry Frederick Whyte (1832-1883)

1884 Obituary [1]

HENRY FREDERICK WHYTE was the fourth son of Captain Whyte, R.N., and was born at Cabinteely, near Dublin, on the 20th of July, 1832.

He was educated at Stonyhurst College, and passed from there to Trinity College, Dublin, where he took the degree of B.A. in 1856.

Having also received a diploma as engineer, Mr. Whyte acquired the first practical acquaintance of engineering under Mr. Lefanu.

His first work was on the branch line of the Great Southern and Western Railway between Rosgrea and Ballybrophy.

From here, in 1857, he went to India as an Assistant-Engineer on the staff of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. Mr. Whyte was early promoted to the position of Resident-Engineer, and during a term of twenty-four years in India his good services were repeatedly noticed with high approval by the Board, and by the Government of Bombay.

Having been during many years one of the Company’s Senior Resident-Engineers, he was selected as Secretary to the Company in London in 1882.

Mr. Whyte was elected a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers on the 7th of December, 1869. He was a Fellow of the University of Bombay, a Justice of the Peace for the Presidency, and for some years Major Commandant of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway Volunteers.

He died on the 4th of May, 1883. In all relations of life Mr. Whyte was held in the highest respect and esteem, and in India, as at home, his memory will be long held in affectionate remembrance.

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