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Henry Gill

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Henry Gill (1824-1893)

1893 Obituary [1]

HENRY GILL, born at Rye in Sussex on the 10thof March, 1824, was educated at private schools and subsequently at the defunct College for Civil Engineers, Putney.

His first professional employment was in connection with land and harbour surveying, in which he was engaged for about two years. He then became an Assistant-Engineer on; the construction of the Great Northern Railway and so efficiently did he perform his duties during the five years he held that post that the Consulting Engineer of the line, Sir William Cubitt, who was also Engineer to an English Company for the supply of water to Berlin, entrusted him in 1853 with the carrying out of the works in that city.

Mr. Gill’s connection with the Berlin Waterworks was destined to last for the remainder of his life-a period of forty years....[more]

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