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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Henry Hargrave Deane

From Graces Guide
From L to R: James Franklin – Telegraph Superintendent; H. H. Deane – Resident Engineer;  ? Huddleston – Traffic Superintendent; A. A. H. Deane – Chief Medical Officer
General Offices of the railway at Churchgate, Bombay following a fire. HHD was found responsible for the cause of the fire.
Bridge work. (From HHD Collection).
Bridge work. (From HHD Collection).
Crane. (From HHD Collection).
Mahalakshmi Cabin. (From HHD Collection).

Henry Hargrave Deane (1859-1928)

1859 Born the son of Alexander Sharpe Deane and his wife Elizabeth Hargrave

Educated at Rathmines School, Trinity College, Dublin and the Royal College of Science.

1896-98 Worked on the Tapti Valley Railway - part of the Assam-Bengal Railway and was based at Nandurbar.

1883-1915 Engineer with the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway


1928 Obituary. [1]

The death took place on Tuesday, after a short illness, at 25 Ailesbury road, Dublin, of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Hargrave Deane (V.D.), late chief engineer of the Rajputana and Malwa Railway, India.

Born in 1859, Lieutenant-Colonel Deane was the third son of Mr Alexander Sharp Deane, J.P., of Newlawn, Donabate, Co., Dublin. After taking the degree of Bachelor of Engineering at Dublin University, and passing an examination in mining at the Royal College of Science, Ireland, he went to India, where he was appointed assistant engineer on the staff of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway.

He was engaged in several important works on the Company’s system; including the survey and construction of the line from Godhra.

In 1896 his services were lent to another Indian railway company for the survey and construction of fifty miles of railway. When this work was completed he was appointed executive engineer of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway, and in 1909 he was given the appointment of acting chief engineer of the Rajputana Malwa Railway (a subsidiary of the BB&CIY Ry). Two years later he was made chief engineer. He retired in 1915.

For many years Lieutenant-Colonel Deane was a member of the Bombay Volunteer Rifle Corps.”


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Sources of Information

  1. Irish Times?