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Joseph Melville Lacey

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Joseph Melville Lacey (1866-1946)


1946 Obituary [1]

JOSEPH MELVILLE LACEY was born at Madras on the 26th January, 1866, and died at Herne Bay, Kent, on the 17th January, 1946.

He was educated in Madras and, after three years' study at the Madras Civil Engineering College and a 2-year practical course, he received an appointment, in 1891, as Assistant Engineer to the Madras Public Works Department, where he was employed on the great Periyar Project, in the North Arcot District, in charge of irrigation works, and later in charge of the headworks of the Godavery system.

From 1894 to 1896 he was engaged on the Rush-kullia irrigation project, comprising two large earth dams, reservoirs, and canals.

In 1896 he was appointed Executive Engineer, in charge of the Ganjam Division; and in 1900 Superintending Engineer in charge of the Kistna Western Delta irrigation system; in 1903 he was responsible for the Nellore District irrigation scheme, and in 1904 was given charge of the Godavery Western District.

In 1910 he was appointed Under-Secretary to the Madras Public Works Department and Assistant to the Chief Engineer for Irrigation. In 1912 he became Officiating Sanitary Engineer to the Government of Madras; in 1914 Superintending Engineer, First Circle, Public Works Department; in 1915 Superintending Engineer, Fifth Circle; and in 1918 Sanitary Engineer to the Government of Madras, with administrative control of all Government works, irrigation, buildings, and roads in the Circle of Superintendence....[more]


1946 Obituary [2]




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