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James Henry Waller

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James Henry Waller (1845-1884)

1886 Obituary [1]

JAMES HENRY WALLER, second son of the late Mr. James N. Waller, J.P., D.L., of Allenstown, Co. Meath, Ireland, was born at Allenstown, on the 25th of March, 1845; and died in Banda Oriental, South America, on the 13th of March, 1884.

He began his engineering career under the late Mr. William Martley, M.Inst.C.E., and having completed his apprenticeship was for three years employed in the locomotive-department of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway. H

e went to India in 1868 on a three years’ agreement as Locomotive-Superintendent of the Sind Railway, on leaving which in 1871 he was presented with an address and valuable gold watch by the European and Native employees as a mark of their esteem and respect.

Having spent a short time at home to recruit his health, which had been much tried by his residence in India, he proceeded to Iquique in South America, and was employed on railway work there until 1874, when he joined a brother in Banda Oriental, bought land, and took to sheep-farming, in which occupation he was successfully engaged up to the time of his death, which took place suddenly.

Mr. Waller was elected an Associate Member on the 3rd of December, 1872, having previously been a Student.

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