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John Barker (1842-1913)
1914 Obituary 
JOHN BARKER, born at Sandiacre, Derbyshire, in 1842, died at Sutton Coldfield on the 21st October, 1913.
He gained experience under the late Sir George Berkley, Past-President, and subsequently served under his successors, Sir George B. Bruce, Past-President, and Mr. R. White, M. Inst. C.E., for 43 years, as head of the Consulting Engineer’s department of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, in which capacity he was responsible for inspection of material, specifications and general supervision of work. He was also associated with the work for the Cape and Natal railways.
Mr. Barker was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 4th March, 1873, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 27th November, 1877.