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John Drysdale Howkins

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John Drysdale Howkins (1873- )

1922 J.P., M.A. (Oxon.), M.Inst.C.E., Civil Engineer, Port and Harbour Commission, Hartlepool. Private Address: Cairnsmore, Eldon Grove, West Hartlepool. T. A.: "Harbour, Hartlepool." T. N.: 6048 Hartlepool. b. 1873; s. of John Howkins, M.Inst.C.E., of Granton Harbour; nz. Helen Louise, d. of J. G. Greenwood, banker, Wallingford, Berkshire. Ed. Fettes College, Edinburgh; Trinity College, Oxford. Pupil of Thomas Meik and Sons, Edinburgh. 1897— Burntisland Harbour and Docks. 1898— West Wemyss Harbour and Dock and St. David's Harbour, Firth of Forth. 1899—Port Talbot Harbour and Docks, South Wales. 'goo—River Wear Commission; Hong-Kong Naval Yard Extension. 1902—Engineer to Hartlepool Port and Harbour Commission. Chief Works: Carried out extension of Scarborough Harbour for Scarborough Harbour Commission; designed and carried out all works of Hartlepool Port and Harbour Commission, including piers, dredgers, etc. Clubs: Fettesian-Lorettonian, British Ski Association. War Services.—Lieutenant, R.N.V.R.

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