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John Kyle (1861-1911)

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John Kyle (1861-1911)

Eldest son of John Kyle, M. Inst. C. E., who worked in Colombo and Dover

1911 Resident Executive Engineer, Harbour Works, Colombo, when he died.

1911 Obituary [1]

JOHN KYLE, born in Scotland in 1861, died on 9th January, 1911, at Colombo, Ceylon, where he occupied the position of Resident Engineer of the Colombo Harbour Works.

Mr. Kyle obtained his practical training as pupil and later as assistant, with Messrs. Bell and Miller, of Glasgow. He was appointed in 1884 assistant engineer, Colombo Harbour Works, his father at that time occupying the position of Resident Engineer.

Subsequently Mr. Kyle became Chief Assistant Engineer of the Harbour Extension Works under Mr. J. H. Bostock, Resident Engineer, and on Mr. Bostock’s decease, Mr. Kyle succeeded him. He was much esteemed in Colombo for his quiet demeanour and high character.

Mr. Kyle was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 1st March, 1887, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 6th November, 1894.

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