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John Lambe Rigden

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John Lambe Rigden (1858-1891)

1892 Obituary [1]

JOHN LAMBE RIGDEN, born on the 13th of June, 1858, was the third son of the late Mr. Richard Henry Rigden, of Salisbury.

After attending the classes of the Applied Sciences Department at King’s College, London, where he gained an exhibition, he was articled, in 1878, for two years to William Ridley, then Chief Resident Engineer on the construction of the Natal Government Railways.

On the completion of his pupilage he was engaged, in 1880, as an Assistant Engineer on the various survey works of the Natal Government Railways. From 1882 to 1884 he was First Assistant Engineer on the Extension Surveys to the Drakensberg Summit, and on the construction of the 4th District of the Ladysmith Extension. . . . [more]

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