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John Rees George

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John Rees George ( -1889)


1890 Obituary [1]

. . . . to the office of Kennard Brothers, contractors, of Great George Street, Westminster, in which firm one of his brothers was at that time occupying a good position. Here he made such rapid progress that, before he was twenty years of age, he was sent to Spain to assist in the construction of the iron bridges on the Pamplona and Saragossa Railway over the rivers Ebro and Aragon.

Thence he proceeded to Portugal where he remained for some years for Messrs. Kennard, and had charge of the construction of the Tagus Bridge on the Lisbon and Badajoz Railway; of various bridges on the Lisbon and Oporto Railway . . . [more]



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