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Robert Barker

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Robert Barker (1847-1915)

1916 Obituary [1]

ROBERT BARKER, born on the 19th June, 1847, died on the 11th November, 1915.

In 1871, after acting as assistant to Mr. J. W. Wilson, M. Inst. C.E., he joined the engineering staff of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway, and remained in that service, and subsequently of the South-Eastern and Chatham system, during the whole of his professional career. He was Resident Engineer on works at Blackfriars, St. Paul’s, Chatham Dockyard and many other important improvements, in later years being employed at London Bridge.

He was elected a Member on the 7th May, 1889.

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