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Robert D. T. Alexander

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Robert D. T. Alexander D.S.O., O.B.E.

Education: Dulwich College; King's College, London; pupilage in engineering works both in England and the U.S.A.

  • 1904 Railway Branch of Indian P.W.D., Deputy Chief Engineer Indian State Railways
  • 1914-20 war service, India, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Waziristan and War Office
  • 1917 Lieutenant Colonel
  • 1920-21 Assistant Secretary Railway Board
  • 1921 Service loaned as Chief Engr. to Bengal Nagpur Railway. Works include construction of Nagda-Muttra State Rly., Lower Ganges Bridge and Frontier Surveys.
  • 1928-29 Asst. Director Inland Water Transport, Mesopotamian Forces. Pres. I. of E. (India),
  • 1933 Retired - Chief Engineer and acting Agent Bengal Nagpur Railway.

Member of Council (India) Inst. C.E., 1927-30.

Captain of the Rifle Team representing India at Bisley, 1935-36-37.

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