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Thomas Duncan Weir

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Thomas Duncan Weir (1858- )

1922 M.Inst.C.E., 6, Plewlands Terrace, Edinburgh; b. 1858. Ed. Glasgow High School and University. Articled to Mortimer Evans, M.Inst.C.E., Glasgow. Took Engineering Course in University of Glasgow and graduated B.Sc. Engineer and Agent to John Waddell, contractor; five years' private practice in Glasgow; Resident Engineer and Official Representative to Venezuela Central Railway Company; Engineer and Agent to Punchard, McTaggart, Lowther and Co., in Colombia, Chile, etc.; railway survey and construction for governments of Gold Coast and Nigeria. Chief Works: Railway bridge over River Niger. Member of Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland and Mining Institute of Scotland. Member of the Royal Societies Club. War Services.—Two years as Captain and Major in the Inland Waterways and Docks, Royal Engineers, in charge of railway construction and maintenance at Richborough Military Port. Was created M.B.E.

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