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Thomas William Miles

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Thomas William Miles (1840-1895)

1895 Obituary [1]

THOMAS WILLIAM MILES, eldest son of the late Mr. William Miles of Callinafercy, Co. Kerry, Ireland, was born on the 26th of September, 1840.

In 1860 he was apprenticed to Mr. William Barrington of Limerick for three years. After about twelve months in the office, he obtained practical experience on the extension of the Waterford and Limerick Railway from Castle Connel to Killaloe, and on the Rathkeale and Newcastle Junction line, under Mr. F. B. Walker, whom he succeeded as Resident Engineer on the latter.

He was also in charge, under Mr. Barrington, of the Clodiagh River drainage district in Co. Waterford, of the Mulkear River drainage district in Co. Tipperary, and of the surveys for the Birdhill and Nenagh and the Limerick and Kerry lines.

In 1868 Mr. Miles entered the service of the Public Works Department of the Government of India as an Assistant Engineer under covenant for five years, at the end of which time he was placed on the permanent establishment. . . [more]

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