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William Dyack

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William Dyack (1856-1915), Burgh Surveyor of Aberdeen

1915 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM DYACK, born in Ireland in December, 1856, died at Aberdeen on the 8th March, 1915.

Apprenticed to the late Mr. John Willet, he subsequently acted as his chief assistant on harbour, water-supply and drainage work in Scotland.

In 1881 he joined the staff of the Great North of Scotland Railway under the late Mr. P. M. Barnett.

In 1884 he became assistant to the late Mr. William Boulton, Burgh Surveyor of Aberdeen, and in 1892 he succeeded him in that office, which he held until his death. Mr. Dyack was responsible for a great variety of important public work in Aberdeen, including tramways, roads, bridges, parks, reservoirs, the reconstruction of the sewerage system, water-supply, and sea defence works.

Mr. Dyack was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 3rd May, 1887, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 30th November, 1897.

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