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William Henry Brace

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William Henry Brace (1857-1892)

1895 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM HENRY BRACE, born on the 29th of November, 1857, obtained his engineering training in the office of Alfred Brace Cruse, who for many years was engaged on irrigation works in India and in Ceylon.

From 1879 to 1883 he was occupied in India on the construction of sluices and bridges, on the survey of roads, and on the preparation of village allotments.

In June, 1883, he was appointed a draughtsman in the Public Works Department of Selangor, and in the following December was promoted to the office of Clerk of Works. TWO years later he was placed in charge of the Klang and Coast Districts, of which he was appointed District Superintendent in January, 1887, under Henry Franklin Bellamy. His duties comprised the construction of roads of every description and the erection of public buildings, lighthouses, bridges, piers and jetties.....[more]

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