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William Wallace Copland

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William Wallace Copland (1853- )

1922 M.V.O. 4th Class, M.Inst.C.E., Civil Engineer (Water, Sewerage and Municipal), Gibraltar. T. A.: "Gibraltar." T. N.: 178 Civil, Gibraltar. b. 1853; s. of James Copland of Dumfries. Ed. Privately. Trained by E. D. Latham, Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., Borough Engineer, Middlesbrough. Engineer of Main Sewerage Works, Widnes, 1878-84; Surveyor to the Sheerness Board of Health, z 885-93; Engineer and Surveyor to the Gibraltar Sanitary Commissioners, 1893-1896; Engineer and Secretary, 1896-1908; Engineer and Valuator, 1908-19. Retired on Pension, October, 1919. Reappointed Valuator May, 192o. Chief Works: Widnes—design and execution of main sewerage works, i38,00o; Sheerness — water supply embracing deep-well works, pumping machinery and engine house on very critical foundation, L7,400; Gibraltar—initiating, designing and executing works of water supply, embracing the design and construction of bomb-proof reservoirs of twelve million gallons, two tunnels each of half a mile in length, extensive mining operations, and 39 acres of collecting areas, at a total cost of about 90,000. Clubs: Junior Constitutional, Piccadilly, London; Mediterranean, Gibraltar.

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