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Charles Carkeet-James

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Charles Carkeet-James (1863- )

Order of Mejidieh, M.Inst.C.E. Consulting Engineer, 22 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, S.W,1.


  • Training, S. W. Jenkins, M.Inst.C.E., Liskeard.
  • 1882 Telford Premium; Res. Engineer, Teign Valley Railway and Helston Railway.
  • 1884-86 construction of North Cornwall Railway.
  • 1887 Private practice with H. Michell Whitley, M.Inst.C.E., laying out projected railways for Parl Bills; * 1888 Contractor's Agent, Indian Midland Railway.
  • 1889 Assistant Engineer, Tansa Dam Works, for Bombay Water Supply.
  • 1891-1906 Special Drainage and Water Engineer, City of Bombay; advised provincial Governments on Sewerage Schemes;
  • 1897 Member of Government Committee to deal with outbreak of Bubonic plague.
  • Examiner, Sanitary Engineering Bombay University
  • 1902 reported on Sewerage of Alexandria for Egyptian Government.
  • 1906 transferred to Cairo, for design and supervision, Drainage Scheme; Rank Controller General Ministry of P.W.; later designed and supervised schemes, Port Said, Tantah, Alexandria Docks, etc.
  • 1918-21, Chief Engineer, Thames Deep Water Wharf and Railway Scheme, and to sundry projected schemes, including N. & W. Motorway, Coventry to Manchester Ship Canal, London to Brighton Motorway, London Goods Rlys. and Midland Motor Way.
  • Now in private practice.


  • "Oriental Drainage", "Drainage Problems of the East" (1st and 2nd Eds.).

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1939 Who's Who In Engineering: Name C