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Edward Marlay De Laune Carolin

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Edward Marlay De Laune Carolin (1869-1951)

1896 of P. O. Box 80, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa.

1922 M.I.Mech.E., Mech. Engr.; Loco. Supt.; b. 1870; s. of E. R. Carolin, C.E. and M.Inst.C.E., late Asst. Engr.-in-Chief, Cape Government Railways., S. Af. Ed. South African College Training: Salt River Works, S. Af., under H. M. Beatty, C.M.G., Chief Loco. Supt., Cape Government Railways. Queen's S.A. Medal with 3 clasps; Johannesburg Rand Pioneer. App. Uitenhage and Salt River Works, C. Government Railways. S. Af.; under H. M. Beatty, C.M.G., Chief Loco. Supt.; on construction Railways., Norvals Pont C.C., to Vereeniging in Transvaal, from 1891 till 1900; and became Dist. Loco. Supt.; in 1899 collected Orange Free State Railway officials and men, just before declaration of war; in charge of these men, attached to 8th and l0th Co. R.E.'s; also formed No. 2 Co. Town Guard, Naauwpoort, C. Colony; later appointed D.L. Supt. Standerton for movement troops; Asst. Loco. Supt., Pretoria and Johannesburg; Chief Traction F.C. Pacifico, S. America, 1909; Master Mechanic Canada, Atlantic Quebec, Western; also New Canadian Co. Inspector; Building Locos., Montreal Loco Works, for Canadian Northern; returned to S. Af., 1912; joined Rand Water Bd. Pumping Plants; also Port Elizabeth Corporation, and Stewart and Lloyds on pumping and filtration plant erection, etc., etc.; came home, 1914, for German War; Capt. K.O.Y.L.I., and O.C. 223rd Co. R.E.; also at Woolwich Arsenal in charge Locos. and Rolling Stock; Chief Mech. Engr., Haverton Hill Dock Yards; Engr. on Dilution, Yorkshire, for M. of M.; also Eng. Officer for getting ex-officers' positions up to 1920, when he resigned. Part Author, Volumes I. and II., " War Office History," " Railways, S. African War, 1899-1902." Address: c/o Manager, London Joint City and Midland Bank, Ltd.,

1952 Obituary [1]

"EDWARD MARLAY DE LAUNE CAROLIN was a locomotive engineer throughout his professional career, and gained his experience in South Africa, South America, Canada, and England. He was educated at the South African College and served his time in the shops and drawing office of the Cape Government Railway, from 1886 to 1891. He then held in succession positions as improver and fitter, district locomotive foreman, and district locomotive superintendent. On the outbreak of the South African war in 1899 Mr. Carolin joined the Royal Engineers and was granted the rank of captain. He served as staff officer with the duties of superintendent for railways and the charge of the running department. From 1900 to 1908 he was engaged on similar duties at Johannesburg with the Central South African Railways. After a brief period as locomotive superintendent to the Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway, Argentina, he went to Canada where he was employed as chief inspector to the Canadian Northern Railway and supervised the building of locomotives at the Montreal works. He later returned to South Africa and was engaged in various engineering activities which included the position of engineer for the Rand water supply. In 1914 Mr. Carolin came to Great Britain and served until 1915 with the rank of captain in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Later, as officer commanding the 223rd Company of the Royal Engineers, he was in charge of locomotives at Woolwich Arsenal. After the war he was attached to the Ministry of Munitions as "dilution" officer until his resignation in 1920. His long association with the Institution dated back to 1896 when he was elected an Associate Member. He was transferred to Membership eight years later. His death in his eighty-second year occurred on 13th June 1951."

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