HEARN, Gordon Risley

HEARN, Gordon Risley. 7.9.1871 — 7.6.1953. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. Colonel. Educated at Winchester College, Woolwich Military Academy and School of Military Engineering. From 1890 served in Royal Engineers in India, for 30 years Superintending Engineer constructing railways in India (incl. the Khyber Railway from Peshawar to Afghan border in 1919-25). Participated in Tirah Campaign, and Second Afghan war. In WW I served in France and Flanders, then back to India. Lieutenant-Colonel 1922. C.I.E. Married Olive Carew Cates, children.

Publications: The seven Cities of Delhi. 14+319 p. 20 pl. L. 1906 (history).

Technical books and articles; a travel guide of India.

Sources: http://hamletram.blogspot.fi/2014/03/three-english-madmen.html; Who’s Who In Engineering 1922 (in www.gracesguide.co.uk; portrait by W. Stoneman in National Portrait Gallery homepage.

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