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, Second Afghan war and WW I. Married Olive Carew Cates, children.

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

Technical books; 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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