PERCHERON, Maurice

PERCHERON, Maurice. Archachon (Gironde) 22.7.1891 — Paris 22.12.1963.French Engineer and Author. Son of Alfred P., a physician, and Madeleine Nonès. Participated in WW I. In the 1930s several travels in Asia. Married 1916 Suzanne Moreau (divorce 1940) and 1941 Suzanne Boyer. Publications: Tour d’Asie. 258 p. P. 1936; La Chine. P. 1935;…

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MOSS(-BLUNDELL),  Spence

MOSS(-BLUNDELL),  Arthur Spence. Hessle near Hull 1853 — Winchester, Hampshite 5.12.1950. British Engineer in Sri Lanka. Son of William Henry Moss and Eliza Charlotte Blundell. In 1883 went from Ceylon to Selangot to build the railway line from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Kuda. Married Grace Eveleigh Marshall, three sons and one…

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OERTEL, Friedrich Oscar

OERTEL, Friedrich Oscar Emanuel (from 1921 F. O. Lechmere-Oertel). Hannover 9.12.1862 — New York 22.12.1942. German-born Engineer, Architect and Archaeologist in India. Went to India in 1883 giving up his German citizenship, naturalized as British. In 1883-87 assistant engineer on railway & building construction in North-Western Provinces and Oudh, 1887-88…

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COTTON, Arthur Thomas

COTTON, Arthur Thomas. Combermere, Cheshire 15.5.1803 — Dorking, Surrey 24.7.1899. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. General. Son of Henry Calvely C. and Matilda Lockwood. After Addiscombe joined Madras Engineer Group in 1819, served first in the U.K., arrived at Madras in 1821. Conducted various surveys in South India. In…

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CAMPBELL, C. J.

CAMPBELL, C. J. 1??? — 1???. C.E. In the 1860s in Delhi. One C.J.C. was in 1856 Assistant Engineer of East Indian Railways in Allahabad, later probably Chief Engineer, and JASB defines our author as Chief Engineer. Publications: “Memorandum on the life-sized Statues lately exhumed inside the Palace of Delhi”,…

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BLAKESLEY, Thomas H.

BLAKESLEY, Thomas Holmes. Ware, Hertsfordshire 8.7.1847 — London 13.2.1929. British Civil Engineer and Scientist also interested in Archaeology. Son of Rev. Joseph Williams Bl. (1808–1885), Dean of Lincoln, and Margaret Wilson Holmes. Educated in Smithfield, studies at King’s College, Cambridge, graduated in 1869 (B.A.). From 1872 Government Engineer at Public…

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ANDERSON, Charles William

ANDERSON, Charles William. 18?? — 19??. British (Scottish) Engineer in India. Worked on Bengal–Nagpur railway in Chakradharpur (in 1911/20 there). Indian Army List for 1915 mentions Lieutenant Ch.W.A. in Chakradharpur. JBORS 3, 1917, 423 says he was engineer of Bengal–Nagpur railway in Chakradharpur. Publications: “A Note on prehistoric stone implements…

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WOOD, Mark

WOOD, Mark. Perth, Scotland 1747 — London 6.2.1829. Sir (Bart.). British (Scottish) Military Engineer and Traveller in India. Son of Alexander Wood. Cadet 1770, in 1772 joined Bengal Engineers, his two brothers were also in E.I.C.’s military service. Surveyor-General 1787, Chief Engineer in Bengal 1790, retired as Colonel and returned…

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WEST, Arthur A.

WEST, Arthur Anderson. London 1827 — Theydon Bois, Essex 1913. British Engineer in India. Son of William West and Belinda Hickman, younger brother of —> E. W. West, whom he assisted in his epigraphical studies. Educated at King’s College. Went to India in 1847. Engineer, like his brother involved in…

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WELLSTED, Thomas Arthur

WELLSTED, Thomas Arthur. 3.4.1904 — ?.10.1989. Britishman in India. B.Sc. 1926 London, in mining. Manager of mine in Central India (Madhya Pradesh). In 1933 surveyed the remains of Ramtek. In 1938 living in Balaghat. Publications: “Notes on the Vakatakas of the Central Provinces and Berar, and their Country, 4th to…

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