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Hamilton, Stanley Baines (1889–1977), civil engineer and historian  

A. P. Woolrich

Hamilton, Stanley Baines (1889–1977), civil engineer and historian, was born at 23 London Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, on 10 August 1889, the son of John Miller Hamilton, a Baptist minister, and his wife, Ellen Josephine Baines. The family moved to Darlington where Hamilton attended ...


Wadia, Ardaseer Cursetjee (1808–1877), civil engineer  

S. B. Southerden

Wadia, Ardaseer Cursetjee (1808–1877), civil engineer, was born, probably on 30 September 1808, in Bombay, India, the only surviving child of Cursetjee Rustomjee Wadia (1788–1863), master shipbuilder of the East India Company, and his wife, Jerbai Cowasjee Bomanjee Kabrajee (d. 1848). He was a member of the Parsi community, his forebears being from ...


Weck, Richard (1913–1986), civil engineer  

A. A. Wells


Weck, Richard (1913–1986), civil engineer, was born on 5 March 1913 in Franzenbad, Bohemia, the elder son and eldest of three children of Francis Weck, manager of a small restaurant, and his wife, Katie Dauber. His early life was frugal, for his mother and younger sister died early, and he had to care for his younger brother and become accustomed to casual teaching work. Despite these set-backs he entered the ...