Sir William E. Garstin, G.C.M.G., G.B.E


SIR WILLIAM GARSTIN, whose death at the age of seventy-five occurred on January 8, commenced his career in India in 1872 as an officer of the Public Works Department, after studying engineering at King's College, London. Thirteen years later he was invited by Sir Colin Scott Moncrieff, who had just taken charge of the Public Works Ministry in Egypt, to make one of the small group of Indian engineers who were undertaking the reorganisation of the irrigation system of Egypt, which was at that time in complete disorder.

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L., H. Sir William E. Garstin, G.C.M.G., G.B.E. Nature 115, 92–93 (1925).

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