COLE-BAKER, GEORGE HANNYNGTON
- Born: 1866 Died: 1894
Railway engineeer. George Cole-Baker was the eldest son of of George Cole-Baker of Ballydavid, Co. Tipperary, where he was born on 12 January 1866. He was educated in the Isle of Man and at Cambridge University, graduating with honours in mathematics in 1887. While at Cambridge he coxed the winning crew in two inter-university boat races. After a three-year pupilage with J.C. Park at the North London Railway Company's works at Bow, he was appointed by KENNETT BAYLEY in 1891 to the position of assistant engineer on the construction of the Valencia branch of the Great Southern and Western Railway. On 9 September 1894 he was drowned off Rossbeigh, Co. Kerry, while sailing in a boat of his own design and construction, leaving a widow and eight-month-old son.
Inst.CE: elected associate member, 2 February 1892.
All information in this entry is from the obituary of Cole-Baker in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 119 (1894-5), Part 1, 405-6.