BARKLIE, ROBERT MARTIN (MAJ.)
- Born: 1846 Died: 1903
Officer in the Royal Engineers, responsible for the construction of Marlborough Barracks, Dublin, 1889-1894. Robert Martin Barklie, who was born in 1846, was the only son of Thomas Barklie of Inver, Larne, Co. Antrim. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and the School of Military Engineering, Chatham. After joining the Royal Engineers in July 1867, he was first employed on the construction of sea defences in British Guiana, then on the reconstruction of brigade depot buildings in Ayr and Paisley, and in 1878 on the water supply to the Curragh Camp. After five years on the Ordnance Survey, Barklie took part in the Sudan Expedition, before taking charge of the construction of the Marlborough Barracks in Dublin. From 1895 to 1898 he supervised the construction of the Mustapha Pacha Barracks in Alexandria. Promoted to the rank of Colonel in 1898, he was placed in command of the Royal Engineers of the Southern District and in 1901 of the Salisbury Plain district. He retired on 30 January 1903 and died at Inver on 30 August of the same year.
Inst.CE: elected associate member, 3 December 1889.
All information in this entry is from the obituary of Barklie in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 156 (1903-4), 443-4.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for BARKLIE, ROBERT MARTIN (MAJ.)
|Building:||CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH CAMP, WATER SUPPLY|
|Nature:||RMB employed on same.|
|Refs:||Obituary of Barklie in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 156 (1903-4), 443-4.|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLACKHORSE AVENUE, MCKEE BARRACKS (FORMERLY MARLBOROUGH BARRACKS)|
|Nature:||New cavalry barracks, completed 1891. Plans prepared by Lt.-Col.Col. Jeremy Taylor Marsh, Royal Engineers Dept, and carried out under supervision of RMB. Contractor: J.P. Pile.|
|Refs:||Information on plaque inside entrance gate pier (photograph in Louise Fitzsimons, 'A Conservation strategy for men's married quarters, McKee Barracks, Dublin', Diploma in Applied Building Repair and Conservation, Trinity College, Dublin, May 2015,13).; IB 33, 15 Oct 1891, 233; obituary of Barklie in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 156 (1903-4), 443-4|