GAMBLE, JOHN GEORGE #
- Born: 1842 Died: 1889
English engineer, for biography of whom see Min.Proc.Inst.CE 111 (1892-3, Pt 1), 373-378. In July 1887, following the report of a Royal Commission on Public Works in Ireland, a new post of Chief Hydraulic Engineer for Ireland was created and John George Gamble was appointed to fill it. Gamble immediately started work on plans for the drainage of the Rivers Barrow, Bann and Shannon. Only the works on the Barrow had been carried out before his untimely death from typhoid fever on 7 November 1889. His assistants in Ireland included THOMAS FORSYTH and JOHN GABRIEL O'SULLIVAN.