CLARK, GEORGE R.
- Born: - Died: -
Engineer. George Clark served a five-year apprenticeship at the Drogheda Ironworks, followed by a year at the Inchicore works of the Great Southern & Western Railway under GEORGE MACKAY MILLER . He was then employed on the Enniscorthy Extension Railway and, in 1865, on the Midland Counties & Shannon Junction Railway. In 1866 he was appointed from a field of 107 candidates to the position of resident engineer to the new Belfast waterworks,(1) but by 1870(2) he had gone to India and was on the staff of the Public Works Department at Lucknow.(3)
ICEI: elected member, 1865.
Addresses: Ferbane, Co. Offaly, 1865; Stranmillis, 1866;(3) Lucknow, India, 1870.(4)
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications, I, 77.
(1) DB 8, 15 Mar 1866, 78.
(2) List of ICEI members in IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 197.
(3) See note 1, above. He may possibly be the George Richard Clarke, born in 1828, a son of Walter Rothe Clarke, who married Margaret Elizabeth Brunskill in Calcutta in 1868 and died in Mussorie in 1879 (www.familysearch.org).
(4) See note 2, above.