Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Melbourne, Australia. William Greene was born in Drogheda on 23 March 1830 and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin,(1) and the Liverpool Collegiate Institution. He served his pupilage with his cousin Arthur Greene, under whom he was employed on the construction of railways in Spain. He then emigrated to Australia, where he spent the rest of his career. After practising privately in Victoria, in 1855 he entered the service of the Victorian Government Railways, and between 1878 and 1882 was Consulting Engineer to the Tasmanian Government. In 1882 he was appointed Chief Engineer of Existing Railways to the Government of Victoria and subsequently became one of the three Commissioners of the railways of that colony. He died at Melbourne on 7 December 1902.


All information in this entry is from the memoir of Greene in Min. Proc. ICE 154 (1902-3), 375.

(1) His name does not appear in Alumni Dublinenses.