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Name: ANDERSON, Robert CMG

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Birth Date: 1858

Death Date: 1941

Nationality: British

First Date: 1895

Profession: Member of the railway staff from the start of construction - tribute paid to his work in 1903 by Major Pringle.

Area: Mombasa, Nairobi

Married: 1. 1884 Susan McNicol d. 1915; 2. 1920 Grace Macdonald

Children: Eric

Book Reference: Permanent Way, Land 1903, EAS, North, Playne, Debrett, EA Diary 1903, EAHB 1904, Mills Railway

School: St. Enoch School and College of Science & Arts, Glasgow, MICE

General Information:

Land Grant 1903 - R. Anderson - Building and cultivation, 10 acres - Near Nairobi - Aug 24 - Freehold
North - From Glasgow. Uganda Railway - Dist. Engineer 1897; Railway Superintendent of Works at March 1898; Superintendent of Works and Deputy Chief Engineer 1900
Playne - Deputy Chief Engineer of Railway during construction
Debrett - is a Civil Engineer, and a MICE; was Asst. Engineer City of Glasgow Union Railway 1879-81, Resident Engineer, Glasgow and S.-W. Railway 1881-6, Resident Engineer, Caledonian Railway 1886-8, Engineer (Construction and Location) on Interoceanic Railway (Mexico) 1888-91, Manager and Engineer Carenaro railway and Navigation Co. (Venezuela) 1892-5, and Engineer on construction of Uganda Govt. Railways 1895-8, Sup. Engineer 1898-1901, Dep. Ch. Engineer 1901-3, and Ch. Engineer 1903-4. CMG 1903
North - 'He is careless and pays no attention to details …. should be paid off' (Currie, FO2) March 1904
The African Standard - 26-2-1903 - Invited to the wedding of H.R. Phelips & Miss Jacquette Edith Lambe in Mombasa
Mills Railway - Whitehouse reported - "I cannot end my reports on this bridge {Macupa} without expressing to you my sense of the excellent work done by Mr Anderson, District Engineer, to whose energy and hard work the rapid completion of this work is entirely due.…."

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