The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Kirk, Sir Henry Alexander

Kirk, Sir Henry Alexander, K.C.I.E., (1912), C I.E, (1909), Director-in-Chief, Indo-European Telegraph Department, India Office since 1902; b. 1847; s. of late K. W. Kirk, M.D., H.E.I.C.S.; educ; Edinburgh Academy and University; joined service as Assistant Superintendent, Indian Telegraph 1870; on telegraph operation during Bengal Famine, 1874; on special duty constructing telegraph lines in Rohilkhand for Prince of Wales, 1876; on Northern Afganistan Field Force telegraphs including Investment Sherpur, 1879, returned to India, 1880 (despatches, medal with clasp, special acknowledgment services by Viceory); on special duty Viceregal Assemblage, Rawalpindi, 1885; in charge of Telegraph Workshops, Calcutta, 1885: thanks of Govt. of India in connection with provision of Military Telegraph Equipment, 1895; Director, 1900; retired, 1902; Senior Delegate from India for the International Telegraph Conferences, London, 1905 and Lisbon, 1908. Recreations: shooting and fishing. Address: The Old Farm, Hotspur Park, Maiden, Surrey. Club: Oriental.