Colonel H. M. Vibart
Colonel Henry Meredith Vibart, late Madras Engineers, whose death at Woodlands, Henley-on-Thames, is announced, was born at Taunton in 1839. He was the second son of Henry Vibart, Madras Civil Service, and was educated at Streatham and Addicombe College, obtaining his commission in the Honourable East India Company's Engineers in the Mutiny year. He arrived in India in 1859, and was shortly afterwards appointed to the Public Works Department. After service on irrigation and military works at Kistna and Bangalore, he became Under-Secretary for Irrigation in 1879, and subsequently held various posts, the last being that of Superintendent Engineer in 1889. He retired from the service in 1891. He published Military History of Madras Engineers and Pioneers; an account of Addicombe, its Heroes and Men of Note; "Richard Baird Smith, the Leader of the Delhi Heroies of 1857"; and a Life of General Sir Harry Prendergast, V.C., G.C.B., R.E.