Thom's Irish Who's Who/Holmes, Sir George Charles Vincent


HOLMES, Sir George Charles Vincent, K.C.B., Civ. (1911), K.C.V.O. (1906), C.B., Civ. (1904). Educ. at Cambridge Univ Whitworth Scholar Is a Civil Engineer; studied Mech. Engineering at L. and N.W. Rly. Co's. Works at Crewe; was resident Engineer at construction of International Exhibition at Vienna, 1873 (International Juror thereof); Secretary to Institution of Naval Architects, 1877-1901; Chairman of the Board of Public Works, 1901-13; third son of Robert Holmes, Esq., of Moycashel, Westmeath; b. 1848; m. 1880, Louisa Eugenia, third dau. of late Charles Greenstreet Addison, Esq., and has issue Lieut.-Col. Robert Gerard, C.M.G., O.B.E., D.Sc.; b. 1881; author of A Text Book of the Steam Engine; Marine Engines and Boilers: Ancient and Modern Ships. Club: St. James's, W.