WILLIAM NEWTON BAKEWELL, born on the 26th October, 1845, died at Keswick on the 3rd November, 1913.
Trained at the Don Engineering Works, Rotherham, he was afterwards engaged on railways in the London district and on various public works in Egypt.
During the erection of the Forth Bridge , he acted as contractor’s engineer for part of the time, and later he was engaged in a similar capacity on the Tower Bridge, the Assuan Dam, the English bridge at Cairo, and irrigation schemes in Asia Minor.
Shortly before his recent retirement, he surveyed harbours at Trebizond and Samsun, on the Black Sea, for Sir John Jackson.
(Obituary Grace's Guide)