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TWIST, William

Born: fl. 1905
Died: 1919


Whose origins and training are currently obscure, worked for the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT in Pretoria from 1905. In 1912, after the reorganisation of the PWD on Union, he was appointed a district engineer. He enlisted for service during the First World War, was a Lieutenant by 1916 and in 1917 was awarded the Military Cross. He returned to work for the PWD after the war; listed as working in the architectural section of the PWD, by 1919 he was working as a district engineer in Port Elizabeth.

(PWD ar 1916; PWD ar 1918; PSL 1919-26)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.