BUCKLEY A B


BUCKLEY A B
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15.8.1877 Rochdale/UK - 23.10.1964 Emsworth/UK
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Arthur Burton Buckley, the son of Robert Burton Buckley (1847-1927), graduated from the Central Technical College in London as a civil engineer and then apprenticed at Thornycrofts. In 1896 he was engaged in destroyer trials and was sent to Kiel to hand over a destroyer built for the German Navy. From 1899 to 1902 Buckley was on the staff of Benjamin Baker (1840-1907), working in the docks of Genoa. He was a Fellow both of the Royal Society of Arts and of the City & Guilds London Institute. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire OBE for war services in Iraq.
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In the beginning of the 20th century little was known about Nile River upstream from Khartoum until William Garstin (1849-1925) made an exploration tour up to Lake Victoria. The main purpose of this tour was an urgent need for engineers; Buckley accepted in 1905 a post with the irrigation staff of the Egyptian Government. In 1907 he became assistant inspector-general of irrigation for Egypt and was responsible for much of the dam construction and auxiliary irrigation works. Later, Buckley became director-general of reservoirs. Among his special concerns at this stage of his career were the preliminary designs for the Namgahamadi barrage and the second heightening of the Aswan Dam. In 1915 Buckley was sent by the Egyptian Government to Ethiopia and three years later to Iraq, where he was awarded the OBE for war services. Buckley was also awarded the Watt Gold Medal for his 1923 paper which was one of the papers on which the later Regime theory was based upon. Gerald Lacey (1887-1979) presented his regime paper in 1930, with Buckley offering a discussion on his experiences collected in Egypt and in Mesopotamia.
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Anonymous (1964). A.B. Buckley. The Engineer 218: 893.
Anonymous (1966). Arthur Burton Buckley OBE. Proc. Institution Civil Engineers 34: 312- 313.
Buckley, A.B. (1919). Mesopotamia as a country for future development. Government Press: Cairo.
Buckley, A.B., Hughes, F. (1919). Note on silt investigations. Government Press: Cairo. Buckley, A.B. (1923). The influence of silt on the velocity of water flowing in open channels. Minutes Proc. Institution of Civil Engineers 216: 183-211; 216: 233-249; 216: 290-298. Buckley, A.B. (1930). Discussion to Stable canals in alluvium. Minutes Proc. Institution of Civil Engineers 229(1): 293-311.

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