Frederick Charles Temple specialized in Environmental Engineering. He was Civil and Consulting Engineer; Engineer, Birmingham Elan Valley Waterworks (1903-05); Military Works Services, India (1905-07); Public Works Department, India (1907-19); Chief Town Engineer (1919) and Administrator (1924-32), Jamshedpur; District Ground Secretary, District Ground Lodge of Bengal (1932-34); Relief Engineer and Supply Officer, Governments of Bihar and Orissa (1934-35); Honorary ADC to Viceroy (1931-36); Lt Col Commanding, Home Defence Bn (1940-41), Ministry of Home Security (1941-42); Regional Controller, Ministry of Fuel and Power (1942-46); Director, Opencast Coal Production (1947-49); and Councilor, Lewes Borough (1954).
Academic and Research Achievements:An outstanding civil and mechanical engineer, Temple contributed greatly to the developmental work in India, particularly in Bihar State, as leader of several engineering projects of the British Indian government. Temple specialized in water purification and sewage disposal. He also wrote the book: Sewage Works: Manual for Young Engineers in India.
Other Contributions: Temple served as Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Awards and Honours: Temple was conferred many prestigious awards, notably: Honorary Colonel (1928-33); CIE (1931); CBE (1949); and Viceroy’s Prize (twice). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Sanitary Institute, Institution of Sanitary Engineers; and President, Institution of Engineers (India).