Anthony George Lyster

Anthony George Lyster[1] (1852 – 17 March 1920) was born in Hollyhead, Wales. He was engineer-in-chief to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board from 1897, when he succeeded his father, George Fosbery Lyster, until his retirement in 1913, when he was honoured with the presidency of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[2]

Anthony Lyster
Anthony George Lyster, dock engineer.jpg
Died17 March 1920
Spouse(s)Frances Laura Arabella
Engineering career
InstitutionsInstitution of Civil Engineers (president),
ProjectsBrunswick Entrance Locks, Vittoria Dock, Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse

Among his work is Brunswick Entrance Locks, opened 1905, Vittoria Dock, opened 1909, and Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse. The latter was the largest warehouse in the world when built, and extends along the whole of the south front of Stanley Dock. The last dock Lyster built was the Graving Dock at Gladstone Dock.

He married on 3 December 1892 Frances Laura Arabella, former wife of the explorer and author Harry de Windt, and sister of the 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall. There were no children from the union. Lyster died at 10 Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, London, on 17 March 1920, and was buried at Braden Lane, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. His estate was left in trust for a nephew, subject to the life interest of his widow.


  1. ^ Adrian Jarvis, "Lyster, George Fosbery" (1821–1899), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  2. ^ Address of Anthony George Lyster, M.Eng., President of Institution of Civil Engineers, 4 November 1913

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Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
Robert Elliott-Cooper
President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
November 1913 – November 1914
Succeeded by
Benjamin Hall Blyth
Business positions
Preceded by
George Fosbery Lyster
Engineer to Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
Succeeded by