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Alexander Ramsay Gemmell (1886-1924)
1924 Obituary 
ALEXANDER RAMSAY GEMMELL was born at Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, on 29th June 1886, and received his scholastic training locally.
He then studied for five years at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, during which period he served an apprenticeship at the North British Locomotive Works and at the works of Sir William Arrol and Co.
In 1908 he became a draughtsman at the Renfrew Works of Messrs. Babcock and Wilcox, subsequently becoming assistant chief draughtsman until 1914, when he joined the Army.
On the termination of the War he became chief erector and draughtsman of the Wellman Smith Owen Engineering Corporation, London, until 1920, when he was appointed departmental manager of the Spanish Branch of Messrs. Babcock and Wilcox, at Bilbao.
In July 1923 he was again employed by the Wellman Smith Owen Corporation as their London representative, and held this position until his death at Bishopbriggs on 27th May 1924, in his thirty-eighth year.
He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1920, and a Member in 1923.