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Archibald Maitland

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Archibald Maitland (1888-1939)

1939 Obituary [1]

"ARCHIBALD MAITLAND was born in 1888 at Alexandria, Dumbartonshire, and received his education at Greenock between 1893 and 1904. From 1904 until 1910 he studied general engineering at the Watt Memorial Technical College, Greenock, and he continued at this college until 1914, taking his second-class Board of Trade engineer's certificate in 1912 and his first-class certificate in 1914. He served his apprenticeship from 1904 to 1909 in the shops and drawing office of Messrs. Caird and Company, Ltd., Greenock.

In 1910 he joined the staff of the Clan Line Steamers, Ltd., Glasgow, and when he left this company in 1923 he had the rank of second engineer in one of their ships engaged in the transport of frozen meat. He then served three years as an engineer with the Bombay Development Department on a reclamation scheme. From 1927 to 1930 he was employed in Venezuela by the Caribbean Petroleum Company, Ltd., and in 1930 he was appointed superintendent and engineer to the British Oil Storage Company, Ltd., Avonmouth. He later became works manager for British Charcoals and Macdonalds, Ltd., charcoal manufacturers, Greenock. His death occurred on 10th July 1939. He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1933."

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