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Frank Wilmot Watson

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Frank Wilmot Watson (1881-1908)

1909 Obituary [1]

FRANK WILMOT WATSON, born at Aberdeen on the 8th October, 1881, was educated at the Aberdeen Grammar School, and served a pupilage of 5 years to Messrs. Walker and Duncan, Civil Engineers, of that city.

He remained with them as engineering assistant for 2 years after the expiration of his pupilage, and in 1906 he became an Assistant to Mr W. Dyack, City Engineer, Aberdeen, on the Union Bridge widening scheme. Relinquishing this appointment later in the year he proceeded to Edinburgh, where he studied at Heriot Watt College and Edinburgh University.

Early in 1907 he received an appointment on the staff of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway, and left for India in May of that year. He was stationed first at Uyara and subsequently at Baroda Camp, where he was actively employed when he was attacked by enteric fever, to which he succumbed on the 19th September, 1908, at the early age of 27.

Mr. Watson was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 9th April, 1907.

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