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George Cochrane

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George Cochrane (1851-1911)


1911 Obituary [1]

GEORGE COCHRANE was born at the Lower Ward, Windsor Castle, on 9th May 1851, and was educated at Clewer House School, Windsor.

In 1867 he began an apprenticeship at the Britannia Works, Birkenhead, and on its completion in 1872 he became draughtsman at the works of the Hydraulic Engineering Co., Chester. Subsequently he was promoted to be chief draughtsman, and then works manager.

In 1879 he left to take the appointment of works manager to Messrs. Ross and Walpole, North Wall Foundry and Ironworks, Dublin, and this position he held until 1883, when he was appointed Resident Engineer and subsequently Superintendent Engineer to the London Hydraulic Power Co.

He remained in this position until his death; which took place in Camberwell on 4th March 1911, in his sixtieth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1887.


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