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George Edmund Piper

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George Edmund Piper (1880-1908)

1909 Obituary [1]

GEORGE EDMUND PIPER was born at Portsmouth on 4th August 1880.

His education was received at Stoke Public School, Devonport, and Plymouth Technical Schools, at which he won a Royal and a Whitworth Exhibition in 1901.

He served his apprenticeship at the Royal Dockyard, Devonport, from 1895 to 1901, during which period he was engaged in the erecting and turning shops, outside work on H.M. ships, and in the drawing-office.

In 1901 he proceeded to the Royal College of Science, Dublin, and after taking the full course be received the diploma of Associateship in Engineering.

In 1902 he was appointed assistant lecturer in Engineering at the City of Dublin Technical Schools, and in October 1904 he became demonstrator and assistant lecturer in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Design and Drawing at the Walker Engineering Laboratories of the University of Liverpool.

In February 1905 he took a commission in the First Cheshire Royal Engineers, and attended a course of instruction at the School of Military Engineering, Chatham, receiving the Certificate of Proficiency.

In 1906 he went to Canada, having been appointed lecturer on Civil Engineering at the McGill University, Montreal, and in the following year he was transferred as professor to the McGill University College of British Columbia at Vancouver.

His death took place at Regina, Saskatchewan, after a brief illness, on 4th September 1908, at the age of twenty-eight.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1903, and was elected an Associate Member in 1905.

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