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George Harrison (1880-1907)

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George Harrison (1880-1907)

1908 Obituary [1]

1908 Obituary [2]

GEORGE HARRISON died on December 21, 1907, as the result of injuries received in an accident at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.

He was born in Edinburgh in May 1880, and educated at Viewpark and Merchiston Castle schools. After serving an apprenticeship to the firm of James Milne & Sons, Ltd., he entered Peterhouse College, Cambridge, and attended the Engineering Laboratory. He graduated with Second Class Honours in the Mechanical Science Tripos, and in February 1905 received an appointment in the Royal Carriage Department of Woolwich Arsenal as shop manager, a position which he held at the time of his death.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1906.

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