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George Martin Swan

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George Martin Swan (1906-1959) of J. D. and D. M. Watson

1959 Obituary [1]

We regret to record the sudden death on April 16, 1959, of Mr. G. M. Swan, B.Sc., A.C.G.l. , M.l.C.E., A.M.l.W.E., M.R.San.I.

George Martin Swan was a partner in the firm of J. D. and D. M. Watson. He was essentially a practical engineer, but his varied experience covered most aspects of engineering. Design, site supervision, contracting and administration of major civil engineering projects had all come within the scope of his career. 1n military engineering his forte had been port construction and rail way bridging.

He was born in Cairo in 1906 and educated at Monkton Coombe School, Bath, and City and Guilds (Engineering) College, London. His professional career included experience on the West Middlesex main drainage, resident engineer on tunnel and subways for the London underground, war service in the Royal Engineers, and the design of water supply and sewerage for the Persian oil fields.

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