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George Peaker

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George Peaker (1838-1883)


1884 Obituary [1]

GEORGE PEAKER was born on 20th November 1838 at Bretton West, near Wakefield.

After having served his time as a mechanic partly in Wakefield and partly in Leeds, he entered the Royal Gun Factory department, Woolwich, on 5th June 1865; and on 29th March 1867 entered the Royal Laboratory department as draughtsman, where he remained until 27th September 1869.

He was then appointed to proceed to Kirkee in the Bombay presidency, India, to superintend the erection and fitting up of a factory for the manufacture of small-arms ammunition and other war material.

He was subsequently appointed managing engineer to the factory, and retained this position until his death, which took place at Kirkee on 14th June 1884 at the age of forty-five.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1874.


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