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Herbert Sinclair

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Herbert Sinclair (1866-1924)

1924 Obituary [1]

HERBERT SINCLAIR was the eldest son of the late Mr. John Sinclair, of Horbling, Lincolnshire, and was born at that place on 18th March 1866.

His school education was received at the Grammar Schools, Donnington and Boston, and at the Wesley College, Sheffield.

On leaving school he was, at the age of sixteen, entered as articled pupil with Messrs. Robey and Co., Ltd., Globe Works, Lincoln, passing through their various shops and drawing office.

Leaving them at the termination of his articles, when he was twenty-one years of age, he entered the service of the Great Northern Railway, at Leeds, and five years later, on 2nd November 1892, was appointed locomotive foreman at the Doncaster carriage running shed.

On 8th January 1896 he was transferred to York, and later on in the same year was appointed assistant district locomotive superintendent at King's Cross.

Five years afterwards, on 23rd September 1901, he was appointed District Locomotive Superintendent at Bradford, and in January of the following year he was transferred to the West Riding Sections (which included Bradford).

Later on, on 1st August 1907, he became District Locomotive Superintendent for the Peterborough district, and this position be held until his death, which took place suddenly at Bournemouth on 16th December 1924, in his fifty-ninth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1903.

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