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Hope Vere MacLennan

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Hope Vere MacLennan (c1875-1947)

1948 Obituary [1]

"HOPE VERE MACLENNAN, whose death occurred on 9th May 1947, in his seventy-second year, was associated with water supply engineering during almost the whole of his career. He was educated at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, and after serving his apprenticeship from 1892 to 1897 with Messrs. Alley and MacLennan he was engaged for another year by the same firm to take charge of outside erection of a varied nature.

In 1898 he went to South Africa and for the remainder of his life was closely connected with that country. His first appointment, which he held for many years, was that of chief mechanical engineer and later assistant general manager of the Kimberley Water Works Co. Subsequently he acted in the same capacity in connection with the Kalkfontein Dam Irrigation Works and in 1942 he took up his final engagement as chief mechanical and electrical engineer at an internment camp. Mr. Maclennan had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1903."

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