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James Arthur Johnston

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James Arthur Johnston (1896-1963) of C. S. Meik and Halcrow

1963 Obituary [1]

1963 Obituary [2]

JAMES ARTHUR JOHNSTON, who was born on 5 January, 1896, died on 30 March, 1963.

After completing his general education in South Shields, Co. Durham, he served with the Admiralty as Assistant Naval Store Officer during World War I.

In 1919-21 he received his practical training under Mr C. S. Miek, M.I.C.E. As Assistant Engineer at the Head Office of C. S. Miek in 1922 he was engaged on the design of wharves, harbour works, and hydroelectric schemes. He was also concerned with the preparation of contract drawings and specifications, quantities and estimates for the Lochaber Water Power Scheme and was, in 1925, Assistant Engineer on construction of the first stage of the works.

In 1929 he was appointed Chief Assistant at C. S. Miek and Halcrow; his work comprised the preparation of specifications, contract documents, design of structures, and head office administration in connexion with construction of large works, and also assistance in the preparation of reports of engineering schemes....[more]

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