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James Fairley

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James Fairley (c1890-1930)


1929 Obituary [1]

JAMES FAIRLEY served an apprenticeship of five years with the Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Dundee.

He then went to sea for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and attained the position of second engineer. Later he joined the Royal Naval Reserve as engineer-lieutenant and served until 1919, when he gained the extra first-class certificate of the Board of Trade.

For a while he was temporarily assistant instructor in marine engineering at the Liverpool Central Technical School, but he then returned for a short time to the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company.

In 1920 he joined the National Boiler and General Insurance Company, Manchester, as inspecting engineer, and in 1921 entered the service of the Board of Trade as engineer and ship surveyor.

He held this position at Liverpool until his death on 8th January 1930, at the age of 40.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1926.



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