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James Forrest Brunton

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1858 Born 27 January, in India, son of William Brunton

Educated in New Zealand

1873 Started work in the office of his father, Mr W. Brunton

1875 Worked through the shops of Messrs Tangye in Birmingham

1878 Joined Atlas Engineering Co, Birmingham

1880 Joined Messrs Hornsby and Co, Grantham, as chief draughtsman

1881 Joined the office of his uncle John Brunton

1883 Living at 13 Great George St, Westminster when he was proposed for associate membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers

1905 Member of the I Mech E

1920 Living in Acton with his wife Fanny Suter Brunton

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