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James Thomas Brownlie (1865-1938)
1938 Obituary 
ON Thursday, October 13th, Mr. J. T. Brownlie, ex-President of the Amalgamated Engineering Union, collapsed and died on the Canadian Pacific liner "Duchess of Richmond."
Brownlie was born at Port Glasgow in 1865, and was the son of a marine engineer. He was apprenticed to a blacksmith when thirteen years old, but later he became an indentured apprentice to a Glasgow engineering firm. He was educated at Wason's Academy, Paisley. When twenty-three he went to London and worked at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, for about ten years...[more]