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John Bertram Fisher

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John Bertram Fisher (1883-1925)


1926 Obituary [1]

JOHN BERTRAM FISHER was born at North Finchley, London, on 6th January 1883, and was educated at the High School and at Christ's College in that suburb.

He served his apprenticeship in the locomotive works of the Great Northern Railway from 1899 to 1904, with also one year in the drawing office, during which period he attended technical classes in Doncaster and in London.

In 1906 he went to Ceylon on the Government Railways, to Lower Burmah in 1907, returning to England in 1909 on appointment as engineer to the Federated Engineering Co., a position entailing much detailed work during the next two years in connexion with the rubber industry in Malaya and Sumatra.

In 1912 he joined the Tanjong Malim Rubber Co. as engineer, and during the ensuing years was responsible for the erection and complete equipment, with machinery, of a number of rubber factories in Malaya and in Sumatra.

Impaired health brought about his return to England in 1921.

His death occurred on 18th April 1925.

He because an Associate Member of this Institution in 1916.



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