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John Herbertson Anderson

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John Herbertson Anderson (1859-1927)

1927 Obituary [1]

JOHN HERBERTSON ANDERSON lived for the last thirty-four years of his life in New Zealand where he attained a position of some distinction as Chief Engineer to the Mental Hospitals and Public Health Departments, and carried out extensive additions to the equipment of over twenty hospitals in the Dominion.

He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Thos. Aimers and Sons of Galashiels, and then obtained extensive experience in the installation of textile and marine machinery for various firms and in many places.

In 1885 he was engaged in fitting machinery into ships of the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand, and in the following year he joined the company and went to sea as fifth engineer. He rose to the position of second engineer, until in 1893 he resigned from the company's service in order to take up his appointment in New Zealand.

Mr. Anderson, who was born at Galashiels in 1859, died on 4th May 1927 at his home near Wellington.

He became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1913 and a Member in 1922.

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