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John Montgomery Johnston

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John Montgomery Johnston (1857-1893)

1894 Obituary [1]

JOHN MONTGOMERY JOHNSTON, born at New Basford, near Nottingham, on the 8th of March, 1857, was the third son of the late Andrew Johnston, for some years Engineer for Existing Lines to the Midland Railway Company.

He was educated at the Derby Grammar School, on leaving which he was apprenticed for five years to the late John Sydney Crossley, Engineer-in-Chief to the Midland Railway Company.

Shortly after the expiration of his pupilage he was appointed an assistant engineer in the service of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company and was employed on the construction of the Alexandra Dock at Grimsby, on the widening of the old dock and the making of a dock to connect it with the Royal Dock, and on the building of a warehouse for the storage of grain.

In April, 1882, Mr. Johnston was appointed an Assistant to William Roberts, Engineer to the Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway Company....[more]

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