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John Noel Buchanan (?-1961)
"WE record with regret the death of MR. JOHN NOEL BUCHANAN, B.Sc., the Principal Surveyor for Land Division duties in Scotland, which occurred on May 30. Mr. Buchanan, who was fifty-seven, held a B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from Belfast University and an Extra First Class Certificate, and joined Lloyd's Register in 1935 as a ship and engineer surveyor on the London outdoor staff. Shortly afterwards he was transferred to Glasgow and in 1937 was posted to Winterthur, Switzerland, from where he returned in 1940 for temporary duty in Newcastle before going to the new office of the Society in Nottingham. In 1946 Mr. Buchanan returned to Winterthur and then eight years later joined the Chief Engineer Surveyor's staff in London.
He was appointed a Principal Surveyor in 1956 and Principal Surveyor for Land Division duties in Scotland in 1958."