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John William Abbott Steggall

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John William Abbott Steggall (1887-1916)

1916 Obituary [1]

JOHN WILLIAM ABBOTT STEGGALL, B.Sc. (St. Andrews), born at Dundee on the 22nd August, 1887, was killed in action on the 31st May, 1916.

After leaving the University, he gained practical experience on the Caledonian Railway, and in 1912 went out to Brazil as Assistant Location Engineer on the Victoria-Minas Railway.

On the outbreak of war he returned to England, and succeeded, after great difficulty, owing to defective vision, in entering the Army. At the time of his death he was employed as a Naval Instructor.

He was elected an Associate Member on the 3rd February, 1914.

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