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John William Bolton

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John William Bolton (c1901-1933)

1933 Obituary [1]

JOHN WILLIAM BOLTON was born in West Hartlepool and in 1917 he commenced a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Irvine's Shipbuilding and Dry Docks Company, West Hartlepool. He also studied at the West Hartlepool Technical College, and gained the final certificate of the City and Guilds Institute.

In 1924 he commenced business on his own account as engineering draughtsman and was engaged in the layout of buildings and plant.

After a short period as draughtsman with the Eaglescliffe Chemical Company, Co. Durham, he was appointed engineering assistant at the Sandbach, Cheshire, works of Messrs. Brunner, Mond and Company.

On the dismantling of these works, he was engaged by Sunderland Corporation and subsequently by Luton Corporation, for whom he was working until his untimely death at the age of 32.

Mr. Bolton was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1930 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1933.

His death occurred on 28th August 1933.

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