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John William Holloway

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John Wiliam Holloway (c1881-1944)


1946 Obituary [1]

JOHN WILLIAM HOLLOWAY, whose death occurred on 3rd August 1944, at the age of sixty-three, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1910. He was educated at Nottingham University College and at the Leicester School of Art, where he gained the Queen's Prize in 1891.

After serving a five years' apprenticeship from 1887 to 1892, in the shops and drawing office at the works of Mr. Frank Ashwell, of Leicester, he continued in the service of that firm for a further twenty years. During that long period he was first engaged as assistant works manager and a year later was appointed manager in Ireland on behalf of the newly constituted firm of Messrs. Ashwell and Nesbit, Ltd., of Leicester and London.

In 1899 he joined the company's staff in London as superintendent engineer; his final position from 1902 being in a similar capacity for the North Eastern District and the Midlands. In 1912 Mr. Holloway was appointed chief engineer and clerk of works at the Mental Hospital, Lancaster, a post which he occupied for fifteen years until his retirement from ill health in 1937.


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