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John Wilson (1891-1915)

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John Wilson (1891-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

Second-Lieutenant JOHN WILSON was born at Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, on 18th May 1891.

He received a general education at schools in Manchester, after which he was a student at the Municipal School of Technology, Manchester, from 1907 to 1910. During that period he received a military training in the Officers' Training Corps. He subsequently obtained the degree of B.Sc. (Honours Division) in Mechanical Engineering at Victoria University.

His apprenticeship was served partly with Messrs. Gibb and Hogg, Ltd., Airdrie, and partly with Messrs. Murray and Paterson, Ltd., Coatbridge, makers of iron and steel works plant.

In 1912 he went for one year as chief assistant to the late Professor Andrew Jamieson, of Glasgow, with whom he was engaged on general consulting work, and then became assistant engineer with the A. E. G. Electric Co., Ltd., of Glasgow. This position he was holding at the time of the outbreak of the War, soon after which he received a commission as Second-Lieutenant in the Lowland Division of the Royal Engineers (T.), and proceeded to the Front at the end of January.

He was killed in action in France on 9th May 1915, at almost the age of twenty-four years.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1914.

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