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Joshua Alfred Alexander Turner

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Joshua Alfred Alexander Turner (1848-1895)

1895 Obituary [1]

JOSHUA ALFRED ALEXANDER TURNER was born at Poona, India, on 10th August 1848.

From 1861-66 he worked in the Royal Gun-Carriage Factory and in the Mint at Bombay; and assisted in the erection of engines, boilers, and machinery, for the new Mint there.

He was next in the service of Messrs. W. Nicol and Co., Bombay, assisting in the erection of engines, boilers, cotton-presses, &c.

He was then appointed assistant engineer in the government mills and steam bakery at Poona; and afterwards became head engineer, and ultimately superintendent and engineer of these mills, and inspector of commissariat mills and bakeries.

On the abolition of this appointment in April 1893, and the adoption of the contract system, he retired on a pension.

In April 1895 he was appointed inspector of boilers and prime movers under the Madras government; but did not long hold this position, as his death occurred at Poona on 6th September 1895, at the age of forty-seven.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1887.

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