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Murray Barclay Buxton

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Murray Barclay Buxton ( -1940)


1940 Obituary [1]

"WITH great regret we have to add one more name of an engineer who has recently been killed by enemy action. It is that of Mr. Murray Barclay Buxton, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

His death occurred on October 14th. Mr. Buxton was chairman and managing director of H. Young and Co., Ltd., Nine Elms Steel Works, and chairman of the Horsehay Company, Ltd., Shropshire. He was also a director of Skipworth, Jones and Lomax, Manchester; of Powers and Deane Ransomes, Lea Bridge Steel Works, London; and of the Jersey Steel Works, Jersey.

He was educated at Repton School and Trinity College, Cambridge, and graduated first class in the Natural Science Tripos. During the war of 1914-1918 he served as a captain in the fifth battalion of the Norfolk Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross. He was an associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. "


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