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Mackenzie Dallas

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Mackenzie Dallas (1886-1932)

1932 Obituary [1]

MACKENZIE DALLAS went through the Battle of Jutland on H.M.S. "Malaya." He joined the Navy on the outbreak of War, and ultimately was promoted to the rank of Engineer Lieutenant-Commander. He was mentioned in dispatches and awarded the Italian medal.

Born in Glasgow in 1886, he served his apprenticeship from 1904 to 1910 with the North British Railway Company.

In 1910 he was engaged as an improver with Messrs. Rankine and Blackmore of Greenock, and was afterwards employed in various grades as engineer in the "Ben" Line at Leith.

Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1919 he took up an appointment as superintending engineer for Messrs. Samuel Allsopp and Sons, Burton-on-Trent, with whom he remained until 1923 in full charge of the engineering plant and buildings.

He later joined the Carron Company of Falkirk in the same capacity and initiated many improvements in the works, collieries, and steamers of the firm.

In 1928 he supervised the erection of the new steamer, s.s. "Forth," at Glasgow, and in 1930 the re-boilering and re-conditioning of the s.s. "Carron."

Mr. Dallas was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1925.

His death occurred on 29th April 1932.

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