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Marshall Swanston

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Marshall Swanston (1885-1924)

1924 Obituary [1]

MARSHALL SWANSTON was born at Poplar on 21st April 1885.

He served an apprenticeship of five years with Messrs. Normandy and Co., engineers, Victoria Dock Road, London, E., and during that period studied at the West Ham Technical School and East London College.

He then went as a sea-going engineer for six years, obtaining a lot class Board of Trade Certificate, and in 1912 became engineer to Messrs. Taylor, Walker and Co., brewers, Limehouse.

On the outbreak of the War he joined the Seaforth Highlanders, and was wounded in May 1915. After five months in hospital he was sent to Belfast on munition work, and a year later was recalled to Woolwich, being sent to France as Staff Sergeant of a mobile workshop in the R.A.O.C.

On his return after the Armistice he became Engineer Surveyor to the United Legal Indemnity Insurance Society, Ltd., until 1923, when he joined the Eagle, Star and British Dominions Insurance Co., being sent to Workington.

There he remained until his death, which took place on 15th February 1924, in his thirty-ninth year.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1919.

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