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Peter McGregor

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Peter McGregor (1860-1896)


1896 Obituary [1]

PETER MCGREGOR was born at Kippen, Stirling, on 19th March 1860.

He served an apprenticeship with Messrs. John McAllum and Co., Stirlingshire, from 1875 to 1880, spending two years in the fitting shop, two years in the pattern shop, and one year in the drawing office.

In 1880 he entered the employment of Messrs. J. and G. Thomson, engineers and shipbuilders, Clydebank, Glasgow, for two years as a pattern-maker and one year as a fitter.

In 1885 he entered the service of the Clan Line of steamers sailing to India, and served successively as fourth, third, and second engineer until 1887, when he received an appointment in the Imperial Chinese Customs service as second engineer of the revenue steamer "Li Kin."

On 1st April 1896 he became acting first engineer of the Chinese revenue cruiser "Kaipan."

His death took place in Hong Kong from cancer in the throat, on 1st October 1896, at the age of thirty-six.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1892.


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