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Reginald Wigram

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Reginald Wigram (1843-1915) of John Fowler and Co, Steam Plough and Locomotive Works, Leeds.


1915 Obituary [1]

REGINALD WIGRAM, born on the 15th January, 1843, died at Caley Hall, Pool, near Leeds, on the 18th April, 1915.

Educated at Marlborough College, he served an apprenticeship with Messrs. John Penn and Sons, Greenwich, and subsequently gained experience as a sea-going engineer and at Crewe locomotive works.

In 1866 he joined the firm of Messrs. John Fowler and Sons, Leeds, as a partner, and was associated with the business during the remainder of his life.

In 1887 he was elected a director of the Great Northern Railway.

He was also an Alderman of the City of Leeds, Chairman of the Electricity Committee of the Corporation, in which capacity he did much good work, and a Justice of the Peace for the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Mr. Wigram was elected a Member of the Institution on the 5th April, 1892.


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