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Robert Wallis

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Robert Wallis (c1861-1924)

1924 Obituary[1]

"The Late Mr. Robert Wallis.— After a brief illness, the able and much-esteemed works manager of the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Company, Limited, Mr. Robert Wallis, died on Sunday evening, January 27, at the age of 63 years. He served his apprenticeship in Cornwall and then went to Wallsend-on-Tyne to join the service of the Wallsend Slipway in 1881. After five years’ work on the engine shops, he was transferred to the office, and in 1892 was appointed works manager. Mr. Wallis was a Whitworth Scholar and a past president of the Institution of British Foundrymen."

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