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Ronald McLeod Colin McNaughton

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Ronald McLeod Colin McNaughton (1891-1914)


1914 Obituary [1]

RONALD MCLEOD COLIN MCNAUGHTON was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, on 23rd January 1891.

He was educated at Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow, and at the Bedford Grammar School from 1907 to 1909, where he specialized in engineering, completing his course in 1912 and 1913 at the Bedford Evening Institute.

He served an apprenticeship of four years - 1909 to 1913 — at the works of Messrs. Grafton and Co., and of six months, 1913, at Messrs. Sanderson and Mills, Ltd., Elstow Engineering Works, Bedford.

In November of that year he was taken on as a draughtsman by the same firm.

Mr. McNaughton was a lance-corporal in the Territorials. He was on his way to join the Colours at Bury St. Edmund's, having volunteered for Active Service, when, on 9th September 1914, at the age of twenty-three, he met with a sudden death, the result of a motor-cycle accident.

He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1914.


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