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Thomas Elliott Eckford

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Thomas Elliott Eckford (1893-1932)

1932 Obituary [1]

THOMAS ELLIOTT ECKFORD was born in Edinburgh in 1893 and was trained at the Heriot-Watt Technical College, and as an apprentice with Messrs. John Cran and Company of Leith.

He served as a sergeant in the Royal Scots Regiment from August 1914 to January 1916, and from November 1916 to February 1919 was engineer-in-charge of the mechanical plant in the government wireless station at Georgetown, British Guiana.

He later became an engineer officer on the London staff of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, and from 1920 to 1927 was at sea on the company's liners.

Mr. Eckford again went abroad to take up an appointment as assistant dock and foundry superintendent for Messrs. Sprostons of Georgetown, British Guiana, his work including the upkeep of river steamers and motor-launches. He was also a registered government boiler examiner for British Guiana.

He was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in February 1931 and died on 19th December of that year.

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