W. W. B. Rodger
Obituary 1907 
The death took place, from pneumonia, on the 1lth inst. of Walter Washington Buchanan Rodger, of Greenock, who was a well-known figure and force in harbour and municipal affairs in Greenock of which town he was Provost from 1889 till 1892. Mr. Rodger, who was in his sixty second year, began his career as a civil engineer, and was an apprentice with Forman and McCall, of Glasgow, whilst this firm was engaged with the Gryffe waterworks, Greenock. Later he assisted Mr. Waltor Kinipple at the harbour works, and was subsequently surveyor for Gourock and Innellan. On coming into possession of the mansion of Bagatelle, one of the fine old houses in Greenock, Mr. Rodger gave up following his professton, and entered upon the career of public service, in which he distinguished himself and conferred lasting benefits upon Greenock, its industrics, and citizens.