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Walter Drummond

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Walter Drummond (1869-1905)

1905 Obituary [1]

WALTER DRUMMOND was born at Inverness on 24th May 1869, and received his education at the Albany Academy, Glasgow, after which he studied at the University of Glasgow.

In 1884 he began an apprenticeship at the Caledonian Railway Works, St. Rollox, Glasgow, and on its termination in 1890 he was employed at the locomotive works of the Western Railway of France, St. Nazaire, Paris.

On his return to England he became manager of the Glasgow Railway Engineering Works at Govan, and since 1895 was managing director of the company.

When on a business visit to Wales he contracted influenza, and after-effects developed which necessitated an operation, to which he succumbed on 9th July 1905, at the age of thirty-six.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1899.

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