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Walter Simpson McClelland

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Walter Simpson McClelland (1833-1904)

brother of Andrew Simpson McClelland

1904 Obituary [1]

WALTER SIMPSON McCLELLAND, second son of Mr. James McClelland, of Glasgow, was born in that city on the 29th November, 1833. He was educated first at Hofwyl, near Bern in Switzerland, and afterwards at Queenwood College, Hants.

After studying at Freiburg in Saxony, with the intention of becoming a mining Engineer, he was apprenticed to Mr. Neil Robson, of Glasgow, with whom he remained till 1854, when he joined the Army Works Corps as third in command and went to the Crimea, where that corps was employed in making roads and a light railway between Balaclava Harbour and the English camps.

In 1856 Mr McClelland returned home, and the Army Works Corps being broken up, he obtained a post on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, then in course of construction, and went to Bombay.

In 1863 he left the Railway, and went into business in Bombay, the firm being Scott and McClelland. They carried on several important works in Bombay, notably the beautiful Elphinstone Circle.

In 1869 Mr. McClelland returned home. . . . [more]

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