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William Craig Cameron

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William Craig Cameron (1892-1951)

1951 Obituary [1]

"WILLIAM CRAIG CAMERON, who was born in 1892, was educated in Edinburgh at Merchiston School and the Heriot-Watt College, where he obtained the mechanical engineering diploma after his demobilization from the Army in 1919.

On the conclusion of a six-year apprenticeship with Messrs. J. Walker and Sons, Ltd., Caledonian Engine Works, Edinburgh, in 1914 he joined the Army and served overseas as a sergeant in the Royal Scots and subsequently as staff sergeant in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

In 1922 Mr. Cameron was appointed demonstrator in mechanical engineering at the Heriot-Watt College and two years later joined the staff of the "Scotsman" as assistant to the chief engineer. After holding this position for six years he returned to the Heriot-Watt College to take up the appointment of workshop superintendent.

At the outbreak of war in 1939 he was recalled to the Territorial Army and after a period of service with the Royal Scots was commissioned in the R.E.M.E. with the rank of lieutenant. He served on the staff of the Scottish Command and was subsequently officer-in-charge of trade testing and technical training. On his demobilization in 1945, with the rank of captain, he renewed his association with the Heriot-Watt College where he continued to act as workshop superintendent and lecturer in the mechanical engineering department until his death, which occurred after a long illness on 2nd June 1951 at the age of fifty-nine. Mr. Cameron had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1947."

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