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William Macglashan

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William Macglashan (1865-1895)


1895 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM MACGLASHAN, BSc., son of the late Mr. Thomas MacGlashan, of Sauchie, Dupplin, Perthshire, was born on the 26th of July, 1865, and was educated at St. Andrews and at the University of Edinburgh, where he took the degree of Bachelor of Science.

In 1882 he was apprenticed for four years to Carfrae and Belfrage, civil engineers, of Edinburgh.

He then served for twelve months as an assistant to John Strain on the construction of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway, and for eighteen months as an assistant to Messrs. Forman and McCall on Parliamentary work in connection with the Glasgow Central Railway and the West Highland Railway.

In 1888 Mr. MacGlashan proceeded to Singapore as an assistant to Mr. Archibald A. Swan in staking out and in preparing working drawings for 60 miles of the Perak Government Railways.

In 1890 he went to Siam and was engaged at the gold mines in Bangtaphan....[more]



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