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William Mortimore

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William Mortimore (1867-1944)

1945 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM MORTIMORE whose death occurred on 10th January 1944 was elected a Member of the Institution in 1902. He was born in 1867 and entered the engineering works of Messrs. Goddard and Massey, Ltd., Nottingham, as a pupil in 1884. After five years' training, he held short appointments as draughtsman to Mr. A. Wilson, maker of gas producers, Stafford, and with Messrs. J. E. Bott, Ltd., engineers, of Manchester. In 1892 he was appointed engineer to Messrs. Meldrum Brothers, makers of furnaces and destructors, of the same city, with whom he remained for sixteen years when he accepted a similar appointment with Messrs. Heenan and Froude, Ltd.

On vacating this position in 1915 he went into business on his own account and established the firm of Messrs. Mortimore, Ltd., furnace and refuse disposal engineers, Deansgate, Manchester. Mr. Mortimore retired from active administration some years before his death, but retained his seat on the Board of directors.

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