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William Paterson (1862-1926)
1926 Obituary 
WILLIAM PATERSON, born at Glasgow in 1862, was educated in his native city and served a seven years' apprenticeship in two local iron works.
In 1889 he joined the S.S. "Clutha" of Bell's Asia Minor Steamship Co. He spent three years aboard this ship and a few subsequent months aboard an American yacht. Having meanwhile obtained a Board of Trade First Class Certificate he joined in 1893 the Egyptian Government Steamers (Khedivial Mail Line) as chief engineer.
In 1896 he was appointed Works Manager for Messrs. William Watson and Co. of Alexandria, and in 1907 he became Estate Manager at Wady Natron, Egypt, for the Egyptian Salt and Soda Co.
Mr. Paterson retired to Golden Green, near Tonbridge, in 1920, where his death occurred on 7th November 1926.
He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1902.