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John Noble Hanagan

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John Noble Hanagan (c1882-1948)

1949 Obituary [1]

"JOHN NOBLE HANAGAN throughout his career was in the service of the North Eastern Railway, both during its independent existence and after its absorption into the London and North Eastern Railway.

After serving his time in the company's locomotive works at Darlington from 1898 to 1903, he was employed as a journeyman for another year. He then entered the works drawing office, where he remained until 1909 when he was transferred to the outside machinery department as draughtsman and inspector. In 1915 he was gazetted to the R.A.O.C. with the rank of lieutenant and two years later was promoted to the rank of captain, being officer in charge of mobile workshops in the field. On his return to the railway company in 1919 he was appointed inspector of outside machinery and after holding this position for fifteen years received his final appointment of district docks machinery engineer in the Scottish area. Mr. Hanagan had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1919. His death occurred at Burntisland, Fife, on 21st March 1948, in his sixty-sixth year."

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