Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,100 pages of information and 233,633 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Alfred Ernest Gordon (1874-1925)
1925 Obituary 
ALFRED ERNEST GORDON was born at Montrose on 7th May 1874, and was educated in Glasgow, where his apprenticeship of five years was served in the Clutha Works of Messrs. P. and W. Maclellan, Ltd. During that period he also attended a three-years' course at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College.
On the completion of his apprenticeship he went for two years as draughtsman at the Clydesdale Works of Messrs. A. and J. Main, Ltd., and he was next engaged as assistant engineer at the brewery of Messrs. A. Guinness and Sons, Ltd., Dublin.
Three years later he took up an appointment with the Underground Electric Railways of London, being engaged on erecting work.
Having held this position for five years, he joined the London staff of the Rio Tinto Co., Ltd., as designer of plant, etc.
His death took place suddenly at Great Yarmouth after a long illness, on 8th February 1925.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1921.