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Archibald Ernest Grant

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Archibald Ernest Grant (1870-1824)


1924 Obituary [1]

ARCHIBALD ERNEST GRANT was born at Swansea on the 1st May, 1870, and was educated at St. Andrew's College, Swansea, where he gained distinction in mathematics and also excelled at football and swimming.

On leaving school he served his apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer with the Globe Dry Dock and Engineering Co., and after going to sea obtained his "Extra Chief" Certificate as a marine engineer.

He then studied electricity and, in August 1901, obtained an appointment in the contract department of Messrs. British Insulated and Helsby Cables. After four years' experience in the laying and jointing of high-tension and low-tension cables and in the construction of electric tramways, including the laying of the track and the erection of the overhead equipment, he was appointed in 1905 to take charge of the company's sales agency in South Wales.

In July 1913 he was promoted to represent the company in Canada and subsequently, in February 1916, became their principal representative in India.

He returned to this country in June 1923 and died suddenly on the 29th November, 1923.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1901, became an Associate Member in 1903, and a Member in 1916.


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