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Charles Morison Johnston

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Charles Morison Johnston (1874-1944)

1874 Born in Newcastle upon Tyne

1896 Became an Associate of the Institution of Electrical Engineers

1898 Became a Member of IEE

1911 Charles Morison Johnston 37, Borough electrical engineer in Shrewsbury, with Margaret Hilda Johnston 34, Morison Johnston 8, Thomas Charles Johnston 3, Margaret Hilda Johnston 2[1]

1946 Obituary [2]

CHARLES MORISON JOHNSTON was associated with the electrical side of mechanical engineering during the whole of his career and had held the position of borough electrical engineer at Shrewsbury for the very long period of forty years.

He was born in 1874 and after two years' experience as chief assistant was, in 1895, appointed borough electrical engineer at Lancaster at the early age of 21. This position he relinquished four years later to take up his final appointment at Shrewsbury. Mr. Johnston was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1900 and was transferred to Membership in 1904. He was also a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

Since 1939 he had been living in retirement at Shrewsbury, where his death occurred on 2nd August 1944.

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