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David Souter-Robertson

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David Souter-Robertson (1863-1912)

1896 Assistant Superintendent, Government Canal Foundry and Workshops, Roorkee, North Western Provinces, India.

1912 Obituary [1]

DAVID SOUTER-ROBERTSON was born in Edinburgh on 24th March 1863, being the eldest son of the late Mr. Stewart Souter-Robertson, D.L., J.P., of Lawhead, Lanarkshire.

He served his apprenticeship from 1879 to 1884 in the works of Messrs. Walker, Henderson and Co., of Glasgow, and in the locomotive shops of the Midland Railway.

In May 1884 he entered the employment of Messrs. F. Leyland and Co., of Liverpool, as a sea-going engineer; he remained in that position until 1887, when he resigned and proceeded to India to join the staff of West's Patent Press Co., being appointed engineer and agent for that company at Saharanpore, North Western Provinces.

In 1890 he entered the service of the Indian Government as assistant superintendent of the Canal Foundry and Workshops at Roorkee, United Provinces, and was promoted to be superintendent in 1902.

He returned home on sick leave in April 1911, but his health did not improve, and his death took place at Lapford, North Devon, on 20th March 1912, shortly before his forty-ninth birthday.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1889.

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