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Duncan Cameron

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Duncan Cameron (1877-1947)

1947 Obituary [1]

DUNCAN CAMERON, whose death occurred in January 1947, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1921.

He was born in 1877, and educated at Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh. After serving his apprenticeship, from 1896 to 1901, with Messrs. Alexander Mather and Son, of Edinburgh, he found employment as a draughtsman with Messrs. Bruce Peebles and. Company, Ltd., for the next three years, and was similarly engaged with various other firms until 1909. He then went to Canada and joined the staff of the British Columbia Electric Railway Co, as a draughtsman and tester in the laboratory.

He returned to this country in 1915, and after some experience in Messrs. Beardmore and Company's gun-shop at Glasgow, was engaged for the next three years in testing electrical plant at Rosyth Dockyard. In 1918 he was granted a commission in the R.A.F., and placed in charge of a machine shop section at Farnborough. On demobilization in the following year, he was appointed lecturer in mechanical engineering at University College, London, and he continued to hold this position until his retirement in 1939.

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Sources of Information

  • Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1903