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George Falconer Rose

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George Falconer Rose (c1876-1940)

1940 Obituary [1]

GEORGE FALCONER ROSE after leaving Aberdeen Grammar School, received his technical education at Gordon's College from 1892 to 1899 and while at that college gained the first prize for a paper read to the Aberdeen Mechanical Society on "Electricity applied to Coal Mining".

On the completion of his apprenticeship with Messrs. James Abernethy and Company, he was employed as journeyman engineer to Messrs. Dunsmuir and Jackson, Govan engine works, after which he became works manager to Messrs. J. C. Wilson and Company, at their Gorbals brass and bell foundry, Glasgow. From 1900 to 1901 he was fourth and third engineer on S.S. Celtic Princess (Messrs. Hughes, Jones and Company) of Liverpool.

He then joined Messrs. Andrew Yule and Company, Calcutta, in 1919, remaining with that firm as managing director until 1932. While in India he was employed as engineer at the Budge Budge Jute Mills until he was transferred as manager to the Central Jute Mills, which he reconstructed; he also designed and superintended the construction of new jute mills, notably the Belvedere and the Albion. He also served on the committee of the Indian Jute Mills Association, Bengal Chamber of Commerce, from 1914 to 1929, representing them at the inaugural meeting of the jute experts committee, International Chamber of Commerce, held in Paris in 1930, and at the Ottawa Imperial Conference in 1932. He was a member of the Bengal Legislative Council 1923 to 1924 and 1929 to 1930.

Mr. Rose was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1909, and was transferred to Membership in 1915. His death occurred on 24th February 1940, in his sixty-fourth year.

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