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George William Murray

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George William Murray (1877-1925)

son of Richard Murray

1926 Obituary [1]

GEORGE WILLIAM MURRAY was born in Glasgow on 27th June 1877, being the son of the late Mr. Richard Murray, consulting mechanical engineer, of that city.

He received his early education at the Collegiate School, Queen's Park, followed during the years 1888 to 1893 by attendance at the Allan Glen Technical Institute and the West of Scotland Technical College.

After spending a year in his father's office he was apprenticed in 1894 to Messrs. Douglas and Grant, engineers, Kirkcaldy, on the expiration of which, in 1899, he served a year with Messrs. Mather and Platt, Ltd., Manchester, and in 1900 he left for India to become assistant manager and head draughtsman with Messrs. George Gahagan and Co., Engineers and Founders, Bombay.

Later he became successively works manager and general manager, and in these positions played during ensuing years a responsible part in many engineering works carried out by the firm, which in 1920 became Messrs. Geo., Gahagan and Co., Limited.

Amongst these works may be specially mentioned the automatic sluice-gates erected at Khadakwasla, near Poona, and the Port Trust Grain Sheds, at Bombay.

Later on he returned to England, and in 1923 became a director of Messrs. J. M. Wotherspoon and Co., Ltd., of Bishopsgate, London.

Mr. Murray, however, did not long enjoy the change, for his death, at the early age of forty-eight, occurred on 11th June 1925.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1905.

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