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John Cotter (c1896-1941)
1942 Obituary 
JOHN COTTER retained a close connection with engineering in the Liverpool district throughout his career. In 1914, on the termination of his five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. A. and R. Brown and Company, engineers and ship repairers, in Liverpool, he went to sea and served as second engineer on vessels of the Ellerman and Hall Lines until 1923, and during that time he passed the Board of Trade examinations for second and first-class certificates.
In 1923 he was appointed chief engineer to Messrs. M. Hunter, Ltd., cocoa manufacturers, of Broadgreen, Liverpool, where he was responsible for arranging the layout of plant. After holding that position for three years, he became associated with the British Enka Artificial Silk Company, of Aintree, and remained with that firm until his death, which occurred on 29th January 1941, in his forty-fifth year.
Mr. Cotter was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1930.