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John Duncan Campbell Couper

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John Duncan Campbell Couper (1876-1962) C.B.E., M.A.(Cantab. ), M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., Cons. Engr.

1876 Born son of John Couper, M.D., F.R.C.S.

Educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Training: Cambridge University. Major Sch., Trinity College, Cambridge, 1897; 1st Class Mech. Sciences Tripos, 1897.

Articled to Sir John Wolfe Barry, K.C.B., F.R.S.

1900 Asst. Engr., New Dock Works, Grangemouth, N.B.

1904 Resident Engr., Kensington and Hammersmith Section, G.N., Piccadilly and Brompton Railway.

1905 Resident Engr., New Dock Works, Newport, Mon.

1912 Member of I Mech E

1914 Engr. to Alexandra (Newport and S. Wales), Docks and Railway. Co.

1917 Deputy Dir. of Docks (Eng.), B.E.F., France (Col. R.E.)

1919 Dir. of Docks, B.E.F., France

1922 Partner in firm of Couper and Wickham, Cowley Street, Westminster

By 1926 of Couper and Ker

By 1940 was a partner in Livesey and Henderson

WWII Member of the K. C. D. Group

1953 retired from Livesey and Henderson

1962 Died in Wokingham[1]

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