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Maximilian Richard Western

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Maximilian Richard Western (1850-1913)

1877 of Western and Co of Belverdere Road, Lambeth

1885 care of Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation, Rangoon, British Burmah, India: (or care of Messrs. Western and Sons, 35 Essex Street, Strand, London, W.C.)

1913 Obituary [1]

MAXIMILIAN RICHARD WESTERN was born in London on 25th Slay 1850.

He served his apprenticeship at the Locomotive Works of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway at Brighton, under the late Mr. William Stroudley.

Subsequently he entered into partnership with Messrs. Powis, James and Co., Ltd., engineers, of Lambeth.

In 1882 he joined the service of the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation, Ltd., Rangoon, where he also held the position of Government Inspector and Chairman of the Board of Examining Engineers under the Burmah Boilers and Prime Movers Act, 1882, and for several years he was engineer and manager for this Corporation in Bangkok, Siam.

On returning from the East in 1894 he entered the office of the Inspecting Engineer to the Egyptian and Sudan Governments in London, where he remained until his death, which took place in London on 2nd October 1913, at the age of sixty-three.

He was elected a Member of this Institution in 1877.

1914 Obituary [2]

MAXIMILIAN RICHARD WESTERN, born on the 25th May, 1850, died in London on the 2nd October, 1913.

He served his pupilage to the late Mr. William Stroudley on the Brighton Railway, and afterwards joined the firm of Powis, James and Company, Engineers, Lambeth.

In 1882 he went to Rangoon, where he was engineer and manager to a trading firm and a Government inspector. Returning in 1894, he served under the Inspecting Engineer to the Egyptian and Sudan Governments until his death.

Mr. Western was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 3rd May, 1881.

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