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Robert James Caldwell

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Robert James Caldwell (c1884-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

ROBERT JAMES CALDWELL died on April 4, 1915, in his thirty-second year. He gave early promise of a brilliant scholastic career, gaining at the Aske Haberdashers' School, London, a series of distinctions, including the Junior and the Senior Scholarships of the London County Council and the Clothworkers' Exhibition. Later he went through the London Chamber of Commerce Examinations with honours, and gained the Princess Louise Prize. He continued his studies at the Central Technical Institute, and took the degrees of B.A. and D.Sc. of the London University.

For two years he filled the position of Instructor and Lecturer in Chemistry at the Central Technical Institute. Following this he was appointed consulting chemist to Messrs. Harland & Wolff, Ltd., at Southampton, and in 1913 he was transferred to Belfast as head of the testing department and consulting chemist.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1914.

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