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Roland Marshall

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Roland Marshall (c1873-1929)

1930 Obituary [1]

ROLAND MARSHALL, who died on the 12th June, 1929, at the age of 56, received his early training at the Finsbury Technical College.

He was for four years a pupil in the works of Messrs. Siemens Brothers, and was subsequently employed by them for many years as an engineer in charge of submarine cable laying and maintenance work, and also in carrying out contracts in connection with the laying of cables and the installation of plant for various electricity supply undertakings, including those at Londonderry, Hull and Ayr. He was also largely responsible for the erection of the overhead and station equipment for the Blackburn Corporation Tramways.

He was then for three years chief assistant engineer at the Ayr Corporation Electricity Works, becoming chief engineer and manager in 1903. During his 23 years' service with the Corporation he was responsible for important additions to the generating plant and extensions of the mains.

He was in recent years actively concerned in the project for harnessing the water power of Loch Doon in connection with the Ayr electricity supply. Outside his profession his main interests lay in music, golf and fishing. His qualities of head and heart endeared him to all with whom he came in contact.

He joined the Institution as an Associate in 1898, and was elected an Associate Member in 1902 and a Member in 1909.

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