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William Service Workman

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William Service Workman (c1849-1937), Ship owner

1937 Obituary [1]

We regret to note the death on Monday, September 27th, of Mr. W. S. Workman, the well-known Glasgow ship owner. He was one of the founder partners of the firm of George Smith and Sons, who, as managing owners of the City Line Ltd., were the pioneers of the shipping trade between the Clyde and India.

He was retained as manager of the line when it was taken over in 1901 by the late Sir John Ellerman.

Among the other offices Mr. Workman was for some years President of the Glasgow Shipowners' Association, a founder member of the British Corporation Register of Shipping and Aircraft, a director of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, and a trustee of the Clyde Lighthouses Trust.

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