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David Gibson (c1871-1927)

1928 Obituary [1]

DAVID GIBSON, superintendent marine engineer of the London Midland and Scottish Railway, was apprenticed at Horwich locomotive works, where he later became works manager.

He left Horwich on completion of his apprenticeship and spent a year at Denny's Marine Works, Dumbarton, and afterwards was in the service of the White Star Line at Liverpool. He served four years as a seagoing engineer in the East Indian and Mediterranean trade and then rejoined the railway company on board their cross-channel steamships.

Having gained his marine certificate, including that of Extra Chief Engineer, he became a draughtsman in the marine department of the railway company at Fleetwood, but two years later he joined the Liverpool Marine Salvage Association.

In 1900 Mr. Gibson was appointed assistant to the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at Horwich, in charge of the outdoor machinery department, and in 1922 he became works manager at Horwich. His appointment as superintendent marine engineer dated from April 1928, but his death occurred whilst travelling on 8th December, in his fifty-seventh year.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1906.

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