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John Sime Greig

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James Sime Greig (c1873-1942)

1943 Obituary [1]

JAMES SIME GREIG, whose death occurred on 7th April 1942 in his sixty-ninth year, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1907. He received his education at Dundee High School, St. Andrew's College, and University College, Dundee, graduating in 1892. He then served a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. James Carmichael and Company, general engineers, of Dundee. From 1897 he was a partner in the firm of Messrs. Cooper and Greig (formerly White and Cooper), marine engineers, of Dundee, and after being associated with the firm for seventeen years, he accepted an appointment as chief engineer and director in the works of Messrs. F. W. Berwick and Company, Ltd., Park Royal, London, being primarily concerned with the erection of the factory and the installation of the power plant and machinery.

Subsequently he was engaged on the building of aeroplanes and engines to Government design until 1920. Three years later he began to practise as a consulting engineer and built up a practice in Dundee, his services being retained by the local mills and factories in connection with their power plant. He also acted as consultant to various hospitals and sanatoria. Mr. Greig served from 1899 in the Garrison Artillery volunteers, retiring in 1904 with the rank of lieutenant.

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