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Andrew Smillie

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Andrew Smillie (c1896-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"ANDREW SMILLIE was educated at the, Royal Technical College, Glasgow, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. G. and J. Weir, Ltd., Cathcart, from 1912 to 1914. In the following year he joined the Royal Navy and served as an engine-room artificer.

From 1920 to 1924 he was employed by Messrs. Weir as instructor in their works school for apprentices. He then began a connection with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Ltd., which lasted until his death on 7th September 1950 at the age of fifty-four. After successively filling the positions of assistant engineer and distillation maintenance engineer, he was appointed deputy works engineer at Abadan. He subsequently returned to England and took up an appointment at the |Anglo-Iranian Company's branch at Newark. Mr. Smillie had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1940."

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