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Archibald McMurdo

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Archibald McMurdo (1880-1959)

1959 Obituary [1]

ARCHIBALD HUGH McMURDO, M.B.E., who was born on 28 June, 1880, died on 19 October, 1959.

He was educated at Dunoon Grammar School and studied engineering at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow.

He received his practical training as a pupil of Messrs Warren and Stuart, MM.I.C.E., Glasgow, from 1896-1901.

In 1901 he joined the staff of the Chief Engineer, Glasgow and South-Western Railway, as a General Assistant.

In 1910 he was appointed a General Assistant on the staff of the Engineer-in-Chief, Highland Railway, and in 1914 was appointed Chief Assistant Engineer.

In 1923, Mr McMurdo joined the London Midland and Scottish Railway as District Engineer in the Highland district, and later became Permanent Way Assistant to the Chief Engineer at Euston. He was finally appointed Divisional Engineer (Scotland), and retained this position until he retired in 1945....[more]

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