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Arthur Wellesley Westmacott Willmott

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Arthur Wellesley Westmacott Willmott (1852-1886)

of Kiangnan Arsenal, Shanghai, China.


1886 Obituary [1]

ARTHUR WELLESLEY WESTMACOTT WILLMOTT, son of Alfred Willmott, M.D., Weston-super-Mare, was born at Chester on 18th November 1852, and died at Shanghai on 23rd February 1886, at the age of thirty-three.

After being educated at Fullands School, Taunton, he was apprenticed to the firm of Sir W. G. Armstrong and Co., Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and after serving his term, he was admitted to the drawing office, obtained the gold medal of the Science and Art Department for applied science, and was subsequently engaged upon the erection of machinery.

He then entered the service of the Chilian Government, to superintend the erection of work at Valparaiso. He afterwards re-entered the service of the Elswick firm; and at the end of 1884 was appointed manager to the gun factory at Kiangnan, Shanghai.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1883; and in the summer of that year acted as Honorary Local Secretary at Antwerp for the visit of the Members attending the Belgian Meeting.


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