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Christopher McCready

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Christopher McCready (c1881-1954)

1954 Obituary [1]

We record with regret the death, on November 11th, at Littlehampton, of Mr. Christopher McCready, who, for thirty-four years until his retirement in 1946, was on the staff of the traction department of the British Thomson-Houston Company, Ltd., at Rugby. He was seventy-three.

Mr. McCready was born in Dublin and joined B.T.H. as a traction engineer in 1912. He received his early education in Dublin and at Monkton Combe School, Bath, and later returned to Ireland to study at the Royal College of Science, Dublin.

After completing his training in 1901, Mr. McCready joined the Great Northern Railway of Ireland and was appointed chief assistant electrical engineer.

During the first world war, Mr. McCready served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

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