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Ernest Edward Taylor

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Ernest Edward Taylor (1867-1906)

1906 Obituary [1]

ERNEST EDWARD TAYLOR was born at Kelling Hall, Norfolk, on 13th February 1867.

His education was received at Gresham Grammar School, Holt, and Beccles College. Subsequently he studied in technical subjects at Newcastle and the Academy at Leith.

From 1883 to 1888 he served an apprenticeship in the locomotive and marine engine works of Messrs. Robert Stephenson and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne, and on its completion he was engaged in the drawing office for a few months.

In 1888 he went to sea as engineer in the merchant service, and in the following year gained a second class Board of Trade Certificate.

From 1890 to 1892 he was again at sea, and in the latter year obtained a first-class Board of Trade Certificate at Leith.

After a further period at sea he was appointed engineer to the Norwich Union in 1894, and to the Brighton Union in 1895, where he stayed until 1897.

In the latter year he went to the City of London Asylum at Stone, Kent, as engineer and foreman of works; and in 1901 became engineer for the City of London Corporation Asylum at Leavesden, Herts.

This position he held until his death, which took place there on 22nd June 1906, at the age of thirty-nine.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1902.

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