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George Pirie

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George Pirie (1861-1932)

1932 Obituary [1]

GEORGE PIRIE completed forty years' service at Woolwich Arsenal on his retirement in 1917. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Bailey and Company of London, and subsequently entered the Arsenal. After a short term of service he was appointed works manager under the Indian Government at the Bengal Ordnance Factory, where he remained for five years. He returned to Woolwich Arsenal, however, at the end of this period.

During the War he was awarded the Imperial Service Order (Civil Division). After his retirement Mr. Pirie offered his services and was appointed Superintendent of the National Filling Factory at Foleshill, Coventry, where he remained until the end of the War.

He was born in 1861 at Woolwich, and his death occurred on 16th February 1932.

He had been a Member of the Institution since 1892.

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