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Hoe Thye Lee

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Hoe Thye Lee (1888-1920)



1921 Obituary [1]

HOE THYE LEE was born at Penang on I8th March 1888, and was educated at the Penang Free School and the Aberdeen Grammar School.

In 1906 he began an apprenticeship of five years with Wm. McKinnon and Co., Ltd., Aberdeen, going through the boiler, engine, and repair shops. During this period he also attended Gordon's Technical College, Aberdeen, and gained a Bursary in 1910. He then studied for two years at Glasgow University, followed by one year at Edinburgh University.

In 1914 he was engaged as draughtsman with Messrs. Glenfield and Kennedy, Ltd., Kilmarnock, and in October of the following year went to the Federated Malay States, where he was employed as supervising engineer to Chan Sow Lin and Co., Kuala Lumpur.

His death took place there in December 1920, in his thirty-third year.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1910, and a Associate Member in 1916.



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