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James Gilies

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Captain James Gilies (1873-1938)

1938 Obituary [1]

We regret to have to record the death of Captain James Gillies, who retired from the position of general manager of Canadian Pacific Steamships, Ltd., in December, 1935.

He was born in Scotland in 1873 and joined the Elder Dempster line as a third officer in 1899. When the Elder Dempster fleet was transferred to the Canadian Pacific in 1903, he became second officer of the "Mount Royal."

In November, 1919, he was appointed marine superintendent at Liverpool, and in 1922 commanded the "Empress of Scotland."

Captain Gillies became the general manager of the company in 1923.

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