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James Henry Taylor

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James Henry Taylor (1869-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

JAMES HENRY TAYLOR was born at Rochester on 3rd November 1869, and was educated at a local school.

In 1885 he began an apprenticeship with Messrs Larnder Bros., Bath Hard Iron Works, Rochester, and passed through the various shops and drawing office.

On its completion in 1891 he was employed as assistant engineer at the works of the Wickham Cement Co.

In 1894 he was placed in charge of the estimating department at H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness, and in the following year became chargeman of engine fitters. Having worked for six years in this capacity, he was appointed inspector of engine fitters, and served from 1908 to 1912 at H.M. Dockyard, Hong Kong, returning to Sheerness as acting foreman of engine fitters.

This position he was holding at the time of his death, which took place at Sheerness on 16th June 1915, in his forty-sixth year.

He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1910.

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