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James Nixon Grainger (1847-1881)
1882 Obituary 
JAMES NIXON GRAINGER was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, in 1847, and died there on 14th March 1881, at the age of thirty-four.
After being educated at Greenwich School, he was placed in Portsmouth Dockyard, and was sent thence by the authorities to the South Kensington School of Art.
He then obtained an engineering appointment in the Public Works Department of India, at Chepank, Madras. There he remained eleven years, receiving promotion several times, and returned home in 1878.
He became a Member of the Institution in 1869.