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John Begby Williams

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John Begby Williams (1858-1919)

of William Gray and Co, Central Marine Engineering Works, West Hartlepool.

1919 Obituary [1]

JOHN BEGBY WILLIAMS was born in Naples on 7th July 1858.

His apprenticeship was served at Messrs. Palmer's Engineering Works at Jarrow-on-Tyne; and on the establishment of the Central Marine Engine Works by Messrs. William Gray and Co. at West Hartlepool in 1882 he joined the staff, subsequently becoming assistant manager.

This position he held at the time of his death, which took place suddenly at West Hartlepool, on 23rd April 1919, in his sixty-first year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1884.

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