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John Botcherby Allan

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John Botcherby Allan (1888-1941)

1941 Obituary [1]

JOHN BOTCHERBY ALLAN was born at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1888 and received his education at Durham School and Cambridge University, where he graduated B.A. in 1912 and M.A. in 1916. He served his apprenticeship from 1905 to 1909 with Messrs. Hawthorn, Leslie and Company, Ltd., marine engineers, at St. Peters Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, and returned to that firm in 1912 as a draughtsman.

After acting as assistant to the manager in the heavy steel works of the Darlington Forge Company, Ltd., he entered the service of Messrs. Cammell Laird and Company, Ltd., in Sheffield, as an assistant engineer in 1914, and remained with that firm until 1930.

From 1916 to 1919 he was manager of the shell works and subsequently became general works manager. In 1930 he was appointed general manager of the foundries at the Staveley Coal and Iron Company, Ltd., near Chesterfield, and was holding that position at the time of his death which occurred on 13th February 1941.

Mr. Allan was elected a Member of the Institution as recently as 1939.

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