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John George Wilcox

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John George Wilcox (1871-1920)

1921 Obituary [1]

JOHN GEORGE WILCOX was born at Wisbech, Cambs, on 24th April 1871.

He served a five-years' apprenticeship with J. Webster and Son, engineers, Wisbech, and then went to Toronto, where he acted as assistant engineer on the Lake Boats.

In 1893 he returned to England to take up the post of engineer at the Wilmington Flour Mills, Hull, and two years later was engaged in a similar capacity at the North Shore Flour Mills, Liverpool.

In 1900 he took up an appointment with the Liverpool Refrigeration Co., and held this until 1906, when he went to reorganize the Calcutta Ice Plant.

He then started on his own account in Calcutta as a consulting and refrigeration engineer, and acted as the representative of the Liverpool Refrigeration Co., and other firms.

His death took place at Bournemouth on 2nd December 1920, at the age of forty-nine.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1909, and a Member in 1912.

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