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John Gordan Wilson-Dickson

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John Gordan Wilson-Dickson (1871-1913)

1914 Obituary [1]

JOHN GORDON WILSON-DICKSON died on February 23, 1913.

He was born in 1871, and was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. During the period 1894-1896 he studied engineering, and in 1896 joined the firm of Nalder Bros. and Thompson.

In 1897 he entered the service of Siemens Bros. & Co., Ltd., where he was employed in calculating and designing traction motors and controllers, and in 1900 became chief of the designing office of that firm.

In 1904 he went to Edinburgh, and practised as a consulting engineer in partnership with N. A. Thompson. This business was dissolved in 1907, when he accepted an engagement with the firm of Merz & M'Lellan of London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

In the following year he was appointed head of the Technical Department, in which capacity he was responsible for many special reports and investigations, including reports upon the power resources of Australia for the Victorian Government, and the application of electric traction to the North-Eastern Railway, the South-Eastern Railway, and other railway systems in South America and Australia. He was also intimately connected with the various waste-heat stations which have been erected in the county of Durham for supplying electrical energy to the power companies.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1910.

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