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John Stuart (1876-1930)

1930 Obituary [1]

JOHN STUART was born in 1876 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he was apprenticed at the age of 16 at the Gateshead locomotive shops of the North Eastern Railway, with a view to becoming a locomotive draughtsman.

Owing to the unexpected death of his father, however, he was obliged, at the age of 21, to go to sea. He served for twenty-one years as a sea-going engineer with several companies, including the Prince Line, rising from junior to extra chief engineer.

Approaching deafness then compelled him to resign and in 1915 he became tutor in engineering at the Bennett College, Sheffield, until September 1930 when he was appointed registrar to the Institution of Highway Engineers, and sub-editor of the "Highway Engineer."

He died on 18th November 1930.

Mr. Stuart had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1920.

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