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Robert Ditchburn

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Robert Ditchburn (1855-1903)

1904 Obituary [1]

ROBERT DITCHBURN was born in 1855, and was educated at the Maclean Academy, Dunfermline.

From 1873 to 1878 he served his time in the works of Messrs. H. Reid and Son, of Dunfermline, remaining with the firm until 1881, when he was engaged as sea-going engineer in the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co.

In 1896 he was appointed superintending engineer to the Bombay Steam Navigation Co., Bombay, subsequently becoming manager in 1900, and remained with them until his death, which took place in Bombay on 12th June 1903, at the age of forty-eight.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1899.

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