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William Boyd (1869-1918)
1918 Obituary 
WILLIAM BOYD was born in London on 26th April 1869.
He began his engineering career as an apprentice in the locomotive shops of the London and South Western Railway at Nine Elms, and eighteen months later became a pupil with Messrs. Woodhouse and Rawson for two years.
In 1891 he was appointed superintending engineer to the Epstein Electric Accumulator Co., and held this position until 1898 when he became an assistant engineer on the staff of the Central London Railway at Shepherd's Bush.
In 1902 he was appointed manager, engineer, and secretary of the Northwich Electric Supply Co., retaining these positions until his death; and during that period the business of the Company was greatly developed.
His death took place in Manchester on 12th January 1918, in his forty-ninth year.
He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1900.