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William George Beattie

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William George Beattie (c1842-1918), locomotive engineer, was the son of Joseph Hamilton Beattie.

c.1842 Born in London, the son of Joseph Hamilton Beattie, the Mechanical Engineer of the London and South Western Railway[1]

1862 He joined the London and South Western Railway as a draughtsman at Nine Elms Locomotive Works.

1869 Joined I Mech E

1871 Succeeded his father in the same position from 23rd November 1871.

He was not however a success in this post and was forced to resign in 1878.

1880 resigned from I Mech E

1911 William George Beattie 69, not in employment, lived with his sister and other relations in Wimbledon[2]

1918 He died in London[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1911 census
  3. national probate calendar