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William George Galloway

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William George Galloway (1901-1950)

1951 Obituary [1]

"WILLIAM GEORGE GALLOWAY, who was born in 1901, was educated at George Heriot's School and at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated B.Sc. in engineering in 1929. On the termination of a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. John Cran and Someville, Ltd., Leith, shipbuilders, in 1923, he took up an appointment as assistant engineer to the Pahang Consolidated Company, Ltd., in the Malay States, and three years later joined the Pangnga River Tin Concessions Company, Ltd., as mechanical engineer. In 1936 he became a technical assistant at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, with responsibility to the assistant mechanical engineer of outstations for placing contracts for new factories and the inspection of plant in them. He was subsequently transferred to the Royal Ordnance Factory, at Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, where he held the position of shop manager (engineering). From there he went to Sellafield, Cumberland, where he was in charge of the construction of an ordnance factory, and thence to Bootle, Cumberland, as manager of a breaking-down factory. At the time of his death, which occurred on 12th April 1950, Mr. Galloway was manager, engineering, at the Royal Ordnance Factory, Swynnerton, Staffs. He had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1937. "

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