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William Ramsey

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William Ramsey (1850-1907)

1907 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM RAMSAY was born at Leith in 1850, and was educated at the Grammar School in that town.

He served his time from 1864 to 1869 in the works of Messrs. T. M. Tennant and Co., of Leith, and in 1871 entered the service of Messrs. D. R. MacGregor and Co., of Leith, marine engineers.

He went to sea as junior engineer, and was subsequently chief engineer for some time in the China and Siam trade.

He next received the appointment of Superintendent Engineer of the Scottish Oriental Steamship Co., at Hong Kong, which he held until 1892 when he entered the service of the China Navigation Co. in the same capacity.

This post he retained until his death, which took place in the Red Sea on his way home to undergo an operation, on 25th July 1907, at the age of fifty-seven.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1892.

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