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George John Cassie

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George John Cassie (1870-1951)

1952 Obituary [1]

"GEORGE John Cassie, whose death occurred on 9th January 1951, was formerly a director and manager of the London office of Heady and Gresham, Ltd., engineers and Indian agents, and had been associated with that firm since 1909 until the close of his active career. He was born in 1870 and was educated privately and at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen.

In 1891, after completing a five-year course of practical training in the shops and drawing office of Clyne Mitchell and Company, Ltd., Aberdeen, general engineers, he proceeded to India to take up an appointment as assistant engineer in the Calcutta office of Marshall, Sons and Company, Ltd., his duties in this respect being those of an erector of steam engines and other machinery.

After eighteen years of this service he joined Heady and Gresham, Ltd., being first engaged as an assistant and subsequently as manager of the office in Bombay. On his return to Great Britain in 1927, Mr. Castle was given the appointment of manager of the firm's London office and later joined the board of directors. In this capacity he supervised and was responsible for the dispatch of locomotives, rolling stock, and other railway material, to the firm's four branches in India. Mr. Cassie had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1918.

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