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John Harley Meiklejon

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John Harley Meiklejon (1878-1912)

1912 Obituary [1]

JOHN HARLEY MEIKLEJON was born at Lasswade, Midlothian, on 4th April 1878.

He was educated at Victoria College, Jersey, Channel Islands, and Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh.

After this he took an engineering course at Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh, from 1894 to 1896, and then he was apprenticed for three years to the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., at Govan.

On the outbreak of the Boer War he volunteered for service, and worked for a year in the locomotive department, having charge of armoured trains running between Johannesburg and Klerksdorp.

In 1902 he went out to the Malay States, where he became assistant engineer in the Suder Sereuban Tin Mine. From 1903 to 1908 be acted as engineer-in-charge at the Rahman Tin Mine, Upper Siam, and on his return to England in 1909 he joined the firm of A. E. Kitsell and Co., engineers and brass founders, Harlesden, London, as managing partner.

At the end of 1911 be again went to the Malay States on a short visit to the Millman Mine, and on his return journey his death took place at sea, on 7th June 1912, at the age of thirty-four.

He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1910.

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