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William Davidson (1867-1910)

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William Davidson (1867-1910)

1911 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM DAVIDSON was born at Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, on 3rd October 1867.

He was educated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, from 1880 to 1887, and during the latter part of the time he served an apprenticeship in the works of Messrs. W. Rae and Sons, of Inverurie, and of Messrs. W. McKinnon and Co., of Aberdeen.

In July 1887 he entered the works of Messrs. Dubs and Co., of Glasgow, and remained there until 1890, when he was engaged in the locomotive works of the Great North of Scotland Railway.

In 1892 he went to India and was appointed assistant locomotive superintendent on the Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway. He was made a district locomotive superintendent in 1896, and officiated as deputy locomotive superintendent in January 1904. He acted as locomotive and carriage superintendent on the same railway during 1907, and on the Rajputana Malwa Railway, in 1908, in the same capacity.

In 1910, on his return from leave, he took up the officiating appointment of locomotive and carriage superintendent on the Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway, and it was while holding this appointment that his death took place on 1st July 1910, in his forty-third year.

He was a keen volunteer and excellent rifle shot, being well known in northern meetings in India. He received the Volunteer Officers' Decoration in 1907.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1904.

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