(7 July 1885 - 1912)
Born at Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Educated at Burgh and Sunnyside Public Schools. Served his apprenticeship with Archibald, Jeffry & Sons, of Alloa. Subsequent employment was obtained with the Argyll Motor Works, Alexandria, N.B. and at the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Company. Went to sea aboard the Johannesburg owned by Bucknell Steamship Line and after obtaining his second class engineer`s certificate he served aboard that company`s vessel Katuna. Obtained his first class certificate in 1909 and joined White Star the following year. Sailed aboard Olympic before transferring to Titanic.
Aged 23 years. Educated at Stirling High School and served his apprenticeship with David Rowan & Co. of Glasgow. Joined White Star and served for a few months aboard Oceanic before joining Titanic.
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