Thursday, December 18, 2014

Andrew, John Ingram (St. John's)

Updated December 18, 2014

[Worshipful Master, St. John's Lodge 618 (1895). District Grand Superintendent of Works, Hong Kong and South China, SC (1906).]
Andrew was born in Scotland in October 1866. He was educated at Normal Training College, and Robert College, Aberdeen. He had worked for Douglas S.S. Company [probably was Douglas Lapraik & Co.] between 1890 and 1892, Taikoo Sugar Refinery Company between 1893 and 1896, He joined George Fenwick and Company in December 1896 as engineer and was promoted to be manager in 1909. He was authorized by the Hong Kong Government as acting surveyor of boilers of unlicensed steam ships under 60 tons (vice William George Winterburn) on March 15, 1901. He served in the Hong Kong Volunteer Corps; he was promoted from Company Sergeant Major to be 2nd Lieutenant on October 12, 1908, and Lieutenant on October 11, 1909. He served as a common juror between 1894 and 1911. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Arts in 1909. Andrew married Sophia Berg (daughter of Captain [s.n.] Berg) in 1894. Andrew retired to Aberdeen probably in 1912 and died in 1936.

Selected bibliography: Gwulo: Old Hong Kong [online]. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, March 16, 1901, #153; October 16, 1908, #727; October 15, 1909, #647; March 13, 1936, supplement, advertisement. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, March 8, 1909, p.4. Who's Who in the Far East 1906-7, Hong Kong: China Mail, 1907.


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