HIS Majesty's late Superintending Inspector of Factories for Scotland and Ireland was born at New Galloway in 1843, and educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He joined the 15th Regiment as ensign, and in all, as ensign and lieutenant, served for some seven years abroad, being actively employed in Canada during the Fenian raids. In 1873 he was appointed a Sub-Inspector of Factories, and seven years later was promoted to be a District Inspector. In this capacity he had charge successively of four districts - Blackburn, 1880 to 1882; Glasgow and West of Scotland, 1882 to 1891; Preston and the North-west of England, 1891 to 1893; and Bristol and the West of England, 1893 to 1902. In this last year he was promoted to be H.M. Superintending Inspector of Factories, and returned to Glasgow in charge of the Scotland and Ireland Division. In 1905 he was appointed to the charge of the North-east of England Division, and in November, 1907, to the Southern Division of England.

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