William Kirtley (born 1839)

(see also: MICE form F, Railway Employment Record)

Form A

The Institution of Civil Engineers

Established January 2, 1818 - Incorporated by Royal Charter June 3, 1828

25, Great George Street, Westminster, S.W.

Christian and Surnames and Address in full.

William Kirtley of Loco Supt, L.C. & M Ry, Longhedge Works, Wandsworth Rd,                 

being upwards of 25 years of age, and being desirous of admission into THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, I recommend him, from PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE, as a person in every respect worthy of that distinction, because

the Qualifications of the Candidate must be distinctly specified according to the spirit of Arts. 2, 3, 4, Sect. II., of the Bye-Laws (SEE THE NEXT PAGE)

he served a pupilage of 6 years (1854-60) under the late Mr. Matthew Kirtley, Loco Supt of the Midland Ry Co, & spent about one half of the time in the drawing office & the other in the pattern, the fitting & turning, & the erecting shops, at Derby, after which he was for about 9 months assistant to Mr. Charles Markham, M. Inst. C. E., then in charge of the outdoor arrangements for the working of the trains for the same Co - next for upwards of 3 years (Novr. 1861-Feby 1864) was "running foreman" in the locomotive department in the London district of the Midland Co - afterwards for 1- years (1864-74) was the superintendent of the Locomotive Works at Derby, & and of all the repairing shops at the out Stations of the Midland Ry Co, in full responsible charge under Mr. M Kirtley - of the Building & repairing of Engines, Carriages, & of rolling stock generally of the fixed Mechanical plant, & of the erection of new shops, & in April 1874 he was appointed Locomotive & Carriage & Marine Superintendent to the London, Chatham & Dover Railway Company, which appointment he still holds.

on the above grounds, I beg leave to propose him to the Council as a proper person to be admitted into the Institution.

Signature of the Proposer:  Joseph Whitworth  M. Inst. C. E.

Dated this   30th   day of   December    1874

We, the undersigned, concur in the above recommendation, being convinced that   William Kirtley  is in every respect a proper person to be admitted into the Institution.

Signatures of at least FIVE Seconders, all of whom must belong to the Institution, and THREE of whom at least must be MEMBERS.

Signatures of seconders


The Council, having considered the above recommendation, present   William Kirtley   to be balloted for as   Member   of THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS.

Read for the first time   Febr 9. 1875
Passed by the Council    Febr 15 1875

Read at the Ordinary General Meeting  16 February 1875
Balloted for   2nd March 1875