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SKINNER, Robert Munro Cameron

Born: 1900 07 27

Engineer


SKINNER was born on 27 July 1900, and received his High School education in Glasgow, Scotland. Following Military Service in the last year of WW1, Skinner was employed for three years as an assistant Quantity Surveyor in Glasgow. He relocated to Johannesburg in 1922 where he was employed by the well-known shop fitting company, Frederick Sage, preparing architectural drawings, estimates and specifications. From 1924 to 1927 he was employed by African Explosives and (Chemical) Industries during their extension of their Fertilizer factory in Natal. From 1927 he served his three years Practical Training with the Engineering Department of the Transkeian Territories General Council under R M Fox Smith and from April 1930 he was appointed as Chief Assistant Engineer.

SKINNER was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers on 7 February 1933. The following year he gave his address as the Engineer's Department, General Council, Umtata, Transkei. Skinner susequently relocated to Pretoria, then King Williams Town and finally Pietermaritzburg. By 1965 he was no longer on the ICE Roll.

[Institution of Civil Engineers, London: Candidates Circular for R M C Skinner]

Submitted by William MARTINSON

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.