HERON, JAMES 
- Born: 1879 Died: 1940
Railway engineer. James Heron was born on 21 July 1879, the eldest son of James Heron, DL, JP, of Tullyveery, Killyleagh, Co. Down. He was educated at various schools and attended Queen's College, Belfast, from 1898 until 1901. In 1901 he entered the employment of the Great Southern and Western Railway Company, acting as an assistant first to to JAMES OTWAY and then to JOHN EDWARD EVERETT on works connected with the Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours Railway from Waterford to Rosslare, and the Rosslare Harbour extension. In 1903-1904 he was resident engineer on the works at Waterford. In 1904 he was appointed assistant engineer under the company's engineer-in-chief, ALBERT GORDON . He was still in this post in 1907.
Inst.CE: elected associate member, 7 Apr 1908; resigned 1 January 1912.
Addresses: Winton, South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin , 1907; Tullyveery House, Killyleagh, Co. Down, 1908.
All information in this entry is from Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), 583, and from Heron's candidate's circular for the Inst.CE, 14 Oct 1907, with other information from the archives of the Inst.CE, kindly supplied by Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist.