Marshall Thomas Wilton Eady
EADY, MARSHALL THOMAS WILTON (1882-1947), engineer, was born on 18 November 1882 at Summer Hill, Sydney, eldest child of William Wilton Eady, a native-born ironmonger, and his wife Barbara Rose, née McPherson, from Scotland. When William died in 1892, the family moved to Melbourne where Marshall's uncle (Sir) William McPherson took responsibility for them. Educated at Scotch College, Eady was apprenticed to the Austral Otis Engineering Co. Ltd before joining his uncle's firm. In 1903 he was sent to Ruston & Hornsby Ltd in Lincolnshire, England, to gain experience as an engineer.
Returning in 1907 to McPherson's (McPherson's Pty Ltd from 1913), Eady was given responsibility for establishing a department to import agricultural machinery and machine tools. He was made a director of the firm in 1913. Having visited England to investigate supply, in 1914 he recommended that local production should immediately commence: under his supervision, McPherson ...Read more at the source website