Hewson's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Charles Lysaght Bruce Hewson: 12th April Associate Member 1908; Member 1911. District Locomotive Superintendent of the Olokemeji-Jebba Division, Government Railways of Southern Nigeria. Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Died on service, at sea. Awarded: Mentioned in Dispatches. 1918 Obituary  Lieutenant CHARLES LYSAGHT BRUCE HEWSON, R.E., second son of the late George Hewson, D.L., of … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Walker's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Robert Hugh Walker: 9th April Graduate 1898; Associate Member 1901. Manager, Neuchatel Asphalt Co, Switzerland. Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, 9th Battalion. Died in France. Awarded: Mentioned in Dispatches. 1917 Obituary  Lieut. ROBERT HUGH WALKER, Seaforth Highlanders, was born at Crowborough on 25th January 1875. He was educated at Barham House, St. Leonards-on-Sea, and … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Thorne's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Guy Strafford Thorne: 18th March Associate Member 1914. Engineer in Chief & Manager, Kwang Tung Elec Supply Co, China. Captain, Royal Flying Corps, 13th Squadron. Aviator’s certificate 1 Apr 1916. Died of wounds, France. Institution First World War Honour Roll Members log in to Ancestry, via our Virtual Library, to access membership records … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Griffiths' membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Royston Swire Griffiths: 17th March Graduate 1906; Associate Member 1913. Sales Engineer, British Westinghouse Co. Enlisted 24/9/14; Discharged to Commission 12/1/15; To France as Temporary Lieutenant 21/7/16-17/3/17. Appointed Lance Corporal 19/11/14; No active service with Royal Naval Division. Major, Acting Major, Acting Lieutenant Colonel, Lance Corporal, Royal Marines (Royal Naval Divisional Engineers), 123rd … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

BEAULIEU: VISIT REPORT

Recently we were invited to visit the workshops at the National Motor Museum where they are working to restore the 1927 1000hp Sunbeam twin engines that hopefully be running again in March (more on that in a future post!). The Museum tells the story of the advancement of the motor cars and propelled transport, from penny farthings, to steam cars, to icons such as the … Continue reading BEAULIEU: VISIT REPORT

CREATING A DIGITAL ARCHIVE

Creating a virtual archive for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE’s Virtual Archive In conjunction with Townsweb The vast archive of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) spans over 150 years in scope and is of National importance. So we were privileged to be selected by the Institution to build a Virtual Archive portal and publish their prestigious holdings online. Above image: Napier Deltic engine, … Continue reading CREATING A DIGITAL ARCHIVE

Handcock's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Reginald Henry Birbeck Handcock: 17th February Associate Member 1910. Assistant Engineer, Western Electic Co. Lieutenant, Army Ordnance Corps. Drowned in the Somme. 1917 Obituary  Lieut. REGINALD HENRY BIRBECK HANDCOCK, A.O.D., was born at Stoke-on-Trent on 10th January 1880, and was educated at schools at Stoke-on-Trent, and at Newcastle-under-Lyme. He began his apprenticeship … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Worssam's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Leslie Henry Worssam: 8th February Graduate 1903; Associate Member 1911. Head Draughtsman, Worssam & Son. Private, Honourable Artillery Company, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, France. 1917 Obituary  Private LESLIE HENRY WORSSAM, H.A.C., was born in London, on 3rd February 1885. He was educated at Aldenham School, and University College, London, and subsequently … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Crichton's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. John Arthur Crichton: 6th February Graduate 1907 (lapsed 1911); Associate Member 1913. Mechanical Engineer, JH Biles & Co. Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel), Royal Hampshire Regiment, 6th Battalion, Royal Engineers, attached to Inland Water Transport. Died in Mesopotamia. 1917 Obituary  Major JOHN ARTHUR CRICHTON, R.E., was born at Netley Abbey, Hants, on 19th … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

NEW FOR 2017: SAE and ASME TITLES

SAE and ASME resources now available from the IMechE Virtual Library The Library team have secured online access to ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) digital papers for all IMechE members.  These high-quality resources provide everything you need to help streamline your designs. ASME technical journal and conference papers, now available From anywhere in the world, Members can search … Continue reading NEW FOR 2017: SAE and ASME TITLES