On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
Henry Ivanhoe Vandell: 11th November
Graduate Member, since 1913.
At the outbreak of war he was a Mechanical Engineer, Western Electric Co. and 2nd Lieutenant, GRO having joined voluntarily as a reserve officer, Officers Training Corps, 14th December 1912.
Wartime posting(s) was/were, 2nd Lieutenant, Northamptonshire Regiment,1st Battalion.
Died near Ypres.
Awarded: 1914 Star.
Lieutenant HENRY IVANHOE VANDELL was born at New Brompton, Kent, on 8th December 1890.
He served his apprenticeship at H.M. Royal Dockyard, Chatham, from 1905 to 1910, where he also received four years’ theoretical tuition, afterwards continuing his studies at East London College (University of London).
From January 1912 to August 1914 he held an important position with the Western Electric Co., Ltd., North Woolwich, in the shop expense production department.
Lieutenant Vandell, who was in the Northamptonshire Regiment, was killed in action in the neighbourhood of Ypres about 11th November 1914, in his twenty-fourth year.
He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1913.
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