On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
Edward Haile: 30th May
Graduate since 1911.
At the outbreak of war he was a Pupil, London, Brighton and South East Railway Locomotive Works.
Enlisted 3rd Oct 1914.
Wartime posting(s) was/were, Sergeant, Royal Marines (Royal Naval Division), Divisional Signal Company, Divisional Engineer, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (from 1st Mar 1915).
Died of wounds in the 11th Casualty Clearing Station, gunshot wound to chest. Transferred to Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli Peninsula.
Awarded: Certificate by General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division for Gallant and Courageous Conduct.
EDWARD HAILE was born in London on 22nd September 1890, and was educated at Wilson’s Grammar School, Camberwell.
He served a pupilage [sic, pupillage] from 1908 to 1911 under Mr. D. Earle Marsh at the Brighton Locomotive Works of the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway, and after its completion he occupied various positions in the Locomotive Running Department until October 1914, when be joined the ranks of the Divisional Engineers of the Royal Naval Division, subsequently becoming sergeant.
On 29th May 1915, while taking part in the fighting in the Gallipoli Peninsula, he received wounds which resulted in his death on the following day, in his twenty-fifth year.
He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1911.
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