On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
IAN ARTHUR PHILIP HARRIS: 11th July
Graduate Member since 1914.
At the outbreak of war he was a Pupil to Mr CT Hurry Riches, Rhymney Railway Locomotive Works.
Wartime posting(s) was/were, Captain (Adjutant), Welsh Regiment, 16th Battalion.
Killed in action.
Captain IAN ARTHUR PHILIP HARRIS, Welsh Regiment, was born at Llanishen, Cardiff, on 9th October 1892.
He was educated at Cardiff Intermediate School and Denstone College, Staffordshire, on leaving which in 1910 he became a pupil of Mr. C. T. Hurry Riches, Locomotive Superintendent, Rhymney Railway Works, Caerphilly, near Cardiff. Near the end of his pupilage he passed the Intermediate B.Sc. examination, and after its completion he studied at Cardiff University College for the final examination.
On war breaking out, he joined the Public Schools Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. On 10th December 1914 he received a Commission as 2nd Lieut. in the 16th (Cardiff City) Battalion of the Welsh Regiment, was promoted to be Lieutenant on 1st June 1915, and Captain on 4th December 1915, on which day he went out with his regiment to France. On 30th March 1916 he also became Adjutant.
He was killed at the taking of Mametz Wood, France, on 11th July 1916, in his twenty-fourth year.
He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1913.
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