Stephens' membership form


On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.


Stephens' membership form
Stephens’ membership form

Graduate Member since 1914.

At the outbreak of war he was a Pupil, North Staffordshire Railway.

Wartime posting(s) was/were, Private, Middlesex Regiment.

Killed in action at Ypres.

1917 Obituary

Private HUGH GORDON STEPHENS, 16th Middlesex Regiment, was born in Madras on 8th May 1894.

His scholastic education was received in Bangalore, S. India, and at the age of nineteen he went to England to commence a pupilage in the locomotive works of the North Staffordshire Railway.

On the completion of his pupilage, he was preparing to enter the Engineering Faculty of University College, London, but gave up all the chances of a University and professional career, and joined the 16th Middlesex Regiment in June 1915.

He went to France in September 1915, and took his part in the fighting on the Somme on 1st July 1916.

He was killed at Ypres, on the 12th September 1916, at the age of twenty-two.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1914.

Institution First World War Honour Roll

Members log in to Ancestry, via our Virtual Library, to access membership records for free.

Archive, Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s