On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
HUGH GORDON STEPHENS: 12th September
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.
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.
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