On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
WILLIAM ARTHUR REYNOLDS: 29th October
Graduate Member since 1912.
At the outbreak of war he was a Engineering Student at the Municipal Technical Institute, West Ham.
Wartime posting(s) was/were, Lance Corporal, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd/8th Battalion, “B” Company.
Died of wounds.
Lance-Corporal WILLIAM ARTHUR REYNOLDS, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was born in London on 24th November 1892.
He was educated at schools in West Ham, and gained a scholarship at West Ham Technical Institute, graduating B.Sc. (Eng.), University of London, in 1913.
When war broke out be was an apprentice at Messrs. Thornycroft’s Shipbuilding Works at Southampton, and was a member of the 5th Hants Territorials.
Early in 1916 be was transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and went to France in May.
On 28th October 1916 he was wounded by an aerial torpedo and died the following day, in his twenty-fourth year. Shortly before his death he was granted a Commission in the Royal Engineers, but unfortunately he did not live to hear of his success.
He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1912.
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