On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
Leslie Henry Worssam: 8th February
Graduate 1903; Associate Member 1911.
Head Draughtsman, Worssam & Son.
Private, Honourable Artillery Company, 1st Battalion.
Killed in action, France.
Private LESLIE HENRY WORSSAM, H.A.C., was born in London, on 3rd February 1885.
He was educated at Aldenham School, and University College, London, and subsequently served a five years’ apprenticeship from 1902 to 1907 with his father’s firm, Messrs. G. J. Worssam and Son, brewery engineers and coppersmiths, London. On its completion he entered the drawing office and took charge of outdoor work, subsequently becoming head draughtsman.
On the conversion of the firm into a limited liability company in 1912, he became one of the directors under his father’s chairmanship.
He went to France with the Hon. Artillery Company in December 1914, was wounded at Hooge on 16th June 1915, and killed in action at Hamel on 8th February 1917, at the age of thirty-two.
He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1903, and an Associate Member in 1911.
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