On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
Arthur Scott Buckton: 9th April
Graduate 1910; Associate Member 1916.
Land Surveyor, Canada.
Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery, 100th Siege Battery.
Died in France.
Captain ARTHUR SCOTT BUCKTON, R.G.A., B.Sc. (Loud.), was born at Plaistow, Essex, on 29th October 1888.
He was educated at the East London School and College, where he became a Whitworth Exhibitioner in 1910. Four years previously he began an apprenticeship at the works of the Port of London Authority, and on its completion in 1910 he remained for one year as assistant engineer.
He then went to Canada and was engaged as assistant engineer in the Public Works Department at Edmonton, Alberta, subsequently becoming a Dominion Land Surveyor in 1914.
On the outbreak of War he returned home and rejoined the London University O.T.C., and received a Commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery in January 1915, serving in Egypt and in France. He was promoted to Captain in January 1917.
His death took place in action at Arras on 9th April 1917, in his twenty-ninth year.
He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1910, and an Associate Member in 1916.
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