On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
Michael William Barstow: 3rd June
Engineering Student, Municipal Technical College, Brighton.
2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died in France.
Lieut. MICHAEL WILLIAM BARSTOW, R.G.A., was born at Canterbury on 12th March 1897.
He was educated at Littlehampton, at Dover College from 1911-13, and at the Municipal Technical College, Brighton, taking the three years’ Course.
In the autumn of 1915 he entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and passed out at the top of the list over 100 candidates; he received his Commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery in August 1916, when he joined the 203rd Siege Battery, then forming, as second in command, and was Acting Captain from 21st December.
He was killed on 3rd June 1917, at the age of twenty, while in charge of the guns, by the only German shell which had fallen on the Battery.
He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1915.
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