On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
Edgar Bradley Barrett: 11th July
Associate Member 1916.
Assistant Electrical Engineers, Power Station, Karteri, India.
Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers.
Killed in action.
Note: date of death below is given as Jan 1918, the date quote in this list is from his war record.
Lieut. EDGAR BRADLEY BARRETT, ME., was born at South Shields on 23rd February 1884.
After attending local schools, he studied at the Armstrong College, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and served an apprenticeship of over five years with Messrs. Ernest Scott and Mountain, Ltd., of the same city. On the completion of his term he remained with the firm as charge engineer and outside erector.
In 1911 he went to South America as assistant mechanical engineer to the Frontino and Bolivia Gold Mining Co., Ltd., in the Republic of Colombia, but was invalided home with malaria in the following year, when he joined the staff of the Newcastle-on-Tyne Electric Supply Co., Ltd., for a short period.
In 1913 he was appointed assistant electrical engineer, under the Government of India, at the hydro-electric power station at Kateri, which supplied power to the cordite factory at Aruvan-Kadu, S. India.
On the completion of his agreement in 1917, he returned to England to join the Royal Engineers (Electric Section), in which Corps he was given a Commission.
His death took place in January 1918, soon after his arrival in France, in his thirty- fourth year.
He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1916.
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