On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
George Alfred Manning: 18th July
Pupil, London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Works.
2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers.
Awarded: Victory Medal, British War Medal and Military Cross.
Lieut. GEORGE ALFRED MANNING, M.C., R.E., was born in Calcutta on 29th May 1891.
He was educated at St. Paul’s School, West Kensington, and took the Mining Course at the University of Birmingham during 1908-9 and the Engineering Course at the Central Technical College, South Kensington, during 1909-11.
In October 1912 he entered as a pupil the locomotive works of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, and on completion of his course in 1915 he obtained a Commission in the Royal Engineers.
In 1917 he was awarded the Military Cross.
His death took place in action in France on 26th September 1917, at the age of twenty-six.
He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1913.
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