On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
Eric Earle Barnes: 7th November
Premium Apprentice to London and North Western Railway Works.
Captain, Royal Flying Corps, 102nd Squadron.
Killed in action, France.
Captain ERIC EARLE BARNES, R.E., was born in London on 17th August 1891.
His early education was acquired at a private school in Ealing and at St. Paul’s School, Kensington.
In January 1909 he began an apprenticeship at the locomotive works of the London and North Western Railway, Crewe, and on its completion in 1912 he returned to London.
In 1914 he joined the Forces, receiving a Commission in the Royal Engineers, and in 1916 he was promoted to Captain.
His death took place in action in France on 7th November 1917, at the age of twenty-six.
He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1910.
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