On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
Arthur Norman Cousin: 7th December
Student Demonstrator in Applied Mathematics, UCL.
Captain (Adjutant), York and Lancashire Regiment, 12th Battalion.
Killed in action, France.
Captain ARTHUR NORMAN COUSIN, York and Lancaster Regiment, was born in London on 8th May 1891.
His early education was received at the High School, Dorking, after which he went to University College, London, where he graduated B.Sc., with 1st Class Honours (Engineering). Subsequently he became Student Demonstrator in Applied Mathematics at the same College.
In September 1914 he was gazetted Lieutenant in the York and Lancaster Regiment, promoted Captain a year later, and proceeded to Egypt in December 1915. He subsequently saw much service in France, occupying the post of Brigade Intelligence Officer, and shortly before his death was made Adjutant in his old Battalion.
He was killed in action on 7th December 1917, at the age of twenty-six.
He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1912.
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