On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
Maxwell Stanley Macaulay: 7th May
Graduate 1907; Associate Member 1913.
Irrigation Engineer, Zifta Circle of Irrigation, Egypt.
Second Lieutenant, BA, Lothians and Border Horse.
Died in Palestine.
Lieut. MAXWELL STANLEY MACAULAY, Lothians and Border Horse, was born at Strathpeffer, Scotland, on 4th July 1887, and was educated at Daniel Stewart’s College, Edinburgh.
He served an apprenticeship of seven years with Messrs. Lobnitz and Co., Ltd., of Renfrew, and also studied during the session 1905-6 at the Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, and in 1906-7 at the University of Edinburgh.
In April 1910 he took up the appointment of assistant manager to the Egyptian Engineering Co., Ltd., Mansourah, and in December 1911 became head of designing works in the Egyptian Irrigation Department, being stationed at Zifta.
In 1914 be went to Athens and started as a consulting engineer, but the war put an end to the development of his business, and for a time he gave his services in various capacities to the E.E.F. at Gallipoli and Salonica. Failing to join the Forces while abroad — owing to the regulations — he returned to Scotland in 1916 and immediately joined the Lothians and Border Horse, and after a period of training received his Commission, returning to Salonica in December 1916.
Subsequently he was attached to the General Staff in Palestine, and was killed by a fragment of bomb dropped by an enemy aeroplane near Jericho on 7th May 1918, in his thirty-first year.
He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1907, and an Associate Member in 1913.
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