On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member died due to WWI.
Robert Frearson Domleo: 10th December
Apprenticed to Midland Railway.
Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, Temporary 2nd Lieutenant (promoted 12 May 1917).
Lieut. ROBERT FREARSON DOMLEO, R.E., was born at Breaston, Derbyshire, on 28th August 1892.
He was educated at Derby School, and served his apprenticeship in the locomotive works and drawing office of the Midland Railway, Derby.
At the time that War was declared in August 1914 he was about to continue his training on the foot-plate, but deemed it his duty to join the Army, and enlisted as a Private in the 21st Batt., Royal Fusiliers, seeing active service at Festubert, Givenchy, etc. He was sent to Oxford Lin March 1916 to qualify for a Commission, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. in 12th Sherwood Foresters in August 1916, subsequently returning to France in September 1916.
In April 1917 he was transferred to the Royal Engineers, R.O.D., and promoted to Lieutenant in February 1918, being stationed successively at Bergue, Bolozele, and Boulogne, where he was engaged in forwarding and conveying ammunition to the Front.
His death took place at Boulogne, after an attack of influenza followed by pneumonia, on 10th December 1918, at the age of twenty-six.
He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1912.
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