HISTORY DAY 2018

A chance for students and researchers to discover more about available research collections, History Day 2018 will feature a joint offering from IMechE, IET, IOM3 and The Aeronautical Society (The Engineering Institutions’ Librarians’ Committee). This year we are throwing a spotlight on our first female members and our membership holdings. Book now for History Day! Founded in 1866, The Aeronautical Society of Great Britain (later … Continue reading HISTORY DAY 2018

KEEP UP TO DATE USING OUR ONLINE LIBRARY

Whether you are looking for a broad overview of a particular field or keen to access the very latest research, browsing current issues of journals (also known as periodicals or magazines) is a great way to get ahead of your peers and keep up with industry’s cutting edge. Through our online library, you can access over 12,000 journals online, no matter where you are. Why … Continue reading KEEP UP TO DATE USING OUR ONLINE LIBRARY

Gort's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Albert Henry Gort: 6th November Graduate 1908. Apprenticed to the Locomotive Dept, Metropolitan Railway. Second Lieutenant, Royal Defence Corps, Territorial Force, 15/04/17. Temporary Lieutenant whilst Commandant Prisoner of War Camp, 09/01/18. Probate document states, died Eastern Command Hospital, Cambridge. 1919 Obituary  Lieut. ALBERT HENRY GORT, Northamptonshire Regiment, was born at Felixstowe on … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Hatton's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Robert Andrew Hatton: 23rd October Graduate 1902; Associate Member 1906. Engineering Assistant/Draughtsman, WT Henley’s Telegraph Co. Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel), Royal Field Artillery, 123rd Siege Battery. Died of wounds, France. 1918 Obituary  Major ROBERT ANDREW HATTON, R.F.A., was born in London on 27th July 1880, and was educated at the Grocers’ Company’s … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Reed's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Frederick Horace Reed: 23rd October Graduate 1918. Apprentice Marine Engineer to Vickers Naval Construction Works. Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, 6th Squadron. Death registered in Westbury-on-Severn. Note: evidently there was some confusion as to his death, see below. Also, Membership Form states, he was involved in the production of munitions and not … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Scotcher's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. William Goodliff Scotcher: 15th September Graduate 1912; Associate Member 1918. Assistant Locomotive Superintendent, Central Argentine Railway, Captain, 50th and Lieutenant, 112 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Temporary 2nd Lieutenant, East Yorks Regiment. Awarded: Mentioned in Dispatches and Military Cross: ‘This decoration was awarded to William Goodliff Scotcher for an act or acts of … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Hopkinson's membership form

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Bertram Hopkinson: 26th August Member 1904 (life member). Professor of Mechanism and Applied Mathematics, Cambridge. Colonel, Royal Air Force. Awarded: Companion of St Michael and St George. Killed in flying accident, England. 1918 Obituary  Colonel BERTRAM HOPKINSON, C.M.G., F.R.S., was born in Birmingham on 11th January 1874, the eldest and only surviving … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Shirley's membership entry

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Frederick Lewis Shirley: 1st August Associate Member 1911; Member 1916. Assistant General Manager, Bengal Iron & Steel Co. Private, Middlesex Regiment, 30th Battalion. Died at home. Note: spelt Lewis and Louis. Institution First World War Honour Roll Members log in to Ancestry, via our Virtual Library, to access membership records for free. Archives, … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Macaulay's membership form

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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. 1918 Obituary  Lieut. MAXWELL STANLEY MACAULAY, Lothians and Border Horse, was born at Strathpeffer, Scotland, on 4th July 1887, and was educated at Daniel Stewart’s … Continue reading ON THIS DAY