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N.E.Coast Inst. of Engineers and Shipbuilders Asst.Vols.
The following have been transcribed by Tony Harding from various volumes of North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders Transactions
The lists contain the names and addresses of those on military service plus four obituaries.

Addresses of Members on Military Service
Anderson, Thomas Crawford, Bigge’s Main House, near Wallsend-on-Tyne.
Archard, Eng.-Lieut. Albert George, R.N., c/o The Admiralty, London, S.W.
Archbold, William, 170 Wingrove Avenue, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Archer, John Urwin, 265 Whitehall Road, Gateshead-on-Tyne.
Armstrong, Robert Hunter, The Hermitage, Old Durham Road, Gateshead-on-Tyne.
Arnold, John Falk, 175 Osborne Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Arthur, James Clifford, 1 Cleveland Road, North Shields.
Atkinson, Harry, 137, Park Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Bagnall, Charles Lane, Ford Lodge, Hylton, near Sunderland.
Baker, Eng.-Lieut. E.F., R.N., 2 Prior’s Terrace, Tynemouth.
Ballard, Maxwell, Wengen, Tynemouth Avenue, Monkseaton.
Baser, George Brunswick Bell, B.Sc. (Dunelm), 16 Hepscott Terrace, South Shields.
Bastow, Norman.
Batey, John Leslie, 18 Osborne Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Bell, Robert Turner, 36, Cliftonville Gardens, Monkseaton.
Bennett, Hugh James, 12 Victoria Square, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Berlin, Edward, 49 Osborne Avenue, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Berry, Eng.-Lieut. Archibald John, H.M.S ”Benbow,” c/o G.P.O., London.
Bowmer, Matthew Noel, 1, Lilburn Gardens, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Brimblecombe, Percy Young M.Sc. (Dunelm).
Brims, Charles William, Pandon Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Brown, Ernest George Leeson, “Kirkwall”, King Edward’s Road, Tynemouth.
Burnup, Edward Cyril, 2 Wentworth Place, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Burrell, Cedric Ian, B.Sc. (Dunelm), Neville Cottage, Clifton Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Clark, Ewbank, 40 Burdon Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Cothay, Frank Hernaman, B.Sc., Wh.Ex., 7 Valebrook Terrace, Sunderland.
Coull, Thomson Bankhead, Baltic Chambers, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Crawford, Thomas William, 10 Haldane Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Crosier, Edward Theodore, A, Milburn House, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Crowe, Thomas Arkle, 59 Meldon Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Currie, H.B., 48 Jesmond Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Dale, Charles Brodrick Metcalfe, 16 Jesmond Vale Terrace, Heaton Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Dawson, John Armstrong, 43 Queen’s Crescent, Sunderland.
Denton, Geoffrey Price, 63 Osborne Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Dick, William Henry, Roseworth West, Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Dickinson, John, The Poplars, Sunderland.
Dorey, Stanley Fabes, Wh.Ex., B.Sc. (Dunelm), 22 Claremont Place, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Douglas, Louis Mortimer, 89 Whitefield Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Dryden, Raymond Henry, 32 Brandling Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Dugdale, Francis William, B.Sc. (Dunelm), Wearcourt, Roker, Sunderland.
Duke, Henry Reginald, 10 Rectory Terace, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Edgar, George Russell, B.Sc. (Dunelm), Overdale, Acklam Road, Thornaby-on-Tees.
Edmundson, George Ernest, 7 Picton Street, Sunderland.
Ellis, Robert, M.C., “Beaufront,” Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Forster, Thomas, B.A. (Cantab.), 89 Jesmond Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Fox, Lieut. Frederick Middleton, R.N.V.R., c/o Air Department, Admiralty, London, S.W.
Garrard, Richard Buxton, B.Sc. (Dunelm), 66 Manor House Road, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Good, Norton Butler Napier, Elswick Shipyard, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Graham, Charles, Morro House, Tynemouth.
Graham, Edwin, Morro House, Tynemouth.
Green, Ernest George, 4 Goldspink Lane, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Hall, Frank, Wilfrid House, Stockton-on-Tees.
Harrison, Edward, 69 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Harrison, Henry Stratford, 18 Rowlandson Terrace, Sunderland.
Harrison, Stanley Howard, 2, Woodside, Sunderland.
Haslam, Edward Vincer, 22 St George’s Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Hill, Eng.-Com. Charles Hastings, R.N. 12 Kingsland, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Hoatson, John Alex. Fred., 45 Larkspur Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Hodgson, Bryan, 18 Tunstall Vale, Sunderland.
Hodgson, Duncan, 121 Northumberland Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Hogg, Archibald, 80 Welbeck Road, Walker-on-Tyne.
Hollis, Basil, Messrs. Arthur Balfour & Co., Ltd., Cathedral Buildings, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Holmes, Oliver, Broomfield, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Hopper, John, 1 Kingsland, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Hunter, Harry, B.Sc. (Dunelm), 1 Manor Terrace, Tynemouth.
Hunter, Rees Davies, Claremont, Pelaw-on-Tyne.
Inglis, Kenneth, B.Sc. (Dunelm), The Promenade, Consett.
Jackson, Russell, 1 Manor Terrace, Tynemouth.
James, Matthew Chrissop Jun., 49, Queen’s Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
James, Sydney Herbert Hilton, 10 Burdon Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Jobling, William Harold Westwood, B.Sc. (Dunelm), South House, Grainger Park Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Johnson, Robert Stanley, B.Sc. (Dunelm), 7 Toward Terrace, Sunderland.
Kidner, Harry, 5 Meldon Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Koster, Fred. William, “Brentwood”, Allendale.
Landells, Alex. Jun., B.Sc. (Dunelm), 8 York Street, Glasgow.
Law, Alexander Henry, B.A.I. (Dubl.), 16 Manor House Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Lovatt, John James, 41 Kenilworth Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Luhrs, H., North Eastern Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., Wallsend-on- Tyne.
Lunn, John Ramsay, Heathfield House, Low Fell.
MacDonald, Col. David R., Milbrooke, Walkergate, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
MacMurray, John, B.Sc., St. Bede’s House, Sunderland.
Martell, Eng.-Com. Percy D., R.N. 29 West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
McCluskey, Arthur William, 30 Ripon Gardens, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
McQuillen, George Bewick, Glendale, 39 Heaton Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Metcalf, Thomas H. “Woodburn,” Roker Park Road, Sunderland.
Miller, Thomas Henry, Thirlwell House, Wolsingham.
Moncrieff, John Mitchell, M.Inst.C.E., Pilgrim House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Mudd, Percival Arthur, Messrs. P.A. Mudd & Co., 55 Church Street, West Hartlepool.
Munro, Alexander Ernest, “Caythorpe,” Cromer Gardens, Whitley Bay.
Myles, David, Ellengowan, Preston Park, North Shields.
Neill, John, B.Sc. (Dunelm), The N.E. Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Sunderland Engine Works, Sunderland.
Oliver, James Stewart, B.Sc. (Dunelm), 21 Tankerville Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Orde, Simon Edwin Henry, Whitburn House, Whitburn, near Sunderland.
Parsons, Algernon George, Messrs. C.A. Parsons & Co., Heaton Works, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Parsons, Frank Horace, “Avondale”, Heaton Park View, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Parsons, George, “Avondale”, Heaton Park View, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Pescod, Alfred Ernest, South Avenue, Harton, South Shields.
Pinkney, Lieut.-Col. Edmund W.R.,D.S.O., 2 Manor House Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Pinkney, Robert Bruce Taylor, 31 Eldon Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Poland, Harold, 46 North Parade, Whitley Bay.
Potter, Marcus Rankin, 53 Station Road, Whitley Bay.
Pyne, Frederick Dennis, 18 Brook Street, Whitley Bay.
Readhead, Stanley, M.C., “Holmcroft”, Westoe, South Shields.
Reed, Charles William, B.Sc. (Dunelm), Tunstall View, Ashbrooke Road, Sunderland.
Reed, E., Tunstall View, Ashbrooke Road, Sunderland.
Rees E. Cleaton, Jun., 1 West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Robinson, Sydney Arthur, North Eastern Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., Wallsend-on-Tyne.
Robson, Mark, The Cedars, Benton Northumberland.
Robson, Nathaniel Edward, Messrs. Atkinson, Young & Robson,
Prudential Buildings, 12 Mosley Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Rowell, Herbert Babington Robin, The Manor House, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Sampson, Archibald Geddes, 3 Stannington Avenue, Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Shackleton, William Launce C., 64 St. George’s Terrace, West Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Sheret, David Alexander, Enerdale, Heaton Grove, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Snowball, Henry William, 11 Gordon Terrace, Southwick, Sunderland.
Southwell, Henry Penrith, 41 Sydenham Terrace, Sunderland.
Stevenson, William Cuthbertson, c/o Geo. Bell, Esq., 9, Stonehurst Road, Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Stobart, Hugh Morton, Biddick Hall, Fence Houses, County Durham.
Stroud, Henry Clifford, B.Sc. (Dunelm), Cresta, Heaton Road, Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Swan, George, 37 Osborne Avenue, South Shields.
Taylor, Arthur, 28 Beechwood Terrace, Sunderland.
Taylor, Charles Reginald Readhead, Manor House, Westoe, South Shields.
Thompson, James, Farringfold, Roker, Sunderland.
Thorne, Arthur Temple, B.Sc. (Dunelm), Neptune Works, Walker-on-Tyne.
Todd, Surtees, Jun., 65 Quayside, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Toomer, Charles Reynolds, Ravensworth, Westoe, South Shields.
Trimmer, Arthur Charles, B.Sc. (Dunelm), 14 Egrecort Drive, Sheriff Hill, Gateshead-on-Tyne.
Turner, George, B.Sc. (Dunelm), Grand Hotel, Ashington, Northumberland.
Tustin, Arnold, 8 King John Street, Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Tweedy, Ivan Marshall, Tritlington Hall, Morpeth.
Walker, Alexander, “Donwal”, King’s Road, Wallsend-on-Tyne.
Wallace, John, 18 Belgrave Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Wallis, Robert Pendennis, Point Pleasant Hall, Wallsend-on-Tyne.
Watson, George Ridley, 31 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Watson, Thomas, 22 Sunderland Street, Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham.
Weir, Thomas Bowach, 7 The Elms, Sunderland.
White, Ernest Saxton, B.Sc. (Dunelm), Walker Shipyard, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Wight, Oswald Loy, 3 Kensington Esplanade, Sunderland.
Williams, Alex. Deans, 7 Trewhitt Road, Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Williamson, Arthur Reginald, Camp End, North Shields.
Wilson, William Smith, A.M.I.E.E., 54 Queen’s Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Wilson, William W., Lancefield, Kellfield Avenue, Low Fell, Gateshead-on-Tyne.
Worley, William Reed, 7 Marine Terrace, North Shields.

Source: Extracted from the (em)North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders: List of Members, Etc., 13th February 1917.

Obituary: Algernon George Parsons

Algernon George Parsons, Major, R.F.A., born in 1886, was killed in action on the 26th April, 1918. He was the only son of the Hon. Sir Charles Parsons and the Hon. Lady Parsons. Educated at Eton and Woolwich, Major Parsons received his first commission in 1906, and after serving three years retired to enter the engineering profession. He was a Director of Messrs. C.A. Parsons & Co., Ltd. At the outbreak of war he rejoined the R.F.A., and went to the front in November, 1914. In 1916 he was attached to the experimental department of the R.F.C., where he made several useful mechanical improvements. In November, 1917, Major Parsons was severely wounded in the fighting near Cambrai. He returned to the command of his battery early in March, 1918. Major Parsons was elected a Member of the Institution in December, 1912.

Source: North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders Transactions, Vol. 34, 1917-1918, p.384.

Obituary: Harry Atkinson

Harry Atkinson, Second-Lieutenant, R.G.A., born at Bradford on the 12th February, 1882, was killed in action in France on the 28th September, 1917. Educated at Rutherford College and Durham of Science, he served an apprenticeship with Messrs. Robert Stephenson, Newcastle, at the termination of which he entered the service of the Newcastle-on-Tyne Electric Supply Company, in which he remained for four-and-a-half years. For eight years previous to his joining the Army in March, 1916, he was the local district engineer in the employ of Messrs. Mouchel & Partners, Ltd., in which capacity he carried out a number of important contracts.

He entered the Army as a gunner in the R.G.A., and was soon promoted to the rank of corporal. He obtained a commission in December, 1916, and was sent to France in February, 1917, he being posted to the 155th Siege Battery.

Mr. Atkinson was elected a Graduate of the Institution in November, 1901, and was transferred to Associate Member in February, 1908.

Source: North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders Transactions, Vol. 34, 1917-1918, p.387.

Obituary: Henry Clifford Stroud

Henry Clifford Stroud, Captain, R.E., attached R.F.C., B.A. (Cantab.), B.Sc. (Dunelm.), who was killed on the night of March 7-8, aged 24, was the only son of Professor H. Stroud, of Armstrong College, Newcastle-on-Tyne. After spending two years in the O.T.C. of Durham University, he joined the Northumbrian Divisional R.E. Territorials in 1912, and on the outbreak of war immediately volunteered for foreign service. He went to France with the 1st Field Company N.R.E., and was severely wounded in the legs on February 18th, 1915. He spent many months in hospital, and on his recovery went to Otley, and was engaged in the teaching of bombing and trench warfare. As his wounds had prevented his engagement for active field work, he joined the R.F.C. in July, 1916, and after he had obtained his theoretical training he qualified for his wings, and was gazetted on September 22nd, 1916. During the subsequent months he became an experienced and expert pilot.

After taking his B.Sc. in engineering at Armstrong College, Newcastle-on-Tyne (Durham University), he proceeded to King’s College, Cambridge, and graduated B.A. He was gaining his practical experience at Sir William Arrol’s, Glasgow, during the University vacations, and intended to complete his practical training after taking his degree.

Captain Stroud was elected a Graduate of the Institution in December, 1910, and took a great interest in the Society’s affairs. During Session 31 he read a Paper entitled “The Gyroscopic Compass” before the Graduate Section, for which he was awarded an Institution prize.

Source: North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders Transactions, Vol.34, 1917-1919, p.391

Obituary: Vyvyian Oswald Davis

Vyvyan Oswald Davis, Lieutenant, R.E., died at Newcastle on the 6th November, 1918, from pneumonia following influenza. He was 33 years of age, and was educated at St. Augustine’s College, Ramsgate, and later at Wimbledon College. He won the Mitchell Scholarship at the Central Technical College, South Kensington, and on conclusion of his three years’ course there passed out second on the list of electrical engineers. He entered the works of Messrs. C.A. Parsons & Co., Ltd. Newcastle-on-Tyne, with whom he remained five years, and after three years in Germany with the Allgemeine Elektricitats Gesellschaft, returned to England to take up an appointment with the British Thomson-Houston Co. Ltd., Rugby, who had the very highest opinion of him and his abilities.

About a year before the War broke out he was appointed manager of their Newcastle branch, and in August, 1914, on the nomination of the Institution of Civil Engineers, obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers. After the usual period of training he went to France where he was for a whole year actively engaged at the front. He was then invalided home and rejected for further active service. Military duties at Woolwich and Aldershot were given to him for about a year when he was seconded to his original position at Newcastle for work of national importance. He was a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and an Associate of the City and Guilds Institute.

Mr. Davis was elected a Member of the Institution in April, 1914.

Source: North-East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders Transactions, Vol.34, 1917-1918, p. 382.
Note: Lt Davis does not appear on the Institution’s Roll of Members on Military Service, nor in Soldiers Died or on the CWGC site. He is however recorded in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour.

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