2nd Lieutenant, 26th Training Depot Station, Royal Air Force.

Died of injuries sustained in a flying accident, 3rd September 1918, age 19.

Buried at Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery, Scotland.

Unknown relationship to The Tech.


Bernard was born in 1899, in London, the only son of George Bernard,a merchat, and Mabel Annie Rourke, of Lower Hague, New Mills, Stockport. He was educated at New Mills Secondary School and Manchester College of Technology, and employed as an apprentice engineer with Messrs Arundal, Stockport. He had been a member of Strines Cricket Club and won many prizes. He was killed in a flying accident at Edzell, Scotland on the morning of 3rd September 1918, when the machine he was piloting, a Sopwith F1 Camel, got stuck on a scaffold pole during take off. He was unconscious when he was picked up by an ambulance and taken to First General Hospital, Aberdeen and did not regain consciousness.