George Arthur Barnes

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George Arthur Barnes
Born (1883-07-19)19 July 1883
Hoxton, London, England
Died 1 February 1919(1919-02-01) (aged 35)
Paddington
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Pilot
Known for Pioneer aviator and Motorcyclist

George Arthur Barnes (1883–1919) was an English racing motorcyclist and a pioneer aviator.

Early life[edit]

Barnes was born at Hoxton, London on 19 Jul 1883

Schooled at North House School Crawley

Cycling[edit]

First pedal cycle race in Southend over Easter weekend April 1901

Gained 1 mile tandem cycle record at Crystal Palace 8 October 1901

Gained one hour and 50 miles records at Crystal Palace 19 June 1902

Motorcycles[edit]

Between 1904 and 1905 in partnership with George Wilton he manufactured and sold motorcycles trading as George A. Barnes & Co.; the partnership was dissolved on 17 August 1905.[1]

Aviator[edit]

On 21 Jun 1910 Barnes flew a Humber monoplane at Brooklands to gain the Royal Aero Club's Aviator's Certificate No. 16,[2] although he was already employed by the Humber company as a pilot.[3] In the 1911 Census of Lewisham he described himself as an aviator living at the Crown and Anchor in Lewisham with his widowed mother.[4]

He died of Pneumonia on 1 February 1919 at Paddington, London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partnerships Dissolved" (News). The Times (London). Wednesday, 23 August 1905. (37793), col D, p. 9.
  2. ^ Flight II (26): 490. 25 June 1910 http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1910/1910%20-%200492.html |url= missing title (help). 
  3. ^ Flight: 405–406. 28 May 1910 http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1910/1910%20-%200407.html |url= missing title (help). 
  4. ^ 1911 Census of Lewisham, RG14/2754, RG78PN95 RD29 SD3 ED5 SN87, George Arthur Barnes, Crown and Anchor 34 Algernon Road Lewisham SE.