George Arthur Barnes
|George Arthur Barnes|
19 July 1883|
Hoxton, London, England
|Died||1 February 1919
|Known for||Motorcyclist and pioneer aviator|
His first pedal cycle race in Southend was over Easter weekend in April 1901. He earned the 1 mile tandem cycle record at Crystal Palace on 8 October 1901. He also earned the one hour and 50 miles records at Crystal Palace on 19 June 1902.
Between 1904 and 1905, Barnes was in a partnership with George Wilton, manufacturing and selling motorcycles as George A. Barnes & Co.; the partnership was dissolved on 17 August 1905.
On 21 June 1910, Barnes flew a Humber monoplane at Brooklands to gain the Royal Aero Club's Aviator's Certificate No. 16, although he was already employed by the Humber company as a pilot. In the 1911 Census of Lewisham, he described himself as an aviator living at the Crown and Anchor in Lewisham with his widowed mother.
He died of Pneumonia on 1 February 1919 at Paddington, London.
- "Partnerships Dissolved". News. The Times (37793). London. 23 August 1905. col D, p. 9.
- Flight. II (26): 490. 25 June 1910 http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1910/1910%20-%200492.html. Missing or empty
- Flight: 405–406. 28 May 1910 http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1910/1910%20-%200407.html. Missing or empty
- 1911 Census of Lewisham, RG14/2754, RG78PN95 RD29 SD3 ED5 SN87, George Arthur Barnes, Crown and Anchor 34 Algernon Road Lewisham SE.