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Sidney Angelo Beirne (1876-1911)
1912 Obituary 
SIDNEY ANGELO BEIRNE was born in London on 21st June 1876.
After being educated privately he went through a two years' training at the East London Technical College, taking the engineering course.
In 1890 he commenced a pupilage with Mr. Frederick Kensington, consulting engineer, of Westminster, and on its completion in 1897 he continued in the same employment until 1899.
In July of that year he went to Spain in the service of the San Salvador Spanish Iron Ore Co., and was engaged on survey work, plans, &c., on the various extensions of the Company's railways, ore-dressing plant, and the reclamation of marsh land.
He continued in the Company's employ until his death, which took place at Astillero, Province of Santander, in June 1911, at the age of thirty-five.
He became an Associate Member of this Institution in 1902.