Charles Hesterman Merz
A former student of Armstrong College. Hon. Doctor of Science of Durham University. Faraday Medallist of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.
Born at Gateshead 5th Oct. 1874. He lost his life in an air attack on London 15th October 1940.
By vision and enterprise in the domain of Electrical Engineering he rendered signal service to Great Britain and to her overseas Dominions.
With his friends he leaves an inspiring memory.
For more information see the Wikipedia entry
Not to be confused with John Theodore Merz (1840-1922) also an Electrical Engineer. His mathematical library the Merz Collection is available at Newcastle University Library