Angus George Forbes Alexander died in Gwelo, Southern Rhodesia, on 4th July, 1962, at the age of 64.

He was born in Scotland, and in 1913 was articled with a firm of civil engineers in Kirkcaldy. He joined H.M. Forces and served with the Royal Engineers until 1919. He then completed his articles and for the following thirteen years worked as a civil engineer in the United Kingdom and West Africa, and qualified in municipal engineering and town planning at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow.

He entered the profession of mining engineering after training at the Camborne School of Metalliferous Mining from January, 1933, until June, 1934, where he to a special course of studies. In August, 1934, he was appointed technical assistant engineer, Government Gold Mining Areas, Ltd., East Rand, South Africa, where he stayed for ten years, leaving in July, 1944, to take the post of underground manager at Kings Daughter mine, Penhalonga; in 1947 he was appointed manager.

He left mining in 1955 to return to civil engineering, and during the period 1955-59 was with the Department of Engineering and Construction of the Southern Rhodesia Government. From 1959 until his death he was engaged in building society work.

Mr. Alexander joined the Institution as a Student in 1934, and was elected to Associate Membership in 1945. He was elected an associate member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 1929.

Vol. 72, Trans IMM 1962-63,  pp.791

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