Clyde Allan died in a hospital in London on March 17th, 1931, at the age of 49.

He was Australian by birth and received his technical training in metallurgy at the Ballarat School of Mines in the years 1898 to 1900. On completing his course, he obtained a position as metallurgist and surveyor to the Morning Star Quartz Co., at Murchison, Western Australia, which he held until 1907. For the two succeeding years he was in private practice as an assayer and mining surveyor, and in charge of mining property for the Western Australian Bank.

In 1908 he was appointed mine manager for two companies in Western Australia, and in 1909 took over the superintendence of the Morning Star Gold Mines, Ltd., with one of the component companies of which he had been connected earlier. In 1913 he was appointed superintendent of the Royal Standard Mine, but in the following year he reverted to private practice and worked his own property on the goldfields.

In 1916 he joined H.M. Forces as a private in the A.I.F. and was on active service for two years. Subsequent to demobilization he went to Nigeria to take up an appointment on the Biruin Gwari Gold Areas, Ltd., with which company he was connected for about eleven years.

Mr. Allan was elected a Member of the Institution in 1920.

Vol. 42, Trans IMM 1932-3, pp.608

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