Horace Percival Allwright died at the Royal Infirmary, Derby, on December, 26th 1945, at the age of 45.

He served in the Forces in the 1914-18 War and was subsequently employed in Government administrative service in Baghdad.

In 1922 he went to Nigeria. for Messrs. John Holt & Co. (Liverpool), Ltd., and later worked both there and on the Gold Coast for a firm of motor engineers. In 1933 he began alluvial gold mining activities on his own account and in 1935 he formed Potashi Gold Estates, Ltd., of which he was general manager and director. He continued in this work, with the exception of a period of war work on Nigerian tin mines, until March, 1945, when he became very ill and spent some months in hospital before being invalided home to England.

He was elected to Associateship of the Institution in 1945.

Vol. 56, Trans IMM 1946-47, 607

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