Gilmour Ewing Brown died at Sierra Madre, California, on July 5th, 1924, after a protracted illness, aged 43 years.

From 1896 onward he had a five years’ engagement with Messrs. D. & W. Henderson, engineers and shipbuilders, of Glasgow, during which period he attended classes at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, and obtained a number of certificates and prizes. He also gained the Whitworth Exhibition and Bronze Medal in Mechanical Engineering, the Certificate of the Technical College, and second place Royal Exhibitions and sixth place Whitworth Scholarships. Other honours won were, in 1904, A.R.S.M. (first-class), De La Beche Medal, and the I.M.M. Post-Graduate Scholarship.

Four years later he became an Hons. A.R.S.M., and was awarded the Warington Smyth Medal and Prize for at paper ‘Treatment Plant of the Great Fingall Mine,’ and the ‘Arthur Claudet’ Student’s Prize of the Institution. Meanwhile, in 1902-3, he did preliminary mining work in Cornwall, North Wales, and Lanarkshire, and in 1905 he commenced at two-years’ course of Training at the Great Fingall mine, Western Australia, under the I.M.M. Post-Graduate scheme. On completion of that engagement he was for about eighteen months in Bolivia on a tin mine, followed by general engineering work on the Agua Santa Nitrate & Railway Co., Chile, and nearly two years spent in the Republic of Colombia examining native-owned gold mines.

In 1911, he left South America for the far East, where he was occupied for a number of years on examination and exploration of properties in Malaya, Burma, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Korea, and China.

He contributed two papers to the Transactions of the Institution, ‘Breaking Piece for a Swinging Jaw Rockbreaker’ and ‘Notes on at Modern Stamp Mill.’ both of which appeared in vol.xvi, 1906-7.

Mr. Brown was admitted to studentship of the Institution in 1904; he was transferred to Associateship in 1907 and to Membership in 1916.

Vol. 34, Trans I.M.M. 1924-25, pp. 562-63

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