Alfred Fox died on 19th April, 1958, at the age of 79.

He was educated at the City of London School and received his professional at the Royal School of Mines from 1896 to 1900, obtaining the Associateship of the School in mining and metallurgy.

He took up the appointment of assistant mining engineer at Cwmystwyth mines, Cardiganshire, in August, 1900, and was promoted mining engineer in the following year. He left for Peru in 1902 to join Caylloma Silver Mining Co., Ltd., as assistant mining engineer, and took charge of the amalgamating mill, but in 1903 was appointed general manager and chief engineer to the company, holding this position for eleven years.

Mr Fox served with the B.E.F. in France during the 1914-18 war as captain In the Royal Field Artillery, 12th Division, and was decorated with the Military Cross. On demobilization in 1919 he joined Messrs. Graham Rowe and Co., Ltd., of Liverpool, as their chief engineer, and was engaged on the design, purchase and shipment of powerplant and machinery for mines and estates in Peru, Chile and Bolivia. He remained with the firm until his retirement in 1933.

He was admitted to Studentship of the Institution in 1898 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1904. He was also a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, to whose transactions he contributed.

Vol. 68, Trans IMM 1958-59, pp.225

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