Charles Kenelm Digby Jones died of inflammation of the brain, following a severe attack of influenza, at Cheliabinsk, District of Ekaterinburg, Russia, on September 25th, 1918, at the age of 44.

For upwards of six years, from 1890 onwards, he was engaged on prospecting work in the Cariboo District of British Columbia, and for three years subsequently he was manager of sluicing properties in the same locality. In October, 1899, he came to London and studied mining at the Royal School of Mines, and paid visits to mines in Germany, Cornwall, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man. On the completion of his course, he was in 1902 appointed manager in the London and Sudan Mining Syndicate, a position he held for three years. He then went to Southern Rhodesia, as manager of the Jumbo Gold Mining Co., Ltd., for a period of about six years, and from 1912-14 he was manager of the Golden Kopje Proprietary Mines, also in Southern Rhodesia.

During the war, Mr. Jones served in H.M. Forces and attained the rank of Captain in the Royal Engineers. He went to Russia on a special mission, and at the time of his death was attached to the Czecho Slav forces. He was buried with full military honours.

Mr. Jones was elected a Member of the Institution in 1914.

Vol. 29, Trans IMM 1919-20, pp.430-31.

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