David Lewis James died on September 5th, 1921, from the effects of an operation following an accident in a mine, at the age of 43.

He was a student at the Royal School of Mines, London, and went through the courses in mining and mine-surveying. He passed in assaying. Subsequently he took the B.Sc. Immediately on leaving the school in 1901 he took part in a mining expedition to the Gold Coast, and at the end of 1902 he was engaged in reporting on a mining property in Spain. Following this appointment, he went to South Africa, and was for four years at work on the Glen Deep Mine, Germiston, Transvaal, as surveyor and shift-boss.

In 1907 he went to South America as mine-agent in charge of the La Salada mine of the Frontino & Bolivia G. M. Co., Republic of Colombia, a position which he held for two years. Returning to West Africa, he was for some years chief surveyor of the Fanti Consolidated Mines at Tarquah. The last years of his professional career were spent in the Federated Malay States, at Trengganu and Selangor respectively.

Mr. James was admitted to Studentship of the Institution in 1903, and transferred to Associateship in 1913.

Vol. 31, Trans IMM 1921-3, p.579.

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