Sgt. Pilot Gordon Archibald Jupp, Royal Air Force, was reported missing on July 8th, 1941, and his death has since been officially presumed to have occurred on that date, when he was 28 years old.

He was born in New Zealand and received his technical education at the Otago School of Mines, graduating in 1934 with the degrees of B.Sc. (Geology) and B.E. (Mining) of the University of New Zealand, and later gaining the Associateship in Mining of the School.

His first mining appointment was with Burma-Malay Tin, Ltd., in 1935, for whom he carried out surveying and alluvial drilling for gold on West Coast, New Zealand, and in 1936 he accepted a position with the New Zealand Government as mining engineer for the West Coast district in charge of prospectors working under a Government labour scheme. After sixteen months he went, in 1937, to the Federated Malay States, where he was employed by Mr. J.B. David of Singapore as assistant mining engineer, being engaged in boring for tin in Malaya and Siam.

Mr. Jupp joined the Royal Air Force some three years later, and served in Egypt as a pilot.

He was elected to Studentship of the Institution in 1934 and was transferred to Associateship in 1940.

Vol. 54, Trans IMM 1944-45, pp.267-8

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