Reginald Howard Johnson died in Nigeria from typhoid fever, on July 1st, 1925.

He received his technical training at the Crystal Palace School of Practical Engineering from 1899 to 1901, obtaining all possible certificates, and on completion of the course was engaged by Messrs. Lake & Currie as draughtsman and general assistant in their London office. While thus employed, he took, in 1905-6, the equivalent of one session’s assaying course at the Birkbeck College. From 1906 to 1907 he was surveyor and assistant engineer on Messrs. Lake & Currie’s Cornish properties at Callington.

In April, 1907, accompanied Mr. H.W. Lake as assistant engineer to examine manganese properties in the Caucasus, South Russia. On returning from that trip he was engaged with the same firm for about a year in Cornwall and their London office.

In April, 1908, he went to West Africa, as assistant mining engineer to the Niger Co., Ltd., and a year later was appointed manager of the Naraguta Tin Mines, afterwards becoming chief mining engineer of the Niger Co.’s properties.

Mr. Johnson was admitted to Studentship of the Institution in 1902, and was transferred to Associateship in 1900 and to Membership in 1913.

Vol. 35, Trans IMM 1925-6, p.446.

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Note by D.D.
Worked for Laws & Rumbold as Consultant Mining Engineer: name on advert for Laws & Rumbolds in Professional Directory of Mining Magazine, No.2, Feb. 1924, p.36.