Robert Cecil Jennings died on 22nd March, 1958, at the age of 71 years.
After an engineering course at Plymouth Technical Schools Mr. Jennings worked for 18 months at South Wheal Crofty mine from 1904 to 1906, at the same time receiving instruction at evening classes at Camborne School of Mines. He then took a full mining course at the Redruth School of Mines from 1906 to 1908, obtaining the Certiﬁcate of the School and prizes and medals.
He remained in Cornwall to work at Carn Brea and Tincroft Mines, Ltd., for over a year and after practical work with diamond drilling plant left England in December, 1909, to take up an appointment in Spain as assistant engineer to Carthagena Mining and Water Co., Ltd. In March, 1912, he left to join Société Anonyme de Recherches Minieres du Bas-Katanga and worked as a prospector in the Belgian Congo.
In 1919 Mr. Jennings joined the Geological Department of Anglo-Persian Oil Co., Ltd. He remained with this ﬁrm until 1932. He had lived in retirement at Bedford for many years before his death.
Mr. Jennings was elected to Associate Membership in 1912. He was also a member of the Institute of Petroleum.
Vol. 68, Trans IMM 1958-59, p.283.