Herbert Brantwood Maufe died suddenly in London on May 8th, 1946, at the age of 66.

He began his professional training as an extra-mural student in geology at Yorkshire College, Leeds, in 1896 and 1897, and went to Cambridge University from 1898 to 1901 as an exhibitioner and scholar of Christ’s College. He obtained his B.A. degree in 1901 and in September of that year joined the Geological Survey of Scotland as geologist. In that capacity he was engaged in the Geological Survey of Ireland in 1903 and 1904, and worked for the Colonial Office in British East Africa from 1905 to 1906. In September, 1910, he was appointed Director of the Geological Survey of Southern Rhodesia, and held this position until 1935.

Mr. Maufe was awarded the Lyell Fund in 1909 by the Geological Society of London and the Lyell Medal in 1930, and in 1934 was awarded the Draper Memorial Medal for distinguished Work in South Africa by the Geological Society of South Africa, of which body he had been a member of Council, and president for the session 1918-19.

He was elected to Membership of the Institution in 1931.

Vol. 56, Trans IMM 1946-47, p.621

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