Albert Smith died in Johannesburg, of miners’ phthisis, on January 5th, 1935, at the age of 48.

He entered the Camborne School of Mines in January, 1906, and gradated with the 1st. Class Diploma in September, 1908. On leaving the School, he went to South Africa to undergo a post-graduate course at the Glen Deep Gold Mining Co., Ltd., under the auspices of the Institution, and then obtained an appointment with the Roodeport United Main Reef Company.

From January, 1911, to September, 1913, he was successively shift boss and mine captain at the Robinson Deep, Ltd., and then became underground manager and subsequently general manager of the Princess Estate & Gold Mining Co. Mine, a position he held until the end of 1920. Shortly after that date he engaged in practice a consulting mining engineer in Johannesburg.

Mr. Smith was elected a Member of the Institution in 1922.

Vol. 45, Trans I.M.M., 1935-36, pp.521-22

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