George Simpson, Junr., was killed in action in France on July 4th, 1916. He was 31 years of age, and had been serving in the army for nearly two years. He joined the Public Schools Brigade of the Royal Fusiliers in October, 1914, and underwent his training at Epsom. In the March following he obtained a commission in the Shropshire Light Infantry, whence, shortly afterwards, he was transferred to the Durham Light Infantry and rose to the rank of Lieutenant.

He was educated at Marlborough College and, on leaving school, took a three years’ course at Camborne School of Mines. On its completion in 1904; he went to Western Australia as sampler on a gold mine, and remained for five years in the district. From the end of 1904 until June, 1906, he was engaged in erecting and working plant for the South Kalgurli Gold Mine at Kalgoorlie; and spent another year as assayer to the Great Boulder Main Reef Gold Mining Co., Ltd.

In November, 1907, he transferred his services to the-Gwalia Consolidated Gold Mining Co., Ltd., at Wiluna, where he worked for one year as assayer, and for a further year as ‘metallurgist to the company. He returned to England in 1909, and in February, 1910, proceeded to Sumatra to take up an appointment as assayer to the Ketahoen Gold Mining Co. He spent four years in Sumatra, and had been home for about six months when war broke out.

Mr. Simpson was admitted to Studentship of the Institution in 1903, and was transferred to Associateship in 1910.

Vol. 26, Trans I.M.M., 1916-17, pp.277-78

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