P. Charteris A. Stewart was drowned whilst bathing at Balandra Bay, Trinidad, B.W.I., on January 14th, 1923, at the age of 18.

At the outset of his career he was for about four years engaged in mechanical engineering, in London, Odessa, and Stettin, and did not take up mining until 1897, when he joined the Royal School of Mines. He graduated in 1901 with the double Associateship in Mining and Metallurgy. He then went to Mexico as assistant superintendent of the Mexican Petroleum & Liquid Fuel Co., and the London Oil Trust.

In 1902 he received the appointment of assistant engineer, surveyor, and field geologist, of D’Arcy’s concessions, in Persia, where he remained for two years. In 1904 he studied at the Royal College of Science for a year, obtaining his Associateship in Geology. He had already visited all the largest oil fields in Europe and Texas, most of the metal mines in the British Isles, and copper, lead, and salt mines in Europe.

His next appointment was as inspector on the Egyptian Government Geological Survey at Cairo and in the field. In 1906 he joined the staff of Messrs. S. Pearson & Son, Ltd., and his association with the oil enterprises of that firm in various countries occupied the rest of his career.

Mr. Stewart was admitted to Studentship of the Institution in 1902 and was transferred to Associateship in 1906.

Vol. 33, Trans I.M.M., 1923-24, p.539

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