Percy Bosworth Smith died at Brighton on May 16th, 1932, at the age of 70.

He received his technical education at the Royal School of Mines whence he graduated as Associate with first-class honours in metallurgy, and received the Bessemer Medal, in 1884. He was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society in the following year.

In 1885 he was appointed Government metallurgist to the Madras Presidency, India, and in that connexion reported upon a large number of mines within the Presidency. In November, 1890, he became manager of the Sonapet Mine, and afterwards was manager and consulting engineer to various companies in the Kolar Goldfield area.

In 1916 he became associated with the firm of John Taylor & Sons to take charge of prospecting and geological work connected with that firm’s enterprises, and that connexion continued to the close of his professional career.

Mr. Smith was an original member of the Institution, being elected in 1892.

Vol. 42, Trans I.M.M., 1932-3, p.614

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