James Daniel died in St Ives Cornwall on the 26th March 1926 at the age of 59. There is an obit in the Transactions of IMM Vol 36 1926/7 p.530. It says that he was manager at a couple of mines in Cornwall and all over the world - but doesn't mention South Africa!
From: mining-history [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tony Brooks [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 03 December 2008 19:56
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Subject: James Daniel
I am trying to trace a James Daniel.
He was awarded the Royal Cornwall Poly. Soc. Medal for Surveying , the King Edward VII London Guild Mining Medal and the Miners Association of Devon & Cornwall Medal - all in 1904. In 1908 he was in South Africa and it is recorded that he studied at the Redruth School of Mines.
The medals were recently on Ebay from SA and one can assume that he must have remained there for much or all of his life.
I am guessing that he 'graduated' in 1904 as the top student and these medals were some of his prizes.
Can anyone fill in any gaps?