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Harold Frederick Richards (c1900-1928)
1928 Obituary 
HAROLD FREDERICK RICHARDS died at Liverpool on September 15, 1928, aged twenty-eight years.
He was educated at Watford Grammar School, and subsequently obtained eighteen months' experience in the laboratory and works of the Chemical and Metallurgical Corporation, being engaged on experimental and chemical work connected with flotation, concentration, and extraction processes for special ores.
During the war he was attached to the Officers' Training Corps.
He afterwards went through the four years' course at the Royal School of Mines, and obtained the B.Sc.(Hons.) in the Science Faculty of London University in 1922, the B.Sc.(Hons.) in Metallurgy in the Engineering Faculty in 1923, together with the Associateship of the Royal School of Mines.
For nearly two years he was engaged as Junior Research Assistant in the Metallurgical Branch of the Research Department, Woolwich Arsenal, and since 1925 has acted as Lecturer in Metallurgy in the Liverpool University.
In June 1928 he qualified for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the London University, although he did not live to be admitted to this degree.
He became a member of the Institute in 1924, and has contributed to the Journal. Mr. Richards was a most promising metallurgist, with original ideas and a capacity for brilliant work.