by Roger F.Vaughan B.A., B.Sc.
Percival Joseph Channon OBE (fl. 1939-1959) lived at Fairland Cottage, Coopers Hill, Brockworth, Gloucestershire at the time when he became a member of the Club in 1939, and of The Bungalow, Home Farm, Bredons Norton, near Tewkesbury around 1948.
He collected fossils during the 1940's by following the construction of pylons from Gloucester to Oxford, and exposures along the railway line between Gloucester and Cheltenham.
He sorted out C.I.Gardner's fossils at the Cheltenham College and produced a catalogue (1949-50) just before taking up a post in Australia. In order to finish the task he took the catalogue with him, posting it back when completed.
He was considered an enthusiastic geologist with some well considered views on geological collecting.
He was the Curator of the Bureau of Mineral Resources in Canberra until 1959. His collections are in the Natural History Museum.
Updated and corrected 20.6.1999
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