Lieut.-Colonel Harold Josiah Solomon, O.B.E., M.C., died at the age of 44 at Valmont, Switzerland.
Col. Solomon was a prominent personage in Anglo-Jewry and took a keen interest in Palestine affairs, particularly in the industrial development of the country. Soon after the War he became the director for commerce, and industry of the Palestine administration under Sir Herbert Samuel, a post which he held for a number of years. He was also a member of the Anglo-Jewish Association and only last year raised his voice there in vigorous protest against the disturbances which occurred in Palestine and against the policy pursued by the British administration in the execution of the Mandate.
The late Colonel Solomon was also the chairman of the Anglo-Palestine Club, of which the late Lord Balfour was the patron and of which James’de Rothschild is the president. The club owes much of its success and its growth in the last years to Col. Solomon.
When the Palestine Potash, Ltd. was established to work the Dead Sea Salts Concession granted to Messrs. Tulloch and Novomejsky, Colonel Solomon became a director of the company, representing the Jewish Colonial Trust on the board. He was also a member of the Council of the Economic Board for Palestine and Governor of the Haifa Technical Institute.