William Adolf Fraymouth died at Ajmer, Rajputana, India, early in 1931.

His technical education occupied five years from 1890 to 1895, first at St. Dunstan’s College, Catford, and later at Berlin University and Charlottenburg Polytechnic. On completion of his course at the last-named, he returned to England to work under Mr. H.K. Picard at the plant of the Hold Ore Treatment Co. in London, and in the course of that engagement he spent two years in Hungary as cyanide chemist and assayer.

Returning to London in 1897, he became assistant to Mr. H.L. Sulman in his laboratory in Gracechurch Street. Two years later he was nominated by Mr. Charles Butters for the position of assistant cyanide manager and assayer to a firm developing a mine in Hungary, and in 1901 was back in London again with Messrs. Sulman & Picard, who had meanwhile entered into partnership.

A few years later, he went to Burma, where he was employed for about ten years, and then removed to Central India, to take up an appointment as economic chemist to Rewa State. In 1917 he became associated with the Eastern States of Central lndia Export Trust Co., Ltd., and in 1921 was appointed chemist-engineer to the government of Bhopal. In 1928, he removed to Ajnier, Rajputana, for the remainder of his career.

Mr. Fraymouth was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1901.

Vol. 41, Trans IMM 1931-2, pp.654-5

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