Eric William Seeman died in England on 7th April, 1951, at the age of 65.

He was educated at St. Paul’s School, London, and entered the Royal School of Mines in 1906, obtaining the A.R.S.M. in mining in 1909. He then went to South Africa as an I.M.M. postgraduate student, and after doing a year’s course at East Rand Proprietary Mines, Ltd., was appointed an assistant to the general manager of that company, and was engaged mainly on underground duties until 1914.

During the first World War he held a commission in the Royal Engineers, but from 1916 until 1920 was seconded to the Royal Small Arms Factory.

In 1920 he returned to E.R.P.M., where he remained until 1923, when he joined the staff of New Modderfontein Gold Mining Co., Ltd. In 1926 he returned to England and was for a time connected with British Ropes, Ltd. On the formation of Metafiltration Co., Ltd., of Hounslow, Middlesex, in 1931, he became a director of the company and remained on the board until his death.

During the second World War he served as an Inspector of Small Arms at Enfield Lock until 1946, and subsequently held an appointment in the Ministry of Supply in South Wales.

Mr. Seeman was elected a Student of the Institution in 1909, and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1913.

Vol. 62, Trans I.M.M., 1952-53, p.260

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