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SEAGER , JOHN ELLIOT ( 1891 - 1955 ), shipowner ;

b. 30 July 1891 , eldest son of Sir William Henry Seager and Margaret Annie (née Elliot ) , and brother of George Leighton Seager (see above) . On 26 May 1922 he m. Dorothy Irene Jones of Pontypridd , and they had four children. Educated at Cardiff High School and Queen's College , Taunton , he joined his father's shipping companies where he gained experience of all levels of management and control of shipping and the equipping of merchant fleets . He soon became a director of a dozen or more shipping and industrial companies and chairman of several of them. For many years he was honorary adviser on ships’ stores at the Ministry of Food . He became a J.P. and was High Sheriff of Glamorganshire , 1937-38 . He took a keen and active interest in charitable work , especially on behalf of youth organisations and hospitals. He was thorough, meticulous and untiring in every task he undertook. During World War I he won the Military Cross while serving with the South Wales Borderers . He d. 8 Jan. 1955 at his home, Tŷ Gwyn Court , Cardiff .

Sources:

  • Who was who? ;
  • The Times , 10 Jan. 1955 .

Author:

Dr Mary Auronwy James, Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001