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James Ingram Milne

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James Ingram Milne (1882-1947)


1947 Obituary [1]

"JAMES INGRAM MILNE, whose death at the hands of dacoits occurred in Burma on or about 19th February 1947, was elected a Member of the Institution in 1918.

He was born in 1882 and received his technical education at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. On the conclusion of a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. Hall, Russell and Company, Ltd., marine engineers, of the same city, he began his professional career by going to sea in vessels of several well-known shipping companies.

During this period he passed his examination for Extra First-Class Board of Trade Certificate, with the very high percentage of 90 per cent of the total marks. In 1911, he left Messrs. Burns, Philp and Company, Ltd., of Sydney, to become chief engineer of the Hindu Choung Tin Dredging and Mining Company. Subsequently, with a partner, he took over that company under the name of Messrs. Booth and Milne, Tavoy.

After the 1914-18 war, he formed the firm of Milne Brothers, mining engineers, Mergui, being senior partner until his death. Before the last war, he became associated with Messrs. Steel Brothers and Company, Ltd., to form the Lenya Mining Company, Ltd., and it was during a visit to Burma as their consultant, that he met his death."


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