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George Ernest Bergman

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George Ernest Bergman (1874-1905)

1906 Obituary [1]

GEORGE ERNEST BERGMAN, born on the 13th August, 1874, was .educated at Merchant Taylors School and graduated at Cambridge University in 1896.

He obtained his practical training under Messrs. James Simpson and Company, of Pimlico, remaining in their service as an assistant on the expiration of his pupilage.

He then went out to West Africa as an assistant amalgamator to the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation, at Obuassi, where he had charge of a twenty-stamp gold mill.

On his return to England, he was employed by Messrs. Middleton, Hunter and Duff as Resident Engineer in charge of a hot-water and water-softening plant at the Three Counties Asylum, near Hitchin.

On the completion of this work he obtained an appointment on the staff of the Assam-Bengal Railway, and took up his duties in Assam early in 1905.

He met his death on the 14th November, 1905, as the result of the accidental overturning of an engine which he was running over a light line to a quarry.

Mr. Bergman was elected an Associate Member of the Institution on the 8th January, 1901.

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