JOHN ELLIOT SEAGER (1891 - 1955)

shipowner ; born 30 July 1891 , eldest son of Sir William Henry Seager and Margaret Annie (née Elliot ) , and brother of George Leighton Seager . On 26 May 1922 he married 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 died 8 Jan. 1955 at his home, Ty Gwyn Court , Cardiff .

Source Welsh Biography Online