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Brackenbury Bayly

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Brackenbury Bayly (c1855-1914)

1916 Obituary [1]

BRACKENBURY BAYLY died on the 4th August, 1914, at the age of 59.

He first became connected with the telegraph service in 1871, and was a few years later appointed an inspector of the Government Telegraphs, Cape Town, subsequently becoming Surveyor and District Engineer of the Western District, Cape Colony.

He constructed several important telegraph lines in Cape Colony, Natal, and Transvaal, and eventually became Chief Technical Officer and Assistant Engineer in the G.P.O., Cape Town.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1877 and a Member in 1886. He served on the Committee of the Cape Town Local Centre in 1900, and was Chairman of that Local Centre in 1902-3.

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