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James Graves ( -1911)

1911 Obituary [1]

JAMES GRAVES died at Valeritia, Ireland, on January 14, 1911.

He was one of the oldest members of the telegraph service, haying joined the Electric Telegraph Company in 1852.

In 1861 he was appointed submarine electrician to the Company, in which capacity he took part in the laying of the Atlantic cables.

He continued with the Atlantic Telegraph Company and their successors, the Anglo-American Telegraph Company, until June, 1909.

He was altogether forty-five years at Valentia, and had been a Member of the Institution since 1873.

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