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John Edward Neale

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John Edward Neale (1870-1911)

1870 Born in Stoke on Trent[1] son of John Neale, telegraph engineer.

1891 George Alfred Neale 24, telegraph engineer, and John Edward Neale, 20, telegraph engineer, were both lodging in Stoke on Trent[2]

1911 Obituary [3]

JOHN EDWARD NEALE was born in 1870, and at the age of 23 went to India as assistant telegraph superintendent on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway.

In 1898 he became telegraph superintendent, which position he held at the time of his death on May 25, 1911.

He was one of the foremost telegraph engineers in India, and invented a voucher block instrument for single-line working which has been largely adopted on Indian railways.

He joined the Institution in 1893, and was transferred to full Membership in 1897.

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