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Thomas George MacLear Ladds ( -1911)
1911 Obituary 
THOMAS GEORGE MACLEAR LADDS was trained at the School of Telegraphy, Hanover Square.
In 1885 he entered the service of the Eastern Telegraph Company, at Gibraltar, being afterwards transferred to Alexandria.
In 1896 he went to South Africa, and superintended the erection of plant for various gold-mining companies.
He was afterwards for some time with the Eastern and South African Telegraph Company at Cape Town, and in 1903 was employed on electric signalling work with the Cape Government Railways, which position he held at the time of his death on January 30, 1911.
He was elected an Associate Member in 1887, and was transferred to full Membership in 1898.