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Thomas Holme (1879- )
1922 Telephone Engineer, Telephone Buildings, Mytorgate, Hull. T. A.: "Corporation Telephones, Hull." T. N.: Hull, Central 1. b. 1879. Ed. Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. Joined National Telephone Co., Ltd., in 1898. On the commencement of municipal competition went to Glasgow Corporation, and after the opening of the Glasgow Central Exchange was engaged by Portsmouth Corporation as Assistant Engineer and was largely responsible for the successful operation of the system. In 1903 was engaged by the Hull City Council as Manager and Engineer, in which capacity still employed. Chief Works: Construction of the City of Hull telephone system serving the city and 120 miles of territory. The system was so successful in competition with the National Telephone Company's service that when the Post Office purchased the latter the City Council repurchased, and still maintains, the Hull portion. War Services.—Lieutenant in the Signal Corps on the East Coast and stationed at Hull in connection with " signals."