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William Henry Stone

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William Henry Stone (1837-1917)

1918 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM HENRY STONE, member of the first class of the Imperial Japanese Order of the Rising Sun and of the first class of the Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure, Commander of the Royal Danish Order of Danncbrog, Adviser to the Japanese Telegraph Administration, died on the 3rd June, 1917, at his residence in Tokio, alter a short illness.

He was born on the 18th June, 1837, at Sligo, Ireland, and went to Japan in 1872 to join the Japanese Telegraphs, and remained in the telegraph service until his death, although in later years he had, owing to his very advanced age, practically retired.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1875 and a Member in 1887.

In 1884 he was awarded the Fahie premium for a paper on "The Physiological Bearing of Electricity on Health."

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