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David W. Gott ( -1898)
1899 Obituary 
DAVID W. GOTT, who died on the 7th of July, 1898, was born at Kendal in Westmoreland.
He entered the Telegraph service in the year 1866, and was for some time stationed in Italy, and afterwards in Sicily.
He then proceeded to Egypt for the British Indian Company, and was transferred in 1870 to the British Indian Extension Company, (now the Eastern Extension Australasia and China Telegraph Company), and served at various stations of the Company.
At the time of his death he was superintendent at Penang.
He was elected a Member of the Institution on the nth of April, 1877.