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William Noble

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William Noble started work as a telegraphist in Aberdeen, his native town

Later became engineer-in-charge of the Aberdeen section of the Post Office telegraph

1901 Appointed assistant superintending engineer in the Central Metropolitan District.

1912 He became assistant engineer-in-chief of the GPO

1919 Succeeded Sir William Slingo as engineer-in-chief.

1920 knighted in recognition of his work for the Post Office, especially the telephone services.

1922 Sir William Noble retired from the position of engineer-in-chief at the General Post Office. Succeeded by Major T. F. Purves.

Sir William accepted a seat on the board of the General Electric Company, paying particular attention to the development of the telephone and wireless sections of the company

1943 Obituary [1]

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Sources of Information

  • The Engineer 1922/06/02