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John Edward Neale (1870-1911)
1911 Obituary 
JOHN EDWARD NEALE was born in 1870, and at the age of 23 went to India as assistant telegraph superintendent on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway.
In 1898 he became telegraph superintendent, which position he held at the time of his death on May 25, 1911.
He was one of the foremost telegraph engineers in India, and invented a voucher block instrument for single-line working which has been largely adopted on Indian railways.
He joined the Institution in 1893, and was transferred to full Membership in 1897.