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Wilfred Francis Kent

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Wilfred Francis Kent ( -1952) of the Marconi International Marine Communication Co

1952 Obituary [1]

We regret to announce the death, on December 9th, of Mr. Wilfred Francis Kent, contracts manager of the Marconi International Marine Communication Company, Ltd.

A native of Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, Mr. Kent joined Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company, Ltd., in 1913. He served throughout the 1914-18 war as a signals officer in the Royal Engineers in France, the Dardanelles and Russia.

In 1924 he rejoined the company and represented its interests in Turkey and Bulgaria. In 1937 he became contracts manager of the company's small craft division.

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