Sir William Henry Preece KCB FRS
(1834-1913)

Died aged c. 79

Sir William Henry Preece FRS (15 February 1834 – 6 November 1913) was a Welsh electrical engineer and inventor. Preece relied on experiments and physical reasoning in his life's work. Upon his retirement from the Post Office in 1899, Preece was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 1899 Birthday Honours.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

1834 1913 This tablet raised by public subscription commemorates one of the earliest pioneers of wireless telegraphy Sir William Henry Preece K.C.B. F.R.S. Engineer-in-Chief to the Post Office A native and first honorary freeman of Caernarvon. He was amongst the foremost of pioneers in the development of wireless telegraphy and one of the first to experiment successfully with the sending of the spoken word through space. Arloesydd Ynglyn a holl ddatblygiadau cynnar y radio yn Y wlad hon a thros y moroedd

English translation: 1834 1913 This tablet raised by public subscription commemorates one of the earliest pioneers of wireless telegraphy Sir William Henry Preece K.C.B. F.R.S. Engineer-in-Chief to the Post Office A native and first honorary freeman of Caernarvon. He was amongst the foremost of pioneers in the development of wireless telegraphy and one of the first to experiment successfully with the sending of the spoken word through space. Arloesydd Ynglyn a holl ddatblygiadau cynnar y radio yn Y wlad hon a thros y moroedd [Google Translate]

Post Office - Castle Square, Caernarfon, United Kingdom where they was

Syr William H. Preece 1934-1913. Cofeb i’r gwr hynaws am ei waith fel arloeswr gyda telegraff diwifr. Hefyd yn arbenigwr gyda Marconi. Yma ym Mhenros bu ei flynyddoedd olaf. Bu farw 6 Tachwedd 1913. In memory of the above for his pioneering work on wireless telegraphy. He lived at Penhros until his death.

English translation: Sir William H. Preece 1934-1913. A memorial to the gentleman for his work as a pioneer with wireless telegraph. Also an expert with Marconi. Here in Penros his last years. He died on 6 November 1913. In memory of the above for his pioneering work on wireless telegraphy. He lived at Penhros until his death.

Penrhos, Caernarfon, United Kingdom where they lived near