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Admiral Sir Henry Jackson

Admiral Sir Henry Jackson. A pioneer of radio, he established the first ship-to-ship radio communication in 1896-97 while in command of HMS Defiance moored off Wearde Quay, Saltash. His work complemented that of Marconi with whom he compared notes. Born in Yorkshire, Jackson joined the Royal Navy in 1869 and lived here with his wife Alice while at Defiance. He was later appointed first chairman of the Radio Research Board and died in Hampshire in 1929. He lived at Boisdale House, Saltash from 1895-1897.


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