1953 Who's Who in the Motor Industry: Persons C
Note: This is a sub-section of 1953 Who's Who in the Motor Industry
CADDEN, Stanley William. Managing Director of Joseph Torrey & Sons Ltd., Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 3rd November, 1906. Educated at Central Technical School, Birmingham where he studied engineering. Joined present firm as Works Manager in 1925, and became Managing Director in 1947. Interests : Golf, Horse-riding, Reading. Private address: St. Stephens, Mulroy Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks. Telephone: 3043.
CADGE, Edward Donald. Proprietor, E. D. Cadge & Co., Ipswich. Born Ipswich, 18th September, 1905. Educated at Northgate Secondary School. Trained to become electrical engineer. Was a Haulage Contractor for some time. Founded present business in 1923. Private address: 345, Colchester Road, Ipswich. Telephone: 78972.
CADISCH, Ernest Edward. Managing Partner, R. Cadisch & Sons, Red Lion Square, W.C.I. and branches. Born London, i 1 th August, 1897. Educated at Beccles College, Suffolk; and Le Rosey, Rolle, Switzerland. Studied Automobile Engineering at City and Guilds, London. Served in France and Belgium, 1915-19 in Royal Engineers. Became a trainee with present firm in 1919. Took up present position in 1924. Is a member of Council of Motor Factors' Association and on the Accessory Committee, and the General Motor Factors' Committee. Is also a Member of the Sparking Plug Conference. From 1943 until 1945 was Hon. Treasurer of the Association. 1942-1951, Holder of Royal Warrant to H.M. King George VI. Is interested in: Travel, Golf, Photography and Motoring. Private address: Normandy, Broad Walk, London, N.2 I . Telephone: Palmers Green 3803.
CAFFYN, Edward Roy, (Brigadier), C.B. E. , T.D., J . P . , M. I .MECH. E. Joint Managing Director of Caffyns Ltd. Born Eastbourne, 27th May, 1904. Educated Eastbourne Grammar School and studied engineering at Loughborough College, where obtained 1st class Honours Diploma in Automobile Engineering. In 1925 became Assistant Manager of present firm and took up present position in 1937. Joined Territorial Army in 1931. Raised and commanded an Army Field Workshop in 1939. Served with the 51st Highland Division in Maginot Line and on the Somme and evacuated from Brest in 1940. Promoted Brigadier in 1941. Assisted in formation of R.E.M.E. as deputy to Brig. General Rowcroft in War Office. Served on Field Marshal Montgomery's staff as D.M.E. Awarded O.B.E. in 1941, C.B.E., in 1944 and twice mentioned in Despatches. Demobilised in 1945 with Hon. rank of Brigadier. Has been Chairman of County of Sussex Territorial Army and Auxiliary Forces Association since 1948. Appointed Justice of the Peace for Eastbourne in 1948. Married; two sons. Hobbies, etc. Shooting, fishing and tennis. Private address: Norman Norris, Horam, Sussex. Telephone: Horeham Road 74.
CAFFYN, Sydney Morris. Chairman and Joint Managing Director of Caffyns Ltd., Eastbourne. Born Eastbourne, 22nd July, 1901. Educated at Eastbourne Grammar School. Studied engineering at Royal School of Mines, Imperial College of Science and Technology. Started work in 1922 as Assistant Works Manager. In 1937 became Joint Managing Director and in 1942 Chairman of present firm. 1939-41, President Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce. 1939-45, Repairs Adviser to Regional Transport Commissioner. During 2nd World War raised and commanded Sussex Recovery Company, Home Guard, with rank of Major. 1945-46, Chairman South Eastern Division M.A.A. Member National Executive Committee and Council M.A.A. (President, 1947-49). Member Executive Committee and Council of B.M.T.A. Member National Joint Industrial Council for Motor Vehicle Retail & Repairing Trades (Chairman 1949 onwards); Member Joint Committee of Vehicle Manufacturers and Retailers (Chairman 1949 onwards); Member National Joint Advisory Council of Ministry of Labour; Member Employers Panel of National Arbitration Tribunal; Member Oil Consumers Council of Ministry of Fuel and Power; Member Census of Distribution Advisory Committee of Board of Trade; Member of General Purposes Committee of British Employers Confederation. Member of Eastbourne Borough Council since 1937 (Alderman 1944). Chairman Education Committee. Chairman of Governors of Eastbourne Training College. Chairman Chelsea College of Physical Education. Chairman Eastbourne Grammar & High Schools. Member Joint Consultative Committee of Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Union. Married Annie (nee Dawson) in 1925; 3 sons, 1 daughter. Interests : Town Council and Church Work. Hobby: Book Collecting. Private address: Aymond Grange, Dittons Road, Eastbourne. Telephone: 3111.
CAIGER, Charles Lionel. Commercial Manager, Car Radio Sales Division, E. K. Cole Ltd., Southend-on-Sea. Born London, 1907. Educated at Wandsworth County School and trained in radio at Wireless College, Clapham. After four years as Radio Officer with Union Castle Line joined Philips Electrical Ltd as Technical Service Engineer, serving in all production departments, and becoming Assistant Production Manager. After eleven years service joined E. K. Cole Ltd., in 1940 as Production Controller and in 1944 appointed Factories Organisation Controller. Has held present position since 1948. Hobbies : Gardening and Golf. Private address: The Rockery, Stock Road, Billericay, Essex. Telephone: 185.
CAIRNS, David. District Manager, Belfast Depot, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Belfast. Born Glasgow, 23rd August, 1887. Educated at Hilihead High School, Glasgow_ Started in business as Boy with Nobel's Explosives Co., Ltd., Glasgow, graduating to their costing and statistical department. In 1912 went to Canadian Explosives Ltd., Montreal (now Canadian Industries Ltd.) where became Chief Cost Accountant. In 1919 returned to this country as Costing Expert with Thomson McLintock & Co. Later joined Cambell, Achnach & Co., Ltd., and entered the Dunlop organisation when Campbell, Achnach & Co., Ltd., was acquired by Dunlop's in 1946. Interested in athletics (as a spectator now). Private address: 17, Princetown Avenue, Bangor, Co. Down. Telephone: 259.
CALLINGHAM, Lt-Col. Leslie George, R.A.S.C., M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Born 1888, London. Educated at Merchant Taylors School; 1914 19 was on active service in First World War. 1921, joined the firm of Shell Mex, Ltd., and became Manager of the Technical and Research Department of Shell Mex & B.P. Ltd. Private address: Tomlin's Cottage, Frimley, Aldershot, Hants.
CALLOW, John Stanley. Joint Managing Director, Rice Brothers (Horsham) Ltd., Horsham. Born Horsham, 12th April, 1887. Educated at Collyers School, Horsham. His father and grandfather were both Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons but he was prevented by reasons of health from following a similiar career. Became salesman to the Sussex Brick Co., and in 1916 Assistant to Founder of present firm. Joined the Board in 1929 and was appointed to present position in 1945. Is interested in Golf, all outdoor Sports, and Gardening. Private address: 1, Worthing Road, Horsham, Sussex. Telephone: 501.
CALVERT, Paul John, A. M.I.MECH.E. Consulting Engineer. Born 31st August, 1907. Educated at Westminster. Technical training was acquired at Faraday House. Is interested in Motor Racing, Tennis and Rowing. Private address: The Little End, Barons Hurst, Woodcote Green, Epsom.
CAMBAGE, Clare, F.I.M.I., M.INST.WELDING, A.M.INST.B.E., M.S.M.A., F.I.D. Managing Director, The S.M.T. Sales and Service Co., Ltd., Edinburgh. Born Ripon, 17th February, 1902. Educated at Holy Trinity, Ripon. Became an Automobile Engineer in 1923. Was General Manager of Sherwoods, Darlington, prior to joining present Company as Branch Manager at Carlisle, in 1939. In 1940 when Company went over to war production he moved to Edinburgh as Assistant General Manager. In 1943 became General Manager and in 1949 when the S.M.T. Sales and Service Co., Ltd., was formed (after nationalisation of their bus interests) he became a member of the Board, continuing as General Manager. Has since expanded the Company's activities to its present size with 18 branches. Is Council Member of S.M.T.A. and Chairman of the Scottish Region of the Vauxhall-Bedford Dealers Club. Is interested in the welfare and social side of the firm's activities. Recreation: Golf. Private address: Berriedale, Cramond Road North, Barnton, Midlothian, Scotland. Telephone: 78521.
CAMERON, Evan McDonald. Manager, Hiring Department, Cameron & Campbell, Ltd., Glasgow. Born Clarkston, 4th February, 1928. Educated at Loretto School, Musselburgh. After leaving school became apprentice with Car Care Ltd., learning the practical side of autoengineering, mechanics and maintenance. Studied at Night classes at Glasgow High School at same time. Then aged 18, took over present position, operating a fleet of 125 selfdrive and chauffeur driven cars running throughout Europe. Has travelled on business in America, Canada and Europe. Is member of American Society of Travel Agents; National Car Rental System of America : and Scottish Travel Association of which he is appointed representative. Opened new offices in Bothweel Street in 1951. Is interested in Cinematography, Politics. Club: Royal Scottish Automobile Club. Private address: Eltham, Ledcameroch Road, Bearsden, Dumbartonshire. Telephone: Bearsden 0572.
CAMERON, Ian Gordon. Assistant to Manager, Equipment Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Erdington, Birmingham. Born Barrhead, 17th April, 1910. Educated at Edinburgh Academy 1916-1928. Became office boy with Dunlop's in 1928; transferred to Glasgow Depot, Service Dept. 1931 and Fort Dunlop General Service Manager's Office, 1933. Appointed Manager, Service Service Dept., Birmingham Depot, 1935 and Special Salesman Dunlopillo Upholstery 1937. Became Service Manager, Scotland, 1938. Joined Territorial Army, May,1939 and served during war in R.A.O.C. Demobilised as Lieut-Col., 1944. Recreation : Golf. Private address: 25, The Boulevard, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield. Telephone: Erdington 1782.
CAMERON, Gordon Scott Gibson, Sales Manager, Cameron and Campbell, Ltd., Glasgow. Born Bothwell, 25th August, 1924. Educated at Glasgow Academy. Volunteered as Naval Commando in 1942; commissioned in 1943. Transferred to Special Services in Command of a unit of "frogmen." Demobilised in 1946 and joined present firm. Appointed to present position in 195o. Married : one son, one daughter. Hobbies : Fishing and Shooting. Private address : 26, Lochend Drive, Bearsden, Dumbartonshire. Telephone. Bearsden 1056.
CAMERON, Gregor. Managing Director, Cameron and Campbell, Ltd., Glasgow. Born Inverness, 24th August, 1893. Educated at Inverness Academy. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1911 to study farming. Joined Anzacs in 1915 and served in Dardanelles, Egypt and France. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps as a Fighter pilot. In 1922 joined Cox's Garage, Hamilton as Sales Manager. Formed Cameron and Campbell in 1925 and acquired sole control in 1926. Was President of Glasgow Gliding Club, pre-war. Recreations : Fishing and Motoring. Is married; 3 sons, one daughter. Private address: Eltham, Bearsden, Dumbartonshire. Telephone: Bearsden 0572.
CAMERON, Gregor Macrae, Jnr. General Manager, Cameron and Campbell, Ltd., Glasgow. Born Bathgate, 8th February, 1923. Educated at Glasgow Academy and Queen's College, Oxford. Joined R.A.F. in 1941 and served as fighter pilot. Demobilised in 1946 as FlghtLieut. Joined present firm as Salesman on demobilisation. Became General Manager in 1950. Clubs : R.S.A.C., Buchanan Castle Golf Club. Recreations : Fishing and Golf. Married; one daughter. Private address: 82, Switchback Road, Bearsden, Dumbartonshire. Telephone: Bearsden 2947.
CAMPBELL, Barrie. General Manager, Rootes, Ltd., Manchester. Born Wigan, 18th February, 1909. Educated at Bedford School and joined Service Dept., Humber Ltd., in 1930, serving period of training in Shops and Stores. Appointed Service Representative in 1935; Assistant Service Manager, 1937. Service Manager, Humber Ltd., London, in July 1939. From September, 1939 until 1946 was Factory Service Manager and became General Manager, Manchester, January, 1947. Recreation: Golf. Private address: Rylstone, 35, Bramhall Park Road, Bramhall, Cheshire. Telephone: Bramhall 2344.
CAMPBELL, Donald Lynden, B.SC., A.M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.PROD.E. Inspection Superintendent of Albion Motors Ltd., Glasgow. Born Edinburgh, 25th May, 1912. Educated Galway Grammar School and studied Engineering at Glasgow University. Became apprenticed to Beardmore (Loco works) in 1928 and to present firm in 1931. Appointed Assistant Inspection Superintendent 1937. Served in 1939-45 war in R.A.O.C. and R.E.M.E. as Lt.-Col. Was Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering at G.H.Q. Paiforce and later G.H.Q., M.E.F. Mentioned in Despatches 1943. Rejoined Albion Motors 1948, in present position. 1949 onwards : Member of Committee, Automobile Division, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Scottish Centre. 1951 onwards; Member of Committee P.E.R.A. Technical Committee, 6 T (Surface Finish). 195o onwards : Member of P.E.R.A. Road Vehicle and Accessory Manufacturers' Advisory Panel. Married Alison Joyce (née Blythe); one daughter, one son. Interests; Mountaineering, (Member of Scottish Mountaineering Club), Gardening and Motoring. Private address: Dunollie, Mugdock Road, Milngavie, Dumbartonshire. Telephone: 1937.
CANHAM, Reginald James. Director and General Manager of Allard Motor Co. Ltd. Born Haywards Heath, 5th May, 1907. Educated at Peterborough School. Served 5 years apprenticeship with Buckingham Gate Motor Works Ltd. In 1927 joined Car Mart Ltd., London, and worked in their Sales Dept. In 1934 joined Messrs. Adlards Motors Ltd., as Sales Manager and assisted Mr. Sidney Allard in designing and building the first Allard Special. During the 2nd World War was Stores Manager for Messrs. Adlards Motors Ltd., in their Army Auxiliary Workshops. 1946 was appointed General Manager to the Allard Motor Company Ltd., being responsible for the design and production of Allard Cars. 1950, took up present position. Married 1935; two sons, one daughter. Interests : Motor Racing and Foreign Travel. Hobbies : Motor Sport and Gardening. Private address: 97, Oaks Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey. Telephone: Derwent 2319.
CANNELL, Bertram Sidney. Chairman and Managing Director, Moore of Brighton (1924) Ltd. Born Norwich, 1899. Educated at Newbury and Cambridge. Served during 1914-18 war in R.A.S.C. and in the Royal Flying Corps. Commenced on own account, 1921, at Hove. In 1924 purchased Moore's Ltd., which had been established in 1898. Operated Army Technical Training School for M.T.5., War Office, 1940-47. Since 1940 has been operating Army Auxiliary Workshops for the Ministry of Supply. Recreations : Hunting, Shooting, Ski-ing, Horse Racing. Is also interested in Farming. Private address: Tottington Manor, Near Henfield, Sussex. Telephone: Steyning 3257.
CANNEY, Duncan Edward Farmar, B.A. Director and Manager, Telamite Ltd., Bentham, via Lancaster. Born Allahabad, 29th January, 1910. Son of an Army Chaplain, came to England 1919; foundation scholarship to Marlborough College 1922; open mathematical scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge 1929; graduated 1932. Joined Cadbury Bros., 1932, leaving in 1937 to become manager of the Bentham works of George Angus and Co. These works produce brake-linings, canvas fire-hose and belting. Became Director of Telamite Ltd (a George Angus Subsidiary) in 1945; and Development Manager for the parent firm in 1948. Has also been a Director of George Angus (Canada) Ltd., since 1949. Is married. Hobbies are: Theatre, Fellwalking, Tennis, Badminton, Squash and Hockey. Private address: The Dower House, Riding Mill, Northumberland. Telephone: Riding Mill 294.
CANNING, Sir Ernest, D.L., J.P. Chairman and Managing Director, W. Canning & Co., Ltd., Birmingham Born 7th August, 1876. Educated at King Edward's School, Aston. Entered politics under Joseph Chamberlain, 1899. Elected Birmingham City Council, 1930. Became Lord Mayor 1937-38; High Sheriff of Warwickshire 1946-47. Past Chairman Birmingham Unionist Association. Recreations : Shooting, Golf, Travel. Clubs : Union, Conservative, St. Paul's (B'ham). Private address: Grey House, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, 20. Telephone: Northern 0056.
CANNING-MATTHEWS, Sidney James. Managing Director of Globe and Simpson (Manchester) Ltd. Born Clapton, 5th April, 1905. Educated at Acton and Chiswick Polytechnics and at Birmingham Commercial College. In 1920 joined C. A. Vandervell & Co. for workshop training, transferring to John Lucas Ltd., Birmingham on amalgamation. Worked with two other electrical services companies before joining Globe and Simpson Ltd., as Branch Manager in 1939. In 1947 was appointed Director of Globe & Simpson (Manchester) Ltd., and in 195o as Managing Director of Globe & Simpson (Manchester) Ltd., and to the Board of Globe and Simpson, Ltd. Married 1936; two sons. Is interested in Guide Book collecting; Gardening; and Philately. Is a member of the Inc. Sales Managers Association. Private address: 22, Greystock Avenue, Fulwood, Near Preston. Telephone: Preston 7425.
CARDWELL, George. Chairman, Road Passenger Executive (British Transport Commission), 10, Fleet Street, E.C.4. Telephone: City 4400. Born 30th September, 1882. Educated at Baines Grammar School, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs. Became a premium pupil with Brush Electrical Engineering Co., Ltd., Loughborough, 1901-4 then joined the Company's Engineering staff until 1907 when became General Manager of Hartlepools Electric Tramways Co. In 1912 joined Devonport and District Tramways and in 1915 Aldershot and District Traction Co. Served during 1914-18 war as Captain in Royal Engineers. Afterwards served on the Board of many transport companies, frequently as Chairman. Member of Road Transport Executive (now Road Haulage Executive) 1948-49. Is interested in Football and Golf. Clubs : Transportation; R.A.C., Woodcote Park. Private address: Woodhouse, 3, Burdon Lane, Cheam, Surrey. Telephone: Vigilant 5653.
CARDWELL, George Arthur Harridge, M.I.MECH.E., M.INST.T. Deputy Chief Engineer, Road Haulage Executive, 222, Marylebone Road, London, N.W.I. Born Devonport, 8th March, 1915. Educated at Stockport Grammar School and Dulwich College. Studied engineering at the London Polytechnic. In 1932 became an apprentice with Thomas Tilling Ltd., of Peckham. Left in 1934 continuing practical engineering training with Leyland Motors Ltd., and other manufacturers until 1937. Subsequently held engineering appointments with the Tilling Group of Companies until the war. Served in R.A.O.C. and R.E.M.E., 1939-46, attaining the rank of Lieut.-Col. in 1944, on appointment as Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering, the War Office. Joined Eastern Counties Omnibus Co., Ltd., Norwich in March, 1946, as Assistant General Manager. Left to take up present position. Married, 1947; one son. Recreations; Lawn Tennis and Gardening. Private Address: Ingles by, Green Court Gardens, Addiscombe, Surrey. Telephone: 7327.
CAREY-HILL, Eustace. Deputy Chairman and Director-in-Charge of Dartmouth Auto Castings Ltd., Smethwick. Born Coventry, 28th December, 1882. Educated at Oundle School and subsequently studied engineering at Coventry and Binningham Technical Colleges. Worked with Beeston Cycle and Motor Cycle Co., Ltd., Coventry and left them to serve in the Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer War. In 1902 entered the foundry and general engineering business which in 1908 became Rowland Hill and Sons, Ltd. He occupied the positions of Technical Director, Works Manager, and finally Managing Director until in 1932 the business was acquired by the Birmingham Aluminium Casting (1903) Co., Ltd. Enered the Sales Dept. of the latter Company becoming Sales Manager. In 1942 was appointed Sales Director of his present firm, a component-manufacturing Company owned and controlled by Birmid Industries Ltd. Has taken an active part in the work of the Institute of British Foundry men and read many papers on foundry matters to Engineering Societies. Other interest is archaeology and he has read many papers to local societies on this topic. One of these on "Kenilworth Abbey" was probably responsible for his election to Fellowship of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Is a past Master of the Mercers Company and the Tanners Company, two of Coventry's ancient Craft Guilds. Is also interested in History and Politics. Private address: The Hollies, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Telephone: 110.
CARINGTON, Major Charles Molyneux, M.C. Director, S. Smith & Sons (England) Ltd. Born London, 12th March, 1886. Educated at Marlborough. Became a pupil with Thames Ironworks, Ltd., Greenwich and after training became Manager of their Motor Department. Joined Adams Motor Co., as Chief Engineer. Issued with pilot's certificate in France, July, 1914 and joined R.F.C. in August, 1914. Transferred to Air Ministry 1916. Was Technical Director, K.L.G. Sparking Plugs before joining present firm.
CARLAW, Walter MacFarlane, S Ldr., D.F.C., M.I.MECH.E., M.I.N.A, Consulting Engineer. Born Glasgow, 8th March, 1899. Educated at Glasgow High School, Royal Technical College and Scottish Educational College where he gained certificates in Engineering_ Served apprenticeship with Messrs. Wm. Beardmore & Co., Ltd. 1917-18, served as Flight Commander in R.F.C. and R.A.F. and was awarded D.F.C. 1922-26, maintenance Engineer on Factory Plant and Fleet of over 100 Motor Vehicles. 1926-41, in Practice as Consulting Engineer, Claims Assessor and Yacht Surveyor. 1941-46, served as Officer Commanding Royal Air Force, Maintenance Unit with rank of Squadron Leader. 1947, resumed practice. Holds First Class Certificates for Air and Coastal Navigation, and also Private Air Pilot's Licence No. 1425. Is also Member of the Institute of Automobile Assessors. Clubs: Royal Scottish Automobile Club, Guild of Master Motorists, and Royal Scottish Motor Yacht Club. Interests : Flying and Yachting. Private address: 50, Kelvin Drive, Glasgow, N.W. Telephone: Maryhill 2880.
CARMICHAEL, Edward Ninian Bruce. Director and Secretary, Praills (Hereford) Ltd., and Praills (Holdings) Ltd. Born Bamford, 8th October, 1908. Educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond. Entered office of Chartered Accountants in Leicester and subsequently joined an Insurance Company at their London Head Office. On formation of Praills Motors Ltd., in 1936 joined that Company as Director and Secretary and subsequently joined the Board of various subsidiaries. Recreations : Fishing and Shooting. Private address: 6, Ferndale Road, Hereford. Telephone: 2909.
CARNELL, Cyril Richard James. Partner, The Woolbrook Garage, Sidmouth Born Sidmouth, 24th July, 1904. Educated locally. In 1918 became an apprentice in Motor Engineering. Became partner in present firm 1946. Interested in Rugby Football. Recreation : Gardening. Private address: Holmville, Highfield, Sidmouth. Telephone: 1266.
CARPENTER, Eric, M.I.P.E., A.M.I.MECH.E. Sales Director of the British Piston Ring Co., Ltd., Coventry. Born Northiam, 7th May, 1903. Educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical College and Alfred Herbert Ltd. 1924 joined Associated British Machine Tool Makers Ltd., at Birmingham Office as Salesman. 1930, transferred to Berlin. 1931, Continental Representative at Head Office, London. 1935, appointed Managing Director British Aero Components Ltd., (Subsidiary of The British Piston Ring Co., Ltd.) founded to manufacture Sodium-Cooled Valves for Aero Engines. 1937, appointed Sales Manager of present firm still remaining Managing Director of British Aero Components Ltd., until 1945. 1939, took up present position and also became Director of Brimcovmo (another subsidiary). Also director Associated Engineering Holdings Ltd.; Associated Engineering (Sales) Ltd. Club : R.A.C. Married; one daughter, one son. Hobbies etc. Music and Golf. Private address: Westworth House, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. Telephone: Kenilworth 596.
CARPENTER, Thomas Devereux, M.I.MECH.E., A.F.R.AE.S. Service Manager of Hooper & Co. (Coachbuilders) Ltd., Western Avenue, W.3. Born Enfield, 1892. Educated at Sir Walter St. John's School, Battersea. Studied Engineering at Regent Street and Battersea Polytechnics. Began serving apprenticeship as draughtsman in 1906. F.I.B.C.M. (1934) M.B.E.I. (1947) Council Member of S.M.M. & T., N.F.V.T., and I.B.C.A.M. Hon. Treasurer of N.F.V.T. Chairman of I.B.C.A.M., 5th Section. Examiner for City & Guilds Institute, Motor Body Building, Civil Service Commission (Draughtsmen), and casual Examiner for Board of Education. Took up present position in 1946. Private address: 32, Birkdale Road, Ealing, W.5. Telephone: Perivale 3989.
CARR, Frank Richard. Sales Manager, Accessories Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Birmingham. Born Sutton Coldfield, 28th July, 1895. In 1914 became junior clerk in present firm's Advertising Dept., after four years with a firm of Birmingham engineers. Appointed to present position in 1926. Is a Director of Dunlop Special Products Ltd., and of Flexible Saddles Ltd. Has served for many years and is still a member of a number of S.M.M. & T. Committees. Member of Council of Moor Hall Golf Club since 1937 (Capt. 1947; VicePresident since 1948). Married, 1921 to Florence Emily (née Lowe). Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private address: C irsden, Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield. Telephone: 2333.
CARR, Reginald Sidney, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chief Engineer, Westcliffe-on-Sea Motor Services Ltd., Southend. Born Fulham, 26th July, 1893. Educated at Winchmore Hill Collegiate School and studied engineering at Doncaster Technical Institute and Sheffield University. Was apprenticed to the Great Northern Railway Company, Doncaster for 5 years until the outbreak of the 1914-18 war during which he served in Egypt and Salonica. Was demobilised in 1919. Passed Institute exams in 1920 and later became an Associate member. Was Chief Engineer with Sangers of Euston Road, before becoming Chief Engineer to his present firm in 1932. Has one son, now serving as pupil apprentice at C.A.V. Ltd., Acton. Recreations : Yachting, Golf. Private address: 33, Hall Park Avenue, Westcliffe-on-Sea. Telephone: Leigh-on-Sea 75041.
CARTER, Frederick Samuel Thomas. Director, Reeve and Stedeford, Ltd., Birmi ngham. Born Plymouth, 19th September, 1917. Educated at Mutley Grammar School and Plymouth College. Studied engineering at Technical College and became pupil in Motor Trade joining Sales Staff in 1936. Served during war as Private, demobilised with rank of Major. Took up present position in 1946. Recreations : Fly-Fishing, Motor Sport, and Sailing. Private address: 45, Brook Lane, Kings Heath, Birmingham, 14. Telephone: Highbury 3582.
CARTMELL, Stuart. Home Sales Manager, Leyland Motors Ltd., Leyland. Born January 6th, 1893 at Preston. Educated at King Edward VII School, Lytham. Became engineer apprentice with Leyland in 1911. Says he was then given good advice not to stay with the same firm for more than five years until attaining age of 5o. Has already been with Leyland's for 41 years. Served in 1914 war with R.A.S.C. and with Tank Corps in France. After demobilisation became Sales Superintendent, Leyland Motors Manchester until 1925. Appointed Regional Sales Manager, Leeds, 1925. Promoted to present position in 1944. Recreations : Golf, Cine-Photography and Foreign Travel. Private address: 6, Park Avenue, Lytham, Lancs. Telephone: 265.
CASEY, Mark. Works Manager, Vincent H.R.D. Co. Ltd., Stevenage. Born Coventry, I1th March, 1903. Educated at Bablake School. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical Institute. Became apprenticed to Automobile Engineering with Alfred Herbert Co., Ltd. Appointed Production Manager, Sperry Gyroscope Co., Ltd. in 1936. Left in 1940 to become Works Manager, Simms Motor Units Co., Ltd. In 1943 became Works Manager with Modern Wheel Drive Co., Ltd. Took up present position in 1951. Is interested in Music, Cricket, Football, Swimming. Private address: IoI, Letchmore Road, Stevenage.
CASSIDY, Francis William. Proprietor, Ormond Garage, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Born Queenstown, 12th March, 1899. Educated at Christian Brothers School, Queenstown. Became apprenticed in Marine Engineering serving six years at Haulbowline Dockyard. Became a Boiler Inspector prior to becoming Assembly Line Inspector with H. Ford and Son, Cork, in 1920. In 1924 became Ford Sales Representative until 1928 when he joined Firestone's as a Tyre Representative. In 1930 became partner in Ormond Garage and has been Proprietor since 1946. Plays golf. Private address: 17, Pearse Street, Nenagh. Telephone:
CASTELL, Frank James, A.COMM.A. Secretary and Accountant, Bell Street Motor Works, Henley-on-Thames. Born London, 16th October, 1897. Educated at Leytonstone House School, Essex. Started work in London counting house, 1911. Served five years with London Field Ambulance in France and became interpreter. From 1919 worked as an accountant and became associated with the Motor Industry when he became a Hire-Car Proprietor at Rye in 1930. Joined present employer in 1940. Is Hon. Secretary of Berks., Oxon and South Bucks Centre of the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund. Is interested in Foreign Language study (has passed exam in Russian). Married; two stepchildren. Private address: Chez Nous, Northfield End, Henley-on-Thames.
CASTELLO, William Ernest, M.I.MECH.E. F.I.M.I. Managing Director of Kingston Hill Motor Works, Surrey. Bornloth July, 1886. Studied Engineering at Merchant Venturers College; Bristol Polytechnic; and Regent Street Polytechnic. Served apprenticeship with Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield. 1905, worked on engines at Wolseley Tool and Car Co., Crayford. After working with Napier and Talbot, became Engine-room Officer with Royal Mail Steam Packet Co., from 1907-10. Obtained Board of Trade Certificate, Marine Engineer. Then joined White Steam Car Co. working on Steam and Petrol vehicles, until, in 1912, joined Straker Squire Cars and Lorries as Assistant Works Manager doing engine research and testing. During first World War was lent to R.N.A.S. on engine research work in the air. 1939, Major O.M.E. in R.A.O.C. 1940, became Lt.-Col. 1942, transferred to R.E.M.E. Demobilised in 1945. Is Director of Godfreys Ltd., and King & Taylor, Coach Builders, Godalming. Ex-member of Council, Executive and Finance Committee of M.A.A. Ex-Chairman Metropolitan Division M.A.A. Ex-President Kingston-on-Thames Chamber of Commerce. Senior active member Kingston Rotary Club. Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Basketmakers Member of the Fellowship of the Motor Industry. Clubs : City Livery, Royal Automobile, and Roadfarers. Married. His son, F/Lt. W. 0. Castello, D.F.C., was killed on operational flight, 1942. Hobbies etc. Golf, Shooting and Cine Photography. Private address: The Haven, Brook Gardens, Kingston Hill, Surrey. Telephone: Kingston 3737.
CATTAWAY, John Eric. General Manager, "A. C. Sharp," Westerham. Born Caterham, 4th July, 1906. Educated at Purley County School. In 1923 joined firm of Incorporated Accountants in London for preliminary training. Joined R.A.F. 1924, transferred to reserve, July, 193o. Joined A. C. Sharp as Office Manager 193o, becoming General Manager and Sales Manager on growth of business. Recalled to R.A.F., 1939; commissioned as M.T. Officer; transferred to Reserve, 1946, when he rejoined present firm. Recreations : Sea-fishing and Foreign Travel. Private address: Willards Croft, High Street, Westerham, Kent. Telephone: 250.
CAUNT, Burley Francis, M.I.MECH.E. Managing Director, Atkinson Lorries (1933) Ltd., Walton-le-Dale. Born Wolverton, Bucks., loth September, 1902. Educated at County School, Wolverton. Became an apprentice with J. I. Thornycroft Sr Co., Ltd., in 1919. Became Managing Director of present firm in 1946. Interested in Music. Married; two daughters. Private address: 23, Hollinghurst Avenue, Penwortham, Preston, Lancs. Telephone: Preston 83254.
CAUSTON, Charles Edward Atherton, A.R.AE.S. General Equipment Sales Manager, Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd., London. Born Hastings, 4th August, 1915. Educated .at Skinners School, Tunbridge Wells; Ardingly College, Sussex. Studied engineering at Leeds College of Technology and became premium apprentice with Appleyard of Leeds. 1929-34. Became Reception Engineer and Personal Assistant to Mr. Edward Caffyn at Eastbourne, leaving Caffyns Ltd., in 1936 to join Morley and Handover Ltd., Great Portland Street, W.I. In 1937 was appointed Service Manager to Smith and Hunter Ltd., taking charge of all Service and Technical problems. At outbreak of War moved to Air Ministry as an engine specialist. In 1946 joined Timson Bros., (England) Ltd., Birmingham as Technical Sales Manager and Export Manager, in the latter capacity supplied Workshop Equipment via U.N.R.A. for 78 complete Garages in China. Was 0/C M.41 Gliding School based at R.A.F. Station, Honiley. This was the first Gliding School in the Country. Speaks French and Spanish. Interested in Local Affairs. Private address: 31, Reservoir Road, Olton, Birmingham, 27. Telephone: Acocks Green 1821.
CAVE, Harold, F.I.M.I. Proprietor, Arnold Service Garage, Notts. Born Daybrook, 1906. Educated at Arnold Council Schools; Nottingham People's College and University Technical College. Became apprenticed to Huskinson & Ashwell Ltd., and served seven years in stores and office. Left to establish business on own account. Is a member of the Council and a Member of the Managemant Committee of the Motor Industry. Member of Arnold U.D.C.; Chairman of the Local Joint Youth Committee; Secretary Arnold Old Age Pensioners Federation; Chairman Nottingham Section of Motor Agents' Association 1950-1951. Is Governor of Robert Mellors School and Church Drive Secondary Modern School Is interested in Social Welfare for aged and young people; Politics; Archaeology; Photography; Conjuring; and Small-bore Rifle Shooting. Private address: Mabenhurst, Furlong Avenue, Arnold. Telephone: 68162.
CAVE, Maurice Herbert, F.I.M.I. Service Manager, Trojan Ltd., Croydon. Born Warminster, 21st June, 1903. Educated at Atherstone Grammar School. Studied engineering at Birmingham Technical School and received early training with Daimler and Sunbeam Ltd., with which former firm worked as an improver in 1917. Spent a few years in Australia as Service Engineer afterwards becoming Manager of two Garages in the Midlands. Served in 1939 war as Flying Instructor, R.A.F., having previously been a Club Pilot with the Midland Aero Club. In 1942 engaged in Blind Approach Flying and later on heavy tank-carrying gliders. Demobilised with rank of F/0. On demobilisation joined present firm. Became Secretary of Croydon Centre, I.M.I. and served on Metropolitan Region Committee. Is a Member of the Council, I.M.I. and Deputy Chairman and Treasurer of Croydon Centre. Married; one son. Interested in Bee-keeping; Swimming and Flying. Private address: 39, Hillside Gardens, Walling' ton, Surrey.
CAVE-BROWNE-CAVE, Wing Commander Thomas Reginald]], C.B.E. Professor of Engineering, University College, Southampton. Educated at Dulwich College. R.N. Engineer Officer, 1901-13 Transferred to R.A.F. on formation; worked on non-rigid airship design and research. Served with Advisory Committee for Aeronautics 1914-1920. Aeronautical Research Committee 1920-31. Retired list 1931. Was Director of Camouflage during war years. Is on Council of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and has delivered a number of lectures to the Institute. Address: Bassett Mount, Southampton. Telephone: 68135.
CAVES, Joseph Alfred Jack. Director, B. S. Ranford Ltd., Malvern. Educated at Worcester Cathedral King's School. Joined his father's firm of coal merchants in Worcester on leaving school and in 1925 purchased the shares of the Torquay and South Devon Coal Co., Ltd., Torquay, serving as Managing Director until 1951 when he sold his interest and returned to live at Malvern. Joined B. S. Ranford in October, 1950 and assisted him in the business pending the formation of a Limited Company in February, 1951. Is married to Gladys, younger daughter of the late Alderman A. H. Constance of Worcester. They have one son, one daughter. Is interested in Rotary; Chamber of Commerce. Hobbies are Music, Cycling. Private address: "Southbourne," 7, Somers Road, Malvern, Worcs. Telephone: 1810.
CAWTHORN, Francis William, A.M.I.E.E., M.I.M.I. Proprietor of Garage in own name, Newcastleon-Tyne, 1. Born Northallerton, 18th January, 1879. Educated at Ripon; and studied electrical and general engineering at Leeds University. On completion of indentured apprenticeship to Electrical and General Engineering in 1900 spent two years carrying out Electrical Installations, and three years managing a Branch office in Scotland. Founded present business in 1905. Past Chairman of M.A.A. Northern Counties Division. Married 1922; two sons. Private address: Studley, 79, Moorside North, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 4. Telephone: 34371.
CHALKLEY, Bernard Corby. Proprietor, J. Chalkley and Son, Hitchin. Born 25th March, 1895. Educated at Hitchin Grammar School. In 1903 was pupil at Humber Ltd., Coventry. Joined present business in 1934. Is interested in Local Government and is a member of Hitchin Urban District Council. Private address: Derwent House, West Hill, Hitchin. Telephone: 44.
CHALLICE, Walter Ewart. Director of W. E. Challice Ltd., Bridgwater. Born Cannington, 23rd February, 1898. Educated at Cannington and Bridgwater, Somerset. Served apprenticeship with Bridgwater Motor Co., Ltd. Joined H.M. Forces in 1915 as Despatch Rider. Posted to Mesopotamia with Indian Expeditionary Force serving there throughout the war. He was later with 596 M.T. Coy. and 13th Light Armoured Motor Battery. In 1916 was in the Relieving Force to the Seige of Kut-El-Amara, Mesopotamia. Founded the present firm in 192o. Rode several times in Motor Cycle Work's Team for Sun Motor Cycle Co., Ltd., of Birmingham. Won West of England Cup and several medals in London—Lands End Trial. President British Legion for several years. Chairman Local Conservative Association. Made Hon. Freeman of St. Omer, France, in 1928. Married Vera (nee Nurse) in 1923; one daughter, (Wendy). Interests: Motor Trial Driving and Motor Cycle Competition Work. Hobbies : Golf, Shooting, and Public Affairs. Private address: Cannington, Bridgwater. Telephone: Combwich 228.
CHALLINER, Charles Joseph, B.sc.(TEcH). Managing Director, J. A. Challiner & Co., Ltd., Ardwick, Manchester. Born Manchester, 8th August, 1915. Educated at Manchester Grammar School and Manchester University. Joined present firm in 1935. Became Managing Director, 1946. Recreation: Fishing. Private address: Strathgate, Cranmer Road, Didsbury, Manchester. Telephone: Didsbury 2423.
CHALLINER, Edgar Stuart. Director, J. A. Challiner & Co., Ltd., Manchester. Born Manchester, 9th February, 1917. Educated at Manchester Grammar School and Manchester School of Commerce. Joined firm on leaving school and obtained practical experience in all departments. Commenced representing the firm in 1938. Joined Army in 1941 serving with Royal Signals in North Africa until invalided home. In 1943 went to Far East on attachment to Royal Navy and served in India, Ceylon and Malaya until 1946 when discharged and re-joined firm as Director. Recreations : Golf, Fishing and Shooting. Private address: r, Harewood Avenue, Ashtonon-Mersey, Sale, Cheshire. Telephone: Sale 5922.
CHAMBERLIN, Frank Walter. Senior Partner, Chamberlin and Sons, Aylesbury. Born Aylesbury, loth May, 189o. Educated at British School, Aylesbury. Trained by his Father who was Proprietor of firm founded by his Grand-father in 1866. At age of 19 went to Vincent's of Reading as Journeyman for further practical experience. Left to join Camberley Motor and Carriage Works in charge of their Paintshop. At outbreak of 1914 war was called up with Bucks Hussars (which he had joined in 1909) served for four years returning to his father's business in 1918. Took sole charge in 1924 on father's death. Since the 1930's the business has much expanded to include Motor Engineering, Distribution, Coachbuilding, and Body Build; ing and in particular, the building of Horseboxes and Cattle Wagons. Hobbies : Gardening, Shooting, Bowls. Private address: Whitchurch, Nr. Aylesbury. Telephone: 273.
CHAMBERLIN, Kate Hilda. Secretary, Partner, Chamberlin and Sons, Aylesbury. Born Aylesbury, 3rd April, 1899. Educated at St. John's School, Aylesbury. Was first connected with Motor Industry in a clerical capacity in 1919. Has also worked on clerical staff of various Government Departments. Is interested in Gardening, Music. Private address: Fayre Acres, Bierton Road, Aylesbury. Telephone: 766.
CHAMBERLIN, Raymond George. Partner, Chamberlin & Sons, Aylesbury. Born Aylesbury, 24th February, 1919. Educated privately and at Wycombe Technical College. Learned Motor Engineering in father's (F.W.C.) business passing through all branches of Coachbuilding. Joined H.M. Forces in 1939, serving in the Royal Engineers until 1946, during which period served in India and Burma with the Chindits, and 2nd. Indian Airborne Division. In 1946 took over control of Engineering Department, Car Sales and Distribution becoming a partner in November, 1948. Hobby : Photography. Private address: 15, Buckingham Street, Aylesbury. Telephone: 246.
CHAMBERS, Stanley Paul, C.B., C.I.E. Finance Director, Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd. Born 2nd April, 1904. Educated at City of London College; London School of Economics (London University). Became Secretary of Board of Inland Revenue, 1942-45; Commissioner of Inland Revenue, 1942-47; Chief of Finance Division, Control Commission for Germany, British Element, 1945-47. Club : Reform. Private address: Asteys, 8, Camlet Way, Hadley Wood, Herts. Telephone: Barnet 2905.
CHANDLER, Reginald George. Joint Managing Director, Henlys Ltd., 385, Euston Road, N.W.I. Born Hertford, 25th April, 189o. Educated at Cowper School, Hertford. Commenced career as office-boy in 1906. Appointed to present position, 1926. Interested in all sports. Private address: 3, Mymms Drive, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Herts. Telephone: Potters Bar 4367.
CHAPMAN, Charles Wallace, M.ENG., M.I.MECH.E. Director (Technical Design Development) of Compression Ignition Ltd., Twickenham. Born Lancaster, 4th August, 1897. Educated at Royal Grammar School, Lancaster. Studied engineering at University of Liverpool. After serving his apprenticeship with Vickers Ltd., Barrow-in-Furness, he served in the ist World War as Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.V.R. Then worked for various Companies until, in 1932, became Founder Member and Technical Director of F. Perkins Ltd., Peterborough. During 2nd World War was a Commander (E) in R.N.V.R. in charge of overhaul of all engines for Coastal Forces. In 1945 he founded Compression Ignition Ltd., (where he holds present position) doing Consulting and Research on high speed diesels. Has had "Modern High Speed Diesel Engines" and various papers published. Married in 1925 Eleanor (née McKeown); one son, one daughter. Clubs: R.A.C., R.N.V.R. Hobbies : Golf, Gardening and Reading. Private address: Briar Cottage, Burstow, Holley, Surrey. Telephone: Smallfield 49.
CHARLES, Charles H. General Sales Manager, Delco-Remy-Hyatt Division of General Motors, Ltd., III, Grosvenor Road, London, S.W.I. Born London, 17th June, 1901. Educated at Acton and Chiswick Polytechnics. Became apprenticed to C. A. Vandervell, Ltd., and afterwards spent several years in the Works of that Company on Departmental Supervision and Product Investigation. Subsequently became their outside Technical and Service Representative. In 1924 became interested in Radio and became Technical Representative to a firm of Radio Valve Makers. Joined present Company in 1926 as London and Home Counties Technical and Service Representative. Appointed Assistant Sales Manager, Parts and Accessories in 1931 and became Sales Manager in 1934. During the war engaged in establishing, developing and operating the Company's shadow factory. Appointed to present position in 1945. Married; two sons. Is interested in Gardening and "making things" in home workshop. Private address: Woodmere, Orchard Close, Edgware. Telephone: 8981.
CHARLES, Hubert Noel, B.SC.,(ENG.).(LOND.)., M.I.MECH.E. Born 22nd November, 1893, Barnet, Herts. Educated at Highgate School attaining 3 years' Diploma, University College, London. In 1914-15, started career as mechanic in Royal Naval Air Service; promoted to rank of Captain, Royal Air Force and was twice mentioned in Despatches; 1919-20, joined the Technical Sales Department of Zenith Carburetter Co. ; 1921-24, entered the firm of Automotive Products, Co., Technical Sales; 192529, became Technical Assistant in the Production Department of Morris Motors. Married. Is interested in Motoring, Books, Shooting and Radio. Private address: Marazion, 327, Banbury Road, Oxford.
CHARLES, William Thomas, T.D., F.I.M.I., M.S.M.A. General Sales Manager, Trojan Ltd., Croydon. Born Cardiff, 5th May, 1896. Educated at Monkton House, Cardiff and Cardiff Technical College. Attempted unsuccessfully to become interested in family drapery business. Joined Inns of Court (Ldn. Regt.) in 1915; commissioned Monmouthshire Regt., 1916. Served in France, Belgium and Germany until 1919. Mentioned in Despatches. In 1923 became Salesman with N. W. Nash & Co., Ltd., Cardiff. Joined Normand Garages Ltd., London and later became Transport Superintendent with Cleveland Petroleum Products Ltd. In 1932 joined Field Sales Staff of present Company and afterwards took charge of Sales Department. Recalled from T.A.R.O. in October, 1939 to former Regt. Attached North Staffordshire Regt., France, 1940. Staff Captain, I6oth Infantry Brigade. G.S.O.2. War Office, promoted Major and D.A.Q.M.G. British Army Staff, Ottawa, 1942-44. Held Staff appointment Holland and Germany until 195o. Rejoined Trojan's in 1945 as Sales Manager and in 1950 became General Sales Manager of the Trojan Group. Has been Member of the Council of the Institute of the Motor Industry since 1947 and of the Management Committee since 1948. Joined Institute as Graduate, qualified by examination and awarded Gold Medal. Interested in Travel and the country. Private address: 22, Furze Lane, Purley, Surrey. Telephone: Uplands 0774.
CHARLESWORTH, Edgar, M.B.E., F.I.M.I. Managing Director of E. & G. Charlesworth Ltd., Doncaster. Born Wombwell, 3rd November, 1895. Educated at Barnsley Grammar School, and Sheffield University. Served apprenticeship with Perry Motor Co. In 1st World War was in A.S.C. (M.T.), after which he re-formed present business. Associated with the Ford Motor Co. Ltd., for over thirty years as Repairer and Dealer of Motor Vehicles. Took up present position in 1927. Past President of the Doncaster & District Young Farmers Club and currently President of the District Ploughing Association. Founder Member and past Chairman of the Doncaster Round Table. Chairman, Doncaster Savings Committee and Member of National Savings Assembly. Member of Council of Doncaster Chamber of Commerce. Director of Doncaster Rovers Football Club. Is keenly interested in Power Farming. Married; one daughter. Private address: "Belmont," 16, St. Winifred's Road, Bessacarr, Doncaster, Yorkshire. Telephone: 55457.
CHARLESWORTH, Ernest Claude Cecil. Managing Director of Colmore Depot Ltd., Birmingham. Born Grantham, 26th January, 1889. Educated at Highfield School. Studied engineering at Birmingham Municipal Technical Day School. Previous to entering present firm was 4 years in Chartered Accountants Office and 13 years in Gas Stove Industry, and in 1923 became Chief Accountant of Calthorpe Motor Co., Ltd. Took up present position in 1944 after being Secretary since 1927. Is also Managing Director of Keys Ltd., Priestly & Ford Ltd., Midland Refrigerators Ltd., and Aston Cabinet Co., Ltd. Married Florence Beatrice, elder daughter of Frederick Thomas Andrews, in 1913; one son. Hobbies: Gardening, Motoring, Reading and Cricket. Private address: 9, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 15. Telephone: Edgbaston 1561.
CHASTON, Alfred. Managing Director, Alfred Chaston Ltd., Blackwood, Mon. Born Lodden, Norfolk and educated at Lodden School. Studied engineering at Great Yarmouth Technical College. Founded the firm in Blackwood in 191o, dealing mainly in Motor Cycles. Changed over gradually to Cars, signing Dealer Agreements with Morris Motors in 1923 and subsequently with other manufacturers. Is interested in Association Football and is a Director of Newport County A.F.C. Plays Golf. Private address: Rock House, Blackwood, Mon. Telephone: 3166.
CHASTON, Alfred John, Lieut-Col., M.C., T.D. Director and General Manager, Alfred Chaston Ltd., Blackwood. Born Blackwood, 17th December, 1916. Educated at Monmouth School. Studied engineering at Birmingham Central Technical College and became an indentured apprentice in Engineering with the Austin Motor Co. On completion returned to take up general duties with present Company. Joined 2nd Battn. Monmouthshire Regt. T.A. as an officer in 1937. Mobilised 1939 and served throughout war with Monmouthshire Regt., attaining rank of Major. Awarded M.C. in N.W. Europe. Rejoined unit of T.A., 1947 and appointed to command in 195o. Firm was converted into a Limited Company, 1947. Recreations : Golf and Motor Sport. Private address: Troedyrhiw Farm, Ystrad, Mynach, Glam. Telephone: Hengoed 175.
CHATTEY, Arthur Stanley Clark. Director, Home Sales, A.C.V. Sales Ltd., Berkeley Square, W.I. Born London, 15th July, 1893. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School. Studied Engineering at Northern Polytechnic. Became an apprentice with the London General Omnibus Company in 191o. Served in 1914-18 war in Honourable Artillery Company, and later in Royal Artillery. Commissioned 1916; wounded on Somme; mentioned in Despatches. In 1919 rejoined his firm which had changed its name to Associated Equipment Co., Ltd. Became Home Sales Manager in 1925; General Sales Manager in 1938; and in 1948 was appointed Executive Director in charge of Sales. Served in 1939-45 war in Home Guard, commanding a Company with rank of Major. Served as Member of the Council of S.M.M.&T. for some years, also on the Grand Council of the Federation of British Industries. Is Vice-President of the Transport Golfing Society, London Area. Is a Director of British United Traction Ltd., and Sussex Court Hotels, Ltd. Recreation: Golf. Private address: Constitutional Club, Northumberland Avenue, London, W.C.2. Telephone: Whitehall 3801.
CHAYTOR, Lt-Col., John Clervaux, D.S.O., M.C. Director, Alvis Ltd. Born loth November, 1888. Educated at Cheltenham College leaving to adopt military career. Commissioned in South Staffordshire Regt. in 1908. During 1914 war, awarded D.S.O., M.C., Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre, and mentioned in Despatches. On retired pay, 1929. Married to Agnes • Mary, daughter of the late Rt. Rev. James Macarthur, D.D., Bishop of Southampton; one son. Has been Chief Constable, North Riding, since 1929. Club : Army and Navy. Address: West House, Thirsk, Yorkshire.
CHEALL, Arthur Leslie. Governing Director, Cheall Knowles & Co., Ltd., Blundellsands, Liverpool. Born Haywards Heath, 1895. Educated at Belvedere College, Haywards Heath. Studied engineering at Belfast, becoming an apprentice with J. B. Ferguson Ltd. Founded, in 1921, the present firm which he claims to be the first car collecting company. Company was formed to cater for the Irish Motor Trade but eventually expanded to cover Home Sales and ultimately export work for Merseyside. Is member of Lancashire County Council and a Lay Reader in the Diocese of Liverpool. Is interested in Golf, Yachting and Municipal Work. Private address: 6, Warren Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, 23.
CHENERY, Frederick John, M.INST.F., M.I.MAR.E. Senior Construction Engineer, Shell Refining & Marketing Co., Ltd., Shell Haven, Stanfordle-Hope, Essex. Telephone: Stanford-le-Hope 3333. Born London, 12th March, 1904. Educated at Clark's College and received technical training at London School of Engineering & Navigation, London. Served five years apprenticeship with Shell Mex Ltd., and in 1926 transferred to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd., and Asiatic Pet. Co. Ltd., serving with them as a sea-going engineer. Became a construction engineer with Iraq Pet. Co., Ltd., serving in Near East areas and promoted to maintenance engineer and finally senior engineer. Joined present organisation in 1949 as project engineer later becoming senior construction engineer. Member of Technical & Scientific Register. Holds first class B.O.T. Certs. Recreations : Golf, Gardening, Music and Bridge.
CHESS, Oscar. Chairman, Oscar Chess, Ltd., Swansea. Born Gloucester, 1892. Educated at Cheltenham. Entered Motor Industry in 191o. Formed present Company in 1912. Is Chairman of Talbot Plough and Co. PastPresident Rotary Club. Interested in Golf and Motoring. Private address: Talbot Road, Port Talbot. Telephone: 832.
CHESTER, William John George. Managing Director, Wm. Chester Bros., (Burton-on-Trent) Ltd. Born Burton-on-Trent, 19th April, 191o. Educated at Burton Grammar School. Started business on own account in 1928 when only 18. Took over Baldock's Garage, Burton, in 1935. During the war developed engineering section, making munitions and aircraft components. In 1948 opened Birmingham Branch and in 1951 extended to Nottingham. Hobby : Farming. In 1934 married Vera (nee Robinson); one daughter, one son. Private address: The Manor, Norton-juxtaTwycross, Near Atherstone. Telephone: Twycross 240.
CHESTERS, John, m.i.m.i. General Manager, North Street Motors, Ltd., Cheltenham Spa. Born Market Drayton, 11th October, 1897. Educated at Cheswardine School. Studied engineering at Chiswick Polytechnic. Joined R.F.C. in 1915 in Transport Section transferring to Aero Engines. Commissioned, 1918 served in France as Fighter Pilot, wounded, released from R.A.F. in 192o with rank of Lieut. Served 12 months as premium pupil with W. G. Walker and Co., Ltd. Joined present firm in 1934. Foundermember of North Gloucester Section I.M.I. and Chairman for 2 years. President of Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce and Trade, 1949. Interested in Ex-service men's problems and Gardening. Private address: Cheswardine, Gotherington Lane, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucester.
CHISAM, Colin. Proprietor of Border Garage, Berwick-onTweed. Born Whittingham, 18th February, 1907. Educated at Tetlington School. 1922, served apprenticeship with the motor trade and has worked in its many branches including repairing, hiring, sales, and trailer building. Interests : Caravaning. Hobbies etc. Shooting and Fishing. Private address:126, Castlegate, Berwick-onTweed. Telephone: 382.
CHITTENDEN, Rex Stephen. Service Manager, West Region, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Bristol, 2. Born Bristol, 29th July, 1901. Educated at Colston's School, Stapleton. Entered Shipping Industry at age of 17. Operated a Trade Development Dept. Trained in Dunlop's own scheme and specialised in tyre maintenance of Public Service Vehicles. In 1937 was Service Representative (with Dunlops) and was appointed to present position in 1952. Interested in Choral and solo singing; beekeeping. Private address: North Lawn, Ston Easton, Near Bath, Somerset.
CHITTY, Ronald William, M.I.M.I., A.M.INST.B.E., A.I.B.A.E. Director and General Manager, W. D. Chitty Ltd., Diss. Born Aldershot, 24th December, 1911. Educated at Ipswich School. Served four years as pupil in Motor Engineering, 1926-30. Joined Ford Motor Co., in 1930 and took up present position in 1933. During 1939-45 was in charge of civilian repair shop reconditioning W.D. Vehicles, was also part-time Company Officer in National Fire Service. Runs a farm in addition to his motoring interests. Married: two daughters. Recreations : Boating, Shooting. Private address: Lime Tree Farm, Wortham, Diss. Telephone: Mellis 12.
CHITTY, William Dowson, F.I.M.I., M.I.BRIT.E. Managing Director, W. D. Chitty Ltd., Diss. Born Colnbrook, 13th June, 1887. Educated at Colnbrook. First connected with the Motor Industry in 1902 working for various Motor firms. Took up Motor Cycle Racing in 1905 and broke many world's records, 1908-II at Brooklands. Member of Association of Pioneer Motor Cyclists. Member of Diss U.D.C. for many years. Chairman U.D.C., 1943 and 1944. Chairman of Eastern Counties section of 1930/1. Has one son, one daughter. Hobbies : Fishing, Boating. Private address: Park House, Diss.
CHRISTENSEN, Christian Neils, M.INST.T.. Divisional Manager, Road Haulage Executive, 18-20, Thorpe Road, Norwich. Telephone: 25274. Born Liverpool, 10th December, 1901. After three years experience with a Liverpool Shipping and Forwarding Agent joined in 1919 the Company which acquired Ex-Army Transport Association. By 1927 had become General Manager. In 1928 was a founder Director and Secretary of Ex-Army Transport Ltd., and later became a Joint Managing Director. By 1930 Company had fourteen Branches. The Company became absorbed in the Transport Services Group and he became a Director of a number of Companies in the Group. Saw Service in France (Sept. 1939/June 1940) and in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Twice mentioned in Despatches; awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit (Officer), attained rank of Lieut-Col.; demobilised July, 1945. During the war Company's name had been changed to North Western Transport Services Ltd. Rejoined newly named Co., in 1945 as Managing Director; became Chairman, 1946. In 1948 appointed to. Board of Transport Services (BTC) Ltd., and in December, 1948 appointed M/C Distric Manager, R.H.E. In July, 195o appointed Divisional Manager, Eastern Division, R.H.E. Private address: Overbury House, The Avenue Wroxham, Norfolk. Telephone: 251.
CHRISTIE, David Ogilvie. Director, Angus Garage Co., Ltd., Dundee. Born nth June, 1911. Educated at Eastern School, Broughty Ferry and Abernyte School, Perthshire. Apprenticed in 1927, served with Accessories (Edin) Ltd., leaving to join Thomson and Brown Bros., Ltd., in 1929. Joined present firm in 193o, becoming a Director in 1946. Hobbies : Golf and Badminton. Private address: Rocklea, 123, Dundee Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee. Telephone: 79196.
CHRISTIE, Michael Alexander Hunter. General Manager and Director, Plexeal Ltd., South Chingford, E.4. Born Barnt Green, 31st December, 1918. Son of Alexander John Christie, J.P. of Twatling. Educated Lickey Hill School (Preparatory) Rednall; Malvern College, Worcs. In 1937 became articled to N. Lea & Son, Stock Brokers, Birmingham. Served during war as Sergt. Pilot R.A.F.V.R., commissioned R.A.F. 1940. Became Director M.A.P. Film Unit, 1944. On leaving Air Force in 1945 became Sales Director, C -iristie-Tyler, transport seating manufacturers. Took up Motor Racing 1945. gainseveral F.T.D. on Cooper and Kieft cars. Founded Plexeal Ltd., 1949. Recreations: Yachting, Photography and Motor Racing. Married Pamela Mary (nee du Sautoy) in 1939; two children. Private address: The Old Vicarage, Haddenham, Bucks. Telephone: 234.
CHURCH, Robert Stanley, A.M.I.A.A., A.M.I.W.M. Technical Director, Wingard (M.A.) Ltd., Chichester. Born Fulham, 27th November, 1916. Educated at Alexander School and studied engineering at Technical College, Watford. Became apprenticed to North and Sons Ltd., Watford, 193o-4. Joined John Dickinson and Co., Ltd., as experimental engineer in 1934. Left in 1937 to become Assistant Chief Engineer with Fisher Foils, Ltd., Wembley. Undertook design of Rolling Mills with W. H. A. Robertson & Co., Ltd., 1939-41. Took up present appointment in 1941. Hobbies: Photography, Gardening, Carpentry, Lawn Tennis. Married, 1939, Vera Iris (nee Miles); one son, one daughter. Private address: 17, Oak Avenue, Chi,:hester. Telephone: 3628.
CHURCHMAN, Henry George. Managing Director, Churchmans Ltd., Colchester. Born London, 21st April, 1898. Educated at Aristotle School, Clapham. Wounded at Ypres during 1914-18 war; discharged 1919 and became a Salesman with above organisation owned by his father. On his father's death in 1941 became Managing Director. Married, 1931; one son. Recreations : Gardening, Tennis and Music. Private address: Dano, West Bergholt, Essex. Telephone: Fordham 317.
CLADISH, Percy George. Sales Manager of J. Brockhouse Engineering, West Bromwich. Born Whitstable, 28th May, 1908. Studied engineering at Rochester and Medway Technical Schools. Started business with Short Bros., the pioneers of all-metal body construction. Went to Clark & Co. (Scunthorpe) Ltd., Leyland Motors Ltd., and Morris Commercial to work on vehicle design. During 2nd World War worked with Ministry of Supply on wheeled vehicle production. Joined present firm in 1948 as Special Services Representative, and took up present position in 1949. Club : Eccentric, London. Hobbies etc. Motoring, Gardening, and Sport. Private address: 5, Grove Terrace, Teddington. Telephone: Kingston 9202.
CLAIREAUX, Alexander Jules. Sales Director, Alexanders of Edinburgh, Ltd. Born Edinburgh, 1886. Educated at Trinity Academy; Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh. Served five years engineering apprenticeship with Hawthorns and Co., Ltd., of Leith and attended Leith Technical College. Went to sea as Engineer; Chief Engineer 1912-19. From 1919 until 1923 engaged in Motor Haulage on own account, relinquishing this to become Glasgow Manager of present Company. Became Sales Manager at Edinburgh in 1929 and Director of firm in 1947. Recreation : Golf. Private address: 33, Craigcrook Road, Blackhall, Edinburgh, 4. Telephone: 77962.
CLAPP, Charles Victor. Proprietor of Sevenways Garage, Bristol. Born Bristol, May, 1903. Educated at St. Barnabas School, Bristol. Studied engineering at Merchant Venturers' Technical College. Became apprenticed in engineering, 1919. 1925, took up present position. 1943-46, served in R.E.M.E. in India. Demobilised with rank of Major. Rejoined business in 1946. Married. Interests: Cricket, Chamber of Commerce, Territorial Army. Hobbies etc. Bowls, Music and Shooting. Private address: Sevenways, Sussex Place, Bristol, 2. Telephone: 57461.
CLARIDGE, Eric Lionel. Managing Director, The Motor Packing Co., Ltd., Canley, Coventry. Born 24th November, 1904. Educated at Aldenham School. On leaving spent five years with the P. & 0. Steam Navigation Co., in London learning the shipping business and specialising in outward freight. Left the P. & 0. in 1925 to open the Coventry Branch of the Motor Packing Co., Ltd., of London and Liverpool. Recreations : Gardening, Fishing and Shooting. Private address: Valleyfields, Offchurch, Nr. Leamington Spa. Telephone: Leamington Spa I180.
CLARK, Alfred Stanley. Manager of Motor Cycle and Repairs Department, H. J. Gresswell & Son, Ltd., Grimsby. Born Grimsby, 19th April, 192o. Educated at Armstrong Street School, Grimsby. Apprenticed to Harry Wardall, Grimsby, 1934. Firm moved and became Harry Wardall Ltd., and later changed to above title. Undertook works training at B.S.A., Sunbeam, and Triumph Motor Cycle Factories; certificated 195o. Served during 1939/45 in R.A.F. Technical Section. Interested in Horticulture. Married : one daughter. Private address: 47, Croxby Avenue, Scarthoe, Grimsby. Telephone: Waltham 2127.
CLARK, Edwin Joseph, A.M.I.MECH.E., M.I.M.I. Lecturer; and Consultant to Automobile Association. Born 3oth September, 1899. Educated at Derby Technical College and Sydney University. Served apprenticeship with Rolls Royce Ltd., this was interrupted by two years with the R.N.A. S., 19 7-18. After completion of indentures emigrated to Australia under ex-service scheme in 1921. Studied at Sydney University. Worked for Dalgetty Ltd; appointed Service Manager, Messrs Fraser Ltd, Cooma, N.S.W. In 1928 returned to England. Joined Sanderson and Holmes of Derby until 1938, when he became a Lecturer at Derby Technical College. Appointed consultant to A.A. in 1945. Served as Regional Secretary of the Institute of the Motor Industry since 1938. Is interested in Bee-keeping, Photography, Bowls and Caravaning. Private address: Beecroft, Green Lane, Ockbrook, Derbyshire. Telephone: Derby 55515.
CLARK, Eric James Lawson, B.SC. Regional Manager, Northen Ireland, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Belfast. Born Broughton Ferry, 9th March, 1901. Educated at Grove Academy; St. Andrew's University. Became a draughtsman in 1928. Appointed to present position, 1952. Recreations : Golf and Fishing. Private address: Royal Belfast Golf Club, Craigavad, Nr. Belfast. Telephone: Holywood 236811.
CLARK, Frederick William Proprietor, F. W. Clark Motors, Thornton Heath. Born Brompton, 18th February, 1898. Educated at Marylebone Higher Grade School and studied engineering at Polytechnic. Became apprenticed to Aster Engineering Co., Wembley. Served as Despatch Rider, Royal Flying Corps, 1914-18 here and in France. Holds over 200 Cups, Medals, Trophies etc., for Motor Cycling and Car Trials, Races, Rallies etc., including Grass and Dirt Tracks, and Road Racing. In World War II served with Commission in R.E.M.E. Is also interested in Motor Yachting. Married; one son, one daughter. Private address: 52, Springfield Road, Thornton Heath. Telephone: Pollards 5247.
CLARK, Harold Duke, M.I.M.I., F.M.I. Technical and Sales Director of Teddington Engineering Co., Ltd. Born London, 1890. Educated Grocers Company School and Margate College. 1906, joined A. F. Stoy, Chartered Accountant. 1907, worked for Wrights Automobile Bureau and Iris Cars. 1909, A. Levassor et Fils, Paris; 1913 Louis Henle & Co., Walbrook. During 1st World War served with 2nd /2nd Fusiliers (London Regt.). 1917-1918 Air Board. 1919, became partner of Watson & Clark, Automobile Engineers, Aldeborough. 1921, was a Motor Trader on own account. 193o, Founder Director of Teddington Engineering Co., Ltd., his present firm. Married 1935 ; Freda (née Chapman); one Daughter, Jane. Interests : Motor Sport, Models, Reading and Caravaning. Private address: 303, Richmond Road, Twickenham. Telephone: Popesgrove 3087.
CLARK, Herbert, M.I.MECH.E. General Manager, Morris Motors Ltd., Engines Branch. Born Leeds, 17th April, 1894. Served apprenticeship with hydraulic and steam engineers, 1910-15. In 1915 joined RollsRoyce Co., Derby and in 1918 the Aluminium Company of America. In 1922 became Assistant to President of Spicer Manufacturing Corporation of America, and in 1924 joined the staff of Hardy Spicer Ltd., of Whitton, Birmingham. Became Managing Director of Bendix Brakes Ltd., in 1926 leaving to become Managing Director of Tangyes Ltd., in 1936. Joined Nuffield Mechanisations Ltd., in 1937; Castle Bromwich Aero, 1939-41; Morris Commercial Cars (General Works Manager) 1941-47. Appointed to present position, 1947. Interested in all forms of Sport. Private address: Seven Gables, Digby Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. Telephone: Sutton Coldfield 1136.
CLARK, Stanley, 0.B.E., A.C.A. Secretary, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd., 148, Piccadilly, London, W.I. Telephone: Grosvenor 4040. Born Beeston, Notts., 11th February, 1905. Educated at Repton School. Became a Chartered Accountant spending 6 years with Price Waterhouse & Co. Became Secretary and later Chief Accountint with Wm. P. Hartley Ltd., the Jam Manufacturers. Served in France, N. Africa and Italy 1939-45. Awarded Mention in Despatches and O.B.E. Joined S.M.M.&T. as Secretary in 1946. Recreations : Golf, Tennis, Bridge and Motoring. Private address: 62, Pont Street, S.W.'. Telephone: Kensington 5314.
CLARK, William. Managing Director of William Clark (Spare Parts) Ltd., London, W.9. Born Southsea, 24th November, 1890. Started working in Cycle Trade and in 1911 became Store Keeper of Bedford Motors Ltd., and organised their Football and Sports Club. 1914, joined Royal Fusiliers. Served in Malta and with Camel Corps at Khartoum. 1915, disabled at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli. 1917, organised N.A.A.F.I. Stores. 1920, started present business. Specialised in American Spare Parts. Company represented 27 American manufacturers of components until 1939. Is Director of Clark Malin (Exports) Ltd., The Nobby Shop Ltd., Shunpak Ltd., British Automotive Representations Ltd., Davis & White, Ltd., and Factor Salesman Publishing Co. Ltd. Associate Co. in New York, W. 1). Blood & Co., Inc. 1935, married Doris (née Rodwell) (She is on London Centre and Executive Committees of the Motor Trade Benevolent Fund). Interests : All sport (Is Social Secretary of International Sports Fellowship). Private address: Sans Souci, South View Road, Pinner Hill, Middlesex. Telephone: Pinner 8423.
CLARKE, Albert. Founder and Managing Director, C. L. Equipments, Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Wolverhampton, 2nd January, 1901. Educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School. Learned practical engineering at Orbit Engineering Co., and H.R.D. Motor Cycles, Wolverhampton. Founded present firm in 1927 to manufacture Garage Equipment, spares and replacements. In pre-war years tuned motor cycles for H.R.D. and in the 1920's was well-known in the Isle of Man T.T. Races. Great Grandson of Henry Clarke who exported wooden cycle wheels to France in 1867 and who was one of the first bicycle manufacturers. Interested in Shooting and Fishing. Private address: Westmount, Bradmore Road, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 22464.
CLARKE, Charles Albert. Manager, Technical and Sales Department, Charles Weston & Co., Ltd., Salford. Born Handsworth, 2ISt August, 1907. Educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry and Wrekin College, Wellington. Studied engineering at Central Technical College, Birmingham. Became apprenticed in engineering with the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., and afterwards went through the Bus Overhaul Works of Birmingham City Transport and then to John Morton & Son Ltd., of Coventry. After which joined Park Garage (Moseley) Ltd., leaving to work for Central S.M.T. Co., Ltd., of Motherwell. In 1934 was appointed Service Engineer to Super Oil Seal Manufacturing Co., (England) Ltd., and in 1935 joined present firm as Representative (Technical) and Draughtsman. In 1940 became Chief Draughtsman and in 1945 Technical Manager. During war was member of the Technical Committee of the Oilseal Manufacturers Association. Is the firm's representative on M.I.R.A. and on the Council of British Manufacturers of Petroleum Equipment. Member of the Omnibus Society. In 1938 married Gwendoline Mary (née Pincher). Interested in Road Passenger Transport, and Model Railways. Private address: 23a, Scarisbrick New Road, Southport, Lancs. Telephone: 56689.
CLARKE, Frederick William, A.M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. Chief Engineer, AC-Sphinx Spark Plug Co., Division of General Motors, Ltd., Dunstable. Born Market Harborough, Leicestershire, loth July, 1908. Educated at King Edward's Grammar School, Birmingham. Studied engineering at Birmingham Technical College. In 1923 became apprenticed to the Lanchester Motor Co., Ltd. Later became draughtsman with the Brooke Tool Mfg., Co., and with Webby and Scott, Ltd. In 193o joined AC-Sphinx as draughtsman, being appointed to present position in 1946. Married; one daughter. Interested in Sport; Photography and. Reading. Private address: "Gower Cottage," Totternhoe, Beds. Telephone: Dunstable 288.
CLARKE, Horace William, D.SC., F.R.AE.S., F.I.M. Managing Director of James Booth & Co., Ltd. Born London, 6th January, 1883. Educated at Woolwich Polytechnic and Goldsmiths' College, University of London. From 19391943 was Director of Control, Fabricated Light Alloys, for the Ministry of Aircraft Production. Vice-President Institute of Metals 1942 to 1945. Member of City of Birmingham Metallurgical Education Committee. Life Governor Birmingham University. First President British Non-Ferrous Metals Federation from 1945-1949. Member of the Council of the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association. Past President Aluminium Development Association. Past Chairman of the Brass and Copper Tube Association. Member of the Aluminium Industry Council. Managing Director of John Wilkes, Sons & Mapplebeck, Ltd. Private address: "Aranmore," Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 15. Telephone: Edgbaston 1292.
CLARKE, Col. J. Sealy. Vice-President, Steward, Royal Automobile Club. Prominent in development of Institution of Rubber Industry. Past Chairman of British Rubber Tyre Manufacturers' Association. Connections with the Tyre Industry go back to the early days of the pneumatic tyre. Became Director of George Spencer Moulton & Co., Ltd.
CLARKE, Rodney Eyre. General Manager and Chief Designer, Connaught Engineering Co., Ltd., Send. Born London, loth November, 1915. Educated at Berkhamsted. Studied engineering at Automobile Engineering Training College, Chelsea. Became a Radio Research Engineer. Served during war with Commission in R.A.F. Became Managing Director of Continental Cars, Ltd., in 1944. Took up present position in 1949. Private address: Wilcot House, Bisley, Surrey. Telephone: Brookwood 3168.
CLARKSON, Francis Grimsdick. M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. Managing Director, The Stevenage Motor Co., Ltd., Stevenage, Herts. Born Aylesbury, September, 1898. Educated Magdalen College School, Brackley and Elstow School, Bedford. Rugby Technical College. Apprentice British Thomson Houston Co., Ltd. Served R.F.C. and R.A.F. 1916 to 1919 as fighter pilot. On return to Civil Life joined the Cubitt Engineering Co., Ltd., became Manager of Repair and New Car Despatch Departments. 1923 joined present firm as Salesman. 1928 General Manager. 1936, acquired control and appointed Managing Director. Rejoined services in 1940 as O.M.E., R.A.O.C., Inspector of Motor Transport. 1942, appointed Deputy Assistant Director Mechanical Engineering, War Office, with the rank of Major. 1945, returned to Stevenage Motor Co., Ltd. Vice-Chairman S.E. Midland Division M.A.A. Interests : Golf and Motoring. Club: R.A.C. Private address: Townsend Close, Stevenage. Telephone: Stevenage 236.
CLAY, Ernest. Coachworks Manager, John S. Woolley Ltd., Nottingham. Born West Bridgford, 28th September, 1917. Educated at West Bridgford Grammar School. In 1933 joined present firm in the office. Appointed Coachworks Manager in 1946. Interested in Football and Cricket. Private address: 15, Mona Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. Telephone: 83215.
CLAYTON, Major General E. H. Chief of Service activities, Austin Motor Co., Ltd., throughout the world. Joined Austin's in 1951 after relinquishing appointment as Director General of Fighting Vehicles at the Ministry of Supply. From 1943 until 1946 was Director of Weapons and Equipment, General Staff, G.H.Q., India and subsequently appointed Director of Equipment and Requirements, War Office until 1947. Awarded C.B.E. Address: c 'o Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Longbridge Works, Birmingham.
CLAYTON, John Douglas. Director and General Manager, W. Clayton & Sons, Ltd., Brough, E. Yorks. Born Gilberdyke, 2nd January, 1921. Educated at Hymers College, Hull. Received engineering training with present firm, joining them in 1939. Appointed to present position in 1947. Hobby : Veteran Cars. Private address: The Bungalow, Gilberdyke, Brough, East Yorkshire.
CLAYTON, John James Gething. Managing Director, Rayleigh Garage Ltd., Rayleigh, Essex. Born Ajmez, India, 1st May, 1908. Educated at Bedford School. Subsequently worked with Marshall Sons and Co., Ltd., Gainsborough; Daimler Motor Works, Coventry; and with Ford Motor Co. Has been Deisel Power Station Engineer, also Seal Factory Engineer in Kenya Colony. Is Vice-Chairman of Local Chamber of Trade. Hobbies : Gardening and Golf. Private address: Althorne, Aldermans Hill, Hockley, Essex. Telephone: Hockley 2018.
CLAYTON-WRIGHT, Howard. Chairman and Managing Director, Howard Clayton-Wright, Ltd., Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. Born Catford, i ith July, 1887. Educated Isle of Wight Grammar School. Originally studied to be Veterinary Surgeon; joined the Automobile Industry in 1908. Became a representative for the Michelin Tyre Co., then North British Rubber Co., and afterwards became West of England representative with Joseph Lucas Ltd., Birmingham. Served throughout the 1914-18 war in R.N.A.S. with commissioned rank eventually being appointed to Staff of Admiralty and Air Ministry. Served also in early part of 1939 war in charge of special unit but invalided out with shellshock. Served also several years in City of London Rough Riders (C.I.V.)-Trumpeter "A" Squadron. Has founded six other Limited Companies besides the one in his own name. Sits on the executive Councils of many well-known Associations and on the Committees of others. Is life member of F.M.I. Married; 5 daughters, 2 sons, 13 grandchildren. Hobbies : Golf, Music, Motoring. Private address: Bishopton, Stratford-on-Avon. Telephone: Stratford 2652.
CLEMENT, Henry Bennett. Assistant Commercial Manager, Morris Motors Ltd., Radiators Branch, Woodstock Road, Oxford. Born Llanelly, 3rd May, 1912. Educated at Llanelly Grammar School and studied Engineering at Swansea Technical College. In 1928 apprenticed to Thomas and Clement, Ltd., Llanelly. Became an Assistant Plant Engineer with Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., Ltd., at Neath in 1934. From 1940 until 1943 was production engineer with Thomas & Clement Ltd., leaving them to become Production Superintendent with Morris Motors Ltd., at Nuffield Works, Llanelly. In 1950 transferred to Radiators Branch. Is married: two children. Recreation: Table Tennis. Private address: I, Ael-y-Bryn Drive, Llanelly, Carms. Telephone: 6o6.
CLENCH, George Charles. Senior partner of firm in own name, at Usk. Born Carigaline, Near Queenstown, Co. Cork, Eire, 12th January, 1894. Left Ireland when 6 months old. Went to school at Barnstaple and afterwards to Woodside Secondary School, Glasgow. Joined R.N. as Boy Artificer 1910 and received instruction in Engineering at Mechanical Training Establishment (R.N.), Devonport. Served at sea continually from Scapa Flow during 1914 war until 1919. Was present at Battle of Jutland, Heligoland Action, and sinking of "Blucher." Joined Albion Motors, Glasgow for a short period in 1919 then moved to present address where he is in partnership with his son. Is Chairman of Usk Urban District Council. Married; one son, three daughters. Is interested in: Bird-Watching; Philosophy and Bowls. Private address: 15, Castle Parade, Usk, Mon. Telephone: Usk 14.
CLIFFORD, Leonard Frederick. Governing Director, L. F. Clifford Ltd., Margate. Born London, 2ISt October, 1896. Educated at St. Olave's Grammar School, S.E. Worked in office prior to volunteering for Army 1914-18 war. Learned engineering in R.A.S.C. Workshops. Founded own business in 1919 dealing with special garage tools. Later became a Motor Factor. Made business into a Limited Company in 1947. Is on Council of Motor Factors' Association and on General Motor Factors Committee of the S.M.M.&T. Is interested in Car Clubs; Cricket; and Gardening. Private address: Chez Nous, Bridge Road, Margate. Telephone: Thanet 31474.
CLIFFORD, Ralph Frank, M.I.I.PE.., M.I.R.T.E. Plant Manager, Whittaker Ellis Ltd., Aston Cross, Birmingham. Born Small Heath, 13th June, 1920. Educated at Coleshill Grammar School. Trained in engineering at Birmingham Technical College where he took a three year course. Became apprenticed to Joseph Lucas Ltd. Served abroad for six years with the Staffordshire Yeomanry. Returned and took present position in 1946. Married, 1944; two children. Hobby : Model Railways. Private address: Tresaith, 26, Hatchford Brook Road, Sheldon, Birmingham. Telephone: Sheldon 2968.
COBB, John Rhodes. Racing Motorist. Born Surrey, 2nd December, 1899. Educated at Eton and Cambridge University. Has established many motoring records including, in 1947, the World's Land Speed Record at Utah; Holder of Brooklands Track Lap Record at 143.4 m.p.h. and was first man to attain a speed of 400 m.p.h. on Land. Is Motoring Correspondent of The Field. Private address: Cullford, Coombe Park, Kingston, Surrey.
COCHRANE, Hon. Sir Archibald Douglas, G.C.M.G., D.S.O. Chairman Bristol Tractors Ltd., Earby, Lancs. Born 8th January, 1885. Entered R.N., 1901. Served during 1914 war (Despatches thrice, D.S.O. and Bar). Placed on retired list, 1922. Entered politics and became M.P. for East Fife, 1924-29; Dumbartonshire, 1932-36; Governor of Burma, 1936-41; served as Acting Capt. R.N.(retd.) 1941-45. Other directorships include Standard Life Assurance Co. Club : New (Edinburgh). Private address: Duncrievie, Glenfarg, Perthshire.
COCHRANE, Arthur. Assistant Managing Director of Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd. Born New Mills, 2nd March, 1895. Educated at Chesterfield School and Sheffield University. Received technical training at Staveley Coal & Iron Co., Ltd., and was first connected with the Motor Industry in 1929 as Production Manager. Became a Director of present Company in 1935 and took up current position in 1948. Is Director of Lancegaye Safety Glass (1934) Ltd., Triplex (Northern) Ltd., Triplex Estates Ltd., and H. J. Elliott Limited. Is Founder member of British Institute of Management, and member of their Joint Personnel Committee. Hobbies : Cricket, Golf, and Gardening (not vegetables). Private address: 67, Grosvenor House, London, W.I. Telephone: Grosvenor 6363.
COCKSEDGE, Dudley G., General Manager, H. C. Underwood, Boscombe, Hants. Entered employ of Mr. Underwood in 1925, and except for 1939-45, when served with R.A.O.C., and R.E.M.E., has been continuously with present firm.
COKER, James Edward. Stores Controller & Purchasing Officer, Kennings Ltd., Clay Cross. Born Winchester, 14th December, 1903. Educated at St. Bartholemews and Portsmouth Technical College. From 192o until the war was engaged in various branches of the Radio and Musical Industry, covering Manufacture, Sales and Management. 1939-41, Vickers Super-Marine Machine Shops. Commissioned in R.A.O.C.; served 41 years in Middle East, being released in 1945 with rank of Major. Joined Kenning group at London Depot in March, 1946. Took up present position in the following June. Private address: The Cottage, Old Whittington, Chesterfield. Telephone: Chesterfield 5626.
COLDWELL, Joe Davidson, A.M.I.MECH.E. General Manager of F. Taylor & Sons (Manchester) Ltd. Born Dumfries, 4th April, 1904. Educated at Dumfries Academy. Studied engineering at Glasgow Royal Technical College. Served as apprentice and as draughtsman with ArrolJohnston Motors Ltd., Dumfries from 192o until 1926. 1926-1935, Designer with Albion Motors Ltd., Scotstoun. 1935-1940, Development Designer and Engineer with Leyland Motors Ltd. 1940-1950, Chief Designer for E. Boydell & Co., Ltd. In 195o joined present firm as General Manager and Chief Engineer. Was Lecturer for Corporation of Glasgow on Automobile Engineering in Sessions 1931-32-33. Lecturer on Engineering and Mechanics at Glasgow Royal Technical College in Session 1933-34. Winner of the "Graduates Prize" for a paper on "Crankshafts" in Session 1929-193o. Has served for the past few years as an A.M.I.Mech.E. on the North Western Centre of the Automobile Division Committee. Is inventor of a number of patents which are held by firms who employed him. Hobbies: Gardening and Motoring. Private address: "Weydon," 43, Thorley Lane, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire. Telephone: Ringway 3435.
COLE, Henry. Managing Director, Fred Medcalf & Co., Ltd., Colchester. Born London, 17th March, 1887. Educated London Board School. Became a telephone operator in 190o. Later worked for County Chemical Co., Ltd.; Micrometer Eng. Co., Ltd.; Casswell Ltd. Became manager of present firm in 1913. Served during 1914 war in Royal Artillery in France, Belgium and Germany. Became Managing Director of present firm on its formation as a Limited Company., in 1935. Is interested in Bowls, Bridge and Athletics. Private address: 66, Drury Road, Colchester. Telephone: 3377.
COLE, James Neville. Works Manager, H. J. Gresswell & Son, Ltd., Grimsby. Born Cleethorpes, 23rd April, 1915. Educated at Bursar Street School, entered the motor trade as apprentice motor fitter in 1929 with Harry Wardall Ltd. Served with B.E.F. in France. Later as an Armament Artificer Warrant Officer Class 1 in R.E.M.E. Served in 8th Army in African Desert Campaign and in Italy and Greece. Awarded M.B.E. in Italy for Distinguished Services. Rejoined firm in 1945 and became works manager in 1948. Interested in Rambling, Horticulture and Photography. Married; two children. Private address: 154, Chelmsford Avenue, Grimsby.
COLE, Richard Barnes, M.I.P.E., M.S.A.E. Assistant Managing Director, The Daimler Motor Co., Ltd., and The Lanchester Motor Co., Ltd., both of Radford, Coventry. Born Barrow-in-Furness, 19th October, 1891. Educated at Windermere Grammar School. Served full engineering apprenticeship. Became a Fitter; Draughtsman (Machine Tools) and in 1913 was engaged on Estimating and Ratefixing. Served in 1914 war as Lieut. Royal Warwickshire Regiment—Instructor (1st Class-Army) Telephony and Telegraphy. In charge of 5th Division Signal School. Mentioned in Despatches, 1916, by FieldMarshal Lord Plumer. Returned to Daimler 1919, as Ratefixer. Joined Triumph Cycle and Motor Co. Ltd., 1921, as Chief Ratefixer, Assembly Superintendent, and Chief Planning Engineer. Joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd., in 1936 as General Manager (Shadow Factories). Co-opted as member Main Shadow Factories Committee. Appointed Director of Standard Motor Co., Ltd. Joined Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., as Manager of Northern Group of Shadow Factories. Joined Rootes Group as Managing Director of Sunbeam Talbot in February, 1945. Appointed Director and General Manager of Humber-HillmanSunbeam Talbot in June, 1945. In September, 1949 rejoined Daimler as Assistant Managing Director of Daimler and Lanchester and Director of Transport Vehicles (Daimler) Ltd. Interested in Sport (played for Westmorland—Association Football). Private address: 2, The Warren, Lillington Road, Leamington Spa. Telephone: 1764.
COLEMAN, John Francis. Managing Director of Coleman, Roberts & Co. (Acocks Green) Ltd. Born Yardley, August, 1900. Educated at Church of England, St. Marys School, Acocks Green. Had been a Sports Ground Contractor and Motor Mowing Representative before, in 1923, taking up present position. Is Chairman of Birmingham Wednesday A.F.A. and Chairman of National Inter City Mid-Week Cup Competition. Interest : Football. Private address: 63, Douglas Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, 27. Telephone: Acocks 1094.
COLEMAN-SMITH, Harry. Managing Director of Pollards Garages Ltd., Chelmsford. Born Coventry, 8th March, 1899. Only son of Harry Smith, Managing Director of Rover Co., 1902-1923. Served apprenticeship with Maudslay Motors Ltd., Coventry, and was with Daimler Co., 1916-1917, and Rover, and Mann Egertons, Norwich, 1919-1921. Held commission in R.N.A.S. in 1917 and was a Fighter-Pilot in France 1918-1919. Wounded in 1918. Partner in Attwoods, Stafford, 1921-1923. Took up present position in 1923. During 2nd World War held commission in R.A.F. 1940 and was invalided out in 1944. Married; two sons. Interest: Market Gardening. Hobbies: Golf and Fishing. Private address: The Hyde, Danbury, Essex. Telephone: 446.
COLLIER, Eric R. W. General Manager, Eagle Engineering Co., Ltd., Warwick. Born Warwick, 30th December, 1900. Educated at Warwick School and became special pupil with B.T.H., Rugby. Joined the present firm as draughtsman in 1919. Worked through various shops until became General Manager in 1945. Is a Director of J. F. Buckingham (a subsidiary). Recreations: Gardening, Riding. Private address: Lindsey House, Norton Lindsey, Warwickshire. Telephone: Snitterfield 247.
COLLIER, Frederick Charles. Director of Wadcol Motors Ltd. Born Weedon, 2nd July, 1907. Educated at Sheringham. In 1927 started commercial life as salesman with Messrs. Rootes. Later appointed as Sales Manager, Waddington Motors Ltd., Hampstead. When Wadcol Motors Ltd., started, was offered a Directorship with previous employer, Mr. Waddington. During the past 20 years they have built a considerable garage and car sales business. Hobbies : Shooting, Motoring, and Swimming. Private address: 45, Shirehall Park, Hendon, London, N.W.4. Telephone: Hendon 1648.
COLLIER, Richard Hamilton, O.B.E., D.S.O., M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. President and Managing Director of R. H. Collier & Co., Ltd. Born Chesterton, 4th December 1887. Educated at Cambridge & County School, Cambridge, and Northgate School, Ipswich. Studied engineering at Polytechnic, London. Served apprenticeship with Sidney Dawson Begbie, M.I.M.E. in 1903 and with the Century Motor Company and the Aster Engineering Co., Ltd. Drove a West Aster in the 1907 T.T. Became Sales Manager to Hills Garage, Cardiff, 1908. Joined R.F.C' Special Reserve, January, 1915, being awarded D.S.O. in 1917 and O.B.E. in 1919. Retired with substantive Rank of Lt-Colonel in 1919. Opened Manchester Depot of the British Motor Trading Corporation Ltd., and became General Manager until 1921. Then appointed General Manager of the Motor Department of R. E. Jones Ltd. In 1926 formed present Company with himself as Managing Director. During 2nd World War, appointed Director of Aeroplane Production, Ministry of Aircraft Production 1940, and Regional Controller, Ministry of Aircraft Production for Midland Area 1941-45. President of Birmingham Rotary Club 1939-1940. Clubs : Birmingham Conservative, Royal Air Force Club, Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, and Olton Golf Club. Hobbies : Golf and Bridge. Private address: 24, Brueton Avenue, Solihull, Warwickshire. Telephone: 2570.
COLLINS, Arthur Cecil. Joint Managing Director, Staddons Garages (1937) Ltd., Minehead. Born East Finchley, 31st August, 1910. Educated at Torquay Grammar School and studied engineering at Torquay Technical College. Became a Works Clerk in 1926. Served with TEA., 1935/9 and with Royal Wilts. Yeomanry 1939/45 mostly overseas. Joined the Board in present capacity in 1946. Recreations : Fishing, Shooting and Hunting. Private address: The Mount, West Street, Minehead. Telephone: 698.
COLLINS, Cyril Charles. Service Manager, Aston Martin Ltd., and Lagonda Ltd., both of Feltham. Born Wendlebury, 5th February, 1899. Educated at Wendlebury High School and studied engineering at Regent Street Polytechnic. Became apprenticed in Coachbuilding but apprenticeship was interrupted by 1914 war in which he served in the Hertfordshire Yeomanry and in France with the 1st Leicesters. On demobilisation joined Lagonda, becoming Works Manager, Chief Inspector and appointed to present position in 1946. Private address: Fermoy, Oak Avenue, Egham, Surrey. Telephone: Egham 83o.
COLLINS, Colin William Storer. With Avery-Hardoll Equipment Ltd., Oakcroft Road, Tolworth, Surrey. Born Brighton, 6th August, 1897. Educated at Belmont, Brighton, and privately. Took Army Entrance Examination for Sandhurst in 1916, and served for a short time with the R.A.F. in 1918. Commenced business career in Paris with Messrs. Bain Freres et Cie. Later joined Loco and Auto Economy Accessories Ltd., London, in a clerical capacity. In 1924 became a representative of British Petroleum Co., Ltd. and later became Superintendent to their successors Shell-Mex & B.P. Joined Beck & Co., in 1935 becoming Sales Manager in 1949. Left in 1952 to join present firm of Petrol-Pump Manufacturers. During 2nd World War served in R.A.F. being demobilised in 1945 with rank of Squadron Leader. Mentioned in Despatches. Re-joined the reconstituted R.A.F. V.R. in 1948. Is Member of Fellowship of the Motor Industry. Club : R.A.F. Reserves. Married; one daughter. Hobbies : Golf and Motoring. Private address: 71, Knollys Road, Streatham Hill, London, S . W. 16.
COLLINS, Perceval Allan, M.B.E. Managing Director, Kidderminster Motors, Ltd. Born Birmingham, 14th August, 1905. Educated at Queen Elizabeth School, Hartlebury, Nr. Worcester. Apprenticed on 15th birthday to Castle Motor Co., Ltd. In 1925 founded Talbot Garage Co., Ltd. and in 1930 Talbot Transport Ltd. During the war was appointed Unit Controller, Ministry of Transport, for which services received the M.B.E. in 1945. Founded present firm in 1946. Is Chairman Sheet Metal Services Ltd., Kidderminster; and Amalgamated Engineering, Nigeria, West Africa. Has one son—Peter Collins—who is well-known as a Racing Driver. Hobbies : Shooting, Fishing, Golf. Private address: Shatterford Grange, Near Kidderminster. Telephone: Arley 84.
COLLINS, Peter John. Works Manager, Kidderminster Motors Ltd., Kidderminster. Born Kidderminster, 6th November,1931. Educated at Bromsgrove School. rained with Ford's at Dagenham and with F. Perkins Ltd., at Peterborough. Appointed to present position in 1951. Is among the youngest of Britain's racing car drivers. Won the first 100 mile race for 500 c.c. Cars at Silverstone. Successful in 1950, in 21 events, and in 1951 in 17 events. Private address: Shatterford Grange, Near Bewdley, Worcestershire. Telephone: Arley 84.
COLLINS, William Dudley. Joint Managing Director, Staddons Garages (1937) Ltd., Minehead. Born Torquay, 6th November, 1905. Educated Torquay Grammar School. Studied engineering at Torquay Technical College. Joined a Torquay firm of accountants under Articles, in 1921. Left as Senior Audit Clerk in 1929 to become Secretary of Motor Company, Torquay. In 1937 purchased Staddons Garages forming a new Company as Joint Managing Director. Recreations : Gardening, Shooting and Fishing. Private address: Broadway, Parkhouse Road, Minehead. Telephone: 1061.
COLLINS, William Norman, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.M.I. Sales and Service Director, F. Perkins, Ltd., Queen Street, Peterborough. Born Hartlepool, 16th April, 1897. Educated at Galley's School; Technical College, Hartlepool; Armstrong College, University of Durham. Served apprenticeship with Central Marine Engine Works until joining Seaforth Highlanders, 1915-18. After the war, served in Indian Army until 1921. Joined Austin Motor Co., in 1922, and Stewart & Ardern in 1926. Joined the staff of Perkins Ltd., and appointed to the Board in charge of Sales and Service.
COLLIS, George, F.I.S.A. Depot Manager and Auctioneer, Kennings Ltd., Matlock. Born Brassington, 25th October, 1896. Educated at Matlock County and Matlock Bath Church Schools where he won a scholarship which circumstances prevented him from accepting. At 13 became a clerk in a Cotton Mill but after three years his health broke down and he worked on a farm until at age 18 he joined the Infantry being demobilised in April, 1919 with rank of Lieut. Joined firm of Auctioneers in 1919 as Articled pupil remaining there until joining present firm in 1938. Was Special Sergeant in Derbyshire Constabulary 1926-50. President of Local Cricket Club. Hobbies : Breeding and exhibiting Budgerigars; Olde Tyme Dancing; and Social Work. Married: one daughter. Private address: Moorwood Moor, South Wingfield.
COMMIN, Harold Paul. Proprietor of Station Garage, Topsham. Born 8th February, 1917 at Exeter. Educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical College and was apprenticed to Riley (Coventry) Ltd. Joined Harold Goodwin and Co., and afterwards Tangyes Ltd., in charge of Heattreatment Department and later the Tool Room. Rejoined Goodwin's as Assistant Manager of Tool Factory. Left to work for Daimler's on Commercial Vehicle design. Purchased the Station Garage together with I. V. Everall who was killed in motor accident in 1949. Married, 1944; two sons. Hobbies : Motor Sport and Sailing. Private address: Little Orchard, Clyst St. Mary, S. Devon.
CONEY, John Christopher Managing Director, Stocks, 1920, Ltd., Boston, Lincolnshire. Born 12th April, 1892, at Birkenhead. Educated at King Edward Grammar School, Retford. Became an articled pupil before joining Nottinghamshire Yeomanry in 1911. Served throughout the war being severely wounded at Salonica in 1916. Transferred to M.T.,R.A.S.C. in 1917. After demobilisation was employed on Car Sales in Leeds and Grimsby. Joined present firm in 1922. Interests : Golf and Motoring. Private address: 19, Rochford Crescent, Boston. Telephone: 2720.
CONNOLLY, F.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Connolly Bros., (Curriers) Ltd. Born London. Educated at St. Edmund's College, Old Hall, Ware. Joined Connolly Bros., (which was founded in 1878 by his father and uncle), in 1912. On active service with the Army in 1914-18 war. Took over the duties of Governing Director of the firm on the death of his father in 1933. President, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd., 1948-49, and Deputy-President 1950. Address: Connolly Bros., (Curriers) Ltd., 39/43, Charlton Street, Euston Road, London, N.W.I.
CONYERS, James Douglas Flint. Director, Arthur Conyers, Ltd., Blandford. Born Blandford, December, 1899. Educated Milton Abbas Grammar School. Joined his father's business in 1905 as an apprentice to Motor Engineering and remained with firm until it was converted into a Private Limited Company on May ist, 1951, when he became a Director. Recreations : Shooting, Fishing and Billiards. Private address: 5, West Street, Blandford. Telephone: 7.
CONYERS, John Edward. Chairman, Arthur Conyers Ltd., Blandford. Born Blandford, March, 1892. Educated at Milton Abbas Grammar School. In 1908 became apprenticed to father, Arthur Conyers, who built Blandford's first Garage and Workshops in 1901. Served throughout the 1914-18 war and the 1919 Afghan War, first with the R.F.A. and later with the Indian Mechanical Transport. Mayor of Blandford 1939,40/41. Recreations : Shooting, Fishing, Snooker. Private address: io, Queen's Road, Blandford. Telephone: 285.
COOK, Albert Victor. Director and Manager, A. V. Cook (Motors and Cycles) Ltd., New Malden. Born London, 1891. Educated L.C.C. Day and Evening Schools. Prior to 1914 worked with electrical firms including Siemens & Co. Founded own business in 1920. Interested in Travel. Private address: 110, Burlington Road, New Malden. Telephone: Malden 0463.
COOK, Bernard Edward. Production Manager, Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., Erdington. Born Birmingham, i 5th March, 190o. Educated at St. Annes, Moseley, Birmingham. Studied engineering and design in Drawing Office, Wolseley Motors and joined R.N.V.R. in 1917. Became Toolroom Foreman with Wolseley's in 1933 and Technical Liaison Officer in 1936. Was Superintendent Press Shop and Tool Rooms, at Nuffield Aero, Castle Bromwich, later becoming Works Manager, Vickers-Armstrong Ltd., in 1941. Took up present position with Fisher and Ludlow Ltd., in 1946. Interest: Travel. Private address: 27, Heath Way, Castle Bromwich. Telephone: 2539.
COOK, Cyril Arthur. Manager, C.V. Division (Tyres) Scotland, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Glasgow. Born Manchester, loth May, 1899. Educated at Stamford Park School and received training at Altrincham Technical School. Joined Chas. Macintosh & Co., Ltd., Manchester in 1914, as trainee in solid rubber tyre department until voluntary enlistment with K.S.L.I., with whom served in France. On demobilisation returned to firm as Tyre Rep. operating from Glasgow. Later transferred to Edinburgh, retaining position when Macintosh's were absorbed by Dunlop's. In 1942 appointed Regional Tyre Officer, M.O.S. and on termination of Tyre Control in 1946 returned to Dunlop's as Transport Group Representative. Appointed Manager C.V. Division 1952. Interested in Horticulture and Golf. Private address: 39, Little Road, Liberton, Edinburgh. Telephone: 79538.
COOK, Edward Tindall, M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.E.E., M.I.PROD.E. Technical Director, Klaxon Ltd., Tyseley, Birmingham. Born London, 25th March, 1880. Educated at Battersea Polytechnic and London University. After apprenticeship in general engineering was engaged in Laboratory work at Eton College and London University. Afterwards became Manager of Instruments Departments of firms at Leeds and Newcastle. Joined Klaxon's as foreman finally becoming technical Director. Was at one time Director of Nelco, Ltd., of Shalford, Surrey, and was partly responsible for its creation. Is interested also in the manufacture of Electric Motors. Hobbies : Fishing and Boating. Club : R.A.C., Pall Mall. Private address: 23, Prospect Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire. Telephone: Shirley 1571.
COOK, Frederick Ernest, A.M.INST.T. General Manager and Engineer, Halifax Corporation Passenger Transport and Halifax Joint Omnibus Committee. Born Reading, 2nd May, 1905. Educated Reading School and Reading University. Became articled Reading Corporation Transport; Rolling Stock Superintendent 1926-32, Reading; Maintenance Engineer, Southport 1932-4; Deputy Engineer and Manager Southport 1934-39 ; Engineer and Manager, Southport, 1939-47. Took up present position in September, 1947. Hobbies include : Farming, Shooting, and Rugby Football. Married, 1939, Violet (nee Wignall); one daughter. Private address: The Gables, Linden Road; Halifax. Telephone: 2480. COOK, John Robert. Director (Administration Sales Dept.) Gerald Fleming Ltd., Redcar. Born Norton-on-Tees, 28th October, 1909. Educated at Archibald School, Middlesborough and at Kirby Commercial Training College, Middlesborough. Joined present firm in 1927 as private secretary to Mr. Gerald Fleming, Managing Director. Is also Director, Secretary, and General Manager of North-Eastern Credit Facilities Ltd. Hobbies : Caravanning and Photography. Private address: 6, Maxwell Place, Dormanstown, Redcar.
COOK, Raymond Henry, M.A., M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Boroughbury Garage Ltd. Peterborough. Born Peterborough, 15th March, 1912. Educated at Lancing College. In 1936 founded the business of Cook's Garages Ltd., which on removal to the centre of Peterborough became a Limited Company with its present name. Is also a Director of Treadplates, Ltd., and Managing Director of Vehicle Finance (East Midland) Ltd., both of Peterborough. Is a Committee member of Peterborough Motor Club, Ltd. Hobbies : Motor Sport, and Photography. Private address: The Cottage, Orton Waterville, Peterborough. Telephone: 3892.
COOK, Stanley Garner, J.P. Director and Manager, Leighton Buzzard Motors, Ltd. Born Leighton Buzzard, February, 1903. Educated at Beaudesert School, Leighton Buzzard leaving when 14 to work in local Aircraft Factory. In 1922 took full-time course of Technical and advanced education until 1925 when became Assistant Manager in present firm, being appointed to present in 1935. Appointed J.P., 1951. Married, 1929. Private address: Rookery Nook, High Street, Leighton Buzzard. Telephone: 2100.
COOKE, Arthur Clifford. Proprietor, Cooke's Garages, Crewe. Born Crewe, 18th May, 1905. Educated at Crewe County Grammar School and studied engineering while apprenticed to Chester Engineering Co. Afterwards worked as Manager at his father's business until 1944 when he was made a partner of the firm (then called A. Cooke and Son). Mr. A. Cooke who founded the firm in 1885 died in 1950. Is interested in Motor Cycle Sport, and Gardening. Has two sons David and John. Private address: Oakridge, Manor Avenue, Wistaston, Crewe. Telephone: Crewe 2816.
COOKE, George Victor Bevan. Director Ford & Slater (Lincs.) Ltd., Caistor. Born Dublin, 28th May, 1897. Educated Mountjoy School, Dublin. On leaving school entered the Bank of Ireland. Started competition motor cycling 1922 and competed in Leinster Ioo mile road race. Competed in all Leinster Ioo's till 193o. 4th Place on one occasion but finished in all of them. Rode for Sunbeam, Rudge and Matchless and won 1st class awards in every important trial in Ireland. Raced Salmson Car 1923. 1927 entered Motor Industry selling Armstrong Siddeley cars. Travelled the continent extensively learning languages and studying motor trade conditions. Joined Lincoln and Nolan Ltd., Dublin as outside representative for the whole of the 26 counties of I.F.S. Later became Sales Manager. 193o and 1931 entered Irish Grand Prix in Supercharged Austin 7, also Ulster T.T. Won Eireann Cup in 193o for best performance by an Irish Driver. 1935 represented R.I.A.C. in Paris at Annual Conference of European. Motor Clubs. 1937 Sales Manager of Ashenhurst Williams and Co., Ltd., I.F.S. Distributors of Leyland. Until 1941 had the distinction of supplying every 'bus on the streets of Dublin. 1945 joined Ford & Slater, Leicester and in 1946 transferred to Caistor as Manager and later Director. 1946-7 President of Grimsby Motor Club. Life Vice-President Motor Cycling Union of Ireland. Interests: Competition Motoring, Motor Sport, Veteran and Vintage cars and motor cycles. Married. Private address: Hillcrest House, Caistor. Lincs. Telephone: Caistor 361.
COOKE, Royce Douglas. Chief Accountant, Kennings Ltd., Sheffield. Born Sheffield, 12th January, 1903. Educated at Bow School, Sheffield. Trained in accountancy with John Watson Sons and Wheatcroft, Chartered Accountants. Engaged by Mr. George (now Sir George) Kenning as travelling auditor in 1927. Within two years was appointed Chief Accountant, at age of 26, and elected to the Board in 1951. Other appointments include Secretaryships of subsidiary Companies. Recreations : Walking, Shooting and Billiards. Private address: 9, Stumperlowe Mansions, Sheffield, io. Telephone: 32551.
COOKE, Roger Gresham, M.A. Director of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd. Born Cambridge, 26th January, 1907. Educated at Winchester College; New College, Oxford and Trinity College, Cambridge. Practised as Barrister-at-law 1930-5. Became Secretary of British Federation 1935-8. Hon. Sec. German Roads Delegation, 1937. Secretary, United Steel Companies, 1938-46. Councillor, Sheffield University. Chairman, Wentworth Division (Yorks.) Conservative Association. Major and Company Commander Home Guard 1940-44. Appointed to present position 1946. Is Joint Secretary, National Advisory Council for Motor Industry; Liveryman of Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers. Clubs: R.A.C. (Committee 1944-6); Carlton. Married 1934; two boys, two girls. Hobbies: Sailing (represented Oxford University 2 years), golf and tennis. Private address: 37, Evelyn Gardens, S.W.7. Telephone: Kensington 5812. and Hidden Cottage, Hungerford, Berks.
COOKE, Herbert, F.I.M.I. Local Director, Caffyns Ltd., Worthing. Born 25th March, 1902, at Hastings. Educated at Eastbourne Grammar School. Studied engineering at Eastbourne Technical School. Was apprenticed to Eastbourne Motor Omnibus Department in 1917 and afterwards employed on repairs to buses and machine work. Gained engineering drawing experience with Lovely's Garage of Eastbourne, joining Caffyns Ltd., in 1919 at 10/per week in the Works. In 1925 took over Lewes Branch as. Manager. And in 1930 became Manager of Worthing Branch. Served in R.A.O.C. during 1939 war. Was Assistant Director of Ordnance Service in various commands, the last one being at H.Q. of South Midland District. Promoted Lt-Col. in 1942. Demobilised in 1945. Granted Hon. Rank of Lt-Col. after war service. Returned to Caffyns and was made Company local Director, Worthing in 1946. Married; has one son—Michael Richard. Says he hates: Fish, Lies and Cold Baths. Likes: His work, Fruit pie, and cigars. Hobbies: Philately, Sport (especially Golf). Private address: "Elmwood," 315, South Farm Road, Broadwater Green, Worthing. Telephone: Swandean 1099.
COOKSON, John James. Managing Director, J. J. Cookson, Ltd., Central Garage, Macclesfield. Born Elworth, Nr. Sandbach, 1889. Educated at Ashville College, Harrogate. Studied engineering at Manchester Technical College. Was apprenticed to Belsize Motors in 1905 and afterwards worked with J. A. Lawton & Co., and with the Grosvenor Motor Co., Ltd. Hobbies include: Caravanning and Fishing. Private address: Old Meadows, Ivy Lane, Macclesfield. Telephone: 2585.
COOP, Maurice Fletcher. Secretary, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. I James's Street, S.W.I. Born Stalybridge, 11th September, 1907. Educated at Epworth College, Rhyl; Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Trained as a solicitor and entered service of Dunlop Rubber Co., in this capacity, in 1935• Became Secretary, 1948. Recreations : Association Football. and Cricket. Private address: 39, Hill Street, London, W.I. Telephone: Grosvenor 3484.
COOPER, Cedric, B.A.OXON. Director, Union Transport Finance Ltd., Nottingham. Born Sheffield, 9th January, 1913. Educated at Cheltenham College and Oxford University. Trained as a Solicitor. Appointed to Board of U.T.F. Ltd., 1949. Recreations: Golf, Contract Bridge. Private address: 24, Dore Road, Sheffield.
COOPER, Charles Elliot Thomas. Liaison Sales Engineer to Motor Industry, George Angus and Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne. Born Crosthwaite, 19th November, 1893. Educated at Malvern College, and studied farming at Harper Adams Agricultural College, Salop. Was farm manager in Kent 1919-25. Became Secretary and Assistant to Dr. F. W. Lanchester in 1925 and worked in his private workshops and Drawing Office until 1936. Later joined B.S.A., and took up present position in 1937. Married 1929. Hobby: Philately. Recreations: Golf, Fishing. Private address: 34, Belle Walk, Moseley, Birmingham, 13. Telephone: Birmingham South 0217.
COOPER, Charles Newton. Joint Managing Director and Designer of Cooper Racing Cars. Born Paris, 14th October, 1893. Educated in Paris and London. Apprenticed with Napiers and became Chief Mechanic to Kaye Don. Was at one time a Garage Proprietor. Became Joint Managing Director of present firm in 1948. Is interested in Farming and Flying. Private address: 20, Lynton Road, New Malden, Surrey.
COOPER, Charles Watson. Managing Director, Wagon Finance Corporation Ltd., Sheffield. Is also Director of Union Transport Finance Ltd., Sheffield. Private address: 45, Stumperlowe Crescent Road, Sheffield, '0. Telephone: Sheffield 32524.
COOPER, Eric Harry Leach, M.I.MECH.E. Engine designer (specialising in Tractor, Diesel, and Agricultural machinery design). Born Stansted, loth July, 1900. Educated at Cockburn High School, Leeds; Leeds University. Became Chief engine designer with John Fowler & Co., (Leeds) Ltd. Private address: 20, Skelmersdale Road, Clacton-on-Sea.
COOPER, Frederick Sydney. Director (Home Sales), Albert Jagger Ltd., Walsall. Born Walsall, 29th May, 1897. Educated at North Walsall Elementary School and at Walsall Technical College and School of Art (studying under the late J. Corby). Became a Clerk with present firm in 1919 and was appointed Irish Representative in 1942. Is interested in Gardening, Music and Art. Private address: The Gables, Vincent Street, Walsall, Staffs.
COOPER, Robert Burgess. Director and General Manager, Albert Jagger Ltd., Walsall. Born Wembley Park, 14th May, 1924. Educated at Bryanston School, Dorset. Trained at Faraday House Electrical Engineering College. Served during the war in the Pacific Fleet as an Electrical Lieutenant R.N.V.R. and was on board one of the first ships to enter Hong Kong after its surrender. Demobilised in 1946 and joined Albert Jagger Ltd. Makes regular visits to overseas markets ranging from Finland to Ceylon and East visiting Agents and customers. Interested in Travel and Sport. Married, 1951, Joyce (nee Chettoe). Private address: 249, Lichfield Road, Walsall. Telephone: 2451.
COOPER, Robert Douglas. Chairman and Managing Director, Albert Jagger, Ltd., Walsall. Born Canterbury, 27th February, 1898. Educated H.M.S. Worcester. Served afloat in both wars. Had short experience as partner in printing concern and as Director in glove firm. During 1924-39 engaged mainly selling and sales promotion of office machines. Member of Solihull U.D.C. since 1946. Finance Chairman for three years. Member of Rotary. Interested in local politics etc. Married, 1922, Doris (née Burgess): two sons. Private address: Eastnor, Alderbrook Road, Solihull. Telephone: 0765.
COOPER, Sir Stanford, F.C.A. Vice-Chairman, Ford Motor Company Ltd., and Director of associated Companies. Born 26th August, 1889. Educated privately. Served in R.N.V.R. during 1914 war. Member of Scott Committee on Land Utilisation in Rural Areas, 1941-42. Chairman Royal Society of St. George. Is a Liveryman of Glaziers Company and a Knight of the Round Table. Created a Knight, 1945. Private address: 43, Phillimore Gardens, Campden Hill, Kensington, London, W.B. Telephone: Western 1760. COPLAND, David. Regional Sales Superintendent, Alexander Duckham & Co., Ltd., W.14. Born Edinburgh, 29th May, 1906. Educated at Edinburgh Academy. Became a salesman in 1930. Appointed to present position in September, 1945. Private address: 7o, Mortimer Court, Abbey Road, London, N.W.8.
CORNELIUS, William George. Manager, W. H. Cornelius and Son, Redruth. Born Redruth, 1919. Educated at Truro Cathedral. Studied engineering at the Standard Motor Company Schools. On the death of his father W. H. Cornelius, F.I.M.I., in 1946, took over the duties of manager of the above firm now owned by Mrs. R. A. Cornelius. Served in R.A.F. during 1939-46 as Pilot, demobilised as Flight Lieutenant. Assisted in the formation of, and is now Secretary of Cornwall Centre Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund. Is Committee member and Assistant Delegate Cornwall Division Motor Agents Association. Married, Joan Hendy Canor; two children. He and his wife broadcast regularly with B.B.C. Western Region Drama Group. Is also interested in: Sailing and Sport. Private address: Albany Road, Redruth, Cornwall. Telephone: 125.
CORNWALLIS, Rt. Hon. LORD, K.B.E., M.C. Director, Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co. Born 14th March, 1892. Educated at Eton; R.M.C. Sandhurst. Served during 1914 war in Royal Scots Greys and on General Staff (wounded, mentioned in Despatches and M.C.). Has been Lord Lieutenant of Kent since 1944. Has served for many years on Kent County Council; as Deputy Lieutenant and as Justice of the Peace. Recreations : Cricket and public work. Clubs : Cavalry and M.C.C. (President 1947). Private address: Hall Land, Slinfold, Sussex.
CORNWELL, Albert Edward. Managing Director, Southern Motor & Utility Finance Corp., Ltd., Hastings. Born London, 2nd April, 1909. Educated at Margate Grammar School and Starborough College. Joined Merchant Navy, 1925, as Cadet. Left the sea in 193o. Worked in Insurance Broker's office. Became an Inspector with General Accident Assurance Corporation, Ltd. Remained in their employ 13 years, leaving to take up present position, 1947. Recreations : Shooting, Fishing. Private address: 13, Linton Road, Hastings, Sussex. Telephone: 1718.
CORRIE, Thomas. Governing Director, Thomas Corrie, Ltd., Dumfries. Born Dumfries, 17th December, 1903. Educated at Lockerbie Academy. Commenced business with his father, now deceased, at Blue Bell Garage, Lockerbie, in 1922. Transferred in 1926 to Dumfries, to open a new depot, now Head Office. Opened additional premises in Castle Douglas, 1931, and at Annan in 1932. Converted to a Limited Company in 1945. Founded separate firm to look after Tractor Sales in 1947 building separate premises for this purpose. Interested in Trade politics, acted as President of Scottish Motor Trade Association, June, 1948, until February, 195o, presiding over the first pre-war Scottish Motor Show. Owns and operates a Dairy farm near Dumfries. Is also interested in : Gardening, Golf, Shooting and Fishing. Private address: Ashridge, St. Cuthberts Avenue, Dumfries. Telephone: 336.
COTTON, Stanley James, D.L.C., A.M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.P.F.. Sales Engineer, British Belting and Asbestos, Ltd., Cleckheaton. Born Evington Vale, loth May, 1918. Educated at Loughborough College School and trained in engineering at Loughborough College (1st Class Honours Diploma, 1940). Served throughout war in R.A.F. in Middle East, and Maintenance Command on Home Service. Demobilised in 1946 with rank of Flight Lieutenant. Joined B.B.A. in present capacity, 1946. Married to Hilda (née Brice); one son, one daughter. Recreations : Walking, Music, and Motor Sport. Private address: 44, Low Road, Thornhill Edge, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Telephone: 189.
COUPER, William Michael. Managing Director of W. M. Couper Ltd., St. Albans. Born London, 7th September, 1905. Educated at Repton School and Zurich University. Was apprenticed in engineering to J. & E. Hall Ltd., and joined the sales side of the Motor Industry with Barclay and Wyse, Ltd., of Great Portland Street, London. The following year joined Lagonda's at Staines. Established 2 litre Class Records for 200 Miles and 200 Kilometres. Won Class in 1929 J.C.C. Double 12 hour race. Won Class Glacier Cup in 1932 Alpine Trial. Was in partnership with the late Sir Henry Birkin, Bart., 1930/32. Since 1933 has been Managing Director of present firm. Skippered the Talbot team in Alpine Trial, in 1934, winning a team prize. Won Coachwork prize at Monte Carlo Rally with Hillman in 1939, light car class. Served during war in R.A.S.C. Won Grand Prix d'Honneur, Monte Carlo, in Concour's de Comfort with Bentley-Rolls Royce and Bentley Cars in 1949-50-51. Is a member of B.R.D.C. Committee; on Panel of R.A.C. Stewards. Served on St. Albans City Council 1937-41. Is a member of Rotary. Married to Elsa (née Schindler) 1930; one daughter. Hobbies: Stamp collecting and cine-photography. Private address: Farthing Hall, St. Albans. Telephone: 1086.
COUPLAND, Ernest, M.SC., M.I.MECH.E., M.INST.MET. Chief Engineer, Rubery Owen & Co., Ltd. Born Birmingham, loth October, 1895. Educated at Central Secondary School, Birmingham; Birmingham University. Served as leading Mechanic, R.N.A.S., 1916-18. Detached for special duties on Inspection and later attached to the Air Board for research on the strength at high temperatures of aeroengine materials. On discharge from R.N.A.S. continued as Research Assistant, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. For four years from 1916 was responsible under Prof. F. C. Lea and Prof. C. F. Jenkin for research and development of metal construction for aircraft. Joined Rubery Owen & Co., Ltd., in January, 1920 as a draughtsman, becoming Technical Manager in 1924 and Chief Engineer in 1938. Has been a member of Deep Drawing Panel of Automobile Research Committee from its commencement in 1935. For the first three years after M.I.R.A. took over this research was Chairman. Married, 1920, Mildred Louise (née Trevitt); one son, one daughter. Is interested in: the Theatre and Gardening. Private address: 5, Argyle Road, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 36391.
COURTNEY, James, M.I.MECH.E., M.INST.T. Chief Engineer, Ulster Transport Authority. Born 5th July, 1900, Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Served practical apprenticeship to Mechanical Engineering, and studied at Belfast College of Technology for Membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. At age of 22, entered into partnership to operate a local 'Bus Service. This was acquired in 1927 by the Belfast Omnibus Co., Ltd., who appointed him as Chief Engineer in 1928. In 1935 the Belfast Omnibus Co., Ltd., was merged, together with all other Road Operators, in the Northern Ireland Road Transport Board, set up under the Road and Railway Transport Act (N.I.), 1935. He was appointed Chief Engineer of this Board. Appointed to present post in 1948; is responsible for all Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering activities, both road and rail transport in Northern Ireland. Hobbies: Gardening, fishing and shooting. Private address: "Lisdoon," Warren Road, Donaghadee, Northern Ireland. Telephone: 2257.
COURTNEY, Walter. Director, Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd., Oxford Street, W. I. Born London, 28th October, 1897. Educated at City of London College and studied afterwards at Beaufoy Institute, London and the Brixton School of Building. Became a Technical Assistant in the Architects Department, L.C.C. after serving in Army 1915-19. In January, 1927 joined Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd., as Manager of their first provincial Branch, in Leeds. Appointed Northern Divisional Manager in 1937, and Director in 1944. Also appointed Sales Director of Associated Company, The Regent Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., in 1945. Represents the Company on the Council of the Retread Manufacturers Association since 1946; appointed Vice-Chairman of that Association 1951. Interests : Golf and Fishing. Private address: 33, Sherwood Road, Hendon, N.W.4.
COUSINS, Henry Edward Cecil. Works Manager, The M.G. Car Company, Ltd., Abingdon-on-Thames. Born Oxford, 14th April, 1902. Educated at St. Paul's, Oxford. Apprentice with T. G. West & Sons, 1916-20. Joined Morris Garages, Oxford, in January, 1920 as an Improver. Late 1922, chosen by the late Cecil Kimber to start Sports Car side and so became the original employee of what is now known as the M.G. Car Co., Ltd. Was responsible for all production and service activities while it remained under the control of Morris Garages Ltd. When M.G. Car Co., was formed in 1929 became Works Superintendent until Company reverted to war work in 1940. Then he became Aircraft Superintendent. In 1944 promoted to present position, in which is responsible for the assembly and final test of M.G. and Riley Cars. Recreation: Gardening. Private address: 20, Abbot Road, Abingdon.
COX, Albert Norman. Governing Director, Norman Cox Ltd., Barton-on-Humber. Born Barton-on-Humber, 23rd November, 1909. Educated at Church of England School, Barton where he became a Garage boy in 1924. Took up Speedway Racing and Trials Riding in 1927. Started business on own account in 193o. Won many open trials including Pioneer Run London-Brighton. During the war served as Instructor on Aircraft Engines to the A.T.C. Is also Governing Director of Barton-on-Humber Engineering Co., Ltd., and Director of L.B.C. Motors, Ltd. Owns Collection of old cycles, motor-cycles and cars. Is member of Sunbeam Motor Club, London; and local Conservative Club. Married, 1938; three daughters. Interested in : Golf, Foreign Travel; and Antique Furniture. Private address: II, Ferriby Road, Barton-on-Humber. Telephone: 3129.
COX, Harold Roxbee. Chief Scientist, Ministry of Fuel and Power, 7, Millbank, London, S.W.'. Telephone: Abbey 7000. Born Handsworth, 6th June, 1902. Educated at Kings Norton School and at Imperial College of Science and Technology. Trained in engineering with Austin Motor Co., becoming a Draughtsman in 1918.. Has always been interested in Aviation: President of I Royal Aeronautical Society, 1947-49. Is a member of the Technical Committee, R.A.C. Took up present position, 1948. Private address: 3, Upper Harley Street, N.W.I. Telephone: Welbeck 3167.
COX, Robert Charles, A.F.R.AE.S. Director, Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., Birmingham. Born Derby, 3oth May, 1903. Educated at Derby Technical College and studied Engineering as apprentice to Rolls Royce Ltd., Derby. Remained with this Company for 9 years, the last two as jig and tool designer. Later joined planning and tool design staff of Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd. When the Pressed Steel Co., started at Oxford joined the firm as die designer. Later joined Supermarine Aviation Ltd., in charge of jig and tool design and as production engineer. Produced ' there flying boats and high-speed racing aircraft, including the machines which won the Schneider Trophy. Joined Joseph Lucas, Birmingham, in charge of production Tryout Department. Was Works Manager to the Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., prior to the war, , during which was General Manager of A. V. ' Roe (Hawker Siddeley Group) factory at Yeadon, Yorks. Inventor of the "Cox" rivet, millions of which were used in aircraft production during the war. Is also Director of Bendix Home Appliances, Ltd. Owns his own plane and is interested in bloodstock breeding. Is also an Engineering Consultant. Private address: "Journey's End," Chobham, Surrey. Telephone: 251.
COX, Roy. General Manager, Parsons and Parsons Garages Ltd., Harlow. Born Bishops Stortford, 1906. Educated at Bishops Stortford College. Studied farming at Herts. Agricultural College, St. Albans. Farmed until 1931 when joined John Whalley, Bishops Stortford, as Sales Manager, until outbreak of war. Joined R.A.S.C. received commission in 1940 as specialist training officer. Formed R.A.S.C. unit in Yorkshire 1941. Commanded Unit in N. Africa, Sicily, Italy and Austria. Mentioned in Despatches for service in Sicily and Italy. Appointed present position on return to England in October, 1945. Hobbies : Tennis, Fishing and Shooting. Private address: Benhooks Farm, Bishops Stortford, Herts. Telephone: 1082.
COX, Rowland Wilton. Chairman and Managing Director, Cox and Co., (Watford) Ltd., and of Cox and Co., (R.W.) Ltd. Born 19th June, 1884 at Birmingham. Educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham. Joined Bellis and Morcom, Birmingham. Later was for 20 years General Manager and subsequently Director of Rotax (Motor Accessories) Ltd. Started Cox and Co., in 1927. Married : 4 children. Private address: Harefield Grove, Harefield, Middlesex. Telephone: 2293.
COX, Stanley Frederick, A.C.A. Finance Officer (Accounts & Audit), Road Haulage Executive, 222, Marylebone Road, N.W. 1. Telephone: Paddington I161. Born London, 21st February, 1912. Educated at Kelly College, Tavistock. Trained as an accountant; became North West Division Accountant, 1948. Appointed to present position, 1950. Private address: Oriel House, Royston Grove, Hatch End, Middlesex.
COX, William Arthur Malcolm. Chairman, The Angus Garage Co., Ltd., Dundee and Perth. Born Dundee, 5th March, 1896. Educated at Clifton College, Bristol. Served in 1914-18 war as Lieut. in Black Watch. After serving with Regt. in France was seconded to Royal Flying Corps as Pilot. Founded present business in 1924, becoming Chairman of Directors in 195o. During 1939 war served as Lt.Col. commanding 5th Black Watch; 1941 45 attached to R.A.F. Regiment. Recreations : Shooting and Fishing. Private address: The Croft, Longforgan, Dundee. Telephone: Invergowrie 268.
COXETER, John Wade. Managing Director of J. Coxeter & Co., Ltd., and of Revolving Centres, Ltd., both of Oxford. Born Abingdon, 4th September, 1873. Educated at Cowper Street School, London and at Strand Grammar School. Studied Engineering with various firms in and near Caterham. Worked at Abingdon Cycle Factory and at Abingdon Showrooms, Oxford. Bought first car in 1898 and in 1900 opened Oxford's first Garage. In 1909 started Motor Car Showroom in Victoria Street, London, this closed down during 1914 war. During both wars made parts for Aero Engines, Machine Tools etc. Deputy Chairman, Oxfordshire Association of Boys Clubs. Member of Council, Red Cross. Ex-President Oxford Rotary Club. Ex-Chairman of Bucks, Berks and Oxon Division, Motor Agents Association. Is interested in Golf and Gardening. Private address: "Northlands," Frilford Heath, Nr. Abingdon. Telephone: 239.
CRABTREE, Alfred. Managing Director, A. Crabtree and Co., Ltd., Keighley. Born Oxenhohe, Keighley 30th January, 1904. Educated at Keighley Grammar School. Studied engineering at Bradford Technical College and was apprenticed for three years to Electrical Engineering concern. Afterwards specialised in Automobile Electrical work and trained in Magneto and Accumulator works. In 1929 commenced in business on own account as Auto Electrical specialist. In 1933 transferred interests in this field to associated companies and developed original business into Motor and Cycle Accessory Factors. Has been Director of Bradford Electrical Services Ltd., since 1933. Married, 1933; one son, one daughter. Is a Rotarian; member of Council of Motor Factors Association and member of General Motor Factors Committee of the S.M.M.&T. Private address: "Clovelly," Riddlesden, Keighley. Telephone: 3313.
CRABTREE, Charles. Managing Director, Francis E. Cox (Keighley) Ltd. Born Keighley, 8th March, 1903. Educated at Keighley Trade and Grammar School; King Williams College, I.o.M. ; and Leeds University, (B.Sc.Mining). Became apprentice with Airedale Collieries Ltd., 1919-25. Left to become Managing Director of present firm. Served during 1939 war in R.E.M.E. being demobilised with rank of Major, in 1945. Is also a Director of Ondura, Ltd.; Victoria Park Mills Ltd.; Savoy Estates (Bradford) Ltd. and Stephen Firth Ltd. Hobby: Mountaineering. Married; Enid (née Rouse), 1945. Private address: Barn House, Riddlesden, Keighley.
CRABTREE, Ernest John, F.I.M.I. Managing Director of Crabtree and Nicol Ltd., Sheffield. Born Wisbech, 28th November, 1884. Educated at Wisbech Grammar School and studied engineering at Norwich Technical College. Became apprenticed in 1900 to Lawrence Scott & Co., Ltd., Norwich. Worked with Crabtree & Son, Ltd, Wisbech 1904-23 latterly as Managing Director. Managing Director, Daimler Department of Appleyard's of Leeds, 1924-28. Manager, Sheffield Branch, Pointing Ltd., Leeds 192839. Formed present Company, 1940. Has been member of M.A.A. and M.T.A. since formation; member of Council M.A.A. 194150; Member of Council B.M.T.A. 1947-50; Member of the Fellowship of the Motor Industry. Has had 48 years continuous connection with the Retail Motor Trade. Married, 1913, Ethel (née Wainer); one son, two daughters, four grandchildren. Private address: Hathersage Derbyshire. Telephone: 205.
CRADDOCK, Hubert Wyatt, F.I.M.I., F.R.S.A. Advertising Manager, Champion Sparking Plug Company Ltd., Feltham. Born Birmingham, 21st December, 1896. Educated at Birmingham Municipal Technical School, and University School of Commerce. Is Fellow of Incorporated Advertising Managers' Association; council member of Advertising Association; member of Institute of Public Relations. Invited by Lord Mackintosh to join organising executive of International Advertising Conference 1951 and to be Chairman of Organised Tours Committee. Immediate Past President of Incorporated Advertising Managers' Association.
CRAIGIE, John William, M.I.MECH.E. Born 1st June, 1902. Educated at Edinburgh Academy; Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow; Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Was apprenticed with A. Carlaw & Sons, Glasgow; spent one year at Austin Motor Co., Birmingham, returning to A. Carlaw & Sons as Works Manager for six years, later joining the firm of A. & D. Fraser, Glasgow as Sales & Service Manager, Commercial Vehicles. Interested in Aviation. Now attached to Pettigrew & Stephens, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, C.2.
CRAWFORD, Maj. Gen. John Scott, C.B., C.B.E., M.I.MECH.E., M.I.MAR.E. Director, Guy Motors Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born 6th February, 1889. Educated Liverpool College, and Campbell College, Belfast. Apprenticed to engineering. Travelled in Europe and Far East before entering Army at the age of 26. Army career entirely concerned with technical side of equipment, especially tanks and armoured vehicles. Became Deputy Director of Mechanisation, in charge of tank production, immediately before last war. On the introduction of the Ministry of Supply he became Director of Mechanisation. Later being Deputy Director General of Tanks and Transport, and, in 1943 Deputy Director General of Armaments production. Joined the Board of Guy Motors Ltd., in 1946. Recreations : Golf and Fishing. Address: 36, Denbigh Gardens, Richmond, Surrey. Telephone: 1225.
CREWE, William Archibald, M.I.MECH.E. Director and General Manager, Delco-Remy-Hyatt Division, General Motors Ltd., 111, Grosvenor Road, London, S.W.'. Born Lewisham, 17th February, 1889. Educated Colfes Grammar School, Lewisham. Studied at Goldsmith's College, New Cross prior to becoming apprentice with Capel and Co., Dalston in 1905. Worked in Drawing Office, Fielding and Platt Ltd., Gloucester 1911-13. Joined Ruston & Hornsby Ltd., Lincoln (then Ruston and Proctor & Co., Ltd.), 1913. In charge of Gas Power Design and in estimating dept., during 1st World War on War Contracts. In 1919 became Chief Estimator with Vickers-Petters Ltd., and subsequently Export Sales Manager. Joined Hyatt Ltd., London, in 1922 as Sales Manager and Engineer. Remained in same position on formation of Delco-Remy & Hyatt Ltd., in 1924. Appointed General Manager 1935; Managing Director 1937. Director of General Motors Ltd., 1947 on consolidation of all , General Motors British activities, retaining General Managership of Delco-Remy-Hyatt Division. Married Jessie (née Hambrook) 1915; one son. Recreations : Gardening, Reading and Motoring. Private address: 22, Oakcroft Road, London, S.E.13. Telephone: Lee Green 5561.
CREWS, Frank Willowby. Secretary, Institute of Transport, 8o, Portland Place, London, W.I. Joined staff of Institute, 1927 appointed to present position, 1941. Telephone: Langham 5216.
CRIPPS, Charles Lawrence. Works Director, Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., Willesden. Born loth August, 1907 at Coventry. Educated at Marlborough, and West Bromwich. Took part-time course in engineering while employed by Izons & Co., Ltd., West Bromwich. Joined Triplex at Kings Norton in 1928 and transferred to the Willesden factory as Production Manager in 1946. Appointed Works Manager in 1947 and Works Director in the following year. Married, 1939. Recreations : Sports, Shooting and Motoring. Private address: 25, Sedgecombe Avenue, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex. Telephone: Wordsworth 2161.
CRITCHLEY, Henry Samuel. Chairman, City Motor Co., (Oxford) Ltd., Oxford, Reading and Bicester. Born Birmingham, 8th May, 1881. Educated at Marling School, Glos. Studied to become Chartered Accountant. Became Chairman of present Company 1919. Recreation: Golf. Private address: 1, Moreton Road, Oxford. Telephone: 59785.
CROFT, Ernest James. Managing Director, H. J. Croft Ltd., Kendal. Born Kendal, 28th August, 1914. Educated at Stramongate School, Kendal; and Giggleswick School, Nr. Settle. Apprenticed with present firm (founded by his father, the late Herbert Croft). Served with King's Own Royal Regt. in Middle and Far East 5,1,years until demobilised in 1946 with rank of Major. Recreations : Cricket, Rugby and Motoring. Private address: Highgate, Kendal. Telephone: i88.
CRONSHAW, Cecil John Turrell, B.SC., F.R.I.C., F.S.S., F.R.S.E., M.I.CHEM.E. Director, Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd. Born 13th June, 1889. Educated at Grammar School, Bury; Victoria University, Manchester. Member of number of Societies connected with Dyeing and Chemistry. About these subjects has written books and a number of articles. Clubs: Athenaeum, Chemical, Little Ship, Royal Thames Yacht, Savage. Private address: Ainwick, Prestwich Park, Manchester. Telephone: Prestwich 2654.
CROOK, Thomas Anthony Donald. Managing Director, Anthony Crook Motors, Ltd., Caterham Hill. Born Preston, 16th February, 1920. Educated at Clifton College, Bristol; and Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge. Studies were interrupted by war in which served with commission in R.A.F. in Western Desert campaigns. Returned to Home Service in 1942. Twice mentioned in Despatches. On demobilisation in 1946 joined Raymond Mays' racing garage at Bourne as Sales Director. In 1947 formed own company in Caterham. Holds or has held numerous sports car records with Alfa Romeo, B.M.W., and Frazer-Nash Cars. In a Bristol 2-litre covered 104 miles in I timed hour at Montlhery Race Track. Won outright the Daily Express International Trophy for Production Cars (Div.') at record speed at Silverstone, 1951. Held sports car lap record at Castle Coombe, Goodwood etc. Hobby : Record breaking. Private address: 36, Town End, Caterham, Surrey. Telephone: 2232.
CROPPER, Ralph, B.A., M.SC.(ECON.), F.R.ECON.S., A.M.INST.T. Transport Consultant, 5o, St. James Avenue, Beckenham, Kent. Born Ilford, 6th June, 1913. Educated at London School of Economics, (University of London) and studied at Institute of Historical Research. For ten years (1939-49) acted as executive officer with various associations in Road Transport, including National Road Transport Federation, Road Haulage Association, Wholesale Meat & Provisions Transport Association and their predecessors. In this capacity undertook negotiations concerning construction, use, equipment etc. of motor vehicles with various Ministries, the S.M.M.&.T., M.A.A., Tyre Manufacturers Conference, etc. Commenced business on own account as independent transport consultant on matters related to commercial vehicles in 1949. Private address: (as above). Telephone: Beckenham 1546.
CROSS, Alexander, M.B.O.U. Divisional Secretary, East Scotland Division, The Motor Agents' Association, Ltd. Born Torryburn, Fife, 18th July, 1907. Educated at Morrison's Academy, Crieff and St. Andrews University. From 1927 until the war was a Rubber Planter in Malaya. In 1940 became Assistant Immigration Officer, Singapore. Was interned in Singapore by the Japanese, 1942-5. Is interested in Bird Watching; Fishing and Photography. Married, 1941, Elsa (née Pfenniger); one daughter. Private address: 27, Springfield, Dundee.
CROSS, Daniel Howard. London Manager, Union Transport Finance Ltd., Nottingham. Born London, 23rd May, 1892. Apprenticed with Fiat Motors. Served during 1914 war with R.A.S.C. (M.T.). In Command of M.T. Heavy Repair Shop, Baghdad. Joined Studebaker sales staff, 1922, becoming General Manager, Studebaker England Ltd., in 1930. Joined Commercial Investment Trust as Northern Manager in 1931. Left to join Union Transport Ltd., in 1935; appointed their London Manager, 1945. Served many years on the Council of the Institute of the Motor Industry; Past Chairman of the East Lancs. & Cheshire Division of the Institute; Governor of the Barrett Street Technical College, London. Is a member of the Rotary Club and also interested in Social Work and Music. Private address: 9, Manchester Square, London, W.I. Telephone: Welbeck 3575.
CROSS, Frederick John Roberts, A.M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Cross's Garage Ltd., Cork, Ireland. Born Cork, 23rd November, 1904. Educated at St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Worked for three years in the Provincial Bank Ltd. Left in 1927 to join present firm, becoming Managing Director in 1943. For many years Council Member of S.I.M.T. and I.M.T.A., Vice-President 1948/ 49, 1949/50 and President 1950/51. Is Associate Member of American Society of Refrigeration Engineers. Vice-President, Cork Incorporated Chamber of Commerce and Shipping (1949/51). Interested in Music and Golf. Private address: 1, Chiplee Villas, Ballintemple, Cork, Ireland. Telephone: Cork 21545.
CROSS, Thomas Fergus, m.i.m.r. Director and Joint Manager,. Cross & Sons, Ltd., Cork. Born Cork, 28th March, 1908. Educated at Christian Brothers School, and Skerries College, Cork. Studied at Cork Technical School and is a member of Institute of Motor Industry by examination. Became apprentice in father's business in 1926. Joined the Board of Directors, 1935. Is interested in Yachting, Angling and Photography. Private address: Montenotte House, Cork. Telephone: 22396.
CROSSLEY, Frank Henry. General Manager, Ashton-under-Lyne Corporation Passenger Transport. Born Burnley, 16th December, 1891. Educated A.u.L. Grammar School. Studied engineering at Ashton Technical School and Manchester College of Technology. Became a solicitor's clerk. Joined Manchester Regt. as a Territorial and afterwards served throughout the 1914-18 war. Was Stores Superintendent when he was twenty and appointed to his present position in 1946. Recreation: Croquet. • Private address: Bretwood, Gorsey Lane, Ashton-under-Lyne. Telephone: 2707.
CROUCH, Robert Stephen. Sales Manager, Transport Vehicles (Daimler) Ltd., Coventry. Born Coventry, 27th September, 1911. Educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry. Apprenticed with Rover and Daimler Companies starting in Daimler's Road Test Department and going through all sections before taking charge of the Experimental Dept. Prior to war competed in various Rallies including the Monte Carlo, obtaining major awards in British Rallies. During the war engaged in development and testing of armoured fighting vehicles. Accompanied Royal Tour of S. Africa in connection with road transport. Has travelled extensively in connection with design, development and sales promotion of cars and 'buses. Became 'Bus Sales Manager in 195o. Recreations : Motor Sport; Cricket and Football. Private address: 13, Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry. Telephone: 67567.
CROW, Eric. Secretary, Globe and Simpson, Ltd., Sheffield. Born Huddersfield, 20th July, 1914. Educated at Huddersfield College and studied as a Chartered Accountant with Netherwood and Son 193o-6. For the next two years was Cost Accountant with a firm of Linoleum Manufacturers and became Accountant to present Company in 1939. Joined Ministry of Supply in 1940 as Cost Investigator to Contracts Branch afterwards seconded to Wool Control. In 1941-5 served with commission in R.A.F. Returned to present firm as Secretary in 1946. Recreations; Rugby, Motoring, Gardening, Motor Racing. Private address: "Ceann A'bhaigh," 86, Westwick Crescent, Sheffield, 8. Telephone: 46677.
CROWE, Sir Edward Thomas Frederick, K.C.M.G. Director, Henley's Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd., and associated Companies. Born 20th August, 1877. Educated at Bedford School. Became by competition, a student interpreter in Japan, 1897. By 1901 had become Vice-Consul, Yokohama. Was Comptroller General of Dept. of Overseas Trade from 1928 until his retirement in 1937. Has always been interested in Art and was President of Royal Society of Arts, 1941-1943. Clubs : Athenaeum, Roehampton. Private address: 12a, Ennismore Gardens, S.W.7. Telephone: Kensington 2886.
CROWE, Nigel Anstiss, Buyer, Stevco Ltd., 8-9, Rewley Road, Oxford. Born 21st April, 1908. Educated at City of Oxford Technical School. Joined Stevco Ltd., from school in 1924, working in the Oil Sales Department until 1939. Served in R.A. and R.A.S.C. until demobilised in 1945 rejoined present firm being appointed Buyer in 1946. Private address: 74, Kingston Road, Oxford.
CRUTTENDEN, Robert Jack. Proprietor of Bournes Garage, Tenterden. Born Tenterden, 15th January, 1916. Educated at Cranbrook School, where he joined O.T.C. and gained Certificate "A". Did Auto Mechanics Course under the direction of United States Armed Forces Institute and Service Training. In 1935 became Partner (Managing) of J. Cruttenden & Son, Building Contractors. After serving as an Engineering draughtsman from 1937, joined Royal Air Force in 1940. Trained to be a Pilot in Canada and operated with Coastal Command and 1st Tactical Air Force and commanded 293 Air/Sea Rescue Squadron. Demobilised in 1946 with rank of Squadron Leader, and took up present position. Married 1945; one son, one daughter. Interests : Rotary, Freemasonry, British Legion, Chamber of Trade. Hobbies : Tennis and Golf. Private address: 21, Craythorne Road, Tenterden, Kent. Telephone: 29.
CUDLIP, Colin William. General Secretary, Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund, 204, Great Portland Street, W.I. Telephone: Euston 2207. Born Bowes Park, 8th September, 1913. Educated at Glendale County School, Wood Green. Joined Marine Insurance Co., in 1931 leaving with rank of office boy (sic) in 1936 to work for the Drapers' Institution of which became Chief Clerk in 1939. Served in A.F.S. until 1940 when joined R.A.F. as Corporal Fitter Airframes. Returned on demobilisation in 1946 to Drapers' Institution as Southern Counties Appeals Organiser. Appointed Assistant Secretary to present concern August, 1949 and promoted to present position May, 1950. Married, 1939; two daughters. Is interested in Local Affairs, Photography, Animals, Cricket and House Decorating. Private address: Mirfield, Josephine Avenue, Lower Kingswood. Telephone: Mogador 2308.
CULLEN, Thomas J. Managing Director, Tom Cullen (Rubber Services) Ltd., Dublin. Born Leix, Ireland, 13th May, 1883. First connection with Motor Industry was as representative with Palmer Tyre Ltd., in East Midlands area 1915/19. Transferred to Ireland and Scotland area 1919-31. Became Irish Manager, Palmer Tyre Ltd., 1931 leaving in 1935 to start business as above on own account. Is also a Director, Motor Factors Ltd., Dublin. President, I.M.T.A., and S.I.M.T. Ltd., 1940. Chairman, Motor & Cycle Trades Ben. Fund (Irish Centre) 1940-3. President, National Cycling Association of Ireland, 1942-47. Member of Council, I.M.T.A. and S.I.M.T. Ltd., 1932-51. Past President, Past Trustee, Clontarf Golf Club, Dublin. President, 1951, Irish Motor & Cycle Traders Golfing Association. President, 1945-51, National Athletic and Cycling Association of Ireland, 1945-51. Irish Delegate on Executive Committee (London) Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund. Private address: Peacehaven, Seafield Road West, Clontarf, Dublin. Telephone: Dublin 335260.
CULLEN, Thomas Wilfred, M.I.M.I., A.M.INST.B.E. Works Director, Grand Garages (Scarborough) Ltd. Born Littlethorpe, 13th September, 1910. Educated at St. Peters, R.C. School, and trained in Engineering etc., at Graham Sea Training and Engineering School. Became an indentured Fitter and served apprenticeship in Motor Trade. Graduated to Foreman then Works Manager. Reserved on essential work during war years. Left after twenty years service with H. A. Whitaker & Co., to form new Company as above, holding position as Works Director. Is a member of Scarborough & District Motor Club; and North Cliff Golf Club. Married; one son, one daughter. Private address: 2, Aberdeen Place, Scarborough. Telephone: 3826.
CULLIN, William Isaac, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, W. I. Cullen Ltd., Cambridge. Born London, 3rd May, 1893. Educated at Soham Grammar School. Son of a wellknown artist. Became an apprentice with Crisswell's Garage, Newmarket. Served in R.E. and R.S.A.C., Mechanical Section, 1914-18. Worked with Humbers, Coventry; B.S.A., Birmingham; and Austins, Longbridge before establishing own business at Cambridge in 1920. Converted it into Limited Company in 1951. Chairman of Cambs Region of I.M.I., 1949 50. Chairman of Cambs. Section M.A.A. since 1950. Recreations : Travel, Climbing, Walking and Literature. Private address: 72, Cherry-Hinton Road, Cambridge. Telephone: 87416.
CULVERWELL, Geoffrey Arthur. Finance Officer, (Costs & Budgets), Road Haulage Executive, 222, Marylebone Road, London, N.W.I. Telephone: Paddington 1161. Born Leicester, 26th November, 1909. Educated at Alderman Newton Secondary School, Leicester. Trained as an Incorporated Accountant. In 1933 became Secretary to Hutton Shoe Co., Ltd., Northampton, leaving them in 1940 to become Assistant Chief Accountant to Hawker Aircraft Ltd., Kingston-on-Thames. Was an Industrial Consultant from 1945 until joining present organisation in October, 1948. Private address: 30, Queens Court, Queens Road, Kingston-on-Thames. Telephone: 4345
CUNDY, Frank George, A.M.I.MECH.E. Consulting Engineer. Born 3rd April, 1870, London. Educated at Archbishop Tenisons School. Commenced business career with S. F. Edge Ltd., in the Testing Racing and Competition Department. Became Manager of Repair Works, D. Napier & Sons. 1915-18, was Acting Director of Mechanical Transport, South Africa. Consultant to the Automobile Association. Married. Is interested in Farming. Private address: 21, Ladbrooke Gardens, London, W.11.
CUNNINGHAM, Gen. Sir Alan, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., D.S.O., M.C. Director, Car & General Insurance Co., Ltd. Born 1st May, 1887. Educated at Cheltenham; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Received commission in 1906; served in 1914 war as Brigade Major and General Staff Officer 2nd Grade (mentioned in despatches 5 times, D.S.O., and M.C.). Equally distinguished career during 1939 war, becoming General in 1945; and High Commissioner and C-in-C for Palestine, 1945-48. Awarded Comdr. American Legion of Merit, 1945; Brilliant Star of Zanzibar (1st Class) 1941. Recreations : Gardening, Fishing. Club : Athenaeum.
CUNNINGHAM, Sir Graham, K.B.E. Chairman and Managing Director of Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd. Born Walthamstow, 19th May, 1892. Educated at Bancrofts School, Woodford Wells. Solicitor 1914. Served in ist World War as Captain Royal Fusiliers. From 1919-1933 worked with Parson Lee & Co., Solicitors. Managing Director Tuck & Co., Ltd., from 1924-1930. Became Managing Director of present firm in 1929, and Chairman in 1935. Deputy Director General Children's Overseas Reception Board, 1940. Director of Claims, War Damage Commission 1941. From 1941-1946 Chief Executive and Controller General Munitions Production, Ministry of Supply. Created Knight 1943 and K.B.E. in 1946 Interests: Chairman Alliance Property Co., Ltd., Chairman James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd., and Chairman Shipbuilding Advisory Committee. Hobby : Gardening. Private address: 48, Grosvenor Square, London, W.I. Telephone: Regent 3156.
CUNNISON, James. Director. Manager, Perth Branch of Angus Garage Co., Ltd., Perth. Born Perth, 7th June, 1901. Educated at Sharp's School, Perth. Was an Ironmonger for 9 years and afterwards worked in an Insurance Company for 5 years. In 1930 became a Car salesman. Took up present position in 1937. Recreations : Golf and Fishing. Private address: 17, Fraser Terrace, Perth. Telephone: 1691.
CUNUDER, Felix John, A.M.I.E.E., A.M.INST.T. Chief Engineer of Cardiff Corporation Transport. Born Bath, 24th June, 1906. Educated at Victoria College, Bath. Studied engineering at Municipal Technical College, Bath. After serving three years apprenticeship to an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, joined Bath Tramways Motor Co., in 1925 as an Improver. In 1932 joined Hastings Tramways Co., as Electrical Foreman, becoming Depot Superintendent two years later. In 1942 became Assistant Rolling Stock Engineer of Bolton Corporation Transport Department. Joined present Corporation in 1945 as Works Superintendent, taking up present position two years later. Married in 1932; two daughters. Hobbies : Model Engineering, Swimming and Caravanning. Private address: 8i, Rhydypenau Road, Cardiff. Telephone: Llanishen 88i.
CUPPLES, John Samuel Cairns, m.r.m.r. Managing Director, Victor, Ltd., Belfast. Born Belfast, 1909. Educated at Bangor Grammar School and studied engineering at Belfast Technical College. In 1925 apprenticed in Motor Engineering. Went to New Zealand 1929-31. Became Service Manager of present firm 1931; General Manager 1935 and Managing Director 1937. Clubs : Royal Ulster Yacht, Royal North of Ireland Yacht, Ballyholme Yacht, Ulster Automobile. Is Hon. Sec. Belfast Lough Yachting Conference. Married: one daughter. Is interested in Amateur Radio and Photography. Private address: Runnymede, 62, Donoghodee Road, Bangor. Telephone: 1357.
CURNOE, Thomas William. Director and Secretary, N. & S. Coaches, Ltd., Knibworth. Born Truro, 12th August, 1909. Educated at Newquay Secondary School and apprenticed to Motor Trade. With advent of Road Traffic Act, 193o, joined Newquay Motor Co., as a fitter afterwards rose to be Tours Manager. In 1933 joined Newbury and District Motor Services where he gained useful experience in operation of Public Service Vehicles. In 1934 joined City of Oxford Motor Services Ltd., reorganising the Out Depot. Became Chief Inspector to Luton Corporation Transport in 1942. In 1946 was appointed General Manager and Engineer, with present firm and in 195o became Director and Secretary. Recreations : Sport, Cricket, Shooting, Boxing. Married, 1937, Agnes (née Trinder); one son. Private address: 7, Uplands Road, Oadby, Leics. Telephone: 452.
CURNOW, William Harold. Director, Werry's Garage, Ltd., Truro. Born Lanner, Redruth, Cornwall, 31st October, 1906. Educated Redruth County Grammar School. Trained in Engineering, and held an appointment as Chief Inspector (Engineering). Experience of Sales and General branches of Motor Industry. Took up present position in 1946. Recreations : Golf, Football. Private address: Pelean Cross, Ponsanoath, Truro. Telephone: Perran-ar-Worthal 213.
CURTIS, Barry Bartram. Works Manager, Curtis Garage (Lincoln) Ltd. Born Fulford, York, 26th September, 1925. Educated at Lincoln School. Studied Engineering at Constantine Technical College (G.M. I .Mech. E.). Apprenticed to Auto-mobile Engineering in 1942 at above Garage. Took up present position in 1948. Private address: Highfield, Yarborough Road, Lincoln. Telephone: 1247.
CURTIS, Eric Bartram. Managing Director, Curtis Garage, Lincoln, Ltd. Born Carlton-on-Trent, Newark, 8th May, 1902. Educated at Carlton School, Newark and studied engineering at Newark Technical School. Commenced apprenticeship in the erecting shop at Worthington, Simpson, Ltd., Newark. Joined R.A.S.C. in 1919 serving in India and Mesopotamia. In charge of engine shop, Heavy Repair Shop, Feltham until May, 1926. Started business on own account in Lincoln in 1926, moving to larger premises in 1933. Formed business into Limited Co. in 1938 with himself as Managing Director. Appointed Army Auxiliary Workshop 1940 and served with R.O.C., Lincoln Centre during 1939 war. Private address: "Highfield," Yarborough Road, Lincoln. Telephone: 1247.
CUTLER, Leslie Albert. Director, Evans and Cutler, Ltd., North Street Garage, Totnes. Born Poole, 17th June, 1915. Educated at Courthill School, Parkstone. Apprenticed with Private Motor Touring Co., Ltd., of Branksome and for a short period joined the Longfleet Engineering Co. Served with R.A.F., 1940-6 in S. Africa, India and Burma, becoming Technical Instructor during latter part of service. Started present business in 1946, in partnership with K. D. Evans; converted to Limited Co., in 1950. Interested in Mechanical and Automobile Engineering; Motor Sport; B.R.M.A., and Gardening. Married: one son. Private address: 17, Higher Westonfields, Totnes.
CUTLER, William (Bill). Managing Director, Cutler's of Streetly Ltd. Born Birmingham, 7th July, 1897. Educated at Birmingham Technical College. Apprenticed to engineering as a boy in 1912. Served during 1914 war with Tank Corps, with tank of Sergeant. Motor cycle accident caused permanent lameness of left leg. Commenced above business in small shed in 1924, built it up to its present-day well-equipped efficiency. Is Governor of the Arab Horse Society and has bred many prize winning Arabs. Also has a fine Pedigree Herd of Guernsey Cattle. Is a member of Walsall Photographic Society and a keen amateur photographer. Private address: Aldridge 'Court, Aldridge, Staffs. Telephone: 52413.
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