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WAINE, Allan Coley Ph.D., B.Sc.(Hons.). Director of Research. Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., since 1948. b: August 15, 1905, Willenhall. Educ: King Edward's School and University of Birmingham. Chief Chemist, The Triplex Safety Glass Co.. Ltd.. 1937-47. Add: Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., Eckersall Road, King's Norton, Birmingham. 30. T: King's Norton 2031; and Keeper's Cottage. Cobley Hill, nr. Alvechurch, Worcs. T: Hillside 1597.
WAITE, Col. Arthur Cyril Roy M.C. Director, Austin Motor Co., Ltd. b: April 9, 1894, Adelaide. Educ: School of Mines, Adelaide where he trained in engineering, 1909-14. Served during the First World War, demobilized in 1919 with rank of Captain; joined Austin Co., Ltd., 1919. Recreation: golf. Add: Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Longbridge Works, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101.
WAKEFIELD, Sir (William) Wavell Kt. cr. 1944. M.A., M.P.S., M.P. Chairman, Park Royal Vehicles, Ltd., since 1954; Deputy-Chairman, A.E.C., Ltd., since 1954; Director, Associated Commercial Vehicles, Ltd., since 1954. b: March 10, 1898, Beckenham. Educ: Sedbergh School, Yorks, Pembroke College, Cambridge. Served in the R.N.A.S. then R.A.F. in First World War (rose to the rank of Captain, mentioned in Dispatches); retired from R.A.F. as Flight Lieutenant, 1923; rejoined R.A.F. Second World War, 1939, for flying duty; Director of Air Training Corps, 1942-44; M.P. (Nat. Cons.) for Swindon Division of Wiltshire, 1935-45; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Marquess of Hartington, 1936-38; to the Rt. Hon. R. H. Hudson, 1939-40; to Capt. the Rt. Hon. Harold Balfour, 1940-42; Member of the Executive Council, Y.M.C.A.; Member of the Executive Committee, N.P.F.A.; Member of the Council, Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen; Member of the Council, Royal Albert Hall; Vice-President, National Union of Manufacturers: President, London Branch of the Incorporated Sales Managers' Association; Chairman, Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, 1951-52; President of the Rugby Football Union. 1950-51; Rugby Football, Captained England, Middlesex, R.A.F., Cambridge and Harlequins; is also director of the following companies: Rediffusion, Ltd.; Broadcast Relay Service (Overseas), Ltd.; Redifon, Ltd.; Skyways, Ltd.; Eric Rylands, Ltd.; Shapland and Petter, Ltd.; Portman Building Society; Transparent Paper, Ltd.; Lake District Estates Co., Ltd.; Ullswater Navigation and Transit Co., Ltd.; British Domolac Co.. Ltd.; Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen; Harlequin Estates, Ltd.; Aslib. Recreations: Rugby football, ski-ing, cricket, squash, tennis, running. Clubs: Carlton, International Sportsmen's Club. Add: 32 Upper Brook Street, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 2548; and The Old House, Kendal. T: Kendal 861.
WALE, Sidney Arthur A.C.A. Chairman and Managing Director, C. Lindley and Co., Ltd., since December, 1957. b: September 29, 1913. Educ: The Grammar School, Tottenham. Articled to Chartered Accountant, 1930-35; Senior Clerk, Chartered Accountant, 1935-39; Secretary, C. Lindley and Co., Ltd., 1939, Director, 1941; served in the Second World War in R.N.V.R., with rank of Lieutenant, 1943-46; became Managing Director, C. Lindley and Co., Ltd., 1956; Director, Tottenham Hotspur Football and Athletic Co., Ltd. Recreation: football. Clubs: R.N.V.R., No. 10. Add.: C. Lindley and Co., Ltd., 34 Englefield Road, London, N.1. T: Clissold 0643; and " Cotswold," 10 Great North Road, Brookman's Park, Hatfield, Herts. T: Potters Bar 4618.
WALKER, Clive Merrick B.Sc., M.I.Mech.E. Managing Director, Walker and Watt (Automobile Engineers), Ltd. b: June 9, 1900, London. Educ: Royal High School, Edinburgh and Edinburgh University. Served apprenticeship with the Daimler Co., Coventry; appointed Manager, Birmingham Depot, Daimler Co., 1926; Manager, Manchester Depot, 1928; Manager, Daimler and Lanchester Depot, Birmingham, 1930; Asst. Service Manager, Daimler Co., Coventry, 1932; joined the Triumph Co., Ltd., as Service Manager, 1936; subsequently, Chief Engineer; Chief Engineer, Citroen Cars, Ltd., Slough, 1938; spent some time in the company's Paris factories; Methods Engineer, Miles Aircraft, Ltd., Reading. 1942; Managing Director, Walker and Watt, Ltd., 1946; Past President, Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce; Member of Council, M.A.A. Recreations: hunting, sailing, cinema photography, motor sport, golf. Clubs: Cheltenham Motor, Avon Sailing. Add: Hunter's Green, Foxcote, near Andoversford, Glos. T: Andovers ford 370.
WALKER, Geoffrey Eric M.I.Brit.E. Managing Director, Excelsior Motor Co., Ltd., since 1959. b: December 29, 1917, Moseley. Educ: Solihull School. Joined present company, 1934; initial training in Parts and Merchandizing Division; elected to the Board, 1940; appointed Managing Director. 1959. Recreations: golf, cine-photography. Clubs: Cheltenham Steeplechase; Copt Heath Golf. Add: Excelsior Motor Co., Ltd., Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, 11. T: Acocks Green 1677; and Broadways, Copt Heath, Warwickshire. T: Knowle 3077.
WALKER, Robert Ramsay Campbell B.A. Company Proprietor and Director. b: August 14, 1917, Rickmansworth, Herts. Educ: Sandroyd School; Sherborne School; Magdalene College, Cambridge. Former motor racing driver, now private owner of racing team, occasionally taking the wheel in speed trials; Second World War, Officer and Pilot for 6 years, Fleet Air Arm; Proprietor, Pippbrook Garage, Dorking, since 1947; Proprietor, Castle Garage, Nunney, Frome, Somerset, since 1955; Director, Pippbrook Garage, Ltd., Dorking, since 1947; Director, Barleymow Engineer ing, Ltd., Betchworth, since 1950; Partner, J. Difazio Motor Cycles, Frume. Recreations: motor racing, cricket, football, tennis. Clubs: M.C.C., I. Zingari, B.R.D.C. Ada: Pippbrook Garage. London Road, Dorking. Sumy. T; Dorking 3891; and Nunney Court, Frome, Somerset. T: Nunney 226.
WALKER, Robert William A.M.I.Mech.E., Assoc.Inst.T. Overseas Representative for South America, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd. b: September 22, 1904, London. Educ: Leyton Technical Institute. Served apprenticeship and did full engineering training; first connected with the industry in 1925 as a Technical Assistant; became Resident Engineer and later Representative in S. America for A.C.V. Sales, Ltd.; took up present position in January, 1953. Recreations: golf and tennis. Clubs: Canning, London; English, and Strangers', Buenos Aires. Add: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd., Cordoba 645, Buenos Aires, Argentina. T: Buenos Aires 32-3870; and General Paz 125, Temperley, Buenos Aires. T: Temperley 2638.
WALKER, Sydney Vice-chairman, Laycock Engineering, Ltd., since 1958. b: August 19, 1893. Educ: Holy Trinity School, Gainsborough, and Gainsborough Technical School. Served apprenticeship with Marshall Sons and Co., Ltd., Gainsborough; joined Vickers, Ltd., as tool room foreman, 1915; joined Laycock Engineering, Ltd., as tool room foreman, 1918; car component designer, 1919; appointed jig and tool designer, planning and rate fixing, 1920; Works Manager, 1926; Joint Managing Director, 1930; Managing Director, 1956. Is also a member of the Board of Directors of the following companies: Birfield, Ltd., Birfield Engineering, Ltd., Oddy Engineering, Ltd.; Intermit, Ltd., A. E. Callaghan, Ltd., Vacuum Brake Co., Ltd.; Micron Sprayers, Ltd. Recreations: golf, photography. Add: Laycock Engineering, Ltd., Victoria Works, Sheffield, 8. T: Sheffield 74411; and Stranmoor, Dore, Sheffield. T: Sheffield 71715.
WALKERLEY, Rodney Lewis de Burgh Sports Editor, The Motor, 1934-1959. b: April 2, 1905, Oundle, Northants. Educ: Mount St. Mary's College. Originally a bank clerk; became Joint Editor. Motor Sport; was " The Blower " of The Light Car and Sports Editor, The Motor; served in the Second World War and was commissioned in R.A.S.C., 1940-45; demobilized with the rank of Staff Captain. Publications: "Grands Prix, 1934-1939 ", " Motoring Abroad ", " More Motoring Abroad ", " Take Your Car Abroad " and " The Motor Year Book ", 1949-57 (with L. Pomeroy). Recreation: painting. Clubs: B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., B.R.S.C.C., British Racing Mechanics Club (Vice-President), N. Staffs M.C. (Vice-President), Bugatti Owners Club (pennant holder), Member R.A.C. Competitions Committee. Add: Temple Press Limited, Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. T: Terminus 3636; and 27 Pembridge Square, London, W.2.
WALERAN, 2nd Baron, cr. 1905, William George Hood Director, Ekco Electronics, Ltd. b: March 30, 1905, London. Educ: Eton; Trinity College, Oxford. Started to take part in trials and hill-climbs, 1925; Assistant Private Secretary to Governor-General of New Zealand, 1927-30; Personal Assistant to Sir William Rootes. 1931-33; associated with Duke of Richmond and Gordon ai Kevill, Davies and March, Ltd., 1933-37; R.A.F.V.R., 1937-45; 4th, Le Mans, 1937, driving 12-cylinder Lagonda; chairman, Ministry of Trans• port Committee on Petrol Stations, 1948; Hon. Sec., House of Lords Motor Club; Chairman, Public Policy Committee of R.A.C. and a vice-chairman of the Club; member of the Standing Joint Committee (R.A.C., A.A. and R.S.A.C.); Vice-Patron West London Motor Trades Association. Recreation: sailing. Clubs: Carlton, R.A.C., Royal Aero, Royal Yacht Squadron, Royal Burnham Y.C., B.R.D.C. Add: Ekco Electronics, Ltd., 5 Vigo Street, London, W.I. T: Regent 7030; 22 Launceston Place, London, W.B. T: Western 2441; and Bradfield Cottage, Cullompton, Devon
WALLACE, Sir William Kt. cr. 1951. C.B.E., LL.D. Edinburgh University, M.I.Mech.E., Chairman, Brown Bros, and Co., Ltd., Edinburgh (Engineers) and a Director of The North British Rubber Co., Ltd. b: August 25, 1881. Educ: Paisley Grammar School; Anderson College. Ex-president, Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland; Vice President, Institute of Marine Engineers; Vice President, Engineering and Allied Employers' National Federation; Ex-President, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce; is also a Director of William Beardmore and Co., Ltd.; Director, Alex Cowan and Sons. Recreation: golf. Add: 2 Ettrick Road, Edinburgh, 10. T: Fountainbridge 3207.
WALLING, Robert Motoring Correspondent, the Evening Standard, since 1933. b: March 31, 1907. Educ: Bancrofts School. Joined Evening Standard editorial staff, 1928; served as a pilot in Fleet Air Arm, 1941-46; member, Guild of Motoring Writers. Recreations: sailing, swimming, squash, riding. Clubs: R.A.C., Island Sailing. Add: Evening Standard, 47 Shoe Lane, E.C.4. T: Fleet Street 3000.
WALLIS, Claude Edgar Chairman and Managing Director, Iliffe and Sons, Ltd. b: January 21, 1886, Madras. Educ: Emanuel and St. Paul's Schools. In 19n6 worked with the late Lord Montagu on the staff of Car Illustrated and R.A.C. Club Journal; joined company in 1911 on the advertisement side of The Autocar, Motor Cycle and -ether motoring publications; called up on August 1, 1914, from the Special Reserve of Officers and served with the 1st Bttn., Loyal North Lanes Regt., in France from August 12, 1914; served throughout retreat from Mons; wounded and taken prisoner on September 14, 1914, and spent two years in a German prison camp; mentioned in Dispatches; interned in Switzerland and organized British Red Cross School of Motor Mechanics until end of war; rejoined Iliffe ana Sons in 1919; appointed Advertisement Manager of The Autocar in 1926, and a Director of fife and Sons in 1930; became Managing Director in 1939, and Chairman and Managing Director of Associated Iliffe Press, Ltd.. in 1945; President The Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund, 1947 and 1948. Add: Iliffe and Sons, Ltd., Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. T: Waterloo 3333: and 13 Hanover Terrace, Regents Park, London, N.W.1. T: Paddington 6204.
WALMSLEY, Thomas Percy M.A.(Oxon), T.D. Director, Villiers Engineering Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: July 21, 1917, St. Annes-on-Sea. Lancashire. Educ: Rugby; Oriel College, Oxford. Commissioned 1939, 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Battn., The Lancashire Fusiliers (T.A.); B.E.F., France, 1940: transferred Royal Armoured Corps, 1941; Egypt, Sicily and Italy, 1942-44; 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1942-44; Armoured Fighting Vehicle School, 1944-46; admitted solicitor of the Supreme Court, April. 1949; partner in firm of Slaughter and May, 1955; appointed Director of Adamant and Western Engineering. Ltd., 1956; Director of The Villiers Engineering Co., Ltd., June, 1957. Recreations: fishing, shooting, golf. Club: Worplesdon Golf. Add: Villiers Engineering Co.. Ltd.. 18 Austin Friars, London. E.C.2. T: London Wall 1774; and Robin Hood Cottage, Wonersh Park, Guildford, Surrey. T: Bramley 2241.
WALTERS. Frank J.P. (Borough of Doncaster). A.C.A. (Hon.Inter). Managing Director, Yorkshire Factoring Co.. Ltd., and subsidiary companies, since 1950. h: May 22. 1906, Brimington, Derbyshire. Educ: Chesterfield Grammar School. Secretary, Universal Tyre Co., Ltd., Doncaster, 1928-42: Finance Officer, North Riding War Agricultural Executive Committee. 1942-46; Secretary, Yorkshire Factoring Co.. Ltd., 1946-50; Member of Council, S.M.M.T.; Past president, The Motor Factors' Association; Member of Council of Garage Equipment Association; Chairman of the Factors' Section of the British Cycle and Motor Cycle Industries Association. Recreations: golf, gardening. Club: R.A.C. Add: York shire Factoring Co.. Ltd.. 31 Thorne Road, Don caster. T: Doncaster 61135: and 32 Cantley Lane, Doncaster. T: Doncaster 55180.
WARD, Charles William, Jr. F.T.B.C.M.. F.R.S.A., M.I.B.E.. A.M.T.Prod.E. Director and General Manager, Park Ward and Co Ltd., since 1955. b: October 15, 1915. Educ: Dulwich College. Served apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce. Ltd. and Pass and Joyce, Ltd., 1933-38; Asst. to Works Director, Park Ward and Co.. Ltd., 1938-41; Planning Engineer, 1941-48; Works Manager, 1948-55. Recreations: photography, golf, veteran car motoring. Clubs: R.A.C., Eccentric, V.C.C. Add: Park Ward and Co., Ltd., 473 High Road, London. N.W.10. T: Willesden 6591; and Brook lands, 52 Buckingham Way, Wallington, Surrey. T: Wallington 4349.
WARING, Arthur Bertram Chairman and Managing Director, Joseph Lucas (Industries). Ltd. b: 1893, Manchester. Educ: Private school. Entered industry 1920; Joined Joseph Lucas, Ltd., 1922: Director, Lloyds Bank, Ltd.. and Chairman of Birmingham Committee; President, Motor Industry Research Association; Past-president S.M.M.T.; Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Birmingham and District Engineering and Allied Employers' Association; Institute of Industrial Supervisors; Past-chairman, Human Relations in Industry Committee, DSIR/MRC: Chairman, Birmingham Productivity Association; Member, Council of Federation of British Industries; Life member, Court of Governors, Birmingham University; Vice-President, Engineering and Allied Employers' National Federation; Institution of Works Managers. Recreations: all sports. Club: R.A.C. Add: Joseph Lucas (Industries), Ltd., Great King Street, Birmingham, 19. T: Northern 5252; and Heath. Lodge, Ullenhall, Henley-in-Arden, Warwicks, T: Tanworth-in-Arden 227.
WARREN, Charles Wh.Ex., A.MJ.Mech.E. Managing Director, Chas. Warren and Co., Ltd.. since 1929. b: July 31, 1889, Cornwall. Educ: Plymouth. Served engineering apprenticeship at Royal Dock yard, Devonport, with full 4 years course at the Dockyard School of Technology, 1904-10; draughts man, Royal Dockyard, Devonport, 1911-14; Works Manager in 18 pdr. H.E. Shell Factory. Waterford, 1915-18; Works Manager, General Engineering Works, Waterford, Carlow and Dublin, 1919-24; Works Manager, P.O. Stores Factory, Dublin, 1925-26; various Technical Teaching Appointments, 1926-32; President. Society of Irish Motor Traders, 1944-45 and 1956-57; President, Engineers' Association of Ireland. 1956-57: Vice-President, Engineering and Scientific Association of Ireland, 1957-59; President, Irish Amateur Swimming Association (Leinster Branch). Add: Chas. Warren and Co., Ltd., 122 St. Stephen's Green. Dublin. T: 51061: and 130 St. Lawrence Road, Clontarf, Dublin. T: 335170.
WARREN, Charles Forrest Managing Director, Frank Rose (Tyres), Ltd., and of Charles Warren (Tyres). Ltd. b: 1890. London. Educ: Owen's School. Became a Civil Servant: was first connected with the Industry when founded the firm of Frank Rose. Tyre Distributors, in 1924; president, National Tyre Distributors' Association in 1939 and 1953-54; member of Tyre Trade Joint Committee, 1948-54. and from 1956 to the present time: has served on Councils of Motor Factors' Association, Retread Manufacturers' Association and B.M.T.A.. and on lyre Committee of M.A.A.: served as Flying Officer (R.F.C. and R.A.F.) during First World War mainly in France and Italy. Recreation: Rotary.
WARREN. William John Reeks Director of Export Sales. The Standard Motor Co.. Ltd. b: April 12, 1913, Purley, Surrey. Educ: Bedford School. Was Commercial Manager. G. Beaton and Son., Willesden. before Joining The Standard Com pany as sales representative in April, 1947; appointed to present position in January, 1953. Recreations: tennis, sauash and gardening. Add: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd.. Canley, Coventry. T: Coventry 75511; and Hillsdale. Kenilworth Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. T: Coventry 67420.
WASDELL, William Kenneth B.Sc. Joint Managing Director, Universal Dampers, Ltd., since 1947. b: September 14, 1912, Netherend. Worcestershire. Ethic: West. Bromwich Grammar School and Birmingham University. Joined the Clifford Covering Co., manufacturers of steering wheels, immediately after graduating in 1934. as works chemist; became Assistant Works Manager in 1935, and remained with that company until 1947, specializing in rubber compounding and moulding and plastics; joint founder of Universal Dampers, Ltd.; appointed director of Macrome, Ltd., 1951; is the inventor of Rotoflo and Telaflo dampers. Recreations: gardening, music. Add: Universal Dampers. Radway Road. Shirley. Birmingham. T: Solihull 4615: cud Highbury, Barker Road. Sutton Coldfield. Warwickshire. T: Sutton Coldfield 4434.
WATERHOUSE, Rollo D.F.C. Publicity Manager and Public Relations Officer. Motor Car Division, Rolls-Royce. Ltd. b: December 2, 1919. Educ: Loretto School. Served Engineering Apprenticeship with General Electric Company, Birmingham, 1937-40; served in R.A.F. Fighter Command, 1940-46; was an Advertising Executive, 1946-55; has been with Rolls-Royce, Ltd., since 1955. Recreations: cricket, squash racquets, gardening. Club: M.C.C. Add: Rolls-Royce, Ltd., 15 Conduit Street, London, WA. T: Mayfair 6201; and Gibbron Croft, West Clandon, Surrey.
WATKINS. Eustace Richard Steer Chairman (since 1956) and Managing Director (since 1937), Eustace Watkins, Ltd. b: March 2, 1906, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Educ: Tonbridge School. Served apprenticeship at Arm strong Siddeley Works; one year in Motor Trade in New Zealand, 1925-26; joined present company in February, 1926; served five and a half years in R.A.F. during Second World War. Recreations: fishing, shooting. Add: Eustace Watkins, Ltd.. 12 Berkeley Street, London. W.1. T: Mayfair 5951; 115 Swan Court, Flood Street, Chelsea, London, S.W.3. T: Flaxman 8578; and Shepherds Farm, Peasmarsh, near Rye, Sussex. T: Peasmarsh 254.
WATSON, Geoffrey Roy F.I.A.M.A. Advertising Manager, The Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. (Gt. Britain), Ltd., since 1946. b: April 28, 1911, Wallington, Surrey. Educ: Sutton County School. Joined present concern in London in 1927, moving to Wolverhampton when new factory was established there at beginning of 1928; spent several years in advertising dept. before transfer to head office sales dept.; returned to advertising, 1935; joined R.A.F., 1941; demobilized in 1946 and returned to take charge of the re-established Goodyear Advertising Dept.; is a founder-member and past-chairman of the Publicity Club of Wolverhampton; a past-member of the Wolverhampton Round Table. Recreation: tennis. Add: The Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. (Gt. Britain), Ltd., Wolverhampton. T: Wolverhampton 22321; and Brereton Greys, Wood Road, Tettenhall, Staffs.
WATSON. James Arnold Valerian O.B.E. Director and General Manager, Castrol Division. C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., since June, 1952. b: February 22, 1909, Dulwich. Educ: Alleyn's School, Dulwich. Publicity Manager with C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., 1929-39; Ferry Pilot A.T.A., 1940-42 and chief test pilot, Air Transport Auxiliary, 1942-45; rejoined C. C. Wakefield and Co.. Ltd.. 1945; appointed General Manager, U.K. Motor and Aviation Sales. 1948; is also a Director of: Wakefield-Dick Industrial Oils, Ltd.; J. 13. Pillin, Ltd.: Edwin Cooper and Co., Ltd.; C. C. Wakefield and Co. (Ireland), Ltd.; and Castrol Oils Inc., New York. Recreation: yachting. Club: Royal Aero. Add: C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., 46 Grosvenor Street. London, W.1. T: Mayfair 9232; and 4 Oaks Avenue, London, S.E.19. T: Gipsy Hill 0773.
WATSON, Percy Luting Sales Manager. M.G. Car Co., Ltd., and Riley Motors, Ltd., since 1953. h: November 16, 1906, Winslow, Bucks. Joined M.G. Car Co., 1929; commissioned, Royal Engineers, 1940; served as Adjutant and Staff Captain: released, 1944; rejoined M.G. Car Co. Add: M.G. Car Co., Ltd., Nuffield Organization, Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777: and New Trees, Picklers Hill, Abingdon-on-Thames, Berks. T: Abingdon 888.
WATSON, Ronald Managing Director, Swallow Coachbuilding Co., Ltd. b: July 9, 1911, Birmingham. Managing Director of Watsonian Sidecars, Ltd.; is an honorary life member of the Birmingham Motoring Club: President of the Birmingham " 30 " Motor Club; Member of the Council of the British Motor Cycle industries Association, Ltd. Recreations: rally driving, shooting, gardening, reading. Married; one daughter. Add: Swallow Coachbuilding Co.. Ltd., 19 Albion Road, Greet, Birmingham, 11; and Netherwood Hall, Baddesley-Clinton, nr. Warwick. T: Lapworth 304.
WATSON, William Chairman and Managing Director, W. Watson and Co. (Liverpool), Ltd., since 1897. b: November 6, 1873. Educ: Liverpool College. Commenced career in the cycle industry in Liverpool and became a well-known racing cyclist, holding many road racing records. Formed the original company of W. Watson, primarily to handle the Berliet and other successful French cars of the period; drove own Hutton car, entered by S. F. Edge, in the 1908 T.T., and won the event; subsequently became a racing driver in the official Vauxhall Works Team, 1912-14. competing in several Grands Prix. Became associated with W. R. Morris (now Lord Nuffield). and was appointed a Morris Distributor, 1913. Add: W. Watson and Co. (Liverpool), Ltd., 35-37 Bold Street, Liverpool, 1. T: Royal 7080; and Gayton Wood, Gayton, Heswall, Wirral, Cheshire. T: Heswall 482.
WATSON, William Nash Managing Director, Watson Bros. (Airdrie), Ltd.. since 1938. b: August 24, 1911. Educ: Airdrie Academy. Entered motor cycle trade, 1935; formed company, Watson Bros.. 1938; Chairman Glasgow Division, Motor Agents Association, 1956 to date; Chairman, Scottish Auto-Cycle Union, 1954-57; member, Motor Agents Association Council, 1953-58: member, Speedway Control Board, 1946 57. Recreations: shooting, motor rallying and trials, golf. Clubs: Scottish Sporting Car, Airdrie Golf, Coatbridge and Airdrie Rotary, Lanarkshire Car. Add: Watson Bros. (Airdrie), Ltd., County Garage, Airdrie. Lanark. T: Airdrie 2401 and Coatbridge 534; and Glentyan, Woodburn Avenue, Airdrie, Lanark. T: Airdrie 2175.
WATSON LEE, Reginald M.B.E. Director and General Manager, Rootes Motors (Parts), Ltd., Birmingham. b: January 4, 1920. Durham. Educ: Bede School, London University. R.A.S.C.. 1939-46. Recreation: golf. Add: Rootes Motors (Parts), Ltd., Coventry Road. Birmingham. T: Birmingham Victoria 4321; and 26 Arlington Avenue, Leamington Spa, War wicks. T: Leamington Spa 2397.
WATT, James Managing Director, James Watt (Motor Industry), Ltd., since 1957. b: July 9, 1915, Stanwix, Carlisle. Educ: St. Bees. Served apprenticeship with Stanwix Garages, Ltd., 1931; Triumph Co., Ltd., as Sales Representative, 1934; S.S. Cars, Ltd., as Sales Representative, 1939; Royal Air Force Pilot, 1939-45; on operations, 1940-41, 220 Squadron, Coastal Command; Flying Training Command, 1-942-43; Staff Officer, Transport Command, 1944-45; attended R.A.F. Staff College, 1945, gaining Air Efficiency Award; with Donald Healey founded the Donald Healey Motor Co., Ltd., 1945; assisting in design testing and production of first Healey cars; toured Europe in connection with overseas sales; joined Austin Motor Export Corporation, Ltd., as Overseas Representative, 1948; Lagonda and Aston Martin, Ltd., as Assistant General Manager, 1950; and in same year appointed Director of Lagonda, Ltd.; toured extensively Canada, U.S.A., Europe; joined Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., Car Division, as Sales Manager, 1952; Rootes, Ltd., as Overseas Representative, 1956; in 1957 formed own Company — James Watt (Motor Industry), Ltd. Sales Consultants to the Motor Industry and Resident British Representatives for Overseas Motor Agents. Recreations: model engineering, boating. Clubs: R.A.C., R.A.F. Add: James Watt (Motor Industry), Ltd., Garson Croft, Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire. T: Wraysbury 99.
WATTS, Arthur Josiah Chairman and Managing Director, Watts (Factors), Ltd. b: December 1, 1887. Educ: Wycliffe College, Stonehouse. Is also a member of the Board of Directors of the following companies: Watts Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., Watts Metal Industries, Ltd., United Transport Co., Ltd., Whitecraft Pin Co., Ltd., J. Allen Rubber Co., Ltd., Dendix Brushes, Ltd., Castle Garage (Cardiff), Ltd., West of England Wagon Co., Ltd., Tyre Products. Ltd., Duramin Engineering Co., Ltd., Overseas Motor Transport (East Africa), Ltd. Add: Watts (Factors), Ltd., Lydney, Glos. T: Lydney 392-5; and High field, Lydney, Glos. T: Lydney 393.
WEALE, Harold Sydney Production Director, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., since 1949. b: March 12, 1898. Coventry. Educ: Bablake Secondary School, Coventry. Joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd.. in 1914 and received training as junior for office and works; had practical experience in works; was appointed executive at the age of 34, and has held posts of Machine Shop Manager, Assembly Manager and Aircraft Manager. Recreations: fishing, shooting, gardening. Add: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd.. Banner Lane, Coventry. T: Coventry 65211; and Eversfield House. St. Nicholas Street, Coventry. T: Coventry 25190.
WEAVER. John Howard O.B.E. Export Sales Manager, The Rover Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: January 17, 1910, Melton Mowbray. Educ: Oakham School. First associated with the Industry in 1928; served apprenticeship with H. A. Brewer, Ltd., Bulwell, Nottingham, then Hadfield-Bean Distributors; joined Lex Garages, Ltd., Lexington St.. London. as Senior Sales Representative, 1930; Ford Motor Co., Ltd.. 1934: moved to Lincoln Cars. Ltd.. Brentford. as Road Representative, 1936: joined R.A.F., Intelligence Branch, November, 1939; in 1940. posted to Air Reconnaissance Unit at Heston as Intelligence Officer; later to R.A.F. Station. Benson and in December, 1943. as Wing Cdr. i/c Photographic Intelligence; H.Q. Allied Expeditionary Force, Fighter Command. Stanmore; posted to staff of Supreme H.Q. Allied Expeditionary Force In charge of Photographic Intelligence, 1944; demobilized January, 1946; O.B.E., twice mentioned in Dispatches, American Legion of Merit, American Bronze Star; with Astral Arts Group studying publicity, 1946-47: joined the J. Arthur Rank Organization, April. 1947; and after 21/2 years in Cairo joined Tozer, Kemsley and Millbourn, Ltd., on the automobile side of their business. Recreations: sailing. golf. ornithology. Club: Royal Air Force. Add: The Rover Co., Ltd., Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Sheldon 4242; and Avonfield, Alves ton, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. T: Stratford on-Avon 2913.
WEAVER, William Arthur M.I.B.E., F.Inst.M. Managing Director (since 1920) and Chairman (since 1926). The Coventry Victor Motor Co.. Ltd.: Chairman, Morton and Weaver, Ltd., Jig and Tool Makers. b: October 8. 1888, Peterborough. Educ: Privately, and Salford Technical College. Manchester. Served apprenticeship with W. H. Bailey and Co., Ltd., Engineers, Salford. Manchester; in 1904. joined T. E. Morton, taking over the established business of William Gardner, Textile Engineers and Machinists and founded Morton and Weaver, Ltd. (Cox Street, Coventry): built and flew the first monoplane in England (Weaver's Ornithoplane No. 1), 1905-06; in 1914, made the first bomb dropping devices, also parts for Cody Man-Lifting Kites, and the Cody Biplane (popularly known as the " Flying Cathedral "); in 1920, founded the Coventry Victor Motor Co., Ltd., and designed and built several experimental motor cars; also the Coventry Victor horizontally opposed engines, motor cycles and three-wheel light cars; in First World War with Coventry Special Constabulary (12 years service); during Second World War organized the Coventry Local Civil Defence, afterwards becoming Major 2nd in Command of the 11th Bn. (Coventry) Home Guard; Member of the Coventry and District Engineering Employers' Association; President of The Coventry Engineering Society; Founder Member and Past President of the Association of Lancastrians, in Coventry; Member and Past President of the Association of Pioneer Motor Cyclists; Member of the Council of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce — representing Coventry; Member of the Ministry of Labour Employment Committee; Fellow of the Institution of Mechanics; Member of the Institute of British Engineers; Founder member, Veteran Light Aeroplane Club (now the Popular Flying Assn.), Royal Aero Club, Navy League and Sea Cadets, Sports Council. Recreations: swimming, riding. Clubs: The Coventry and County Club; The Coventry and North Warwicks Cricket Club; Veteran Car Club. Add: The Coventry Victor Motor Co., Ltd., Cox Street, Coventry. T: Coventry 25054; and Stockton House, near Rugby, Warwickshire. T: Southam 306.
WEAVING, John Harold Ph.D. (Cantab .), B.Sc.(London), M.I.Mech.E., Wh.Sc. Chief Gas Turbine Engineer, The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: September 10, 1918, Moseley, Birmingham. Educ: Moseley Grammar School; College of Technology, Birmingham; Cambridge University. Served apprenticeship with Austin Motor Co., Ltd., during which period obtained Whitworth Scholarship and B.Sc. honours degree of London University; took up research work on I.C. engines at Cambridge University and in 1946 joined the Austin Motor Co. as a superintendent in the research and development department; appointed chief research engineer, 1948; chief gas turbine engineer, 1957; represents the Industry on the Research Board of the British Welding Research Association; is a member of the M.I.R.A. Council and on the Research Committee of the Federation of British Industries. Recreation: tennis. Add: The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Gas Turbine Development Department, Longbridge, East Works, Birmingham. T: Priory 2131; and 104 Lady Byron Lane, Knowle, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Knowle 2795.
WEBSTER, Frederick William A.M.I.M.I. Company Secretary, Cox and Co. (Leeds), Ltd., since 1939. b: October 9, 1899, Leeds. Educ: Leeds Central High School; School of Accountancy, Glasgow. First World War: enlisted in R.N.A.S. from school, 1917; served in France and Belgium as fighter pilot; demobilized April, 1919; joined Yorkshire distributors for Star cars for experience in works and sales, 1919; appointed Stores Manager at Leeds service depot of Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd., 1921, transferring to the Leeds dealers, Central Garage, Ltd., as salesman in 1924; Sales Manager of present company in 1934; company secretary, 1939, relinquishing Sales Manager appointment in 1955; Adjutant to No. 168 Squadron, A.T.C., 1940-46; chairman, Leeds section, M.A.A., 1949-50; chairman, Yorkshire Division, M.A.A., 1951; member of M.A.A. Council; member of M.A.A. National Executive Committee, 1955-56-57-58; chairman, Yorkshire Centre, Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund. 1955; member of B.M.T.A. Council, 1956-57-58. Add: Cox and Co. (Leeds), Ltd., Regent Buildings, Regent Street, Leeds, 2. T: Leeds 31914; and 20 Westcombe Avenue, Leeds, 8. T: Leeds 66-3902.
WEBSTER, Henry George A.M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Director of Engineering, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd. b: May 27, 1917, Coventry. Educ: Welshpool County School; Coventry Technical College. Apprenticed to the Standard Motor Co., Ltd., in 1932; Assistant Technical Engineer, 1938-40; Deputy Chief Inspector, 1940-46; Assistant Technical Engineer, 1946-48; Chief Chassis Engineer, 1948-55; Chief Engineer, 1955-57, appointed to present position in May, 1957. Recreations: golf and gardening. Club: Kenilworth Golf. Add: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Banner Lane, Coventry. T: Tile Hill 65211; an:I Cherry Cottage, 139 Clinton Lane, Kenilworth. T: Kenilworth 1086.
WELBY, Geoffrey Charles Sales Director, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., since 1953. h: March 6, 1906. London. Educ: Southgate County School. First connected with the motor industry when joined Michelin Tyre Co.. Ltd., in 1922; left in 1927 to take up post with General Motors, Hendon, and later Vauxhall; Sales Field man for London and Home Counties, 1936-39: Ministry of Supply (T.T.2), 1940; appointed Deputy-Director of Mechanisation (Supply), 1944; re-joined Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., in 1946; Sales Manager, 1947; Director, 1953. Married; two daughters. Recreations: gardening, golf. Add: Vauxhall Motors, Ltd.. Luton, Beds. T: Luton 2600; and High Ridge, Codicote Road, Welwyn, Herts. T: Welwyn 806.
WELLSTEED, Roland Kerslake F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Well steed's County Garage, Ltd., since 1923. b: June 5, 1895. Educ: Newport Intermediate School, Newport, Mon. Served in Royal Welch Fusiliers and 1st Monmouthshire Regiment, and in R.F.C. during First World War; and in South Wales Borderers and Royal Artillery from 1939-45, during Second World War. President, South Wales Automobile Club and President, Mid-Glamorgan Motor Club; Vice-President, R.A.F.A., Newport; President, South Wales and Monmouth Motor and Allied Trades Golfing Society; Chairman, Royal Flying Corps Association; Vice-Chairman, East Wales Divn., Motor Trades Benevolent Fund: Past-Chairman, Motor Agents Association (East Wales Divn.); Past Director and Chairman, Cardiff Aeroplane Club, Ltd.; is also Chairman and Managing Director, City Motor Co. (Cardiff), Ltd. Recreation: golf. Clubs: Cardiff and County, St. Mellons County, Wanderers, Newport G.C., Southdown G.C. Add: Wellsteed's County Garage, Ltd., 91-103 City Road, Cardiff. T: Cardiff 22231; and Nolton House, Bridgend, Glam. T: Bridgend (Glam) 1309.
WENT, Rochester Charles F.I.M.E., M.I.B.C.A.M. General Manager, Lendrum and Hartman. Ltd., since 1957. b: July 2, 1910, Wolverhampton. Educ: Graseley Grammar School, Wolverhampton; St. Paul's School, London. Served apprenticeship at Sunbeam Motor Works, Wolverhampton; in 1930 joined family business of R. H. Went and Son; went to Ministry of Supply, 1939; in 1945, joined Freestone and Webb. Ltd., as Sales Manager, later being appointed Director of the company; Works Manager, Lendrum and Hartman, Ltd., 195.6. Recreations: golf, fishing, billiards, snooker. Club: Watford Conservative. Add: Lendrum and Hartman, Ltd., Buick Works, Old Oak Lane, Willesden, London. N.W.10. T: Elgar 7911; and 61 The Rutts, Bushey Heath, Herts. T: Bushey Heath 2972.
WFSTBROOK, Trevor Cresswell Lawrence C.B.E., F.R.Ae.A., M.I.Prod.E. Managing Director, S. E. Opperman, Ltd., since 1947. b: 1900. Educ: Epsom College. Joined Vickers, Ltd., 1916; appointed Assistant Works Manager, 1926; General Manager, Vickers Supermarine, 1929; General Manager, Vickers Armstrongs, Ltd., Aviation Section, Weybridge, Chester and Blackpool, 1937-40; Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1940-41; Director of Aircraft Repairs, Purchase of American Aircraft, member of Minister's Council and subsequently in charge of the Aircraft Programme, adviser to the Intendant-General, Middle East, 1941; member of first Churchill Mission to U.S.A. and production adviser to Minister of Supply, 1941; Production Director, Short Bros. (R. and B.), Ltd., 1942; production controller, de Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1942-45; production adviser to Canadian Government at de Havilland Aircraft (Canada), 1945. Clubs: R.A.C., Royal Aero, Royal Thames Yacht. Add: S. E. Opperman, Ltd., Stirling Corner, Boreham Wood, Herts. T: Elstree 2021; and 25 Eaton Mews South, London, S.W.1. T: Sloane 6386.
WESTLEY, Alan Joint Managing Director (Founder 1941), Airflow Streamlines, Ltd., Northampton. h: April 30, 1912, Northampton. Associated with the Motor Industry since 1926 on Manufacture and Sales; served apprenticeship with Arthur Mulliner, Ltd., Northampton: served 1 year with Salmons and Sons, Newport Pagnell; 4 years with Motor Panels, Coventry; 4 years with Midland Sheet Metal Works. Nuneaton; and 2 years with Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft, Ltd., Coventry. Recreations: golf, fishing, swimming. Club: Northampton County Golf Club. Add: Airflow Streamlines, Ltd., Main Road, Far Cotton, Northampton. T: 32472; and The Knowle, 502 Wellingborough Road, Northampton. T: 32493.
WESTLEY, George Frederick Joint Managing Director, Airflow Streamlines. Ltd. b: April 23, 1908, Northampton. Educ: Northampton. Blue Coat and Orange School. Associated with Industry since 1922 on Manufacture and Sales: served apprenticeship (in sheet metal work) with A. Mulliner, Ltd.. Northampton, afterwards spending four years with Motor Panels, Ltd., Coventry; returned to Northampton and started in business on own account, 1931; founder member, with his brother A. Westley, Airflow Streamlines, Ltd., in 1941. Recreation: fishing. Add: Airflow Streamlines, Ltd., Main Road, Far Cotton, Northampton. T: 32472; and 16 Ardington Road, Abingdon Park, Northampton. T: 31043.
WESTON, Gordon O.B.E., B.Sc. Technical Director, British Standards Institution, since 1950. b: July 10, 1901. Sutton, Surrey. Educ: Granada Boys School, B.W.I.; Kings College, London. First appointment was with the British Thomson-Houston Co., Ltd., where engaged on railway electrification; then to the Fuel Research Station, being concerned with earliest studies on atmospheric pollution undertaken in the U.K.: joined B.S.I., 1928; engaged in all aspects of the Institution's work both nationally and internationally; Assistant Director, B.S.I., 1948; Technical Director. 1950. Add: British Standards Institution, British Standards House, 2 Park Street, W.1. T: Mayfair 9000; and 3 White Lodge, Forest Hill, S.E.23.
WHEATLEY, Cecil D.L.C., F.I.M.I. Director, Globe and Simpson, Ltd., Sheffield, since 1946. b: January 4, 1896. Educ: Newcastle-under-Lyme Council School, Stoke-on-Trent Technical College and Loughborough College. Served apprenticeship in Motor Trade with John Pepper (Hanley), Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent, 1910-14; joined H.M. Forces, served in France, 1914-18 and Palestine, 1918-19; graduated in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (College Diploma), Loughborough College, 1919-22; engaged in various capacities in the Motor Industry with part-time teaching at Stoke-on-Trent Technical College, 1923-25; Chief Technical Clerk, Joseph Lucas, Ltd. (Repairs and Service Dept.), Birmingham, 1926-30; established and conducted auto-electrical business of County Electrical Services, Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent, 1930-37; joined Globe and Simpson, Ltd., Sheffield, as Chief Diesel and Electrical Engineer, 1937; Founder Member, Potteries Section, Institute of the Motor Industry, 1935; Chairman, 1935-37; has served on various S.M.M.T. Wholesaler Committees since 1942; Chairman, Group of Distributors of Specialized Components (Wholesalers Section), since 1947; Council Member of S.M.M.T., since 1949. Married, one daughter, one son. Recreation: gardening. Add: Globe and Simpson, Ltd., 184-196 West Street, Sheffield, 1. T: Sheffield 28681; and 173 Hemper Lane, Sheffield, 8. T: Sheffield 75452.
WHEELER, Sydney James J.P., F.C.W.A. Director and Joint Secretary, The British Motor Corpn., Ltd.; Director, The Austin Motor Co., Ltd. b: January 11, 1900. Educ: Redditch County High School. Director, Austin Crompton Parkin son Electric Vehicles. Ltd., and I.T.D., Ltd. Add: The Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Longbridge Works, Birmingham. T: Priory 2101; and Kendal Lawn, Kendal End Road, Barnt Green, near Birmingham. T: Hillside 1502.
WHIMPENNY, Jack Walter M.I.Prod.E., Joint Managing Director and General Manager, W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd., since 1955. b: December 19, 1909, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Educ: Penniston Grammar School and Strutt's College. Director, W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd., 1948-55; Chief Planning Engineer, Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., 1947-48; Works Manager, Roy Fedden, Ltd., 1946-47; Planning Engineer, Rotol, Ltd., 1940-46. Clubs: R.A.C., Brocton Golf Club. Add: W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd.. Tixall Road, Stafford. T: Stafford 641; and Grove Cottage, Cannock Road, Penkridge, Nr. Stafford. T: Penkridge 362.
WHITE, Alfred George Director, Henlys, Ltd., and subsidiary companies. b: May 17, 1906, Reddish. Educ: King William's College, Isle of Man. Took up present position in 1932. Recreation: golf. Add: Henlys, Ltd., 385 Euston Road, London. N.W.1. T: Euston 4444; and 28 Whitelow Road, Heaton Moor. T: Heaton Moor 4415.
WHITE, Clifford Arnold M.C. Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Mulliners, Ltd., since 1957. b: January 5, 1890, London. Educ: Privately. From 1907 to 1910, served apprenticeship in general engineering with The Connaught Motor and Carriage Co.. Ltd., in workshops, 1910-11; own business in London. selling cars. 1911-14: in October, 1914, commissioned in R.A.S.C. and served in France until March, 1916, when was posted to Egypt with the rank of Captain; in 1917 given command of 347 M.T. Co. R:A.S.C. in Palestine (with rank of Major) until the Armistice when was appointed Chief Inspector of Mechanical Transport in Palestine and Syria; returned home in 1921 and was seconded to the Royal Irish Constabulary as Chief Inspector of Mechanical Transport; in 1922 transferred to Regular Army Reserve of Officers and joined Rootes Ltd., as Assistant Manager of the London Service Depot: later was put in charge of Special Coach work Department; left Rootes in 1927 and joined Freestone and Webb, Ltd., as Sales Manager; in 1928 rejoined Rootes Group as Assistant Manager of Thrupp and Maberly, Ltd.: left Thrupp and Maberly, Ltd., to join Mulliner's, Ltd., as Sales Manager; recalled to the Colours August, 1939, and nosted to Lingfield as O.C., R.A.S.C. of a Sub District; in 1942 posted to North Kent and Surrey District as O.C., R.A.S.C., with rank of Lieutenant Colonel and served there until the end of the war, when was appointed Director of Mulliners (Holdings) Ltd., 1946, and Director of Mulliners, Ltd., 1948: became Deputy Managing Director in 1949. and Joint Managing Director in 1950. Recreation: golf. Club: Junior Army and Navy. Add: Mulliners, Ltd., Bordesley Green Road, Birmingham, 8. T: Victoria 2131; and The Gate House, Warwick Road, Soli hull, Warwickshire. T: Solihull 1293.
WHILE, Edward Stratton A.M.I.Mech.E. Chief Stylist. Cars and Trucks. Rootes Group (Humber, Ltd.). b: September 29, 1905, Pirbright, Surrey. Took three year motor body engineering course at Regent Street Polytechnic up to 1922 when became a motor body draughtsman with Lawton-Goodman, Ltd.; Chief Body Designer, Darracq Motors; Chief Body Designer, Talbot and Sunbeam-Talbot; Chief Technical Engineer, British Light Steel Pressings. Appointed to present position in 1952; author of paper " Basic Problems in the Engineering of a Modern All-Metal Motor Body," read before Institute of Mechanical Engineers, 1949 at centres throughout the Country. Contributed to symposium: " Aluminium in the Private Car," 1950-1; developed System of Interchangeability Fixtures for Aircraft and other important projects during the Second World War. Recreations: motor racing, high-fidelity sound recording. carpentry and gardening. Add: Rootes Group (Humber. Ltd.). Ryton on-Dunsmore, Coventry. T: Coventry 62031; and " Rostrevor," Leamington Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, nr. Coventry. T: Toll Bar 3114.
WHITE, George Chairman and Managing Director. Bristol Cars, Ltd. h: April 11. 1913, Bristol. Educ: Harrow and Cambridge. Clubs: R oval Aero R . A .C. Add: Bristol Cars. Ltd., Filton House, Filton. near Bristol. T: Filton 3831: and Pypers, Rudgeway, Glos. T: Thornbury 2312.
WHITE, George Victor A.C.A., M.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, W. Harold Perry. Ltd.. since 1951. h: April 7, 1900. London. Educ: In London and became an accountant. First connected with the motor industry as Secretary to the present company; also Chairman and Managing Director of Perry (Repairs and Service). Ltd.; London Auto mobile Finance Co.. Ltd.; Chairman of The Aylesbury Motor Co.. Ltd.: Arthur E. Gould. Ltd.: Ottley Motors. Ltd. Club: Rotary. Add: W. Harold Perry. Ltd., Invicta Works, London. N.12. T: Hillside 8888; and Windermere, The Fairway, New Barnet, Herts. T: Barnet 7727.
WHITE, Gerald Richard Managing Director, Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd.. since 1948. b: April 21, 1909. Educ: Caterham School and Automobile Engineering Training College. Chelsea. With New Easy Loader Motors. Ltd., chassis manufacturers, 1931-34; Sydenham Nicholson and Co.. Chartered Accountants, 1934-35; joined Duple Bodies and Motors, Ltd.. as cost accountant, 1935; appointed Director. 1943; Director and Secretary. 1945; Managing Director. Duple Motor Bodies. Ltd., July. 1948; appointed Director. Willowbrook. Ltd.. 1958. Recreation: sailing. Clubs: Upper Thames Sailing, Anchorites, Hampstead Squash, Old Caterhamians R.F.C. Add: Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd.. The Hyde, Hendon, London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 6412.
WHITE, Herbert Richard Founder and Director. Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd. b: June 6, 1877, Wiltshire Educ: Salisbury. Built Bifort Motor chassis at Fareham. Hants, 1913-16; served with British Red Cross in Italy. 1916-18; founded Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd., 1919: patented Duple Convertible Car Van Body at Hornsey. 1920; built factory at Hendon, 1926. Recreations: yachting, winter sports, ski-ing, curling, golf, bowls. Clubs: Lloyds Yacht Club; R.A.C. Add: Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd.. The Hyde, Hen don, London, N.W.9. T: Colindale 6412; and 27 Palmeira Avenue, Hove, Sussex. T: Hove 33695.
WHITE, Major Leslie Herbert b: June 24, 1891. Educ: Tonbridge School.: Articled as Chartered Accountant to a City arm, 1908-14. Served in First World War with R.H.A., R.F.A., R.F.C., R.A.F. Member of H.A.C. since 1910; served in Home Guard in Second World War under Aldershot District as Company Commander; associated with motor industry, motor sport, trials, etc., since 1906, driving at Brooklands; has driven many famous old motorcars, including an 1897 Jackson Dogcart with tube ignition; has ridden in motorcycling trials; member of B.A.R.C. since 1921, and a Council Member since 1925; acts as observer, judge, steward, etc., at B.A.R.C. events; Member of Order of the Road; Committee Member of Company of Veteran Motorists; is Chairman and Managing Director, W. E. White and Son, Ltd., Guildford departmental store. Recreations: yachting, fishing, photography. Clubs: B.A.R.C., R.A.C., Royal Thames Yacht, Royal Motor Yacht. Add: W. E. White and Son. Ltd., 62 High Street, Guildford, Surrey. T: Guildford 3322: and 14 Fairway, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey. T: Guildford 61886.
WHITEHEAD, Alfred Graham Racing Driver since 1947. b: April 15, 1922. Educ: Stowe School. Served in Tanks in North Africa-and Italy; at present farming near Reading. Recreations: shooting, swimming. Club: B.R.D.C. Add: Shinfield Court, 3 Mile Cross, Reading. T: Reading 83143.
WHITEHOUSE, Raymond Hunstone Grad.I.Mech .E., Grad .LP .E. Works Director, Bowser, Monks and Whitehouse, Ltd., since 1954. b: October 11, 1924, Wolverhampton. Educ: Birmingham and Doncaster Technical Colleges. Assistant planning engineer, Crompton Parkinson, Ltd.. Doncaster, 1945-47: assistant planning engineer, International Harvester Co. G.B., Ltd., Doncaster, 1947-50: technical assistant to works manager. 1950-53; works superintendent, 1953-54. Add: Bowser. Monks and Whitehouse, Ltd., Spring Gardens, Doncaster. T: Doncaster 65196; and 76 Norman Crescent, Sunnyfield, Doncaster.
WHITEMAN, William Meredith M.A., F.R.S.A., Editor, The Caravan; Director, Caravan Publications, Ltd., and Caravan Club of Great Britain and Ireland, Ltd. b: May 29, 1905, London. Educ: St. Albans School and St. John's College, Cambridge. Started in newspaper work, Manchester; joined Link House periodical group. 1929; appointed Editor, The Caravan. 1938; activities include: Caravan Club Executive Committee, 1938-59; Hon. Secretary, 1938; Hon. P.R.O.. 1940-52; founded National Caravan Council, 1939; Hon. Secretary, 1939-49: Hon. Director. 1949-51; Executive Committee, 1939-55; organized Caravan Materials Convention, 1945; Drafting Secretary, Movable Dwellings Conference, 1947-49: representative of U.K. on Caravan Commission of International Federation of Camping and Caravanning, 1947-59; Chairman, Organizing Committee. " Caravan in Modern Life " Exhibition. 1948: Vice-President, British Caravanners' Club, 1949-59; Organizing Committee, British Caravan Road Rally, 1954-56 and 1958-59: Chairman, Organizing Committee, Caravan Trade Conventions, 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1958; Second World War, Home Guard, Battalion Intelligence Officer; Editor, The Caravan Manual, Caravan and Trailer Trades Journal, 1946-58. Publication: " Bottled Gas for Caravans, Boats and Country Houses." Widower; three daughters. Recreations: travel, photography, plays. Add: The Caravan, Link House Publications, Ltd., 24 Store Street, London, W.C.1. T: Chancery 2791; and 72 Brim Hill, London, N.2.
WHITFIELD, Michael Director, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd. b: November 27, 1911, Birmingham. Educ: Malvern College. Joined the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Ltd., as costs clerk in 1927, leaving to join The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., in 1932; service during the Second World War with the Royal Artillery; commissioned; served in Africa, Sicily, Italy and Austria (78th Division); returned to The Standard Motor Co.. Ltd., in 1945 and was appointed to the Board in 1951. Recreations: fishing, shooting, squash, golf and tennis. Add: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Banner Lane, Coven try. T: Tile Hill 65211; and Wolston Priory, Wolston, Coventry. T: Wolston 310.
WHITTAKER, Arthur Director and General Manager. Jaguar Cars, Ltd.. since 1935. b: May 29, 1904. Blackpool. Educ: Blackpool Grammar School. Served apprenticeship to motor engineering. 1918; joined Swallow Sidecar Co. Ltd. (as present company was then known) in 1924. Recreations: gardening, golf. Club: The Drapers Company Club. Add: Jaguar Cars, Ltd.,Browns Lane. Allesley, Coventry. T: Coventry 6277; and Arden Croft, Cryfield Grange Road. Gibbet Hill. Kenilworth, Warwickshire. T: Coventry 67434.
WHITTIT, Alfred Ernest, Chairman and Managing Director, James Whitson and Co., Ltd. b: May 19, 1899, Sunderland. Educ: Hendon Council School, Sunderland. Served apprenticeship with Grimshaw's of Sunderland as coach trimmer; went to the Lancaster Motor Co. as improver coach-builder; Joined Royal Warwick Regt., 1917; wounded; demobilized, 1919, and became foreman with Northern Counties, Coachbuilders; foreman, Rileys, Coventry, 1926; Coachworks Manager and Designer, Dennis Bros., Guildford, 1930-38; two years as Works Director with Strachans. Acton; founded James Whitson and Co., Ltd., 1940; three times winner in All-England Drawing Competition held by British Institute of Carriage and Automobile Manufacturer. and Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers, London; is Liveryman of last-named body; a Freeman of City of London. Married; three daughters. Recreation: football (Chairman and Director of Yiewsley Football Club). Add: James Whitson and Co., Ltd., High Street. Yiewsley, West Drayton. T: West Drayton 3771-4; and The Trossachs, High Street, Yiewsley, West Drayton, Middlesex. T: West Drayton 2182.
WHYTE. Lewis Gilmour K .St.J.. F.F.A. Director. Associated Commercial Vehicles, Ltd., since 1957. h: October 9, 1906, Helensburgh. Educ: Trinity College. Glenalmond. Appointed Director, A.E.C., Ltd.. 1953; resigned 1957 on appointment to Board of A.C.V., Ltd. Publication: " Principles of Finance and Investment," Receiver-General of Order of St. John, 1955. Recreations: golf, gardening. Club: Lansdowne. Add: 50 Finsbury Square, London, E.C.2. T: Monarch 7722; and Gordleton Mill, Sway, Hants. T: Sway 219.
WILD, Gilbert M.I.A.M.A. Advertising Manager, National Benzole Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: November 29, 1914. Educ: Salford Grammar School, College of Technology, Manchester. With Thomson Leng Publications, 1933-39; served in Duke of Lancaster's Yeomanry (T.A.), 1938-40; pilot, R.A.F., 1941-45; with H. C. Longley, Ltd. Advertising Agents, Birmingham, 1945-46; joined F. C. Pritchard Wood and Partners, Advertising and Public Relations, 1946-48; John Haddon and Co., Ltd., Advertising Agents, 1948-53; joined National Benzole Co., Ltd., Advertising Dept., 1953; Sqn. Ldr., R.A.F.V.R., since 1947. Clubs: R.A.C., V.C.C. Add: National Benzole Co.. Ltd., Mercury House, 195 Knightsbridge, London, S.W.I. T: Kensington 4511; and 69 Mayfield Avenue, Orpington, Kent. T: Orpington 27298.
WILD. James Chairman, Fodens, Ltd., since 1933. b: 1901, Shaw, Lancashire. Educ: Oldham Grammar School. First connected with the Industry in 1933; became Director and then Chairman of the company; also a Director of Protector Lamps and Light Co., Ltd. Recreation: golf. Add: Fodens, Ltd., Sandbach, Cheshire. T: Sandbach 644; and Grotto Farm, Over Peover, nr. Knutsford. T: Chelford 217.
WILFORD, Basil Ashby B.Com. Director and Commercial Manager, W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd. b: February 6, 1925, Stafford. Educ: Rydal and Birmingham University. War service with R.A.F. (Flight Lieutenant); joined W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd., 1947, as personal assistant to Directors; appointed Production Controller, 1951; Commercial Manager, 1955; Director, 1956. Recreations: cricket, hockey. Add: W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd., Tixall Road, Stafford. T: Stafford 641; and 18 Newport Road, Stafford. T: Stafford 1856.
WILKINS, Gordon Motoring Correspondent, The Observer and The Tatler; European Representative for Motor Trend, U.S.A., Wheels and Sports Car World, Australia. British Correspondent for Quattronote, Italy, Auto Motor and Sport, Stuttgart. Technical Correspondent for Automobile Revue, Berne. English Editor, Automobile Year, etc. Editorial Staff, The Motor, 1939; Research Department, Engine Division, Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., 1940-44; Design Staff, Roy Fedden, Ltd., ;944-46; Technical Editor, The Autocar, 1952-53. 4dd: 111 Leckhampton Road, Cheltenham. T: Cheltenham 2415.
WILKS, Maurice Fernand Cary M.I.Mech.E. Joint Managing Director, The Rover Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: August 19, 1904, Hayling Island. Educ: Malvern College. With General Motors, America, 1926-28; planning engineer, Hillman Motor Car Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1928-29; joined Rover Co., Ltd., Solihull, in 1930, as technical engineer, subsequently became Technical Director and then Joint Managing Director; is also Director of Rover Trustees, Ltd.; Row Wood Estate, Ltd.; Rover Gas Turbines, Ltd.; Rover, South Africa (Pty.), Ltd.; Rover Australia Pty., Ltd.; Rover do Brasil S.A. Recreations: yachting, golf. Add: The Rover Co., Ltd., Meteor Works, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Sheldon 4242; and Tapster Mill, Lapworth, Hockley Heath, Warwicks. T: Lapworth 35.
WILKS, Spencer Bernau Chairman, The Rover Co., Ltd., since 1957. b: May 26, 1891, Rickmansworth. Educ: Charter house. Training in Law, 1909-14; service in Army (Captain). 1914-18; Managing Director, Hillman Motor Car Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1919-30; Managing Director, Rover Co., Ltd., Solihull, 1931-57; is also a Director of Rover Trustees, Ltd.; Row Wood Estate, Ltd.; Rover Gas Turbines, Ltd.; Rover South Africa (Pty.), Ltd.; Rover Australia Pty., Ltd.; The Pressed Metal Corporation, Ltd., Australia; Rover do Brasil S.A. Recreations: riding, yachting, tennis. Clubs: Royal Thames Yacht, Lloyds Yacht. Add: The Rover Co., Ltd., Meteor Works, Solihull, Warwickshire. T: Sheldon 4242; and Street Ashton House, near Rugby. T: Pailton 267.
WILLETT, Sydney Edgar M.I.Mech.E., M.I.P.E.. M.Inst.D. Managing Director, Clayton Dewandre Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: January 24, 1891, Leeds. Educ: West Leeds High School. Completed technical education by evening continuation courses at Leeds University; in 1919 joined Clayton Wagons, Ltd., Lincoln, as Chief Estimator, and in 1928 joined the staff of Clayton Dewandre Co., Ltd., in the capacity of Commercial Manager; Joint General Manager, 1940; General Manager, 1947; elected to the Board, 1950, acting as Director and General Manager, until appointment as Managing Director. Club: Junior Carlton. Add: Clayton Dewandre Co., Ltd., Titanic Works, Lincoln. T: Lincoln 11205; and 16 Yarborough Road, Lincoln. T: 1316.
WILLIAMS, Charles Garrett D.Sc., M.I.Mech .E.. Ae.S. , F.Inst.Pet., F.Inst.F. Director and General Manager, " Shell " Research, Ltd., since 1954. b: October 20, 1901, Gloucester. Educ: Chorley Secondary School, Mundella School, Manchester University. From 1923 to 1929 Research Engineer with the Research Association of British Motors and Allied Manufacturers; Technical Secretary from 1929-31; Research Manager of the Institution of Automobile Engineers, 1931-34; Director of Research of I.A.E., 1934-40; in 1940 was appointed Director of Research of " Shell " Thornton Aero Engine Research; in 1948 became Director of Research at Thornton Research Centre; was Director of Research, Shell Petroleum Co., Ltd., from 1952 to 1954, and since 1954, has been Director and General Manager, " Shell " Research, Ltd.; from 1955 to 1956, Chairman of A.D. Council of I.Mech.E., and in 1957 elected to Council of I.Mech.E. Add: " Shell " Research, Ltd., St. Helen's Court, Great St. Helen's, London, E.C.3. T: Avenue 4321; and Red Roofs, 118 London Road. Guildford, Surrey. T: Guildford 62591.
WILLIAMS, George John Berry Project and Development Executive, C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd. b: October 8, 1924, Manchester. Educ: Rossall School, Birmingham University. First connected with the Industry in 1946 as Sales Representative, Motor Oil Division of C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd.; appointed Competitions Manager October, 1947; was responsible for running Racing Organization throughout the world in collaboration with Com pany's Overseas Division; covering Motor Car and Motor Cycle Racing and Record attempts; served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force; Coastal and Flying Training Commands. Recreations: golf and motoring. Club: R.A.C. Add: C. C. Wakefield and Co., Ltd., 46 Grosvenor Street, London, W.I. T: Mayfair 9232; and Abbotts, Betchworth, Surrey. T: Dawes Green 341.
WILLIAMS, John Alan M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Russells of Chatham, Ltd., and Associated Companies, since 1946. b: February 5, 1920, Liverpool. Educ: Wolverhampton Grammar School, Wolverhampton, and Staffs. Tech. College. Trained as jig and tool designer and production engineer, 1936-39; joined Staffs. Yeomanry, T.A., 1938; commissioned, R.E., 1940; served with 11th Armoured Division and 6th Airborne Division (mentioned in Dispatches); Major, 1944; retired to R.A.R.O., 1948; joined Russells of Chatham, Ltd., as Manager, 1946. Chairman, Mid-Kent Section, M.A.A., 1948-50; Hon. Secretary, 1950-55; Chairman, S.E. Divn., M.A.A., 1955-57; Council Member, M.A.A., since 1952 and Member of National Executive since 1958. Livery man of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers. Governor, Medway College of Technology, since 1951. Married, two daughters and one son. Recreation: golf. Clubs: R.A.C., Airborne Officers, Rochester and Cobham Park Golf. Add: Russells of Chatham, Ltd., Med way Street, Chatham. T: Chatham 41122-6; and 151 Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent. T: Chatham 43564.
WILLIAMS. John Arthur Charles M.Sc. (London), A.M.T.Mech.E., A.F.R.Ae.S.. A.B.Ps.S., F.S.S. Principal, College of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering, Chelsea, since 1958. b: 1915, Portsmouth, Hants. Educ: Woolwich and Northampton Polytechnics and London University. Apprentice engineer, Royal Navy, 1931-35; technical assistant, de Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1937-41; Chief Technician, Airscrew Co. and Jic wood, Ltd., 1941-45; consulting on own account and with Heenan, Winn and Steel, London, 1946-50; Senior Commercial Engineer, Guthrie and Co., Malaya, 1950-52; Senior Lecturer, Department of Management and Production, Wolverhampton Technical College, 1953; Research Fellow, Department of Aircraft Economics and Production, College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, 1954-56; Head of Engineering Section, Training Branch, Industrial Relations Department, National Coal Board, 1956-58; Member of S.B.A.C. Propeller Committee, 1941-45; Fan and Allied Manufacturers Association Technical Committee, 1943-46; B.S.I. Thermal Insulation Committee, 1946; E.R.A. Wind Power Generation Committee, 1944-45; Member of Ministry of Education Board of Assessors for Structural Subjects for National Diplomas and Certificates in Building: Statistics for National Certificates in Commerce; Tutor to Federation of Agricultural Co-operatives on Works Organization and Statistics. Recreations: music, painting, ergonomics experimentation. Add: College of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering, 102 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London, S.W.3. T: Flaxman 0021; and 85 Elwill Way, Beckenham, Kent. T: Beckenham 0437.
WILLIAMS, Major-General Sir Leslie Hamlyn K.B.E. cr. 1946, C.B., M.C. Director, Rootes, Ltd.; Howard Tenens; Autolift Engineering Co. b: June 13, 1892, London. Educ: Dulwich. Served in London Scottish, 1912; Suffolk Regt., 1914; during First World War served mainly in France and Italy; in 1934 was appointed Chief Ordnance Officer, Chilwell; promoted Major General, and appointed Director of Warlike Stores, War Office, 1940; became Controller of Ordnance Services, 1943; Colonel Commandant, R.A.O.C., 1945; in 1946 appointed to the Board of Rootes, Ltd.; is Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Carmen. elected Master 1951-52; in addition to British decorations is Knight of Polonia Restituta (Poland), Commander Legion of Honour (France), Commander Legion of Merit (America), Commander Order of the Couronne of Belgium, Croix de Guerre (Belgium). Married Nancy Mary née Perks, 1948; one son and one daughter. Add: Rootes, Ltd., Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 3401; and Long Grove House, Seer Green, Bucks. T: Jordans 3221.
WILLIAMS, Richard Clwyd M.C. Member of Executive Committee, R.A.C., since 1955; Director, R.A.C. Buildings Co., Ltd., since 1957; Director, R.A.C. Golf Club and Country House, Ltd., since 1950. I): December 2, 1892, Clapham, London. Educ: Bishops Stortford College. Motor Machine-Gun Service, 1915-17; Light armoured Motor Battery (Captain), Royal Flying Corps and R.A.F., 1917-19; R.A.F.V.R. (Air Intelligence) Wing Commander 1938-46; Vice-Chairman, R.A.C., 1955-56-57. Recreations: sailing, golf. Clubs: R.A.C., Walton Heath. Add.: Westover, Lyncroft Gardens, Ewell. T.: Ewell 3801.
WILLIAMS, Tom Lawrence M.I.Mech.E., Managing Director and Chairman, Reliant Engineering Co. (Tamworth), Ltd. b: March 15, 1890, Tamworth, Staffs. Educ: Birmingham Technical Day School, followed by evening and day classes. Articled Pupil to a civil engineer; engaged in development of steam heavy vehicles; joined Triumph Cycle Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1916; designed first of all chain-driven motorcycles manufactured by the company, and subsequently consulted with Ricardos on design of engines; in 1924, joined Dunford and Elliott (Sheffield), Ltd., and designed new range of motorcycles; played notable part in test and development work of Dunelt machines; joined Raleigh Cycle Co., Ltd., 1930, in charge of Motor Dept.; in 1934, started business of Reliant Engineering Co. (Tamworth), Ltd., and developed and produced 3-wheeled vehicles; during 1939-45 factory turned over to Machine parts for Ministries; Chairman and Managing Director of Smith Forgings, Ltd., Wainwright Street, Aston, Birmingham (acquired by Reliant Engineering Co., Ltd., in 1952); Chairman and Managing Director of Morson Engineering Co.. Ltd.; Life Member, Institution of British Engineers. Add: Reliant Engineering Co. (Tamworth), Ltd., Watling Street, Twogates, Tamworth, Staffs. T: Tamworth 336 and 681; and Long View, Hopwas Hill, Hopwas, Tamworth, Staffs. T: Tamworth 1117.
WILLIAMS, Wilfrid Director, M.G. Rowe (Motors), Doublebois, Ltd., since 1955; Managing Director, Wilfrid Williams (Farms), Ltd., since 1953. b: 1907, Wethersfield, Essex. Educ: Braintree Essex County High School; Ascham College. Add: School Farm, Little Maplestead, Halstead, Essex. T: Halstead, Essex 2145.
WILLIAMS, Wynford Thomas LL.B.(Lond.). The Secretary, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd., since 1955. b: April 14, 1898, Merthyr Tydfil. Educ: Bourne mouth School, Eastbourne College and London University. Served in Army, First World War; qualified as a Solicitor, 1921; took charge of the Legal Department, S.M.M.T. in February, 1944; Secretary, January, 1955. Add.: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd., Forbes House, Halkin Street, London, S.W.1. T: Belgravia 6611; and 20 Monkfrith Way, Southgate, London, N.14. T: Enterprise 6165.
WILLIAMSON, Charles Frederick J.P., M.Inst.B.E. b: March, 1894, London. Educ: Dulwich College. Entered motor industry, 1932; Mayor of Hackney, 1931; member of London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee for 10 years; Governor and Vice-Chairman, Queens Road Commercial Institute for 10 years. Club: Leigh-on-Sea Bowls and Social Club. Add: W. S. Yeates, Ltd., Derby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire. T: Lough borough 4321; and 70 Vernon Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. T: Leigh-on-Sea 76150.
WILLINGDON, 2nd Marquess of, cr. 1936, Inigo Brassey Freeman-Thomas F.Inst.D. Director, Humber, Ltd., since 1929. b: July 25, 1899. Educ: Eton. Is Chairman, Securicor, Ltd., and a member of the Board of Directors of the following companies: Antofagasta (Chili) and Bolivia Railway Co.; Albion Insurance Co., Ltd.; Andes Trust, Ltd.; Relay Circuits, Ltd.; Link Relay Vision, Ltd.; Regency Holdings, Ltd.; President, Brighton Pavilion Conservative Association; The Fauna Preservation Society; The Feathers Club Association. Late Capt., 3rd Skinners Horse, Indian Cavalry, and Major, The Sussex Yeomanry. Clubs: Turf, White's. Add: Securicor, Ltd., Old Swan House, 17 Chelsea Embankment, London, S.W.3; and Kilbees Farm, Windsor Forest, Winkfield, Berks. T: Winkfield Row 45.
WILLS, John Spencer Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, British Electric Traction, Co., Ltd. b: August 10, 1904, London. Educ: Merchant Taylors' School; took Intermediate and Final Examinations of the Incorporated Secretaries Association. Became connected with motor industry in 1922 as assistant to Secretaries of the British Electric Traction Co., Ltd., and the British Automobile Traction, Ltd.; connected with various traction and omnibus companies; appointed Director of the British Electric Traction Co., Ltd., 1939; Managing Director in 1946 and Deputy Chairman in 1951; is President of the B.E.T. Federation, Ltd., Chairman of six other transport companies, Chairman and Managing Director of two, and Director of six; holds, and has held many appointments including: Member of National Council for the Omnibus Industry (Chairman 1944-45); Member of Public Transport Association (Chairman, 1945-46); Chairman of the Joint Air Transport Committee of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce, The Federation of British Industries, and the London Chamber of Commerce; President, Institute of Transport, 1950-51. Married, Elizabeth nde Garcke; two sons. Recreation: farming. Add: Stratton 1-louse, Piccadilly, London, W.1. T: Mayfair 8886; and 1 Campden House Terrace, Kensington Church Street, London, W.8. T: Park 5981.
WILLSHAW, Harry O.B.E., M.I.Mech.E., F.I.R.I. Chief Consulting Engineer, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., and Director and General Manager of Dunlop Advisory Service, Ltd. b: July 20, 1892, Birmingham. Educ: Saltley College; Birmingham Technical College. Trained at Lanchester Motor Co., 1908-13; joined Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., 1913; assistant Factory Manager, Dunlop Buffalo, U.S.A., 1919-25; contributed to the development of the rubber industry—ref. patent publications; was chief of the Reconstruction Panel for the Midlands, 1940-45. Recreations: foreign travel and golf. Club: Hendon Golf. Add: Dun lop Advisory Service, Ltd., 55-56 St. James's Street, London, S.W.1; and 24 Bracknell Gate, Hamp stead, London, N.W.3. T: Hampstead 6119.
WILSON, Andrew Gordon Managing Director, Self-Changing Gears, Ltd. b: April 17, 1905, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Educ: Marl borough College. Received technical training with J. and E. Hall, Ltd., Dartford. Add: Self-Changing Gears, Ltd., Lythalls Lane, Coventry. T: Coventry 89081.
WILSON, Thomas Gordon Sales Director, Gordon Tools, Ltd. b: May 19, 1915, Sheffield. Educ: King Edward VII School. First connected with the industry when became a partner in firm of Lawrence Wilson and Sons (of the same address a's Gordon Tools) in 1940; travels abroad extensively on behalf of the company; countries visited have included Latin America, North America, West Indies, and Scandinavia; also more recently made a trip to South Africa, Rhodesia and Kenya, mostly visiting firms connected with the Motor Trade; married, two children. Recreations: yachting and fishing. Club: Royal Yorkshire Yacht. Add: Gordon Tools, Ltd., Assam Works, Rockingham Street, Sheffield, 1. T: Sheffield 27386; and "Cliffe Side," Newfield Lane, Dore, nr. Sheffield. T: 71637.
WILSON-JONES, Rupert Anthony A.C.G.I., B.Sc. (Eng.), M.I.Mech.E.. Chief Engineer of The Enfield Cycle Co., Ltd., since 1956. b: December 9, 1900, Pinner, Middlesex. Educ: University College School, London, and City and Guilds College, London. Went to Daimler Co., Ltd., Coventry, in 1920 as Post Graduate Pupil, and had subsequent works experience with James Pen fold, Ltd., The Rover Co.. and B.S.A. Cycles, Ltd.; after a short period as a Technical Assistant at me Science Museum, South Kensington, joined Enfield Cycle Co., Ltd., in August, 1925 to take charge of engine test bench; Technical Manager, 1940, Chief Engineer, 1956; in 1946 nominated Member of Council of Inst. of Automobile Engineers, representing the Birmingham Centre; Chairman, Birmingham A.D. Centre, Inst. of Mechanical Engineers, 1953-55, and Vice-chairman, Automobile Division, I.Mech.E., 1956-58; Chairman Automobile Division and Member of Council, I.Mech.E., 1958-59. Author of papers on " Factors Affecting the Fuel Consumption of Motor Cycles " (1945) and " Steering and Stability of Single Track Vehicles " (1950); A.D. Chairman's Address " Years of Development ", 1958. Married. Recreations: colour photography, bridge, gardening, motoring. Clubs: Redditch Motorcycle and Car Club, West Warwickshire Country Club. Add: The Enfield Cycle Co., Ltd., Redditch, Worcs. T: Redditch 121;and 365 Birmingham Road, Redditch, Worcs. T: Redditch 2392.
WINTER, Bernard Bradbury C.B.E., M.I.Mech.E. Director of Engineering, Rootes Group, since 1938. (Retired, July, 1959.) b: April 16, 1894, Caterham, Surrey. Educ: Gresham's, Holt, Norfolk. R.E. Corporal Despatch Rider, 1914-15; R.A.S.C. (Captain), 1915-19; Manager, Ford Motor Co., Calcutta, 1919-22; Chief Service Executive, Rootes, London, 1923-29; Service Manager, Humber-Hillman, 1929-35; Chief Engineer ing Executive, 1935. Recreations: gardening, antiques. Club: R.A.C. Add: Humber, Ltd., Coventry. T: Coventry 62031; and Toft Cottage, Dunchtuch, Warwickshire. T: Dunchurch 342.
WISDOM, Thomas Henry Motoring Editor, Daily Herald, The Sporting Life and The People. b: February 16, 1907, Brighton. Educ: Notting ham High School, Brighton, Hove and Sussex Gram mar School. Competed at Brooklands usually driving Leyland-Thomas; third in Gold Star Handicap, 1933; took part in T.T. race both before and after war; lowered records with Capt. George Eyston and the late John Cobb at Montlhery and Utah, U.S.A.; took part in Targa Florio (Sicily); Portuguese Grand Prix—third in 1951; Monaco Grand Prix; Le Mans 24 Hours Race (competed 12 times, finished 11); set 1,500 c.c. class record in 1950; Alpine Trial Cup in 1932; won class five times and two Alpine Cups since war; Monte Carlo Rally-14 consecutive rallies; best position second with Donald Healey, 1934; Mille Miglia, nine races; won Gran Turismo class three times; served in R.A.F., 1939-45; demobilized with rank of Wing Commander. Publications: " Wings over Olympus ", " Triumph over Tunisia ", etc. Clubs: R.A.C., B.R.D.C., Savage, Press. Add: Acre House, 69 Long Acre, London, W.C.2. T: Temple Bar 1200; 95 Peel Street, London, W.8; and Honeysuckle Cottage, Ferring Lane, Ferring-by Sea. Sussex. T: Goring-by-Sea 44308.
WITHERS, John Granville B.Sc., M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Chief Research Engineer, British Petroleum Co., Ltd. b: July 26, 1909. London. Educ: Battersea Grammar School. Studied Physics and Engineering at Battersea Polytechnic, 1926-31; became a research engineer with Anglo Iranian Oil Co., Ltd., in 1927; deputy chief research engineer, 1935, and appointed to present position in January, 1953; had works training with National Gas and Oil Engine Co., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lanes, from 1934-35; member of Council of Motor Industry Research Association; married, one son and one daughter. Recreations: rambling travel, shipping, gardening, Photography. Add: British Petroleum Co., Ltd., Research Centre, Chertsey Road, Sunbury-on Thames; and 31 Regent Road, Surbiton, Surrey. T: Elmbridge 2003.
WITTER, Colin Preston A.M.I.Mech.E., Assoc. M.C.T. Chairman and Managing Director, C. P. Witter, Ltd. b: May 31, 1909. Educ: Ellesmere College and Manchester College of Technology. Served apprenticeship with firm of trailer manufacturers; served on Trailer Committee of S.M.M.T. for 15 years and represented trailer interests on British Manufacturers' Committee, Standardization Committee and several Technical Committees of S.M.M.T. Responsible for standardization of trailer coupling mounting (S.M.M.T. Standard No. 7) and since 1945 has carried out negotiations with car manufacturers on behalf of the Caravan and Trailer Industry to accommodate this fitting on new cars. Founder Member, Executive Committee, the National Caravan Council and Chairman, Supplies and Services Section. Resigned Directorship of Dxion-Bate, Ltd., to concentrate on design and marketing of new towing brackets, 1950. Married, three sons. Recreations: caravanning, sailing. Clubs: Chester City, Constitutional, Number Ten. Add: C. P. Witter, Ltd., Chester. T: Chester 25004; and 41 Dee Banks, Chester. I': Chester 25730.
WOOD, Arthur M.I.Prod.E. Managing Director, C. E. Johansson, Ltd., Dunstable, and Henry Meadows, Ltd. Educ: Old Swan Technical School; Liverpool Central Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Automatic Telephone and Electric Co., Ltd., Liverpool; subsequently with British Tabulating Machine Co., Ltd., Letchworth; Joseph Lucas, Ltd., Birmingham, as a time study engineer; Perry Barr Metal Co., Ltd., as Works Manager; Stevenson, Jordan and Harrison, Ltd., Management Engineers, as Industrial Consultant; J. Brockhouse and Co., Ltd., as Managing Director's Assistant and General Manager of Meldrums, Ltd.. an associated company; a member of the Board of Directors of H. Widdop and Co., Ltd., Keighley, Yorkshire. Recreations: athletics, gardening. Add: C. E. Johansson, Ltd., Southfields Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. T: Dunstable 422; and 59 Tring Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. T: 1091.
WOOD, Harry Fergusson Director and Service Manager, Jack Barclay (Service), Ltd., 1954. b: January 28, 1908. Educ: Malvern College and King William's College, I.o.M. Served apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Derby; sub sequently held various appointments in Production, Test and Experimental Depts.; joined Jack Barclay, Ltd., 1933; re-joined Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Derby, on aero-engine repair, later with Tank Divn. developing Meteor engine for Cromwell tank and Rolls Royce Tank Service Dept., 1939; re-joined Jack Barclay Ltd. 1945; opened service works, Chelsea; appointed Director, Gurney Nutting, Ltd., coach builders, 1946; transferred to more extensive premises, Merton, for repair of Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars and manufacture of passenger service vehicle bodies, 1947; opened new premises for Jack Barclay (Service), Ltd., 1954. Married; one son, one daughter. Recreation: vintage car activities. Club: Public Schools. Add: Jack Barclay (Service), Ltd., 18-20 Danvers Street, Chelsea, London, S.W.3. T: Flaxman 2223-7; and 10 Mostyn Road, Merton Park. London, S.W.19. T: Liberty 5633.
WOODALL, Leonard Arthur Supplies Director, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., since 1948. b: January 27, 1903, Birmingham. Educ: Bromsgrove School. Studied engineering at Birmingham Technical College, and in 1920 joined family business of automobile distributors; served for a number of years in spares and service department; later became responsible for trade and retail sales; joined present company, 1940. Recreations: farming, riding, fishing. Add: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry. T: Tile Hill 65211; and The Manor House, Rowington, Warwickshire. T: Lapworth 101.
WOODBRIDGE, Eric M.I.Loco.E. Standards and Technical Manager, S.M.M.T., since Judy, 1955. b: August 11, 1905, Nottingham. Educ: University College, Nottingham. Served apprenticeship with Cammell Laird and Co., Ltd.; held various posts in Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department of Buenos Aires Western and Buenos Aires Great Southern Railways, including subsidiary road trans port undertakings and work with Argentine Broad Gauge Standards Committees; served with Royal Indian Engineers, 1942-46, as Assistant Director of Transportation (Assam), Assistant Director of Transportation (Madras), C.O. Construction and Maintenance Group and Assistant Director of Transportation (Railways) with Allied Land Forces South East Asia, as Lt.-Col.; three times mentioned in Dispatches; re-gazetted Royal Engineers and commanded No. 18 Railway Group, R.E. (AER) with rank of Colonel; on sale of British-owned railways in Argentina returned to England in 1947 as Assistant Technical Director of British Standards Institution. Add: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd., Forbes House, Halkin Street, London, S.W.1. 71: Belgravia 6611; and East Horsley, Surrey.
WOODCOCK, James Reginald O.B.E. Deputy Managing Director, The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., since 1956, and Deputy Chairman, Morris Motors, Ltd., since 1955. b: July 31, 1906, Loughborough. Joined Wolseley Motors as an apprentice in 1922; served in various capacities until becoming Tool Room Superintendent; was transferred to Morris Motors, Ltd., in 1935 as Supplies Supervisor and became Assistant Works Manager in 1938; during the war, was Director (Aircraft), Civilian Repair Organization; appointed Works Manager, Cars Branch, Morris Motors in 1945; Production Manager in 1947; Assistant to Vice-Chairman in 1953; appointed Deputy Chairman, Morris Motors, Ltd., 1955; Deputy Managing Director, British Motor Corporation, Ltd., 1956. Add: Morris Motors, Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. T: Oxford 77777.
WOODHEAD, Frank Chairman and Managing Director, Toledo Wood head Springs, Ltd., and Toledo Woodhead (Sheffield), Ltd. b: November 3, 1899. Educ: Tettenhall College, Leeds University. After leaving University employed by Jonas Woodhead and Sons (the founder, Jonas Woodhead, being his great-grandfather); left Jonas Woodhead and Sons in 1936, having been General Manager and Director; formed Toledo Woodhead Springs, Ltd., in conjunction with Messrs. Andrews Toledo, May, 1937; went into production, 1938; appointed Managing Director, becoming Chairman in 1946 and retaining Managing Directorship; First World War, joined Merchant Navy as a Marconi operator and transferred to the Royal Navy in January, 1918; is also President of Woodhead Automotives Products, Ltd.; Chairman T.A.I.P. (Engineers. Ltd.); a Director of Hoburn-Eaton Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; and Aero Proprietary, Ltd.; and a Director of Darlington Football Club. Recreations: fishing, golf. Club: Royal Aero (Member of Main Committee and Chairman of Finance Committee). Add: Toledo Woodhead Springs, Ltd., Coronation Works, Aycliffe Trading Estate, near Darlington, Co. Durham. T: Aycliffe 2224; and Far End, Yarm-on-Tees, N. Yorks. T: Eaglcscliffe 3350.
WOOLCOTT, Arthur John M.B.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Wellworthy, Ltd., since 1956; a Director of Associated Engineering Holdings, Ltd. since 1947. b: 1904, Chard, Somerset. Educ: Chard, Somer set. Recreations: shooting, yachting, gardening. Club: R.A.C. Add: Wellworthy, Ltd., Lymington, Hants. T: Lymington 2231; and Littlewood, Battramsley, Lymington, Hants. T: Brockenhurst 3140.
WOOLLARD, Brian Bromley LL.B. Deputy Managing and Sales Director, Steele Griffiths, Ltd. b: August 24, 1906, Camberwell, London. Educ: Dulwich College; University College, London; Gray's Inn. Is a Barrister-at-Law; first connected with the motor industry in 1930 when joined Steele Griffiths and Co., Ltd.; appointed to the Board in 1933. Married; one son and one daughter. Recreations: golf and dramatics. Clubs: R.A.C. and The Dulwich Club. Add: Steele Griffiths, Ltd., 295 Camberwell New Road, London, S.E.5. T: Rodney 2201-6; and 13 College Road, London, S.E.21. T: Gipsy Hill 2683.
WOOLLARD, Major Frank Griffiths B.Sc.(Eng. Lond.), D.L., J.P., M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.C.E., F.I.M.T. Managing Director, Steele Griffiths, Ltd., Carr Brothers (Automobiles), Ltd., London Oil Corporation, Ltd. Educ: City and Guilds Engineering College, London. Served in First World War with Artists' Rifles and East Surrey Regt.; is also a Director of London Oil Corporation, Ltd.; Aviation Finance, Ltd.; and Car Contracts, Ltd.; member of L.C.C. for Dulwich, 1939-49; J.P., 1944; Deputy Lieutenant, County of London, 1947; Member of City Livery Club; Governor, Dulwich College and Royal Mars den Hospital. Married; three daughters. Clubs: Constitutional; R.A.C. Add: Steele Griffiths, Ltd., 295 Camberwell New Road, London, S.E.5. T: Rodney 2201-6; and Woollacoombe, Southlea Road, Datchet, Bucks.
WOOLLATT, Kenneth Edgar F.C.W.A. Director and General Manager, Administrative Division, F. Perkins, Ltd., since 1954. b: April 3, 1910. Educ: Mundella School, Nottingham. First connected with industry as works accountant, F. Perkins, Ltd., 1941; assistant secretary, 1942, secretary and chief accountant, 1945; Director, 1954. Recreation: gardening. Add: F. Perkins, Ltd., Eastfield Factory, Peterborough, Northants. T: Peterborough 4861; and 22 Broad way Gardens, Peterborough. T: Peterborough 4079.
WORLEDGE, Peter Manager, Friction Materials and Industrial Plastics Division, The Cape Asbestos Co., Ltd.; Chairman and Director, Cape Asbestos (Ireland), Ltd. b: April 5, 1914. Educ: Great Walstead and Christ's College. With Smiths Motor Accessories, Ltd., Service Dept., 1934-36; joined The Cape Asbestos Co., Ltd., in charge of all friction materials and industrial 'plastics products, 1938. Recreations: competitive motoring, shooting. Club: The Steering Wheel. Add: The Cape Asbestos Co., Ltd., 114-116 Park Street, London, W.1. T: Grosvenor 6022; and Orchard House, Bushey, Hens. T: Bushey Heath 2596.
WORMS, Fred Simon F.C.A. Managing Director, Tudor Accessories, Ltd. b: November 21, 1920. Educ: St. Paul's School, London. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant; studied engineering; acquired control of Tudor Accessories, Ltd., 1950. Recreations: squash, tennis, ski-ing. Clubs: R.A.C. Add: Tudor Accessories, Ltd., Beaconsfield Road, Hayes, Middx. T: Hayes 0442; and Esher House, The Bishops Avenue, London, N.2. T: Tudor 0646.
WORSTER, Alfred Jesse M.I.Prod.E., F.I.W.M. Executive Director, Production Engine Division. The Rover Co., Ltd.. since 1957. b: January 16, 1895. Educ: Murray School, Rugby. Served apprenticeship with Messrs. Williams and Robinson, Rugby. During the First World War was engaged on Admiralty salvage 1914-18. Subsequently Planning and Time Study Engineer with British Thomson-Houston Co. and Hillman Motors; joined Rover Co. Ltd., in 1930, as planning engineer; appointed Works Manager, Tyseley Factory, 1932; Executive Director, Production, of all machine shops, 1957. Recreations: yachting and gardening. Clubs: Severn Motor Yacht (past Commodore), Dovey Sailing Club. Add: Rover Co. Ltd.. Hay Hall Road. Tyseley. T: Acocks Green 3366.
WORTH, Paul b: October 31, 1892, Brooklyn, New York. Educ: Brooklyn Polytechnic Prep. School; studied engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology; graduated 1915, degree, Mechanical Engineer. Took up position as Erection and Test Engineer with Heinle Safety Boiler Co.. 1915-17, and for next two years served in U.S. Air Force as a Lieut.; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Inc., Akron, Ohio, 1919-20; India Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, 1920-27; India Tyre and Rubber Co. (G.B.), Ltd., 1927-57; Works Manager and Director, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., 1957. Recreations: fishing, shooting. Clubs: R.S.A.C., R.A.C. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, St. James's Street, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall 6700; and Avenel, Kilmalcolm, Renfrewshire, Scotland. T: Kilmalcolm 91.
WRIGHT, Alan Wharton T.D. Governing Director, R. E. Wright and Co., Ltd., since 1946. b: April 20, 1916, Birkenhead. Educ: Wrekin College, Wellington, Salop. In 1934 was with the Home Sales Dept., Lever Bros., Ltd.; joined R. E. Wright and Co., Ltd., in 1937, and was appointed Governing Director in 1946; commissioned as a 2nd/Lieut., 4 Bn., The 22nd (Cheshire) Regt., T.A., in 1934; with B.E.F., in 1941; Adjutant, Mersey Garrison, 1941; in 1942 attached R.A.F. for training as Army Co-operation pilot until medically unfit; in 1943 worked in Civil Affairs Branch, North Africa, Egypt, Palestine, Greece and Italy; demobilized to T.A. with rank of Major in 1946 and transferred to T.A.R.O. in 1948; in 1951 elected to Council of the M.A.A. and to National Executive Committee, in 1955. Recreations: sailing, fly-fishing. Clubs: Dartmouth House, No. 10 Club. Add: R. E. Wright and Co., Ltd., 790/4 Borough Road, Birkenhead, Cheshire. T: Mountwood 2237; and The Hollins, 14 Mount Pleasant, Oxton, Birkenhead. T: Claughton 3172.
WRIGHT, Arthur William Managing Director, Champion Sparking Plug Co., Ltd.; Champion Sparking Plug Co. (Ireland), Ltd. Served in India with R.A.O.C., 1918-22; started business career with firm of Lloyds Brokers; entered accountancy profession in 1924; joined Champion Sparking Plug Co.. Ltd., in 1927 as an accountant; was appointed Director and Secretary in 1932; Managing Director in 1945; during Second World War served as Company Commander, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment Home Guard with rank of major. Add: Champion Sparking Plug Co., Ltd., Feltham, Middlesex. T: Hounslow 4494.
WRIGHT, Joseph C.B.E., F.R.Ae.S., Director, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: February 7, 1902. Glasgow. Educ: Bablake, Coventry. Joined Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., 1919, at Fort Dunlop, Birmingham; became technical assistant Dunlop Rim and Wheel company, Coventry, 1928; Manager of the Aviation Division, 1934; Technical Director, 1939; General Manager of the Rim and Wheel company, 1942; Director and General Manager, 1944; joined the main board of the Dunlop Rubber Co., 1954. Married: one son, one daughter. Clubs: Royal Aero., Coventry Aeroplane. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., St. James's House, St. James's Street, London, S.W.1. T: Whitehall ,6700; and Alspath House, Church Lane, Meriden, Warwickshire. T: Meriden 295.
WRIGHT, Joseph Henry Home Sales Manager, F. Perkins, Ltd., since 1952. b: December 18, 1915. Educ: Birkenhead Institute. Served apprenticeship with Rocket Motor Co., Broadgreen, Liverpool, 1932-37; Transport Engineer with Evans, Sons, Lescher and Webb, Ltd., Whole sale Druggists and Chemists, 1937-40; Foreman, Aircraft Repair, Martin Hearn, Ltd., Hooton. Cheshire, 1940-46; Sales Representative, F. Perkins, Ltd., 1946-50; Branch Manager, 1950-52. Recreations: golf, gardening. Add: F. Perkins, Ltd., Peterscourt, Peterborough, Northants. T: Peter borough 5341; and Littlefields, Middle Street, Elton, Peterborough. T: Elton 280.
WRIGLEY, Ronald Director and Secretary, Kelly Springfield Tyre Co.. Ltd.. since September, 1957. b: February 18. 1920. Doncaster, Yorks. Educ: Doncaster Grammar School. 1940-46: Served in the Armed Forces, R.A.S.C.; 1946-48, Secretary, T. de Bry Fils; 1948-57, employed by U.S. Rubber International (Great Britain), Ltd., in successive capacities of Cashier, Assistant Accountant, Chief Accountant and Company Secretary. Recreation: music. Add: Kelly Springfield Tyre Co., Ltd., 1-3 Redhill Street, London, N.W.1. T: Euston 6626; and 32 Liphook Crescent, S.E.23. T: Forest Hill 0221.
WYER, John Leonard General Manager and Technical Director, Aston Martin, Lagonda, Ltd., since July, 1956. b : December 11, 1909, Kidderminster. Worcs. First connected with the Motor Industry as an apprentice with Sunbeam Motor Co., Ltd.; later with Solex, Ltd., Technical Sales and Service, Chief Buyer; General Manager and Managing Director, Monaco Motoring and Engineering, Ltd.; successively Competitions Manager and Development Engineer with Aston Martin, Lagonda, Ltd., becoming Technical Director in 1955 and General Manager in 1956. Add: Aston Martin, Lagonda, Ltd., Hanworth Park, Feltham, Middlesex. T: Feltham 3641.