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Colonel Sir Claude Vivian Holbrook (1886-1979)
1911 Lieut. in the Army Service Corps, lived in Southsea with his parents
WWI Worked for the War Office as a motorcycle procurement officer.
He persuaded Siegfried Bettmann, founder of Triumph, to acquire the assets and Clay Lane premises of the Dawson Car Co and start producing a 1.4 litre model called the Triumph 10/20. This became the basis for the success of the Triumph Motor Co
1979 His Will. Deputy Lieutenant of Warwickshire from 1931 to 1967.