E. A. D. Eldridge
Ernest Arthur Douglas Eldridge (1897-1937) was a British racing car driver.
1897 July 18th. Born at Kilburn the son of Arthur Eldridge, a Bill Discounter, and his wife Elizabeth
1911 Living at 2 Lyon Road, Harrow, with his parents.
Educated at Harrow School he quit while in the 6th form to go to the Western Front, in the First World War.
1915 Married(1) at Brentford to Marjorie M. Tooth (1894-1967) and had two daughters and two sons.
1925 Married(2) a French woman named Marie whom he had "married" while still married to Marjorie
Not much is known about the years between 1918 and 1921 when he reappeared at Brooklands.
He was a pilot, surviving a crash in a B.E.2e at Brooklands in September 1922. He learned to fly in a Sopwith Grasshopper at Brooklands and finally received his pilot's licence (Number 7944) on 21 August 1923 at Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware. His licence lists his profession as Automobile Engineer and living at 17 Fairhazel Gardens, Hampstead.