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Ernest Sidney Elliott

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Ernest Sidney Elliott (1888-1951)


1951 Obituary [1]

"ERNEST SIDNEY ELLIOTT, whose death occurred in London on 6th May 1951 at the age of sixty-three, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1917. On the completion of a five-year apprenticeship with Messrs. Cannstatt Automobiles, Ltd., in 1908 he went to India where he found employment with the India and Eastern Trading Co and was placed in charge of motor boats and plantation machinery. Then followed a period of service with Minerva Motors, Ltd., and on inspectional duties with Messrs. Rolls-Royce, Ltd.

In 1915 he joined the Royal Naval Air Service and served in France, being transferred later to the inspection department of the Admiralty. After acting as inspector of repairs for Messrs. Rolls-Royce he became a partner and director in the firm of Messrs. Weller and Elliott, Ltd. This association lasted for nineteen years until 1940 when he joined the staff of the De Havilland Aircraft Company, Ltd., as an inspector of aero-engines."


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