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Guy John Fenton Knowles (1879-1959)
1879 Born, son of Charles Julius Knowles
1893 Educated at Rugby School
1898 Cambridge University - mechanical sciences
1903 of Hyde Park, London, applied to join I Mech E
1903 Starting working with L. A. Legros on design of a petrol engined car
1905 Associate member of I Mech E
1905 Partner in Legros and Knowles; actively engaged in equipping works and manufacture of the car.
1905 Joined Inst Civil Engineers
WWI Capt., R.G.A.; mentioned twice in despatches; French Croix de Guerre; Greek Military Cross.
1942 Resigned from I Mech E
1959 Died in Dorking