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(Henry Albert) Harry Collier (1884-1944), motorcycle pioneer
1884 Born in Plumstead, son of Henry Collier
1901 Cycle engineers apprentice (presumably to his father Henry Collier who was a cycle and general engineer and employer)
c.1908 Married Elizabeth
1943/44 Obituary 
Henry Albert Collier was born in 1884.
He was associated with the firm of H. Collier and Sons, Ltd., since its formation in 1908, and became General Manager.
From 1928 he was Managing Director of Matchless Motorcycles, Ltd., and from 1938 of Associated Motorcycles, Ltd. He was responsible for the design and manufacture of the "Matchless" motorcycle, and was well known in the industry.
He died on 16th May, 1944, at the age of 60.
He was elected an Associate Member in 1919.