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John William Yates Thornley

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John William Yates Thornley (1909-1994) of MG

1909 June 11th. Born

Trained to become an Accountant, and attended the London School of Economics in the evenings

1931 November. Joins MG and later became the service manager

WWII Left to support the war effort and re-joined MG afterward

1952 Became General Manager

1969 Retired form MG

1994 July 15th. Died

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