William Alfred Catherwood (1880-1948)
1949 Obituary 
"WILLIAM ALFRED CATHERWOOD had a long connection with the motor industry. He was born in 1880 and educated at the East London College and at King's College, London.
On the completion of a five years' apprenticeship with Messrs. T. and W. Cole, Ltd., general engineers, he gained further experience with that firm as a tester, and subsequently was employed by the Simms Manufacturing Co in a similar capacity.
After acting as foreman of the engine shop for three years he was made works manager and eventually he became managing director with a half share in the business.
In 1931 he joined Messrs. Vickers-Armstrongs, Ltd., at Weybridge, for whom he was engaged in the aircraft tool making department until his retirement in 1945.
Mr. Catherwood, whose death occurred on 22nd June 1948, was elected a Graduate of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 1907 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1918."