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Oliver Herman Boden

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Oliver Herman Boden (1886-1940), Vice-chairman of Morris Motors and managing director of Nuffield Mechanizations and Aero

1886 Born in Chorlton the son of John George Boden, engineer fitter

1911 Living at 44 West Ashton Street, Salford: John George Boden (age 51 born Derby), Engineer Foreman. With his wife Fanny Elizabeth Boden (age 56 born Manchester) and their three children; John Harold Boden (age 27 born Stretford), Postal Clerk; Oliver Herman Boden (age 25 born Manchester), Die maker; and Elsie Christine Boden (age 22 born Salford), Draper's Assistant.[1]

1912 Foreman tool maker, married Margaret Tracy in Salford[2]

1927 Works Manager of Wolseley when the company was acquired by William Richard Morris

1938 With Hans Landstad visited Sweden to examine the manufacturing of the Bofors gun and make arrangement for its production in the UK

1939 Continued as deputy to Lord Nuffield when he was appointed Director-General of Maintenance in the Air Ministry.

1940 Died aged 53

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Parish records
  • The Times Mar 07, 1940