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EARL, William Robert. Managing Director, Carlight Trailers, Ltd. Sleaford. Born Ruskington, Lincs., 25th August, 1908. Educated at Brighton College. Is Chairman of the Caravan Section of the S.M.M. & T. 1951/2 and elected to Council 1951/52. Is also a partner in Earl and Lawrence, Estate Agents etc. Is interested in—Flying, Golf, Rifle Shooting, and Aviculture. Private address:Earlsholme, Grantham Road, Sleaford. Telephone: 389.
EASEY, George Reginald Stanley, m.i.m.i. Assistant Managing Director, Reading Automobiles (Weybridge) Ltd., Reading. Born Great Yarmouth, 25th August, 1895. Educated at Yarmouth College and Norwich Technical Institute. Served apprenticeship in Brewing Engineering. In 1916 joined Gwynnes Ltd., of Chiswick in Jig and Tool Department later transferring to Drawing Office. Joined Service Motor Co., in 1921 as Service Manager. In 1924 became Sales Representative and later Sales Organiser in N.S.W. Australia. Returned to England in 193o joining present firm at Weybridge, later transferring to their Reading Branch. Appointed to Board of Directors in 1936 and later promoted to Assistant Managing Director of Reading Automobiles (Weybridge) Ltd. Hobbies: Golf, Motoring. Married, Marjorie (née Brooks); one son. Private address: Warrawee, Aldbourne Avenue, Earley, Berks. Telephone: Reading 62214.
EATLY, Ronald Douglas Henry. General Manager, Vincent H.R.D. Co., Ltd., Stevenage, Herts. Born Putney, 1901. Educated at Victoria School and Grammar School, Watford. Commenced business in the City with Callenders Cable Co. Joined the Services and spent two years in Army of Occupation in Turkey at end of 1914-18 war. Joined A. C. Carson, Ltd. in Sales, Service and Buying Departments, subsequently transferred to Television Section. Directed to Baldock as Chief Buyer for Shadow Factory operated by Cosmos Mfg. Co. (member of A.E.I. Group) producing valves, tubes, etc. required for Radar Equipment. Whilst there accepted appointment as Chief Buyer, Vincent H.R.D. Co. in 1945. Hobbies : Golf, Gardening. Private address: Byron Cottage, Fore Street, Weston, Herts.
EATON, Raymond William. Overseas Service Manager, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., S.W. 1. Born Birmingham, 1st April, 1904. Educated at Birmingham Municipal Technical School. In 1921 became Technical Assistant with above firm. Speaks French, Spanish, Portugese, Swedish and German. Has travelled extensively and lived for 8 years in Argentine; 5 years in Canada; and 1 years in Sweden.. Private address: Branksome, Crescent Drive North, Woodingdean, Brighton.
EDEN, George Clifford. Partner, Geo. H. Eden and Son, Mobberley, Cheshire. Born Mobberley, 15th April, 1921. Educated at Knutsford College. Apprenticed in Motor Engineering . and served with Arden and Bull Ltd., of Altrincham. Studied also at Manchester College of Technology. Took up present position in 1945. Private address: 19, Thorneyholme Drive, Knutsford, Cheshire.
EDENBOROUGH, Hugo Robert. Managing Director, Ace Service Station (London) Ltd., N.W. 1o. Born Ealing, 2nd March, 1907. Educated at St. Anns School, Tottenham. Started business career in the Textile Trade in the City of London, 1923. Commenced a catering business, ¶930. Entered Motor Trade in 1939 by building the Ace Service Station on North Circular Road—this was opened in August of that year. Throughout the war produced aircraft components for Ministry of Aircraft Production. Is a life member of R.A.C. and member of Bugatti Owners Club. Hobby: Golf. Married: one son. Private address: The Ace Service Station (London) Ltd., North Circular Road, London, N.W. io. Telephone: Elgar 5589.
EDGE, Stanley Howard, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.M.I., M.S.A.E., F.R.S.A. Chief Engineer and Assistant General Manager, Clayton Dewandre Co., Ltd. Born Old Hill, Staffs., 5th August, 1903. Educated at Halesowen Grammar School and studied engineering at Austin Motor Co., Technical College, later becoming personal draughtsman to the late Lord Austin at his house, Lickey Grange, in 1921-22. Personally attended to all detail design of Austin 7. Joined Clayton Wagons, Lincoln in 1925. Left to join Triumph Cycle Co. in 1927 working on design of small cars and T.T. Motor Cycles. Started with Clayton Dewandre on their formation in 1928, as Assistant Chief Designer. In 1941, joined Ministry of Supply Fighting Vehicles; designed and supervised erection of Fighting Vehicle Test Establishment, staffing and inaugurating test systems. Joined Wheel Vehicle T.T. 2. in 1943 as Assistant Director in charge of all heavy wheeled-vehicles designed until 1945, then became Acting Deputy Director, all wheeled vehicles. Rejoined Clayton Dewandre as Chief Engineer in 1946 and was appointed Assistant General Manager in 1948. Is married: one son. Is interested in English Literature and the English country' side. Private address: Ventnor Lodge, Danesgate, Lincoln. Telephone: 10277.
EDGERTON, Eric, M.I.I.A. Managing Director of Langney Motors Ltd., Eastbourne and St. Leonards-on-Sea. Born London, 4th October, 1908. Educated at Stationers' Company's School. 1925-1938 employed by City firm of Chartered Accountants. 1938-1940 Director and Secretary of present firm at Eastbourne. 1940 joined Humber Ltd. as Assistant Secretary. In 1941 appointed Secretary to Humber Ltd., Hillman Motor Car Co., Ltd., Sunbeam-Talbot Ltd., Commer Cars Ltd., Karrier Motors Ltd., and British Light Steel Pressings Ltd. 1945 appointed Secretary and Chief Accountant, Henly's Ltd., Pass & Joyce Ltd., Cater Motor Co., Ltd., David Rosenfield Ltd., Arthur Mulliner Ltd., and Studebaker Distributors. Took up present position in 1947. Married; two sons. Interests : Member of the Eastbourne County Borough Council, Motoring. Private address: St. Oswalds, 7, Baslow Road, Eastbourne. Telephone: 2538.
EDGERTON, William George. Director of Langney Motors Ltd., Eastbourne and St. Leonards-on-Sea. Born Hornsey, Middlesex, loth September, 1905. Educated at Stationers' Company's School, Hornsey. Obtained general commercial experience in various Companies in London before entering Motor Trade in 1933. Joined present firm in 1938 as Service Manager and took up present position in 1940. ViceChairman East Sussex Section, Motor Agents Association. Married; two sons, one daughter Interests : Motoring, Rotary (Member of Eastbourne Rotary Club), and Local Affairs. Private address: 130, Marine Court, St. Leonards-on-S ea. Telephone :Hastings 4000.
EDLIN, Arthur William. Secretary, Firestone Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., Great West Road, Brentford. Born 1899.
EDMONDS, Rupert Arthur, M.I.M.I., A.M.I.B.E. General Manager, David Robinson, Ltd. Bedford. Born Oxford, 22nd March, 1909. Educated at Thetford Grammar School, and Bishops Stortford. Became apprenticed to Vulcan Engineering Co., Southport in 1924. Commenced business career as Junior Salesman in 1930. Joined Newsham Motor Co. of Liverpool as Salesman in 1933, becoming Sales Manager in 1936 and General Manager in 1938. Elected a member of the Incorporated Sales Managers' Association in 1938. On outbreak of war was commissioned as Sub-Lieut. in the Air Branch of the Royal Navy and served as Pilot; demobilised as Lieut/Commdr. in 1945. Joined Browns Garage, Bath as Branch Manager. Appointed General Manager in 1946 and Director in 1947. Resigned in 1949 to take up present position. Learned to fly at Liverpool Areo Club in 1936; married a member of the Bristol Aero Club. Has two children. Clubs : Bedford and County Golf Club, R.N.V.R. Club, W. 1. Is interested in Flying, Golf, Squash. Private address: 5a, Kimbolton Avenue, Bedford. Telephone: 66063.
EDMONDSON, Ralph Knight. Supply Manager, Jowett Cars Ltd., Idle, Bradford. Born Allerton, 12th December, 1905. Educated at Thornton Grammar School. Studied engineering at Bradford Technical College. Took up present appointment in 1940. Interested in Horticulture and Golf. Private address: 301, Bradford Road, Otley, Yorks. Telephone: 2142.
EDWARDS, Frank George-Davies, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chief Test Engineer, Enfield Industrial Engines, Redditch. Born Sandbach, 3oth September, 1920. Educated at Pembroke Dock County School. Studied engineering at Birmingham Central Technical College. Became student Engineering apprentice with Austin Motor Co. Afterwards served as Senior Section Engineer in Austin Experimental and Development Department for three years under Mr. H.N. Charles. Joined present firm in September, 1944 and is responsible for testing of production Diesel units and experimental work. Married to Barbara (née Birch); two children. Interested in Motor Sport and Music. Private address: Craigmore, 32, Bromfield Road, Redditch..
EDWARDS, Francis James. Branch Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Margate Branch. Born Croydon, 13th March, 1914. Educated at Hove College, Hove. Following apprenticeship spent one year as junior salesman in Worthing and left to take appointment as salesman in London. Joined Territorials in 1939; called to Colours in August, 1939. Commissioned, 1940, in Royal Artillery and demobilised with rank of Major December, 1945. Joined Caffyns Ltd., Hove in February, 1946 and became depot Manager until 1947 when appointed Branch Manager, Heathfield until present appointment in April, 1949. Private address: 8, Harold Road, Cliftonville, Margate. Telephone: Thanet 20272.
EDWARDS, Geoffrey, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chief Draughtsman and Assistant Bus Engineer of Transport Vehicles (Daimler) Ltd. Born Radford, 14th September, 1914. Educated at Bablake Secondary School, Coventry. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical College, and was awarded the Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. 1935-1936 Junior Draughtsman Alvis Car Co. Ltd. 1936-1939 Draughtsman at J.I. Thornycroft Co., Basingstoke. 1939-1941 Senior Draughtsman at Mandslay Motor Co. Rejoined Daimler Co. as Designer Draughtsman on Engine and Chassis design 1941-1949. Took up present position in 1949. Married 1942; son, Roger, and daughter, Deborah. Interests : Motoring and Family Life. Hobbies : Swimming, Walking, and Reading. Private address: 51, Cranford Road, Coventry.
EDWARDS, Henry Norman. Former Secretary of the British Racing Driver's Club. Born 3oth July, 1890. Received education at the Regent Street Polytechnic. Apprenticed to J. A. Wilding & Co. in 1907. Served during the 1914 war with the Yeomanry in Egypt and Gallipoli, and with the Royal Artillery in France. Upon demobilisation became Manager, of the Abergavenny Motor Co. leaving to join T. H. Wright Ltd., as Manager. Became Director and Manager, John Landon & Co. Ltd., and Secretary to the British Racing Driver's Club in 1931. Interests : Motor Sport and Fishing.
EDWARDS, Miles. Managing Director of Pilot Works Limited, Bolton. Born Bolton, 15th February, 1915. Educated at Bolton Technical College and Loreburn Commercial College, Manchester. Son of the late Mr. Miles Edwards, Senior., who was responsible, together with his brothers, for the invention and development of power-operated hydraulic tipping gear for Commercial vehicles. This was in use before any other country had produced anything other than hand-operated tippers. In 1931 became a commercial vehicle body builder until 1937, when commenced business at own new factory, Pilot Works, to make the "Pilot" range of tipping gears and bodies. Made into Limited Company 1939.40. Became Managing Director in 1940. Extended business in the last 11 years to include manufacture of all classes of tipping gears. Just marketed a new power driven hydraulic cropping machine for flat bar, and new power driven hydraulic press. Number of employees has increased to 165 from 3o in pre-war days. Married Effie Gladys (nee Aldous) in 1939. Interests : all classes of motor sport, including motor cycle racing, though not as a competitor. Hobbies : Yachting and Caravan touring. Private address: Mayfield House, Mayfield Avenue, Manchester Road, Bolton, Lancs. Telephone: 5545. Ext. io.
EDWARDS, Ralph Llewellyn Drimmie. Chairman and Governing Director, Edwards Motors (Doncaster) Ltd. Born Norwood, 3rd December, 1903. Educated at Rossall School. Son of A. 0. Edwards who designed and built Grosvenor House and also financed the winning Aeroplane "Grosvenor House" in the 1934 Mildenhall-Melbourne race. Studied engineering with Westinghouse Brake Co. in America and also visited France before joining Yorkshire Amalgamated Products in engineering section—later becoming Director. In 1932, on death of W. E. Clark, acquired control of W. E. Clark & Co. Ltd. and bought and developed large site on Great North Road. In 1943 changed name of firm to present title. Is interested in swimming, tennis and golf. Hobby : composing songs—many of which have been broadcast. Is also Governing Director of W. Mercer & Son Ltd., of Doncaster. Married Sybil Louise, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Clark. Son, Peter, and daughter Pauline are both keen tennis players. Private address: Brookfield, Garforth, Near Leeds. Telephone: Garforth 190.
EDWARDS, Wallace Grant. Managing Director, Cheeseman and Edwards, Ltd. Caterham. Born Carshalton, 27th March, 1902. Educated at Felsted 1916 '21. After leaving Felsted School spent five years with Treaty Reinsurances of Gracechurch Street. Went to Caterham in 1913. Formed partnership with local hire firm. Became sole proprietor when partner left in 1930. Joined T.A. as Gunner Subaltern, 1922. Being in T.A.R.0 1939 passed out of 0.C.T.U. in 1940 and joined 68 Middlesex Regt. Served in Middle East, 1940. Later in Eritrea, Western Desert, Sicily, Italy, and from Normandy to Germany. Demobilised with Honorary Rank of Major. Married, 1939 : one son, one daughter. Interested in Gardening, Golf. Is a keen family man. Private address: 5, Queens Park Road, Caterham, Surrey. Telephone: 2340.
EDWARDS, William Frederick, A.S.A.A. Director and Treasurer, General Motors, Ltd., 23, Buckingham Gate, S.W. 1. Born Chelsea, 15th November, 1897. Educated at Kilburn Grammar School. Became audit clerk with Layton Bennett in 1913 , 14 prior to serving overseas in R.F.A. Returned to same firm until becoming Associate of Society of Accountants and Auditors in 1925. Worked as Commercial Manager Radio Press Ltd., 1925/26 and as Taxation Managing Clerk to Franklin Wild & Co. until 1928. In that year became Director and Treasurer, Delco-Remy & Hyatt Ltd., until 1937. Was Director and Treasurer of Frigidaire Ltd. for eight years until becoming Director and Treasurer of General Motors Ltd. in 1946. Married, 1925; one son. Interested in Golf, Interior Decoration, and Amateur Dramatics. Club: R.A.C. Private address: 6, Ravensdale Avenue, North Finchley. N. 12. Telephone: Hillside 2295.
EGERTON, Justin Cadwallader, M.A. (CANTAB), M.I.M.I. Director, Egerton's (Ipswich) Ltd. Born Rushmere St. Andrew, 3rd March, 1908. Educated at Fernden School, Haslemere; The Wick School, Hove; Lancing College, Shoreham; and Trinity College, Cambridge. On leaving Cambridge joined Joseph Lucas Research Laboratories as Technical Assistant until 1932 when he joined his father's firm as above becoming a Director in 1942. Owing to ill-health was unaccepted for the Forces and served in Home Guard as a Private; in the Royal Observer Corps; and rose to rank of Flying Officer in the A.T.C., 2162 Squadron of which was in charge of signals training. Hobby is Amateur Radio, has transmitting licence with call sign G.8MU. Private address: Chantry Close, Crane Hill, Ipswich. Telephone: 4528.
EGERTON, Justin Reginald. Chairman, Egerton's (Ipswich) Ltd. Born 9th September, 1873. Educated at Bloxham School, Nr. Banbury. Trained with the Century & Eagle Engineering Co., Altrincham, 1900. Started in partnership with W. T. & S. E. Botwood, Ipswich, in 1902. In February, 1910 commenced business on own account. Joined by B. Trevor Davies in 1919 he converted the business into a Limited Company. Company also distributed the "Cycle Master" and Mechanical farm implements, Tractors etc. Hobby is Breeding Pedigree Dairy Goats; claims to have bred the World's heaviest milker (over 65o gallons in 365 days). Private address: Tye House, Bramford, Ipswich. Telephone: Offton 220.
ELDER, Kenneth, M.I.M.I. Branch Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Seaford. Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, 2nd March, 1913. Educated at Rutherford College, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Studied engineering at Portsmouth Municipal College. Became apprenticed in 1930. Is a keen Rotarian and a Golfer. Private address: 2, Clinton Court, Seaford. Telephone: 3106.
ELEN, George Edmund. General Supply Manager, Delco-Remy-Hyatt Division of General Motors, Ltd., Grosvenor Road, S.W. 1. Born London, 27th July, 1914. Commercial training at Clarks College. In 1937 joined present firm on Service Parts side of Supply Department. Appointed Buyer in 1939; reserved until joining Royal Artillery in 1943. Commissioned and posted to R.A.O.C. serving in England, India and Malaya. Demobilised in 1947 returning to same firm and becoming General Supply Manager in the same year. Private address: 20, Derby Hill Crescent, London, S.E. 23. Telephone: Forest Hill 1425.
ELLDRED, David William. General Manager, Heely Bridge Garage Ltd., Sheffield, 8. Born New Southgate, loth March, 192o. Educated at Stationers Company's and Dorchester Grammar Schools. Became interested in Cars at an early age as his father had a Motor business at Lulworth, Dorset. Became apprenticed to Motor Engineering with Austin Motor Co., Ltd., Birmingham where he obtained National Engineering Certificate. Called up for Military Service with T.A. 25th August, 1939 and served as Sergeant in R.A.S.C. workshops, Middle East until commissioned in June 1941. Served successively as R.A.S.C. Workshop Officer, Mechanical Experimental Officer, Inspector of Mechanised Transport and Company Commander attaining rank of Major for a short period. Demobilised April 1946 with Honorary Rank of Captain. Took present position, developing business. Interested in Motor Sport. Private address:59, Norfolk Park Avenue, Sheffield, 2. Telephone: 21430.
ELLINGHOUSE, Henry Albert Frederick, F.C.I.S. Secretary of Birmingham Small Arms Cornpay Ltd., and the Daimler Co. Ltd. and other subsidiaries, Small Heath, Birmingham and Radford, Coventry. Born London 12th February, 1898. Educated at Southgate County School and London University. Worked with Mexican Eagle Oil Group prior to being appointed as Secretary of International Bitumen Emulsions Ltd. and afterwards Secretary of Magnesium Elektron Ltd. Joined present organisation in March 1936 as Secretary. Recreation: Golf. Private address: Blunts Green Farm, Henleyin-Arden, Warwickshire. Telephone: 2205.
ELLIOTT, Albert, G.C.B.E., M.I.MECH.E., F.R.AE.S., M.S.A.E. Managing Director, Rolls-Royce Ltd. Born London 1889. Educated at Northampton Engineering College; London University. In charge of engine design with Napier's prior to joining Rolls-Royce Ltd., in their engine and drawing office, 1912. During the same year joined Sir Henry Royce's personal staff and worked with him for 20 years. In 1929 appointed Chief Designer, responsible for both car and engine design. Became Chief Engineer of Aero Division, 1937 and Chief Engineer of Company and appointed to Board, 1945. Appointed Managing Director, 1951. Awarded C.B.E. during the war, for his work on aero engines. Recreations: Yachting and Motoring. Interested in art.
ELLIOTT, Edward Cassleton. Director, Kerry's Ltd., London, E. 15. Senior Partner, Cassleton Elliott and Co. Born 17th March, 1881. Educated at Christs Hospital. Obtained professional experience in S. Africa and commenced practice in London in 1917, having become an Incorporated Accountant in 1904. Was President of Society of Incorporated Accountants, 1932-35. Was member of Hops Re-organisation Committee, 1946. Deputy Chairman, Heritage Craft Schools. Chairman, Medical Distribution Committee, Ministry of Health. Governor and Almoner, Christs Hospital. Is author of several papers on accountancy subjects. Recreations : Golf and Travel. Clubs : Reform, City of London, West Indian. Private address: The Warren, Harpenden, Herts. Telephone: 208.
ELLIOTT, Harold William. Chief Traffic Officer, Road Haulage Executive, 222, Marylebone Road, N.W. I. Telephone : Paddington ir61. Born London, 24th November, 1905. Educated at Brighton College. Studied engineering as an apprentice with Adolf Saurer A.G., Arbon, Switzerland. In 1926 joined Pickfords Ltd., and when that Company was acquired by the Main Line Railways in 1933, was appointed Manager of the newly constructed Parcels Depot, Bermondsey. In 1938 became Commercial Assistant to General Manager; Member of the Liaison Committee which held the "Square Deal" negotiations with the Railways. In 1939, Adviser on Transport to Food (Defence) Plans Department of the Board of Trade. 1940, Adviser on Transport Costings, Ministry of Transport. 1940-42, Controller of Road Transport, Ministry of Supply. 1943, Director of Transport Middle East Supply Centre, Cairo (one of the few Europeans who have crossed the Desert of Saudi Arabia). 1945, Assistant General Manager, Hay's Wharf Cartage Company Ltd., National Member of Road Haulage Central Wages Board; Vice-Chairman Meat Transport Organisation Ltd.; all of which offices terminated on appointment to Road Haulage Executive in July, 1948. Is Past Member of Council of Institute of Transport. Liveryman of the Carmens' Company; Freeman of the City of London. Private address: Lane End, Warlingham, Surrey. Telephone: Upper Warlingham 478.
ELLIOTT, Neville Lucas. Director and General Manager, ElliottLucas Ltd., Cannock. Born Birmingham, 23rd September, 1911. Educated at Clarence Preparatory School, Weston-super-Mare; and Canford School, Wimborne. Served 1939/45 in R.A.S.C., awarded ••.:.D. and twice mentioned in Despatches. Served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, 1944 45• Took up present position on being demobilised. Hobby : Golf (Member of Little Aston, and Beau Desert Golf Clubs). Private address: 36, Sherifoot Lane, Four Oaks, Warwickshire. Telephone: 920.
ELLIS, Alfred Charles. Director, C. & E. Motors Ltd., Coventry. Born Coventry, 24th July, 1912. Educated Bablake School, Coventry. Studied Coach Body Drawing and Design at Coventry Technical College. In 1928 served apprentice ship with Cross & Ellis Ltd., until 1932 when became a partner in Willis Panel Sheet Metal Company. Returned to Cross & Ellis 1938 as Manager of Coach Work Department. Became Air Frame Engineer with Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd. and then with A. P. Aircraft Ltd. during the war. In 1946 became Body Department Manager with present firm and in 195o appointed to present position. Married, 1939, Edna Beatrice Alice (née Ellis); four children. Interested in Photography, Tennis, Fishing and Model Engineering. Private address: 2, Seneschal Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry.
ELLIS, Alfred James, M.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, C. & E. Motors, Ltd., Coventry. Born Stratford, London, 7th August, 1887. Educated at Maryland Point School. Served apprenticeship in Coach building at Great Eastern Railway Works. Gained further experience with Daimler's, Standard's and Humber's, in their Coachbuilding Works. In 1919 founded Cross & Ellis Ltd. and was appointed joint Managing Director. In 1931 founded C. & E. Motors Ltd. and was appointed Managing Director; appointed Chairman in 1950. In 1911 married Alice Ida (nee Vass); two sons, one daughter, all of whom are Directors of C. & E. Motors, Ltd. Recreations : Gardening, Bowling and Music. Private address: 19, Orchard Crescent, Coventry. Telephone: 2527.
ELLIS, Raymond Albert. Director, C. & E. Motors, Ltd., Coventry. Born Coventry, 16th August, 1924. Educated at King Henry VIII Grammar School (Coventry) and studied engineering at Coventry Technical College. Became an apprentice with Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd. until joining present firm in 1945. Called up in 1946 and served with Gloucester Rcgt., later transferred to R.E.M.E. until demobilised in 1948 after six months in Germany. Resumed with C. & E. Motors Ltd. in 1948, appointed to Board 195o. Married 1948; one son, born 195o. Interested in Model Engineering, Amateur Dramatics and Tennis. Private address: 42, Arnold Avenue, Coventry.
ELLIS, Sidney Edgar. Managing Director of Ward & Co. (Putney) Ltd., and Director of Andre (Components) Ltd. Born Fulham, 2 I St September, 1889. Educated at Brighton Grammar School. Studied engineering at Darracq Motor Company Limited. Started Perfecta Motor Screen Company, manufacturing special fittings, in 1909. Joined Navy and then Army in 1914. Served 29th Division Middle East and France Lieutenant R.A.S.C. Joined Boon & Porter Ltd., as Director in 1921, and Ward & Co. (Putney) Ltd. in 1937 as Managing Director. Called up under Army Officers Reserve 1939. Served with British Army Staff in America and mentioned in Despatches. Transferred to R.E.M.E. and seconded to Ministry of Supply. Left Service in 1946 with Hon. rank of Major. Rejoined Ward & Co. /Putney) Ltd., as Managing Director, joined Board of Andre (Components) Ltd., and Pawson & Collins Ltd. Has interest in Harbour Estates Limited. Hobby : Yachting. Private address: "Little Copse," Westlands, Birdham, Chichester, Sussex. Telephone: Birdham 343.
ELLIS, Sydney John, Branch Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Eastbourne. Born 17th May, IS95 at Grantham. Educated at Kings School, Grantham. Studied Engineering at Technical Institute, Eastbourne. Grandson of John Innocent of Grantham, inventor of the Binder and many other aggricultural machines. Worked in S.E. London on motor-cycle repairs for short period before moving to Eastbourne in 1913 and joining the maintenance department of Eastbourne and District Motor Cab Co., Ltd. In 1915 the firm manufactured Aircraft parts etc. and he became tool-maker and toolsetter. Joined Caffyns in 1919 and engaged mainly in engine re-conditioning. In 1939 helped to organise machine shop for manufacture of jigs, tools and gauges for use in various Royal Ordance Factories. Bombed out in 1943 but re-started elsewhere within six weeks. Now in charge of a Branch specialising in engine reconditioning. Recreations : Bowls and Motoring. Private address: 23, Windemere Crescent, Eastbourne. Telephone: 1556.
ELRICK, William (Junr.) Director and Sales Manager, William Elrick (Aberdeen) Ltd. Born 13th July, 1928, at Aberdeen. Educated at Robert Gordons College, and studied Radio at Wireless College, Aberdeen. Joined Merchant Navy in 1946 as Cadet Officer. On completion of Service joined father's business of Elrick & Hutcheon, Haulage Contractors, until Nationalisation in 1949, continued as traffic Superintendent Road Haulage Executive until October, 195o. On that date took over business of Scott & Gaskin Ltd., changing to above name. Plays Rugger for Aberdeen R.F.C. and is interested in Cine-Photography. Private address: 118, Cornhill Road, Aberdeen. Telephone: 44440.
ELSEY, W. E. Advertising Manager, Rootes Group, Devonshire House, Piccadilly, W.I. Born 6th October, 1912. Joined Rootes Ltd., in 1927. Served in R.A.F. 1940-45. Trained in U.S.A., Canada and U.K. Flew with Bomber Command until 1945. (No. 419 Squadron, Goosepool, Co. Durham). Interested in Photography, Motor Sport, Swimming, and Gardening. Private address: 6, St. Margaret's Crescent, Putney Hill, S.W.15. Telephone: Putney 1627.
ELSOME-JONES, Ronald J. Director and Founder of Autronic Developments, Ltd., Gloucester. Born 12th July, 1897 at Chepstow. Educated at Lydney Grammar School. Served throughout the 1914-18 war. Developed and organised the first Accumulator Hire Service for Radio. Manufactured Car Accumulators and the first H.T. Accumulators for Radio. Has been a prolific inventor. Of 35 inventions many are covered by world patents. Some of these were Electrical, Electro-Chemical and Mechanical. Designed an Electric Current Conversion Unit, Silent Exhaust, Electro Magnetic Clutch, etc. Is also Director of Technical Inventions, Ltd., and Managing Director of British Electric and General Insulators, Ltd. Is interested in Oil and Water colour Painting; Fishing. Private address: The Cottage, Tibberton, Glos. Telephone: 210.
ELSTON, Bernard General Manager, Cawoods Garage Ltd., Doncaster. Born 9th February, 1889 at S. Norwood. Educated at Croydon Grammar School. In 1908 became junior Salesman with Palladium Autocars Ltd., and later with Napier Motors Ltd., and Willys Overland Crossley Ltd. For ten years conducted Distributor and Dealer Sales Promotion for the Rootes Group. Joined Royal Flying Corps in 1914 serving as Pilot, reaching Rank of Major. During World War II held various offices in connection with Haulage Industry including formation and acting as Chairman of a Haulage Pool formed to handle Opencast Coal output etc. Chairman of Doncaster Section of M.A.A. Private address: 51, Grove Vale, Doncaster. Telephone: 3274.
ELSTONE, Joseph Douglas. Manager of Agricultural and Industrial Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Birmingham. Joined present firm in 1928 as office boy. Appointed to present position in 1946. Private address: 42, George Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. Telephone: 3230.
ELWES, James Carey, O.B.E. Director and Sales Manager, University Motors Ltd., and a Director of their three subsidiaries. Born 13th May, 1909 at Longham, Dorset. Educated at Oundle School. Became a premium pupil with John I. Thornycroft & Co. at their Motor Vehicle Works at Basingstoke leaving in 1932 to join Wittall's Ltd. on Commercial Sales. Became Managing Director of Cresta Motor Co., Ltd., Worthing 1933-39. Served during war in Royal Army Ordnance Corps as Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (Lieutenant) in 1939. Later served in France and Belgium and from 1941 onwards in Middle East, North Africa, and Italy. In 1943 was at G.H.Q. Cairo, and Allied Force Headquarters, North Africa and Italy during 1944 as Deputy Director of Mechanical Engineering (Colonel). Mentioned in Despatches 1943. O.B.E. 1945. In 1946 joined University Motors Ltd., as Sales Manager. Joined the Board in 1949. Is also a Director of University Coachwork Ltd.; of University Marine Ltd., and of University Electrics Ltd. Is a keen motor racing enthusiast and competed in many major motoring events between 193o and 1939. Married Peggy (née Blathwayt) in 1935; one son. Clubs; Brooks's, Public Schools, British Racing Drivers', and Bembridge Sailing. Outside interests include Flying, Golf and Music. Private address: A.12, Albany, Piccadilly, London, W.I. Telephone: Grosvenor 6476.
EMERY, Philip Grieve. Managing Director, Mullett's Motor Works Ltd., Bristol. Born Bristol, 23rd July, 1894. Educated at Bristol Grammar School. In 1912 apprenticed to sweet making trade. Served 1914-17 with Royal Gloucestershire Hussars as Trooper and Sergeant. Wounded three times. Commissioned in 1918 in Gloucester Regiment, later seconded to R.A.F. Served three years intensive apprenticeship in motor and general engineering, with Bristol Simplex Ltd., 1919-22. In the latter year joined present firm as Salesman, becoming Sales Manager in 1926; Director in 1935; Managing Director 1936. Commanded Company of Home Guard from 1940. Lost only son, Pilot in R.A.F., who died with his crew, 1943. Business was blitzed and has spent last five years building up again. Married, 1920; one daughter (adopted 1946). Recreations : Riding, Shooting, Swimming, Flying light aircraft. Private address: The White Lodge, Coombe Dingle, Bristol. Telephone: 8,690.
EMSLEY, Philip Joseph. General Manager, Castle Garage (York) Ltd. Born Bradford, 18th September, 1911. Educated at S. Bedes R.C. College and King Edward's School. Apprenticed to textile trade but after 2 years joined Thornton Eng. Co., Ltd., Bradford as Service Manager's Assistant. Later joined Central Garage Ltd., Bradford, spent one year in Commercial Vehicle Department and then became trade representative in Humber Department. Called up (T.A.) in August, 1939 with 49th A.A. Regt. R.E's. and commissioned in September, 1940 in West Yorkshire Regt. becoming Adjutant in 1943. Became G.S.O.3. at S.E. Command and later Staff Captain 136 Infantry Brigade. After period as Instructor in Infantry at Machine Gun O.C.T.U., served in N.W. Europe with 2nd Army and subsequently became a Deputy Asst. Adjutant General on 21 Army Group Staff. On demobilisation rejoined Central Garage and later became Wholesale Representative for this firm. Joined present firm as General Manager in 1948. Recreations : Beagling, Shooting, Squash Racquets. Private address: Clifton Green, York. Telephone: 4587.
ENGLAND, Benjamin, F.R.G.S., General Manager, Nottingham City Transport. Born Bolton, 14th December, 1897. Educated at Worksop College. Studied engineering at Wakefield Technical College and afterwards became apprenticed to Carels Freres, Ghent, Belgium. Served in Army during 1914-18 war and commenced in road passenger transport after being invalided out in 1918. Began to operate motor-buses in 1922, transferring to municipal transport management in 1929 when he became General Manager and Engineer, St. Helen's Corporation Transport. Was appointed to his present position in 1939. Is a Council member of numerous Transport etc Institutes and Associations. Patentee, 1916-21 of England's sidecar with enclosed spare wheel, England's vaporiser for paraffin fuel and England's telescopic tail light. Contributes to the motor Press. Holds 4o year badge of the Company of Veteran Motorists. Is interested in: Ex-service associations; Rotary. Hobbies include Travel, the Countryside and Reading. Private address: 31, Cavendish Road East, The Park, Nottingham. Telephone: 52485.
ENGLAND, Eric C. Gordon. See under GORDON ENGLAND, E. C.
ENGLAND, Frank Raymond Wilson. Service Manager, Jaguar Cars Ltd., Coventry. Born Finchley, 24th May, 1911. Educated at Christ's College, Finchley. Served apprenticeship with Daimler's, 1927-31. Was Service Engineer and Superintendent, Alvis Ltd. Served during the war, with R.A.F. Bomber Command as Pilot. Interested in Motor Racing and has been mechanic to Whitney Straight, E.R.A. Ltd., Richard Seaman and B. Bira. Appointed to present position, 1946. Private address: 53, Kenilworth Road, Learnington Spa. Telephone: 2255.
ENGLAND, Philip Remington, O.B.E. Director of Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co. Born 23rd May, 187o. Educated at Manchester Grammar School; Victoria University, Manchester. Served in Gallipoli and Salonika during 1914 war, acting Lt-Col. R.A.S.C. (mentioned in Despatches and O.B.E.). Is also a Director of other Companies. Recreations : Fishing, Golf and Chess. Clubs: Chess (Liverpool); Royal Liverpool Golf; and Formby Golf. Private address: 4, Gambier Terrace, Liverpool, I.
ENNIS, Thomas Patrick. Sales Manager, Waddington Motors Ltd., West Hampstead. Born Wexford, 4th July, 1909. Educated at Saint Joseph's, Wexford. Came to England at age of two but returned in 1917, to Ireland. After apprenticeship in motor engineering and attending evening classes returned to England and became, at age of 21, junior with Motor Trade firm. In 1932 joined Cook & Palmer Ltd., as Salesman and later became departmental Sales Manager. Joined London Auto Sales Co., Ltd., Mill Hill, as Sales Manager, 1936. Left in 1940 to join Handley-Page Ltd., as Aircraft Fitter and was later promoted to Aircraft Estimating Engineer. In 1947 joined present firm in complete charge of sales dept., buying and selling. Recreation: Golf. Private address: 5, Sheldon Road, Cricklewood, N.W.2. Telephone: Gladstone 9689.
ENTWISTLE, Major Sir Cyril Fullard, M.C., LL.B. Director of Uni-Gun Lubricating Equipment Ltd., and of Bowser International Co., Ltd. Born 23rd September, 1887. Educated at Bolton School; Victoria University, Manchester where he obtained 1st Class Honours, LL.B. Called to the Bar, 1919. Awarded M.C. during European War in which he served in command of 235, Siege Battery, R.G.A. Elected Liberal M.P. for S.W. Hull 1918-24. Is also Chairman of Decca Record Co., Ltd., and of Ballito Hosiery Mills Ltd. Recreations : Painting, Fly-fishing, and Shooting. Private address: 58, Stourcliffe Close, London, W.I. Telephone: Paddington 2390.
ERSKINE, Col. Sir Arthur Edward, G.C.V.O., D.S.O. Director, Road Transport and General Insurance Co., Ltd. Born 1881. Educated at Charterhouse; R.M.A., Woolwich. Extra Equerry to the late King 1941-52. Secretary to the Ascot Authority 1941-6. Married, 1921, Rosemary Freda née Baird; two sons. Club : United Service. Private address: Balendoch, Meigle, Perthshire. Telephone: 291.
ESPINASSE, Pierre Claudius. Chairman and Managing Director, Boyriven Ltd., Torrington Place, W.C.I. Born Besancon, France, 15th March, 1884. Educated at St. Francis Xaviour College, Besancon; and College la Villette. Received technical training at the Silk School, Lyons. Designed trimmings and interior accessories for Automobiles from 1908; opened Export Department of Boyriven, Paris, 191o. Has been Managing Director of Boyriven, Ltd., London since its inception in 1918. Director of Handford Greatrex Ltd, Walsall, 1928-36. Governing Director of Textile Furnishing Co., Ltd., since 1926. Managing Director of Boyriven (Hardware) Ltd., since 193o. Chairman and Managing Director of Trimauto Ltd., Dublin since 1948. Governing Director of Claude James Ltd., Dublin since 1948. Married; 2 sons, one daughter. Private address: 7, Allingham Court, Haverstock Hill, N.W.3. Telephone: Primrose 1470. And Chateau de Vens, Seyssel, (Haute Savoie) France.
ESSENDON, Lord. Born 7th December, 1903 as Brian Edmund Lewis succeeded to title on death of the 1st Baron in 1944. Is actively interested in Motor Sport. Educated at Malvern; Pembroke, College, Cambridge. Married to Mary nee Booker, of Los Angeles. Recreations : Motor Racing and Golf. Club : Bath. Private address: Essendon Place, Hatfield, Herts. Telephone: 259.
ESTLIN, Kenneth Shute, O.B.E., M.C. Director and General Manager of Uni-Gun Lubricating Equipment Limited. Born Ely, 1908. Educated at Kings' School, Ely. Studied engineering at Manchester College of Technology. Served apprenticeship with Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co., Ltd., and became Assoc.I.E.E. Joined Marine Dept. of Metropolitan-Vickers in 1931. Was in Technical Sales, London, in 1933, and Branch Manager, Plymouth, in 1946. Took up present position in May, 1949. Served in 2nd World War as Colonel in R.E.M.E., (D.D.M.E., in Greece) in C.M.F., in France and in Paiforce. Hobbies : Cricket, Rowing and Field sports. Private address: "Green Shutters," Mill Road, Cobham, Surrey. Telephone: 280.
EVANS, Ben Anwyl, A.C.I.S. Secretary, H. Markham Ltd., (Reading); H. Markham (Basingstoke) Ltd., and Witt and Vincent Ltd., (Salisbury). Born Ashton-on-Ribble, 2nd April, 1898. Educated at Wandsworth Technical Institute. A son of the Manse. Spent 25 years in the Accountancy Branch of the Engineering Trade. After 1939-45 war transferred activities to the Motor Industry. Married: one daughter. Interested in Music and Gardening. Private address: 52, Geoffreyson Road, Caversham Heights, Reading. Telephone: Reading 7279r.
EVANS, Elliott Alfred, M.I.MECH.E., F.R.I.C., F.INST.PET. Chief Chemist, C. C. Wakefield & Co., Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex, 1915-1951. Born Manchester, 25th February, 1891. Received early training with a Public Analyst and at Manchester College of Technology. 1911-15 engaged as a chemistry demonstrator, research chemist and then as engineering chemist. Joined C. C. Wakefield & Co., Ltd., in 1915 as Chief Chemist, on retirement in 1951 was appointed Consultant. Was Vice-President of Institute of Automobile Engineers immediately prior to its amalgamation with Institute of Mechanical Engineers and was specially associated with the work of the Automobile Research Committee of the I.A.E. When Committee was reconstituted as M.I.R.A., in 1946, was elected its first Chairman. Awarded Crompton Medal of I.A.E. for his paper on "Extreme Pressure Lubrication" 1942. Elected Chairman of Automobile Division of I.Mech.E., 1950-51, and became an ex-officio member of the Council of the Institution. Has held many offices in Institute of Petroleum, becoming President in 1948. Appointed Chairman of Standardization Committee, 1947, still holds this office. Author of book entitled "Lubricating and Allied Oils." Probably best known for pioneer work on use of chemical additives in lubricants. Was President, Hayes Cottage Hospital until Nationalisation. Recreation: Gardening. Private address: 54, Amery Road, Harrow, Middlesex. Telephone: Byron 1883.
EVANS, George. Director, Hollingsworth's Tyre Services, Ltd., Northampton. Born Northampton, 3rd July, 1888. Educated at Northampton Town and County Grammar School. Was engaged in boot manufacturing until becoming an office manager with a motor firm. Took up present position in 1936. Interested in Swimming, Fishing and Billiards. Private address: 54, Abington Avenue, Northampton.
EVANS, Ian. Chief Accountant, Furrows Ltd., Shrewsbury. Born Montgomeryshire, 3oth October, 1919. Educated at Llanfyllin County School and Bala Grammar School. Articled to T. G. Gobat, A.C.A., Wrexham in 1938. Served during war in R.A.O.C. in Egypt, Syria and Cyprus. On demobilisation joined Guy Walmsley A.C.A. Wrexham (successors to T. G. Gobat). Qualified in 195o. Recreations: Shooting and Gardening. Private address: 3, Moveage Cottage, Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury.
EVANS, James Livingstone. Secretary, Cresswell's Asbestos Co., Ltd., Bradford. Born York, 22nd March, 191o. Educated at Archbishop Holgate's Grammar School, York. Is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants. Appointed to present position, 1943. Private address: 7, St. Helen's Road, York. Telephone: 6r6o.
EVANS, Kenneth Douglas. Director, Evans and Cutler Ltd., Totnes. Born South Brent, Devon, loth September, 192o. Educated at King Edward Grammar School, Tomes. Worked with his father in the Motor Trade until the outbreak of war. Served for six years in R.A.F. Technical Branch. For last 21 years was Instructor on Aero Engines, Supercharging, and Carburation. On demobilisation started present business as partnership with L. A. Cutler, developed the business and converted it to a Limited Company in 195o. Is Chairman of Tomes District Chamber of Trade, Chairman of British Legion Victory Club and Vice-Chairman of Totnes Publicity Association. Serves on various other Committees and is Secretary to the local Branch of B.R.M. Association. Married with two sons. Interests include: Motor Sport, Racing and Rallies, also Photography. Private address: 31, Westonfields, Totnes, South Devon. Telephone: 2027.
EVANS, Roland Thompson. Secretary of Mutual Finance Limited, London. Born Cork, Eire, 12th September, 1913. Educated at Mill Hill School and Cambridge University. Joined firm in September, 1934 as a Trainee and took up present position in June, 1939. Served in R.A. in 1939 War, first in this country and then in the Middle East. Invalided out through wounds, with rank of Captain in 1944. Interests; Lecturer in commercial subjects for C.I.S. and L.C.C. Private address: Flat 4, 57, South Side, London, S.W.4.
EVANS, Rupert David. Manager, Harold Radford & Co., Ltd., Kensington, S.W.7. Born Pinner, 13th October, 1908. Educated at Marlborough College. Visited India, Egypt, Sicily, France and Germany before joining a firm of Chartered Accountants in the City. After 18 months left to join a firm of Stock Exchange Brokers. Served in Welch Regt. during whole of war. On demobilisation joined Harold Radford & Co., Ltd. Interested in Car Racing, Tennis and Squash. Private address: 19, Cromwell Mews, S.W.7. Telephone: Kensington, 5705.
EVANS, Samuel James Harvard. Director, Western Motors (Carmarthen) Ltd. Born Henllan, 2nd April, 1904. Educated at Henllan Elementary School; Emlyn Grammar School; Myrddin College, Carmarthen. Spent many years as a journalist, becoming Editor of a weekly newspaper at Carmarthen. Studied at Gray's Inn for the Bar and became Barristerat-Law in 1931; practised on the Wales and Chester Circuit. Employed first in the Motor Industry in an advisory capacity in 1930. Took up present position in 1947. Private address: South Court, Penllwyn Park, Carmarthen. Telephone: 331.
EVANS, William John. M.INST.T., M.I.E.E. Transport Manager and Engineer, Corporation Transport Dept., County Borough of Reading. Born Fishguard, May, 1902. Educated Technically at Faraday House College, London, 1918-22 with works training at G. K. Stothert's, Bristol and G.E.C. Works, Birmingham. In 1923 appointed Assistant Engineer, Traction Contracts Dept., G.E.C., Witton and Chief Assistant Engineer, 1926. From 1935 until 1940 was Rolling Stock and Overhead Lines Superintendent, Corporation Transport Department, Rotherham, Yorks. In 1940 became Chief Engineer and Joint Manager, Cardiff Transport leaving in 1946 to take up present position. Founder-Chairman of Berks, Bucks and Oxon Section Institute of Transport. Interests : Gardening and Music. Private address: 65a, London Road, Reading, Berks. Telephone: 60739.
EVERNDEN, Harold Ivan Frederick, M.B.E., B.SC., M.I.MECH.E. Special Projects Engineer (Motor Car Division) of Rolls-Royce Ltd. Born Bromley, i ith August, 1896. Educated at Sutton County School and King's College, London, where he gained B.Sc.(Eng). Joined present firm in 1916 as designer; 1921-1933, Senior Designer on staff at West Wittering, Sussex, personally attached to Sir Henry Royce, Bart: 1933-35 Sales Department, London; 1935-39 Project Designer, Motor Car Division. In 1943 was member of Lucas Tank Mission to the United States. 1945-49 Chief Designer, Motor Car Division, Rolls-Royce. Was awarded M.B.E. in 1943. Married 1926 to "Babs" (née Tansey) daughter of the blind Rector of West Itchenor, Sussex; 2 daughters. Interest; Late President, Belper and District Motor Club. Hobbies etc : Motoring, Farming, Yachting, and Shooting. Private address: Frampton Rise, Hazelwood, Nr. Derby. Telephone: Duffield 2337.
EWENS, Reginald Victor. Manager, Kennings Ltd., Walsall. Born London, 25th September, 1897. Educated at S. Michael's, Birmingham and K.E.G.S., Aston. Studied engineering at Birmingham Technical School and became an apprentice with Milbrowe Smith, Birmingham. Interrupted apprenticeship in 1915 to serve overseas until 192o in Mechanical Transport. After serving short periods with D.F.P. Concessionaires, London, and Midland Counties Motor Garages, Birmingham, joined Maudes Motor Mart, Walsall (1923-28) on the Sales side. Left to work with W. V. Weston's in 1928. Joined present firm in 1933 as Service Manager and appointed to present position in 1947. Was a keen soccer and rugger player during school days and played for Rhine Army team as Soccer Centre Half in 192o. Recreation: Gardening. Private address: 226, Chester Road, Streetly, Staffs.
EXELBY, Alec, M.I.M.I. Proprietor, Exelby, Foster & Co., Selby. Born Selby, 14th January, 1896. Educated at Selby local School and at Priory H.G. York. Became apprenticed Millwright, 1911 before becoming an apprenticed mechanic in 1912. Joined Royal Engineers in 1914 serving in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine etc. Established present firm in 1927. Private address: "Lissadell," Green Lane, Selby. Telephone: 293.
EYSTON, Capt. George Edward Thomas, O.B.E., M.C., M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. Vice-President, British Racing Drivers Club Ltd., 2a, Brick Street, London, W.I. Born 28th June, 1897. Educated at Stonyhurst; Trinity College, Cambridge. Served in 1914 war, Lieut. 3 Battn. Dorset Regt., and Staff Captain, Royal Artillery (mentioned twice in Despatches; wounded). Holder of many World Motoring Records including Land Speed Record three times in America. Won Segrave Trophy, 1937. Awarded Gold Medal of A.I.A.C.R. and Chevalier of Legion of Honour. Has written many books on Motor Racing. Is a Director of Transport Equipment Ltd., and other Companies associated with the Thornycroft Group. Private address: 46, Grosvenor Street, London, W.I.