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George Cornwallis-West

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George Cornwallis-West (1873- )

1904 CORNWALLIS-WEST, George, 35.4, Great Cumberland Place, London, W. Car: 16-h.p. Brush. Hobbies: Fishing, shooting, riding, golf. Is one of the Directors of the British Electric Traction Company; became a motorist in 1900. Entered the Scots Guards in 1895, and at the commencement of the South African war served on Lord Methuen's staff. Retired from the army in 1900. Believes the development of motoring in the future may be in the direction of the commercial vehicle, rather than in that of the purely pleasure car. Clubs: Turf, White's, Guards', A.C.G.B. & I. [1]

1903 Bio Note [2]

CORNWALLIS-WEST, GEORGE.- Born in 1873, and educated at Eton, Mr. George Cornwallis-West entered the Scots Guards in 1895, served in South Africa on Lord Methuen's staff at the commencement of the late war, retiring from the army in 1900. His profession now is entirely connected with electric traction. Since 1900 he has become an automobilist, starting first with a 4i h.p. De Dion, afterwards running an 8 h.p. Panhard, and his present car is a 16 h.p. Brush.

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Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  2. 1903/02/26 Automobile Club Journal