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Percy Crosbie Kidner

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Percy Crosbie Kidner (1878-1969)

1878 Born in London

1902 Joined the Vauxhall Ironworks Co

1908 Married Marion

1909 Fined for driving a car in Northwood without a licence. [1]

1910 Biographical information and image at Automotor Journal 19100212

1911 MD car manufacturer[2]

1914. Percy Crosbie Kidner M.I.A.E. 22 Acaia Road, London N.W. Joint Managing Director of Vauxhall

1938 President of the Institution of Automobile Engineers

1962. He is listed as a Chartered Engineer and a director of Ricardo and Co [3]

1962 Takes part as the oldest driver (aged 84) in the veteran car run from London to Brighton in a 1906 Vauxhall. [4]

1969. His will is proven and he is shown as of Fairway Close, London N.W. [5]

1969 Obituary [6]

Mr Percy C. Kidner (Fellow) died on 5th April at the age of 91.

An active member of the IAE Mr Kidner served as President of the IAE from 1938-43 and later as a member of the AD council.

Mr Kidner, who became a full member of the Institution in 1947, was a dedicated automobile enthusiast and his death will be a sad loss to his many friends and colleagues.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Tuesday, Oct 05, 1909
  2. 1911 census
  3. The Times, Monday, Apr 02, 1962
  4. The Times, Monday, Nov 05, 1962
  5. The Times, Tuesday, Oct 07, 1969
  6. 1969 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries