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WADDINGTON, Henry Lancelot, F.I.M.T., Chr. & Gov. Dir. Waddington Motors, Ltd., Fortune Green Road, London, N.W. B. 12 October 1895. Ed.: St. Peter's, York; trained for legal profession and admitted solicitor 1920. Car.: commissioned R.A.S.C. (M.T.) 1915; became Flying Officer R.F.C. 1916 and retired with rank of Capt. 1919; received 1915 Star; joined motor trade 1922 and founded Waddington Motors, Ltd., in 1926; Pres. N.W. London Motor Trade Association 1933/4. Md. Pr. A.: 71 Fortune Green Road, Hampstead, N.W. Tel: Hampstead 2211.
WADHAM, Wilfred Charles, Par. Wadham Bros., Southsea. B. 1883, Waterlooville, Hants. Ed.: Portsmouth. Car.: partner with brother J. H. Wadham in firm of Wadham Bros. for a number of years. Md. Int.: golf, cricket. Pr. A.: " Nearby," S Hayling Island. Tel: 7764o.
WAITE, Capt. Arthur Cyril Roy, M.C., Dir. Austin Motor Co., Ltd. B. 9 April 1894, Adelaide, South Australia. Ed.: School of Mines, Adelaide, South Australia: engineering training 1909-1914. Car.: War service 1914-18; joined Austin Co. in 1919. Md. Int.: golf. Pr. A.: 31 Princes Gate Court, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, S.W.7. Tel: Kensington 4943.
WAKE, Richard, A.M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.A.E., Sales Man. Michelin Tyre Co., Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. B.: 29 May 1895, Hull. Ed.: Cullham College, Abingdon; Blackrock Municipal Technical Institute, Dublin; apprntcd. Wolseley Tool & Motor Co., Birmingham, 1911 to 1915. Car: served with R.F.C. 1915 to 1916; in 1919 with Wolseley Motors as draughtsman, and with J. Sankey & Sons, Wellington; in 1921 joined Sherwood Linley, Ltd., Birmingham; responsible for manufacture of light engineering products and in 1919 Works Man., Linley Engineering Co.: then with Moulded Products, Ltd., Tyburn, Birmingham. Md.: I daughter. int.: shooting, car racing. Pr. A.:" Brean," 36 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent. Tel: Orpington 1337.
WALES, Arthur Charles, M.I.M.T., Man. Dir. Wales & Edwards, Ltd., Shrewsbury; Wyle Cop & Frankwell, Shrewsbury. B. 21 March 1893. Liverpool. Ed.: Liverpool; Technical College, Liverpool; apprntcd. general engineering for 4 years; transferred to motor trade 1912; war service 1915 to 1919; in R.A.S.C. (M.T.); opened in Shrewsbury 1919. Md. Int.: Rotary (Pres. of Shrewsbury Club 1933k), golf. Pr. A.: " Sunrest," Kingsland, Shrewsbury. Tel: Shrewsbury 2161.
WALFORD, Eric Weston, M.I.A.E., Part. Walford & Hardman Brown, Coventry. B. 1882, London. Ed.: Marlborough College. Car.: served in R.F.C. & R.A.F. during War. Md. Int.: motoring, yachting, flying, tennis, archaeology. Pr. A.: Gables, Finham, nr. Coventry. Tel: Coventry 3956.
WALKER, Clifford Merrick, A.M.I.A.E., outside service Man. Daimler Co., Coventry. B. 9 June 1900, London. Ed.: Royal High School, Edinburgh; Edinburgh University; B.Sc. in Mech. Engineering, years research on stresses in materials. Car.: with Daimler Co., 1925, as Man., Birmingham Dept.; 1927 Scottish representative; 1928, Man. Manchester Depot; 193o, Man., Birmingham Daimler & Lanchester Depot. Int.: motor trials, hunting, flying, tennis. Pr. A.: Old Hall Farm, Meriden, Warwick. Tel: Meriden 61.
WALKER, Edward, M.I.M.T., Dir. Micklegate Motor Co., Ltd., Micklegate Bar, Yorks. B. 30 December, 1892, York. Ed.: St. Martin's School, York; Elmfield College, York; full apprentship. company management, etc. Car.: in motor trade since 1909; shareholder in Micklegate Co., when formed in 1910; Dir. and Man. in 1912; served 3.75 years in France. Md. Int.: golf, fishing, all sports, rotary. Pr. A.: " Lophem," Muncaster, York.
WALKER, Harry, B.Sc. (Eng.), Tech. Eng. John Holroyd & Co., Ltd., Milnrow. B. 22 March 1904, Slaithwaite. Ed.: Huddersfield College Sec. School; Huddersfield Technical College. Car.: with David Brown & Sons, Huddersfield, until 1930, then Tech. Engineer with John Holroyd; inventor of Holroyd-Walker worm gear with world record for worm gear efficiency as tested at the National Physical Laboratory on the Daimler-Lanchester testing machine. Int.: golf, tennis, and photography. Pr. A.: Clifton House, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield. Tel: Milnrow 5322.
WALKER, John Clement, Dir. Micklegate Motors, Ltd., Micklegate Bar, Yorks. B. 22 August 1900. Ed.: St. Martins School; Elmfield College, York; app'ship in company management; Dir. Micklegate Motor Co., in 1920; served with R. A. F. 1918. Md. Int.: golf, fishing, all sports. Pr. A.: " Tanfield," Horse Shoe, Dringhouses, York. Tel: York 2388.
WALKER, Sydney, Works Man. Laycock Engineering Co., Victoria Works, Millhouses, Sheffield. B. 1893, Gainsborough. Ed.: Holy Trinity School, Gainsborough; Gainsborough Tech. School; apprntcd. Marshall, Sons & Co., Gainsborough. Car.: joined Vickers, Ltd., 1915, as toolroom foreman; joined Laycock Engineering Co., 1918, as toolroom foreman; designer car components, 1919; in 1920 appt. jig and tool designer, planning and rate fixing; 1926 appt. works Man. Md. Pr. A.: 51 Dobcroft Avenue, Millhouses, Sheffield 7.
WALLACE, David M., Group Man. Shell Mex & B.P., Ltd., and Scottish Oils & Shell Mex, Ltd. B. 1883. Ed.: Universities of Edinburgh and Grenoble. Car.: with Royal Field Artillery 1915 to 1919 Capt.; served in Bulgaria.
WALLACE, John, A.M.I.A.E., consultant. B. 5 May 1896. Ed.: Aske's, Hatcham. Car.: designer of high-speed motor cycles; research into stability of motor cycles; de signer of aircraft engines. Md.: child. Int.: engineering, music, literature. Pr. A.: Shepperton, 68 Park Crescent, Harrow Weald, Mdx.
WALTER, Hubert O., Man. Dir. Morgan Crossley & Co., Ltd., Ducie Mills, Manchester, 10. Chairman Albion Asbestos Co., Ltd., Miles Platting, Manchester, C. B. London. Ed.: Peterhouse, Cambridge. Car.: author of Modern Foreign Exchange, Foreign Exchange and Foreign Debts and sundry articles and essays on financial and political matters. Int.: winter sports, riding, motoring.
WALTERS, William Ivan, A.M.I.A.E., F.I.M.T., Area Rep. Fodens, Ltd., Sandbach. B. 20 July, 1893. Ed.: Cardiff Higher Grade School; Cardiff Technical College; London City and Guilds. Car.: in Loco. Dept., Taff Vale Railway; with Straker Squire Co., Bristol; Man. Dir. Walters Bros., Cardiff; war service R.A.S.C. 1915 to 1918; served in Italy; London Rep. for Sauer commercial vehicles; Tech. Rep. in Diesel Engines Dept. of Associated Equipment Co.; later Area Manager, for A.E.C. Md.: 1 son. Int.: golf, motoring, gardening, music. Pr. A.: 56 Wilmott Way, Banstead, Surrey. Tel: Burgh Heath 333.
WALTHER, Cyril Ulrich Max, B. 21 December 1898, Newcastle-onTyne. Ed.: Newcastle Modern School; London Polytechnic, motor engineering; apprntcd. Leopold Ward, experimental engineers, Chalk Farm, London. Md. Int.: motor racing, shooting. Pr. A.: Chalkney Mill, Earls Colne, Essex. Tel.: Earls Colne 53.
WALTON, Leslie, Chr. Vauxhall Motors Ltd. B. 2 April 1882, Croydon. Ed.: private school, Frant, nr. Tunbridge Wells; public school, Eton. Car.: commercial training in private bank in the City; then in father's business as hop merchant; founded Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., in 1907, and acted as Joint Man. Dir. and Chr. until 1929. Md.: 1 daughter. Int.: tennis, golf, swimming, yachting, fishing. Pr. A.: 52, Eyre Court, St, John's Wood, N.W. Tel: Primrose 661o.
WARD, Charles William, M.I. A. E. , M.I.M.T., Dir. Park Ward & Co., Ltd., 473 High Road, Willesden. B. 1889, London. Ed.: Polytechnic, London. Car.: training in engineering shops, South Metropolitan Gas Co.; F.I.A.T. Motors; Works Man. Sizaire Berwick & Co., Ltd.; founded with Mr. Park, Park, Ward & Co., in 1919. Md.: i child. Int.: golf, coachbuilding research. Pr. A.: Rosebank, Buckingham Way, Wallington, Surrey. Tel: Wallington 1793.
WARD, Frank, Dir. and Sec., Rover Co., Ltd. B. 24 December 1873, Coventry. Ed.: King Henry VIII School, Coventry. Car.: became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries; general study of the cycle and motor trades; with the Rover Company since 1890, holding various positions on the commercial side. Md. Int.: home, motoring, golfing, fishing. Pr. A.: Northgate, Warwick. Tel.: Warwick 152.
WARDMAN, Charles Benson, Man. Dir. Kilbraz, Ltd., 6 Fitzroy Square, W. B. 10 November 1883, Harrogate. Ed.: Christ Church, Harrogate; Yorkshire College, Leeds; apprntcd. Hudswell Clarke & Co., Hunslet, Leeds; then with Rennie & Prosser, Ltd., Glasgow. Car.: 9 years Man. Dir. Vulcan Motor Engineering Co. (1906), Ltd.; io years Man. Dir., Vulcan Motors (London), Ltd.; io years Man. Dir., C. B. Wardman & Co., Ltd.; 4 years Lea & Francis, Ltd., Coventry. Md.: 4 sons, i daughter. Int.: golf, swimming, Diesel engines, free wheels. Pr. A.: 1 South Crescent, Finchley, London, N. Tel: Museum 7450.
WARWICK, Arthur Ernest, Pro. A. E. Warwick Motor Co., Barking Road, East Ham. B. 18 August 1908. East Ham. Car.: research carried out on racing machines; T.T. Races, I.O.M. 1927-28; dirt track racing and various trials. Md.: 1 daughter. Int.: motoring. Pr. A.: 40 Cotswold Gardens, East Ham. Tel.: Grangewood 0416.
WATERHOUSE, Ben., Gen. Man., B. Waterhouse & Sons. B. 7 March 1871. Ed.: Heaton Church School. Car.: garage proprietor and auto. salesman for over 25 years. Md.: 2 sons, I daughter. Pr. A.: " The Nook," 148 Wilmer Road, Heaton. Tel: 2255.
WATNEY, Richard Gordon, Retail Sales Man. Rootes, Ltd., Devonshire House, Piccadilly, W. B. 4 October 1904, Weybridge, Surrey. Ed.: Ladycross, Seaford, Sussex; Beaumont College, Old Windsor; apprntcd. years A.B.C. Motor Works, Horsham. Car.: 3 years with Gordon Watney's, Brook Street, W.; salesman at Warwick Wright, Ltd., Bond Street, 19221926; retail Sales Man. Warwick Wright, 1926-1929, and present position 1929 to date. Md. Int.: riding horseback, tennis, squash, motor car racing.
WATSON, Geoffrey Roy, Advertising Depart. Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. (Great Britain), Ltd., Bushbury, Wolverhampton. B, 28 April 191 I, Wallington, Surrey. Ed.: Sutton, Surrey. Car.: joined Goodyear's in 1928, and attached to the Sales and Advertising Depart. since that time. Int.: tennis, hockey, golf.
WATSON, James Arnold Valerien, Publicity Man. C. C. Wakefield & Co., Ltd., Wakefield House, E.C. Ed.: Alleyn's, Dulwich. Int.: Motoring, yachting, flying. Pr. A .: 168 Burbage Road, London, S.E. Tel.: Brixton 4060.
WATT, Stanley L. C., A.M. Inst. B.E., Pro. K. M. Motor Works, Brondesbury, N.W. B. 1896, Falkland Islands. Ed.: Falkland Islands; apprntcd. chemistry. Car.: served with R.N.A.S.; power house attendant with Chloride Elec. Co.; Works Man. Lansing Equip. Co.; garage proprietor. Md.: 1 son. Int.: motor boating, fishing, swimming, shooting. Pr. A.: 34 Sneath Avenue, Golders Green, N.W. Tel.: Maida Vale 5077.
WATTS, George Frederick, Director Duple Bodies & Motors, Ltd. B. 1899, London. Ed.: London, Car.: war service, France and India. Md.: 1 child. Int.: reading, motoring, golf. Pr. A.: Kingsbury, N.W.9.
WEBB, Charles William, F.I.M.T., Works Man. Whiteside's Garage Ltd., Southport. B. 27 September 1892, Nelson. Ed.: Christchurch Higher Element. School, Southport; privately apprntcd. 19o7 to sports outfittters. Car.: 1913 to 1925, with R. Woodhead & Co., Ltd., in progressive positions to Works Man.; 1915 to 1919 in France with R.A.S.C. (M.T.); in 1926 commenced own business; on Committee of West Lancs. Div. M.A.A., P.R.A. and I.M.T. Md.: 1 son. Int.: wireless, books, freemasonry. Pr. A A.: 33 Hawkshead Street, Southport. Tel.: 5108.
WEBBER, Walter William, Chr. and Man. Dir. W. W. Webber, Ltd., 15, London Street, Basingstoke. B. 29 June 1870, Yeovil, Somerset. Ed.: Marlborough. Car.: commercial and general; in the cycle trade from 1896 and the motor trade from 1898; present business formed into company in 1910. Md.: 5 children. Int.: golf, billiards. Pr. A.: Trevone, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke. Tel.: Basingstoke 456.
WEDDALL, William Bolam Sherriff, Man. Motor Commerce, Ltd. B. 24 March 1890, London. Ed.: Smethwick Central School; Car.: apprntcd. Stationers' Company for general printing training; 1910-14, Tech. Consultant, St. Clement's Press; 1914-19, active service, 3rd City of London Regt.; 1920 joined Motor Commerce as Northern Rep.; appt. Man. Feb. 1927. Md.: 1 son, 1 daughter. Int. swimming, rowing, camping, skating, music. Pr. A.: " Weirmead," Willowbank, Bucks. Tel.: Uxbridge 563.
WELCH, John Allan. B. 2 July 1901, Oxton, Birkenhead. Ed.: Shrewsbury School; Queens' College, Cambridge; pupil Mersey Docks, Harbour Board, Liverpool. Car.: engineering; for 5 years competed in B.M.C.R.C. meetings, rep. Cambridge at Aston Clinton and Kop Hill; joined B.A.R.C. and B.R.D.C. driving Bugatti. hit.: motor sport, wireless. Pr. A.: 3o Darmonds Green, West Kirby, Cheshire. Tel.: Hoylake 76.
WELCH, Thomas Cecil, Vehicle Examiner, Ministry of Transport. B. 9 July 1899, Nottingham. Ed.: Mayden Road School, Nottingham; Nottingham University; Lough-borough College, Leicester; Brasenose College, Oxford (Aeronautics). Car.: 3 years in R.A.F. as Test Pilot; 3 years in own transport business, Birmingham; 4 years Man. Cycle & Carriage Co., Malaya. Md.: 2 children. Int.: motor engineering, golf, swimming, tennis, wireless. Pr. A.: " Elmsdale," Burton Joyce, Notts.
WELCH, Walter Henry, Man. Dir. Welch & Co., Ltd., Bristol. B. 29 June 1870, Mere, Wilts. Ed.: National School. Car.: training acquired in workshops and offices; worked at tool-making, general engineering, internal combustion engines; Dir. of cycle manufacturing co.; built first car in 1900; started present business in 1902; designed and manufactured many inventions connected with the trade; Pres. M.A.A. 1930. Md.: 1 son (Co. Dir.). Int.: yachting, golf, shooting. Pr. A.: " Nirvana," Branksea Avenue, Hamworthy, Dorset. Tel.: Poole 339.
WELLS, Harold D., Man. Dir. Paragon (Hull) Motor Co., Ltd., Anlaby Road, Hull. B. November 1882, Hull. Ed.: Hymers College, Hull; Finchley, Church End, London; apprntcd. shipbroking 19o1; occupied position as Man. and Dir. 1909 to 1914; enlisted 1914 Northumberland Divisional Train A.S.C. 1916, transferred to M.T. with rank of Capt.; served Salonica, Egypt and Palestine; founded present company in 1922. Md. Int.: golfing, fishing, motoring. Pr. A.: " Thurlston," Tranby Lane, Anlaby, Hull. Tel.: Kirkella 49.
WEST, Conway, Man. Dir. Conway West Motors, Ltd., Guildford Road, Woking. B. 6 May 1890, Sutton, nr. Guildford, Surrey. Ed.: Archbishop Abbots School, Guildford. Car.: making all kinds of mechanical goods; motor and cycle maker and repairer since 1904. Md.: 6 children. Pr. A.: Trentham, Kingfield, Woking Tel.: Woking 1007.
WESTBROOK, Joseph Randal, F.I.M.T., Man. Dir. Leamington Automobile Co., Ltd., Leamington. B. 5 May, 1886, Dakinfield, nr. Manchester. Ed.: Manchester Grammar School; privately. Car.: articled to the law and qualified; but left for motor trade nearly zo years ago; founded Leamington Auto Co. over 15 years ago; associated with motoring for 3o years. Md.: 2 sons. Int.: horses, riding, racing, motoring, golf, caravanning. Pr. A.: "Colwyn," Cloister Crofts, Leamington Spa. Tel.: Leamington Spa 762.
WESTCOTE, R. Lyttleton, Tech. Dir. Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., Albermarle Street, Piccadilly, W. B. 1877, Tasmania. Ed.: New Zealand; tech. training at Canterbury College, N.Z. Car.: 5 years in engineering shops in N.Z.; 2 years University (engineering); Works Man., Triplex Works, Willesden, 1913-1931. Md. Int.: cricket, golf, tennis. Pr. A. Les Vaux, St. Saviours, Jersey, C.I. Tel.: 829, Jersey.
WESTCOTT, George Henry, M B E. , M.I.A.E., Chief Body Eng. Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Dagenham, Essex. B. 21 December 1893, Bristol. Ed.: St. George Technical School, Bristol; Bristol Railway Carriage and Wagon Works (workshops and drawing office); Merchant Ventures Technical College; University of Bristol. Car.: Silver and Bronze Medallist in carriage design and construction; war service, commission; Mech. Workshops; position as Works Man. Gordon England, Ltd., London; Production Man. Morgans, Leighton Buzzard; Supervisor of Production Planning Division, General Motors,; Consultant and Asst. Works Man. G. D. Peters & Co., Ltd., Slough. Pr. A.: Chandos Chase, Kingston Road, Staines, Middlesex.
WESTON, William V., A.M.I.A.E., Pro. W. V. Weston, Lichfield Street, Walsall. B. October 1883, Wolverhampton. Ed.: Wolverhampton School; 5 years' Wolerhampton Technical College. Car.: apprntcd. mech anical side, Thomas Parkers Electrical Co. Works., Wolverhampton; 6 years with Sunbeam Motor Car Co. in experimental and aero work; Man. Maudes Motor Mart, 6 years; own business since 1926. Md.: 2 sons. Int.: shooting, boating, tennis. Pr. A. Wayside, Henwood Road, Tettenhall, Staffs. Tel.: Tettenhall 51491.
WHARTON, Frederick George, Pro. F. Wharton & Co., Hume Street, Smethwick. B. 16 April 1883, Birmingham. Ed.: Bearwood Road Board School, Smethwick; Central Higher Grade, Smethwick; 5 years engineering schooling at night school. Car.: apprntcd. District Iron & Steel Co. Smethwick; from 1903 to 1907, view room Ariel Works and Loraine Deitrech, Selly Oak, Birmingham; completed 2 years as Pres. of Smethwick Chamber of Trade; at 17 led a gymnastic team into final of Birmingham and District championship. Md.: 2 children. Int.: golf, athletics. Pr. A.: 1 o Stoney Lane, Quinton, Birmingham i7. Tel.: Woodgate 2337.
WHEATLEY, Benj. H., Wheatley & Whiteley, 99 Kirkstall Road, Leeds. B. 20 November 1885, Calverley, nr. Leeds. Ed.: Francis Street School; Sheffield Central School. Car.: apprntcd. J. Booth & Bros., Rodley; employed by Daimler & Maudslay Coys. at Coventry; then Sheffield Simplex & Leyland Motor Co.; Works Man. for Thornycrofts, Leeds Depot, prior to starting on own account. Md.: 2 sons. Int.: golf, bowls. Pr. A.: Rose Villa, 4 The Turnways, Headingley. Tel.: Headingley 53265.
WHEELDON, Lawrence Samuel, Pro. Central Garage, Kington, Herefordshire. B. 27 November 1903, Birmingham. Ed.: Lucton School; apprntcd. Standard Motor Co., Coventry; Coventry Technical Institute. Car.: 1919/2o with electrical and engineering contractors; 1920/25 with Standard Motor Co.; pro. of present business since 1925; 1932 elected member of M.T.A. Herefordshire Division Committee; 1933 A.M.I.M.T., 1934 M.I.M.T. Md. Int.: electrical, mechanical, shooting, photography. Pr. A.: 18 Hatton Gardens, Kington. Tel. • Kington 18.
WHEELER, Major Charles, O.B.E. M.I.A.E., late Chief Auto Engineer, General Post Office. B. Westminster 1875. Ed.: City of Westminster School; apprntcd. A. Cully, Regency Street, Westminster; City and Guilds Certs. Car.: telegraphist G.P.O.; Examiner of Stores G.P.O.; put first P.O. bicycle into service; put first P.O. motor vehicle on the road; when retired through ill-health, had 20,000 bicycles and 3,000 motor vehicles running; toured U.S.A. 1913; Vice-Pres. (4 years) of I.A.E.; member of Council C.M.U.A.; war service, August, 1914; ret. with rank of Major. Md.: 4 children. Int.: philosophy, authorship. Pr. A.: 45 Bushey Grove Road, Watford. Tel.: Watford 2417.
WHIPPLE, Frederic W., Man. Dir. Whipples, Ltd., Watergate, Grantham. B. 1873, Grantham. Ed.: King's School, Grantham. Car.: wholesale trade through all branches from 1890; banking in South Africa 1896 and 1897; in motor trade since 1903. Md.: 1 daughter. Int.: golf. Pr. A.: Riverside, Grantham. Tel.: Grantham 267.
WHITE, Herbert Richard, Chr. and Man. Dir. Duple Bodies & Motors, Ltd. B. 1879, Salisbury. Ed.: Salisbury. Car.: 1916-1918 Commission in ItalianArmy, awarded Croce de Guerra. Md.: 3 children. Int.: golf, tennis. Pr. A.:170 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale, W. Tel.: Abercorn 365o.
WHITE, William, Ira, Par. Holtby, White & Co., 7 Prospect Street, Bridlington. B. 2 2 August 1894, North Burton, nr. Bridlington. Ed.: Scarborough Municipal. Car.: in cycle and motor cycle trade and par. in present firm since the war. Int.: golf, tennis, reading. Pr. A.: Keston, 83, St. James Road, Bridlington. Tel.: 2461.
WHITWORTH, Frank Sunderland, F.I.M.T., Chr. Frank Whitworth, Ltd., Birmingham. B. Birmingham. Car.: training chiefly commercial; on Sales Staff Enfield Cycle Co.; Man. Colmore Depot, Birmingham. Md.; children. Int.; I.M.T., golf, bridge, motoring, chess. Pr. A.: Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield. Tel.: Sutton Coldfield 1782.
WILDING, James Armstrong, M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Aut.E., M.I.Mech.E., U.S.A., F.I.M.T., A.F.A.I., Man. Dir. J . A. Wilding & Co., Ltd., II, Southampton Street, W.C. B. Hill Cliff, nr. Warrington, Cheshire. Ed.: Technical College, Manchester; apprntcd. Wm. Muir & Co., Manchester. Car.: with Hiram S. Maxim in charge of tool and jig department for gun work; built 3-cylinder rotary engine and worked on gliding machine for Maxim; Works Man. Waverley Typewriter Company; Gen. Man. Thomas Mfg. Co.; built Hall's electric Car 1898; founder of J. A. Wilding & Co.; patented with General Kelly-Kelly one of the first motor ambulances afterwards presented to Osborne; Tech. Dir. Clement Talbot Ltd., up to taking over by S.T.D.; Tech. Dir. Swift of Coventry from 1920/26; life member of I.A.E., and Member of Council 1910/14. Md.: son. Int.: golf, automobiles. Pr. A.: 96 Baker Street, W. Tel.: Welbeck 4570.
WILDMAN, Albert Charles Anstey, Man. Dir. Brockley Motor Works, Ltd., Brockley Road, Brockley, S.E. B. Southampton. Ed.: Oxford House College, St. Albans, Herts; St. Alban's Technical Institute. Cetr.: Com-manding Officer 1st Essex Training Corps from 1912 to 1919; Supt. in Chief of the Secret Essex Defence and Sp. Constab.; formed Brockley Motor Works into Co. in March, 1927. Int.: engineering research, bird aviaries and aquarium, designing and landscape work, more especially in ref. to filling stations. Pr. A.: 281 Brockley Road, Brockley, S.E. Tel.: New Cross 1484.
WILFORD, George Leonard, Dir. and Gen. Man. Mann, Egerton & Co., Ltd., Norwich. B. 8 Nov., 1886. Foleshill, Warwicks. Ed.: Foxford School, Warwicks trained at Riley (Coventry), Ltd. Car.: in 1907 Repairs Man., Riley Co.,; in 1910 joined Mann, Egerton & Co. as Assist. Man.; elected Dir. 1912 and appointed Gen. Man. 1913. Md.: 4 children. Int.: golf. Pr. A.: The Red House, Old Catton, Norwich. Tel.: Norwich 1818.
WILKES, Frank Albert, Man. Dir., Red Garages of Llandudno, Old Colwyn and Caernarvon. B. 28 June, 1875, Middlesbrough, Yorks. Ed.: Middlesbrough High School; trained at school and tech. institutes. Car.: 4 years with Bell Bros. ironmasters, Middlesbrough; 4 years with Aveling & Porter, Ltd., Rochester, Kent; year with Ashwell & Nesbitt, Leicester; io years with Wolseley Motors; 22 years at Llandudno. Md.: 2 children. Int.: Rotary, Freemasonry, trade associations, golf. Pr. A.: Red Roofs, Roumania Crescent, Llandudno. Tel.: Llandudno 633o.
WILKINSON, Andrew Hunter, F.I.M.T., Man. Dir. Leslie Porter, Ltd., Belfast. B. 18 February 1884, Mulroy, Co. Donegal. Ed.: public school and private tuition; trained in architecture and motor engineering. Car.: served in architect's office after finishing education and entered motor engineering industry in Belfast, 1904. Md.: I son, 1 daughter. Int.: motoring, rifle shooting, billiards. Pr. A.: " Mulroy," Belmont Road, Belfast. Tel.: Knock 920.
WILKINSON, Charles Louis Gaffikin B.A., Dir. Gaffikin Wilkinson & Co., Ltd., Hanover Square, London. B. June 1896, Shanghai, China. Ed.: Uppingham; Clare College, Cambridge; took B.A. degree 1921; served 1 year in shops Shanghai Dock and Lighter Co.; course in electrical engineering City and Guilds S. Kensington, 1922. Car.: war service R.N.D., Public Schools Batt., 1914 /1915; commissioned 1915 5th Batt. K.R.R.; served overseas with 3rd Batt. K.R.R., 1918; founded Gaffikin Wilkinson & Co., with offices at Dover Street, W., February 1923. Md.: I son. Int.: yachting. Pr. A.: " Curlhawes," Thorpe, nr. Chertsey, Surrey.
WILKINSON, George Shakespeare, M.I. Mech.E., F.R.Ac.S., M.I.A.E., F.M.S.A.E., Dir. and Chief Eng. at D. Napier & Son, Ltd., Acton. B. 1886, London. Ed.: Ipswich School; Birmingham University; apprntcd. to E. R. & F. Turner, Ltd., Ipswich. Md. Pr. A.: Marden Ash, Hillcrest Road, Ealing, W. Tel.: Perivale 5155.
WILKINSON, Percy James, Sec., Hardy, Spicer & Co., Ltd., Birch Road, Witton, Birmingham. B. 23 July 1879, Birmingham. Ed.: King Edward's Grammar School, Birmingham. Car.: 8 years with firm of chartered accountants; 22 years accountant and registrar of Mazapil Copper Co., Ltd., Manchester; appt. Sec. Hardy, Spicer & Co., March, 1926. Widower: 2 sons. Int.: cricket, motoring. Pr. A.: " Langland," Frederick Road, Wylde Green, Birmingham. Tel.: Birchfield 4504.
WILKS, Spencer B., Man. Dir. Rover Co., Ltd., Coventry. B. 26 May 1891, Rickmansworth. Ed. St. Andrews, Eastbourne; Charterhouse. Car.: war service 1914/18; from 1918 to 28 with Hillman Motor Car Co., Ltd., as Chr. and Man. Dir.; in 1933 Man. Dir. Rover Co. Md.: 2 children. Pr. A.: Claybrook Grange, nr. Rugby. Tel.: Leire 7.
WILLETT, Harold John, F.I.M.T., Man. Dir. H. J. Willett, Ltd., Colchester; Dir. Colne Investment Co., Ltd. B. 1887, London. Ed.: Blue Coat and O.W.S. Car.: with Autovan Co., Ltd., manufacturers Wyvern cars and Autovan commercial vehicles; Essex Tractor representative for Board of Agriculture; Gov. Essex County Hospital; Deputy Chr. of Colchester Chamber of Commerce; Vice-Chr. of Colchester Carnival Soc. Md. Int.: golf, reading.
WILLIAMS, George Alfred, Gen. Man. Wray Park Garage, Reigate. B. 7 March 1900, Herne Bay, Kent. Ed.: Kent Coast College; pupil with Chas. Baker & Co., Tonbridge. Car.: with R.N.A.S. 1914; transferred to Artists Rifles, O.T.C.; in 19'8, rejoined Chas. Baker & Co. until 1924; with H. E. Hall & Co., Tonbridge, to 1927; originated firm is of Tonbridge Motor Service, Ltd., and in 1928 Man. Dir.; resigned September 1932, and took present position. Md.: 1 son. Int.: Rugby football (captain Tonbridge Wednesday 1926/32, and West Kent 1931/32); fire fighting (Divisional Officer Reigate Borough Fire Brigade); work of it M.A.A.; Chr. S.E. Division 1932; Chr. Mid-Kent Section 1932/33; present Chr. Mid-Surrey Section; M.A.A. Council 1931/33. Pr. A.: 3 The Grange, Redhill, Surrey. Tel.: Redhill 984.
WILLIAMS, Harry George, M.I.Mech.E., M.I.A.E., Snr. Part. Williams & James, Gloucester. B. 1876, London. Ed.; Richmond St. Mary's; Tottenham Polytechnic; apprntcd. at Aveling & Porter, Rochester, 1892/97. Car.; in 1897 Supt. Motor Dept. Edison & Swan, Ponders End; 1901 Sturtevant Eng. Co. & Gestetner Duplicator Co.; 1902 Enfield Small Arms Factory; 1905 Machine Shop Supt. J. I. Thornycroft & Co., Basingstoke; 1909 Works Man. F. W. Rowlands & Co., Birkenhead; associated with R. R. James in formation of present business in 1915; Pres. Gloucestershire Engineering Society 1929/30, 1930/31 Chr. Gloucester Technical Schools Committee. Widower: 3 children. bit.: golf, fishing, local government administration. Pr. A.: 148 Tuffley Avenue, Gloucester. Tel.: Gloucester 2570.
WILLIAMS, Leonard, Chr. and Man. Dir. of Leonard Williams & Co., Great West Road, Middlesex; an Executive Dir. of D. Napier & Son, Ltd.
WILLIAMS, Percy Arthur, . A .M. I .Mech . E . , A .M. I . A. E., lecturer in engineering (motor and mech.) City of Cardiff Education Committee. B. 18 October 1889, Rogerstone, Mon. Ed.: at Rogerstone; Risca, Mon.; University of Wales, Cardiff. Car.: engineering, draughtsman,—Clement Talbot, London; Rolls-Royce, Derby; Wolseley Tool & Motor Co., Birmingham; Swift Co., Coventry; lecturer in Mech. Eng., Tech. School, Peterborough; Apprentice Supervisor Vauxhall Motors; lecturer at Newport, Mon., Tech. College, then present position. Md.: 2 children. Int.: water colour sketching, music, model engineering. Pr. A.: "Langdale," Pedair Erw Road, Birchgrove, Cardiff.
WILLIAMS, Stanley, Gen. Man. Vanden Plas (England), Ltd., 1923, Ltd., Kingsbury Works, Hendon. B. 189o. Ed.: St. Albans Grammar School; apprntcd. manufacturing opticians. Car.: in 1912 entered motor trade and joined Marlborough Motors; war service 1914 to 1918 in M.T.; served in France; invalided 1918; joined J. Lyons & Co., Transport Dept., 1919; in 1923 apptd. Sales Man. Normand Garage, Ltd., until 1929; then joined Vanden Plas as Sales Man. Md.: 2 children. Pr. A. 13 Salmon Street, Kingsbury, N.W. Tel.: Colindale 8486.
WILLIAMSON, George Armstrong, Chief Engineer Firestone Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., Gt. West Road, Brentford, Middlesex. B. 189o.
WILSON, Alexander Drysdale, M.I.A.E., F.I.M.T. M.I.T.A. late of Karrier Motors, Ltd. B. Didsbury, Manchester. Ed.: Westminster City School; Battersea Grammar School; Battersea Polytechnic; Birmingham Technical School. Car.: apprntcd. Geo. Evenden & Co., Balham; and Wolseley Tool & Motor Co., Ltd., Birmingham; Man. Daimler Dept. at A.E.C. Works in charge Daimler interest, 1914 to 1915: Assist. Super. Daimler Commercial Vehicle Test and Finishing Dept. Coventry; Assist. Man. Service Dept.; Assist. Works Eng. Daimler Co., Coventry 1919; positions with Karrier Motors, Ltd., Huddersfield, 1919 to 1921; Works Man. Studebaker, Ltd., Willesden, London, 1921 to 1927; present position 1927 to date. Md.: 2 children. Int.: swimming. Pr. A.: 257 Robin Hood Lane, Hall Green, Birmingham. Tel.: Springfield 264o.
WILSON, Arthur James, founder and for 25 years Hon. Sec. and Treas. Motor and Cycle Trades' Benevolent Fund. B. 17 February 1858, London. Educated himself after losing hearing at the age of 12. Car.: wood engraver; cycling journalist; joined first Dunlop Co. in Dublin 1890; brought the business to London and was Man. for 3 years; started as advertising contractor (A. J. Wilson & Co., Ltd.); retired from business 1928. Md.: daughter. Int.: cycling, yachting, motor-boat racing, cruising. Pr. A.: The Sundial, Friars Cliff, Christchurch, Hants. Tel.: Christchurch 44.
WILSON, Arthur John, Dir. and Gen. Man. United Motor Finance Corporation, Ltd., Slough & Anglo-Saxon Insurance Association, Ltd. B. 1892, Northampton. Ed.: British School, Northampton; Northants Technical School. Car.: in 1910 with E. P. Steeds, Chartered Accountant, and in 1911 Hill, Vellacott & Co., Chartered Accountants; in 1912 joined Pytchley Autocar Co., Ltd.; and in 1921 United Motor Finance Corporation Md.: 1 son, 1 daughter. Int.: golf. Pr. A.: " Withy Spring," Farnham Common, Bucks. Tel.: Farnham Common 158.
WILSON, Hubert George Anthony Ross, Man. Dir., Partridge Wilson & Co., Ltd., Leicester. B. 25 Aug. 1901, Kegworth, Leicestershire. Ed.: Trent College; trained at Loughborough Technical College and Gent & Co., Ltd., Leicester. Car.: originally partner in Partridge and Wilson and for the past 7 years sole pro. Md.: 1 son, 2 daughters. Int.: shooting, swimming, tennis; serious interest scientific research. Pr. A.: " Springwell House," Glebe Road, Leicester. Tel.: Leicester 77505.
WILTSHIRE, William Charles, Man. Dir. Heath & Wiltshire, Ltd., Farnham, Surrey. B. 22 February 1875, Reading. Ed.: St. Mark's College Schools, Chelsea; apprntcd. Engineering Dept. L. & S. W. Ry., Wimbledon, for 3 years; and Dick Kerr & Co., Kilmarnock, N.B. Car.: opened business in Farnham, July 1897; company formed March 1905. Md.: 4 sons. Pr. A.: " Sandrock," Guildford Road, Farnham. Tel.: Farnham 288.
WINN, Rowland, M.B.E., Governing Dir. Rowland Winn, Ltd., Leeds. B. March 1871, Leeds. Ed.: Leeds Modern School; Training Institute; apprntcd. engineering. Car.: started motor trade in earliest days, after opening business as cycle manufacturer and gas engine repairer; o pened first garage in Leeds; participated in first 1,000 miles trial; leading Ford distributor for Yorkshire up to and during war; successful driving contests at Brooklands and elsewhere; opened present premises in Woodhouse Lane in 1903; rep. Food Production Dept., Yorkshire, during the war; Pres. of the M.A.A. (then A.S.L.) in 1913; rep. of Great Britain at Motor World Congress in America, 1926; Alderman, Leeds City Council. Md.: 1 daughter. Int.: motoring, yachting. Pr. A.: Oakwood House, Claremont Road, Headingley, Leeds. Tel.: 52038.
WINTER, Rudolph, M.C., A.R.S.M., A.I.M.M., Dir. Liquid Measurements, Ltd., London; Dir. Hammond Pump and Equipment Co., Ltd., London; Dir. Winhams, Ltd., London. B. 1896, Melbourne, Australia. Ed.: Melbourne Grammar School; University College School, London; Royal School of Mines, London; Degree Assoc. R.S.M. 1921; apprntcd. Fraser & Chalmers 1915. Car.: commissioned R.G.A. 1916, serving in France and Belgium until 1919; received M.C. 1918; Sub-Editor Ironmonger 1921/23; Asst. to consultant mining engineering in London 1924/29; asst. Man. Mt. Elliott Mining Co., Queensland, Australia, 1929/30; joined Liquid Measurements in 1930. Int.: music, bridge, golf, squash racquets. Pr. A.: 2 Raleigh Close, N.W.4. Tel.: Hendon 8472.
WISDOM, Thomas Henry, Motoring Editor Daily Herald, Sporting Life, Ideal Home, etc. B. 1907, Brighton. Ed.: Nottingham High School; Brighton, Hove and Sussex Grammar School. Car.: Competed at Brooklands, usually driving a Leyland-Thomas designed by the late J. G. Parry-Thomas; third in the Gold Star Handicap, 1933; drove Invicta in the 1931 Ulster " T.T.," and won Class " C " at 70.42 m.p.h.; joint holder with Capt. G. Eyston and A. Denly of Class " H " L000 miles, 2,000 kilometres and 24 hours records and the Class " G " 12 hours, L000 miles, 2,000 kilometres, 24 hours and 2,000 miles records, all with M.G. Md. Int.: motor racing. Pr. A.: Timberhatch, Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey. Tel.: Sutton 3966.
WITCHER, William Ewart, Pro. Witcher's Garage, Lewes, Sussex. B. 29 September 1888, Havant, Hants. Ed.: Lewes; Brighton Technical College; trained in gen. engineering; 7 years apprntcd. steam, gas and oil engineering. Car.: in motor trade since 1914, and driving in days of tube ignition; war service R.N.A.S.; after being wounded went to Air Inspection Dept. on installation of engines. Md. Int.: golf, riding, singing, Masonry, W.M. South Saxon Lodge 311. Pr. A.: 16 St. Ann's Crescent, Lewes. Tel.: Lewes 136.
WOLFE, Frederick John, Chr. Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd.; Dir. Pinchin, Johnson & Co., Ltd., Ebano Oil Co., Ltd., Valor Co., Ltd., Purfleet Wharf & Sawmills, Ltd., Irish American Oil Co., Ltd. B. r September 1879, Brantford, Ont. Canada. Ed.: Brantford Collegiate; Hamilton (Canada) School of Pedagogy. Car.: Vice President in charge of marketing of Imperial Oil Ltd., Canada. Md.: r son, r daughter. Pr. A.: 42 Upper Brook Street, Park Lane, W.
WOOD, Charles F., F.I.M.T., M. Inst.B.E., Man. Dir. C. F. Wood & Son, Ltd., High Street, Steyning. B. July, 1883, Steyning. Ed.: Steyning; technical. Car.: commenced with local firm in 1897 with varying experiences until 1912; present business opened up in a small way. Md.: i son. Int.: carnation growing and flowers. Pr. A.: 66 High Street, Steyning. Tel.: Stey ning 31.
WOOD, Joseph Harry Victor, Works Man. J. D. Wood & Co., Stratford Road, Shirley, Birmingham. B. 24 May 1899, Birmingham. Ed.: Solihull School; aero. course with R.A.F. during war and pilot; 3 years pupil with Lanchester's. Car.: employed with Lanchester in various capacities, until 1926; became Works Man. Matchett & Martineaus, Birmingham, 1926/31; present position 1931 to date. Md.: 2 daughters. Int.: hockey, tennis. Pr. A.: " Roville," Blossomfield Road, Solihull. Tel.: Shirley 1017.
WOOD, Sidney George, Southampton Branch Man. Pirelli, Ltd. B. 26 July 1891, London. Ed.: Highbury School. Car.: 1905 /11 apprntcd. Imperial Tyre Co; 1911 /14 with Challenge Rubber Mills and Victor Tyre Co.; joined Continental Tyre Co. just before war; served overseas and at home with R.F.A. 1914/19; joined Firestone Tyre Co. 1919, and Pirelli in 192o. Md.: 2 children. Int.: golf, gardening. Pr. A.: " Hallwood," Hiltingbury Road, Chandlersford, Hants. Tel.: Chandlersford 153.
WOOD, Thomas, M.B.E., A.M.I.A.E., Chr. and Man. Dir. Wood & Lambert, Ltd., Stamford Hill, London. B. 27 December 1889, Cumberland. Ed.: Grosvenor College, Carlisle; technical. Car.: with Brush Electrical Engineering Co. Loughborough; joined British Red Cross Society and went to France on Motor Works Staff in 1914; appt. Works Man. 1917; commenced business 1919 as motor engineer and component part manufacturer; took up Ford Dealership 1921. Md.: 1 son. Int.: golf, bridge. Pr. A.: 37 Woodstock Road, Golders Green, N.W. Tel.: Speedwell 4002
WOODBURN, James Wright, Dir. Woodburn & Spence, Ltd., Prestwich. B. 8 June 1899, Haverthwaite, nr. Ulverston, Lancs. Ed.: Haverthwaite and Ulverston Council Schools; apprntcd. Peake Bros., Greenodd, in 1912. Car.: in workshops of Peake Bros. until 1916; war service until 1918, with A.S.C. and other units; started business on own account in 1922. Md.: 1 son. Int.: sport, motoring. Pr. A.: 47 Kenilworth Avenue, Prestwich, Manchester. Tel.: Whitefield 204.
WOODHEAD, Richard, J.P., Gov., Dir. Wood Hydraulic Hoist Co., Ltd., Brixton Road, S.W.9. B. Halifax, Yorks. Car.: started business on own account at 21 years of age; for 25 years associated with the motor trade ana cinema business in Lancashire and Yorkshire, both as owner of theatres and chairman of companies. Md. Int.: cricket, horticulture, travel. Pr. A.: Crown House, Southport. Tel.: Southport 2292.
WOOLLAN, Sydney Walter, M.I.A.E., F.I.M.T., Man. Dir. Caversham Motors, Ltd., Reading. B.: West Penard, Somersetshire. Ed.: Taunton High School; National School, Reading; University College, Reading; 7 years articled apprntcd. cycle trade. Car.: technical mechanical instructor Penywern House, Earl's Court, London; part. Daneville Cycle Mfg. Co., Ltd., London; entered the motor trade 1896 prior to " emancipation day "; carried out extensive early experiments in engines, gears, magnetos, etc.; designed and built the Doru car. Md.: i daughter. Int.: shooting, swimming. Pr. A.: Potash Farm, Bradfield, Berks. Tel.: Bradfield 64.
WOOLLARD, Frank Griffiths, B. S c . Eng., A.M.I.C.E., A.M.I.M.E. Man. Dir. Steele Griffiths & Co., Ltd., London. B. 1897, London. Ed.: City & Guild Engineering College, South Kensington, obtaining B.Sc. in Engineering; articled to a Civil Engineer and obtaining Associate Membership of the Institute of Civil, also of the Mechanical Engineers. Int.: shooting, golf, country pursuits in estate at Badmondisfield Hall, near Newmarket, Suffolk, where members of the family have resided since 1668. Pr. A. " Westview," Red Post Hill, Dulwich Village, S.E. Tel.: Sydenham 7246.
WOOLLEN, Thomas Henry, M,I.Mech.E., retired. B. 8 March 1859, Sheffield. Ed.: Firth's College, now Sheffield University; articled to Leadbeater & Scott, steel and tool manufacturers. Car.: worked through all technical departments and for many years Commercial Man. for Leadbeater & Scott; subsequent positions, Man. Dir. The Jointless Rim Co., Birmingham; Gen. Man. Clement Talbot, London; won over zoo medals, etc., in speed tests; Dir. Palmer Tyre Ltd. 21 years; founder I.A.E. in 1898, with 0. P. Clements of B.S.A.; member of Council 34 years; Vice-Pres. S.M.M. & T. 1918; standardised rims for car tyres, accepted as world's standards Jan. 1914; standardised rims for cycles and motor cycles; standardised tyre valves 1924, over 400 million since put in use; war service, Min. of Munitions, respons. for production of 541 millions agricultural implement spare parts. Widower: i son. Int.: motoring, shooting (holds many records and won many prizes); chr. of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution. Pr. A.: 14 Corringham Road, Golders Green, London, N.W. Tel.: Speedwell 5784.
WOOLLEY, Fred, F.S.A.A., Woolley & Waldron, Incorporated Accountants, Southampton. B. 31 March 1877, Kidsgrove, Staffs. Ed.: Kidsgrove Board School; qualified as member of Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors in 1905 and admitted Fellow in 1908. Car.: in public practice from 1906; Dir. of several companies and Sec. of various traders'and employers' organisations; Sec. Hants Division, M.A.A. and M.T.A. from its inception; filled offices of Pres. Southampton Chamber of Commerce and Southampton Rotary Club; elected Southampton Councillor in 1926; Sheriff of Southampton for 1930/31, and Mayor 1931/32 and 1932/33; Alderman 1933; chr. Town Council Finance Committee and Municipal Aerodrome Sub-Committee; for 3o years taken active part in social and public matters; chr. of Assocn. for Welfare of the Blind in Southampton; Hon. Consul for Hungary; A Governor of University College of Southampton. Md.: 4 children. Int.: farming, social and public work. Pr. A.: Quob, Westend, nr. Southampton. Tel.: Southampton 67158.
WOOLLONS, Henry B., rep. R. A. Ryley. B. 25 September 1902, King's Heath, Birmingham. Ed.: King's Norton Secondary School. Car.: with the firm of J. A. Ryley since, 1919 in all departments. Md. Int.: Rugby football, gardening. Pr. A.: White Croft, Tobury Green, Wythall.
WORKMAN, Robert, Man. Dir. Birch & Workman, Ltd., 47, Chichester Street, Belfast. B. 9 September 1883, Rubane, Kircubbin, Co. Down, Ulster. Ed.: Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh; Cambridge University. Car.: marine engineering, motor mnfg., mining engineering; then motor trade. Md.: 2 sons. Pr. A.: Mertoun Hall, Holywood, Co. Down, Ireland. Tel.: Knock 177.
WORSLEY, Miss Victoria, with Bescar, Ltd., Gt. Portland Street, W. B. 23 February 1900. Ed.: Aldeburgh, Suffolk; trained at British School of Motoring. Car.: with Henlys, Leeds; Brooklands Motors, Euston Road, London; B.M.C., Ltd., Park Lane, London; Bescars, Ltd. Int.: motor racing. Pr. A.: Hovingham Hall, York, and io Bryanston Mews, W. Tel.: Langham 3777.
WRIGHT, Frederick A. L., Service Man. Vauxhall Motors, Ltd. B. 12 April 1888, Woking, Surrey. Ed.: Bexley Heath College; Trafalgar House School, Lee-on-Solent; pupil with John I. Thornycroft, Basingstoke. Car: 1904/1906 Thornycrofts; 1906/I9o9Wilkinsons, Uxbridge; 1909/ 1920 McLaughlin Motor Co., Oshawa, Canada; Service Man. McLaughlin's, London, Ontairo, 1915/20; from 192o with General Motors, Ltd., Service Man. since 1925; 1932 Service Man. Vauxhall Motors, Ltd. Md.: 2 daughters. Int.: photography, gardening, motoring. Pr. A.: ioi Station Road, Hendon, N.W. Tel.: Hendon 8760.
WRIGHT, George William James Hamilton. B. 13 February 1911, Bessingby, Yorkshire. Ed.: Wellington College, Berks.; Pembroke College, Cambridge. Car.: as an engineer. hit.: motor racing, cricket, tennis, shooting, farming, fishing. Pr. A.: Bessingby Hall, Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Tel.: Bridlington 2171.
WRIGHT, Robert E., Pro. R. E. Wright & Co., Balls Road, Birkenhead. B. 1878, Liverpool. Ed.: Ruthin Grammar School; apprntcd. Land Bros., Birkenhead; 4 years at sea as marine engineer, obtaining extra 1st B.O.T. Certificate; 12 months electrical experience with Dick, Kerr & Co., Preston and then commenced business in 1905. Md.: 1 son, daughter. Int.: outdoor sports. Pr, A.: Devon House, Devonshire Place, Birkenhead. Tel.: Birkenhead 2519.
WRIGHT, William Elkington, controlling metal finishing and research depts. of Pyrene Co., Ltd., Great West Road, Brentford. Responsible for the successful launching in this country of the Parkerizing and Bonderizing Rust-proofing Processes. B. 21 March 1891, Birmingham. Ed.: Birmingham; apprntcd. to engineering E. & 0. A. Co., Birmingham, and Webly & Scotts, Birmingham. Car.: in 1913, member of the Management of Vickers, Ltd., Crayford, controlling estimating, purchasing, planning, etc.; 1922 Gen. Man. of Lee Locks, Ltd., London and Coventry; 1929 joined The Pyrene Co. to commercialise their rust-proofing processes, marketing the Parkerizing and Bonderizing processes. Md.': 2 girls, I boy. Int.: tennis, golf. Pr. A. 37 Kinnaird Avenue, Chiswick W. Tel.: Chiswick 4618.
WRIGHTSON, Walter Harris, F.I.M.T., part. Sussex Motors, Hove. B. 1888, Ramsgate. Ed.: privately, Ramsgate and London. Car.: entered motor trade 1905 with J. Keele, Ltd., of London, repair shops stores, and sales staff; war sere ice in France 1915-1918; rejoined J. Keele in 1919, remaining until September 1922; started business in part'ship. in London, December 1922, as Ramsay & Wrightson; sold part'ship in March 1925; entered part'ship with Mr. E., Brown in June and purchased the Sussex Motors; 1st Sec. of I.KT, Brighton Section 193o to 1933. Md.: 5 children. int.: sport, gardening. Pr. A.: " Lynton," Windlesham Gardens, Shoreham, Sussex. Tel.: Shoreham-by-Sea 238.
WYATT, Ernest, M.I.M.T., Prop. Wyatt's Motors, Portsmouth. B. 18 March 189o. Gt. Bookham, Surrey. Ed.: Cameron House School, Leatherhead; City & Guilds; apprntcd. motor engineering. Car.: 7 years Estate Engineer until joining R.N. 1916; in 1917 and appt. Admiralty Inspector on Paravane Construction till 1919; Omnibus Superintendent, Portsmouth Corporation Tramways; in 1922, commened own business. Chr. Portsmouth Section M.A.A. 1934. Md.: 1 son. Int. cricket, golf, Rotary. Pr. A.: io Queen's Road, Portsmouth. Tel.: Portsmouth 273o.
WYLIE, Thomas, Par. Porter & Wylie, Downpatrick, Ireland. B. September 1881, Ballingtoy, Co. Antrim. Ed.: National School; private tutor, Co. Fermanagh. Car.: 3o years in cycle and motor trade. Md.: 2 sons. Int.: golf, gardening. Pr. A.: Saul Street, Downpatrick. Tel.: Downpatrick 2.