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DAGNALL, Harold Edward William. Sales Manager, K. J. Motors Ltd., Bromley. Born Peterborough, 23rd June, 1909. Educated at North of England school and in commercial subjects at Pitmans College. Spent early childhood in North of England, family moving to London in 1915. Became junior clerk with firm of Tobacco Importers in the City in January, 1926. Left in June of that year to join present firm and became Salesman in 1927. During war A.I.D. Inspector with K. J. Motors Ltd., on production of Aircraft Components. Appointed Sales Manager, 1944. Interested in Sport and Photography. Private address: Pathar, Poverest Road, Petts Wood, Kent. Telephone: Orpington 4291.
DALES, Walter Eric. Proprietor of Friskney & Dales, Alford. Born Skegness, 22nd March, 1900. Educated at Horncastle. Became an apprentice in 1917. Founded present business in 1928. Private address: 54, West Street, Alford. Telephone: 2152. •
DANIEL, Reginald Mark, m.i.m.i. Sales Manager (Commercial), Morris Garages Ltd., Oxford. Born Fulham, 4th February, 1892. Educated at Latimer School, Hammersmith. Became apprentice with Garty & Wade, Balham Hill in 1908. Served in 1914 war in France with 8th Division as Despatch Rider. Became Mechanist Staff Sergeant, 17th Battalion, Tank Corps. Was twice wounded; awarded Military Medal; presented to H.M. the late King George near Villers-Bretonneux in 1918. On signing of Armistice 17th Battalion were first British troops to enter Cologne. After demobilisation in 1919 rejoined Garty and Wade, as junior partner. Joined Morris Garages Ltd., in 1922 and appointed to present position in 1923. Is interested in Deep Sea Fishing and Golf. Private address: Newlands, Fritford Heath, Nr. Abingdon, Berks.
DANIELS, Joseph William Cyril. Divisional Secretary, Motor Agents' Association, Ltd., 3, Eldon Chambers, Wheelergate, Nottingham. Telephone: 40428. Born Purton, 13th September, 1901. Educated at Howard Gardens High School and Cardiff University. Went to Cuba with United Railways of Havana, 1922, as Assistant to Chief Electrical Engineer. Became Asst. to Manager of Havana Division of Compania de Electricidad. Returned to England in 1931 and became Interpreter in Spanish to Milford Haven Fishing Fleet. Afterwards was responsible for running two cinemas in Nottingham. Served with Ministry of Information, 1939 45, as executive and emergency officer. Joined present organisation on demobilisation. Is Organist and Choirmaster at St. Barts Church, Nottingham. In 1920's was Organist at Havana Cathedral. Recreations : Music and Gardening. Married 1941, Dorothy (née Bennett). Private address: 400, Perry Road, Nottingham.
DANIELSON, Robert William Nicholas, M.B.E., T.D., A.M.I.I.A. Works Director, Deritend Stamping Co., Ltd., Birmingham, 9. Born Barnt Green, 8th June, 1912. Educated Oundle School 1926-30. Studied engineering at Newcastle, Portsmouth and Birmingham Technical Colleges. Served apprenticeship with Hawthorne Leslie & Co., Ltd., 1930-32, and in Drawing Office Wolseley Motors (1927) Ltd., 1932-34. Worked in junior positions with Deritend Stamping Co., Ltd., until made Manager, Hot Brass Pressing Department 1935-37. Left in 1937 joining William Smith Owen Co., Ltd., (Darlaston), first as junior Rate-fixer and finally as Joint Works Manager. Having been with 48th (S.M.) Divisional Signals T.A. since 1933 was embodied with unit in September, 1939. Became 145 Infantry Brigade Signals Officer, a position he held until capture by German army on May 3oth at Cassel. P.O.W. for 5 years in Germany. In December, 1945 rejoined Deritend as Works Director. Married Euginie (née Frost-Smith); three daughters. Interested in Shooting, Tennis, Photography, Travel, Gardening. Private address: Oak Tree Cottage, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Telephone: 2647.
DAVIES, Alfred. Chief Buyer, Carbodies Ltd., Coventry. Born Royton, 23rd October, 1911. Educated at Kingham Council School, and Kingham Hill Public School. Intended for teaching profession and studied to this end until 19 years old. Passed Oxford Senior exams with credits in Maths, Drawing and Bookkeeping. Owing to death of his father adandoned teaching career and entered Motor Industry, becoming storekeeper with Pressed Steel Co., Oxford. Appointed to present position, 1945. Recreations: Tennis, Music, Carpentry and Gardening. Private address: 55, Watercall Avenue, Coventry. Telephone: 67962.
DAVIES, Charles Richard. Motor Cycle Competitions Manager, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Erdington, Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 18th November, 1902. Educated at King Edward's Grammar School. Joined present firm on the Sales Side in 1918. Became interested in Car and M Cycle Sport in 1933. Appointed to present position 1945. Travels extensively in Europe and British Isles attending M/Cycle Racing events. Interested in Music. Private address: 839, Chester Road, Erdington, Birmingham. Telephone: Erdington 3685.
DAVIES, David Idris. Proprietor, Owen Davies and Son, Llangoed, Anglesey. Born Llangoed, 3oth October, 1906. Educated at Beaumaris County School and at Business Training College, Bangor. Became apprenticed to Motor Firm in 1924 and acquired present garage five years later. Hobbies : Gardening, Cricket and Snooker. Private address: Hillside, Llangoed, Anglesey. Telephone: 6i.
DAVIES, Denzil. Director, Davies Tyre Co., Ltd.,N.W.9. Born Brighton, 16th January, 191. Educated at University College School. Joined present firm in 1934. Enlisted in R.A.S.C. in January, 1940. Received Commission, 1941. Transferred to R.E.M.E. in M.E.F. in October, 1942 and eventually became officer c Production No. 1 Tyre Workshops, M.E.F. Demobilised with rank of Major and returned to Davies Tyre Co., Ltd., in 1945. Has been a Director since 1939. Recreations : Cricket, Golf, and Gardening. Private address: Nerewood, Barham Avenue, Elstree, Herts. Telephone: 2182.
DAVIES, David Titlebaum. Chairman of Davies Tyre Co., Ltd., The Hyde, London, N.W.9. Born 9th September, 1888, London. Privately educated. Married.
DAVIES, Frank David. Sales Manager, Davies Tyre Co., Ltd., N.W.9. Born Hampstead, 1923. Educated University School, 1935-39. Joined the Company prior to serving with Royal Sussex Regt. in the 14th Army, 1941-46. Appointed a Director in 1947 and Sales Manager in 195o. Recreations : Hockey, Squash and Swimming. Private address: Flat 584, White House, Albany Street, N.W. r. Telephone: Euston 1200, EXtn. 584.
DAVIES, George Richard, D.F.C., B.SC., M.I.MECH.E. Personal Technical Assistant to the Director of Research, Shell Refining and Marketing Co., Ltd., Thornton-le-Moors. Born Oswestry, 28th April, 1914. Educated at Oswestry School and studied Engineering at University College, University of London, where he gained B.Sc.(Eng)(Hons). Became college apprentice at R. A. Lister and Co., Dursley in 1934 and later Assistant Workshop manager with Ricardo and Co., Engineers Ltd. Served during the war, in R.A.F., 1941-6. On Aircrew duties as Pilot, including one tour of Operations with 300 (Polish) Squadron. Commissioned, Flight-Lieut.; awarded D.F.C. Later attached to Ministry of Aircraft Production as a scientific Officer at the German Aeronautical Research Station at Volkenrode. Joined Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co. (Engineers) Ltd., Slough 1946-48 as Research Engineer. Left to join present concern as Research Engineer. Hobbies : Fly-fishing, Photography, Gardening. Married, 1947, Betty Eileen (née Jensen) of Auckland, N.Z. Private address: The Cottage, Eastham Rake, Eastham, Cheshire. Telephone: 1708.
DAVIES, Gilbert Edwin, M.I.M.I. Director, Nortons (Cardiff) Ltd., Managing Director of Exclusive Cars Ltd., and Moxhams (Newport) Ltd. Born Pontypridd, Glam. 22nd July, 1919. Educated at Monkton House, Cardiff. Studied at Higher School of Commerce; Technical College, Cardiff and gained practical experience with Standard Motor Co., at Park Royal. Is a son of S. G. Davies, F.C.W.A., F.I.M.I. Took up present position in 1940. Is Chairman of East Wales Division, Institute of Motor Industry; President "A" Zone Ferguson Dealers Association, 1950; Liveryman of Coach Builders and Harness Makers of the City of London. Fellow of Institute of Directors. Hobbies : Archery, Photography, Swimming, Motor Sport. Private address: 11, The Green, Llandaff, Glamorgan. Telephone: 1249.
DAVIES, Harold Wilfred. Managing Director, John Pepper (Hanley) Ltd. Born Hanley, 19th April, 1901. Educated at Chester High School, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., to which country he had gone when eight years old. Returned to England in 1916 to join his uncle the late John Pepper, as an apprentice to Motor Trade. Became a Director in 193o. Is interested in Gardening and is a Rotarian. Married; two sons, both apprentices in the business. Private address: Southlawn, Whitmore Road, Newcastle, Staffs. Telephone: 67378.
DAVIES, Ivor. Proprietor, of firm in own name, Caerphilly. Born Abergwili, Carmarthenshire. 4th July, 1895. Educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Carmarthen and in the Technical Department of the School of Art. In 1911 became an apprentice to Motor Engineering serving as Fitter and Turner. Is interested in Motor Sport. Started business on own account in 1919. Is now senior Motor Trader in Caerphilly. Recreations : Shooting and Fishing. Private address: 6o, Castle Street, Caerphilly. Telephone: 2123.
DAVIES, Samuel George, F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Nortons (Cardiff) Ltd., and its subsidiaries. Born Rhondda, 19th July, 1891. Educated at Ferndale Secondary and Glamorgan County School. Became a Fellow of the Institute of Costs and Works Accountants in 192o, spending five years in the cost departments of Collieries and Railways. Became cost accountant in engineering, iron and steel Industry before becoming a professional accountant and consultant. Joined Austin Motor Company when 26 years of age, working in their Cost Department. Was President of the Motor Agents Association, 1935/36, 1940/41. Member of the Council of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders 1934/40. President of the Institute of the Motor Industry 1948/49. Hobbies : Music, Travel. Clubs: R.A.C., Ambassadors of Trade. Private address: Broadmead, 17, Llanedeyrn Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff. Telephone: Cardiff 45625.
DAVIS, Herbert Joseph. Export Manager, Allard Motor Company Ltd., Clapham. Born London, 9th February, 1914. Educated at Salesian College, Surrey Lane, London, S.W.1I.; Dominican Convent, West Grinstead, Sussex. In 1936 became an active partner in second-hand car business which dissolved on outbreak of war. As a Civil'. Air Guard peace-time pilot was given preferential entry into R.A.F.V.R. in September,. 1939. Served in Bomber and Transport Commands until demobilisation in October, 1945. Joined staff of Adlards Motors Ltd., as Sales Representative in November, 1945 transferring to the present titled firm on its inception and establishment at new address. Organised Export Sales Division and became officially appointed as Export Manager in 1950. Has private "A" flying licence. Hobbies : Aviation, Fishing, Golf and Gardening. Private address: 29, Prince of Wales Mansions, Battersea Park, S.W.I 1. Telephone: Macaulay 2655.
DAVIS, Louis Noel, m.i.m.i. Sole Partner, Louis N. Davis and Co.,. Belfast. Born Belfast, 16th December, 1902. Educated at Methodist College, Belfast. Trained in engineering at Belfast Technical College and studied at City and Guilds of London. Institute where obtained 1st class pass,. Motor Engineering. In 1918 became apprenticed to Motor Engineer. Part-time Technical Teacher Motor Engineering and Maths 1922-3. Before purchasing business in 1937 was engaged on sales side of Motor Trade. Is Vice-Chairman of C.E.M.A. Art Committee; Chairman of Motor Agents Association,. Northern Ireland. Hobbies : Art (Painting), Music. Private address: 3, Kensington Park, Belfast._ Telephone: 55913
DAVIS, Reginald Montague. Advertising Manager, India Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd., St. John's Wood Road, London, N.W.B. Telephone: Cunningham 6044. Born Fulham, 11th June, 1904. Educated London and Glasgow. Received specialised training in printing, advertising and journalism. Joined International Multigraph Company Ltd., (now Addressograph-Multigraph Company) graduating through various departments. Became responsible for the training of pupils in printing. Finally up to 1929 was engaged in selling the firm's printing machines to business houses. Joined present firm in 1929, first to assist in the printing and direct mail section of the Sales Promotion Dept. and then as Manager of that Dept., in 1938. Title subsequently changed to Advertising Manager. Member of Incorporated Advertising Managers' Association since 1938 ;. awarded Fellowship, 1948. Married: one daughter. Interested in : Motoring, Walking, Writing and Advertising. Private address: 49, Stanwick Mansions, West Kensington, W.14. Telephone: Fulham 7856.
DAVIS, Sydney Charles Houghton. Motoring Journalist and former Sports Editor "The Autocar." Born London, 9th January, 1885. Educated at Westminster School; University College, London. Worked with Garage Company, 1906 and in 1908 became apprenticed to Daimler Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry. In 1912 joined Iliffe's, the Publishers, to launch the Journal "Automobile Engineer." Served in R.N.A.S. and later R.A.F. during 1914 war. Subsequently engaged in production B.R. Aircraft engines at Humber Ltd., as Admiralty Inspector. Rejoined "Autocar" in 1919 and remained with this Iliffe Publication until retirement in 1950. Raced Motor Cycles 1912-14, cars 1921-38, and in trials and rallies since. Served with engineers section R.A.O.C. and with R.E.M.E. later with 12th Corps 2nd Army. Rejoined "Autocar" in 1946. Won B.R.D.C. Gold Star twice; Automobile Club de l'Ouest Gold Medal twice. Member of R.A.C. Competitions committee. Publications include : "Casque's Sketch Book," "Motor Racing," and in 1951 "Rallies and Trials." Interested in Shooting, Heraldry, Drawing and History. Private address: 4, Waldens Park Road, Horsell, Woking. Telephone: 2234.
DAVIS, Tom Restall Walter, M.I.MECH.E. Service Manager, Wolseley Works, Ward End, Birmingham, 8. Born London, 19th August, 1889. Educated at private schools in London and Brighton. Worked for 12 months with John Lang and Sons, Ltd., Johnstone. Studied engineering at Crystal Palace School of Engineering and in 1909 became indentured pupil with Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Co., Ltd., of Birmingham and on completion was employed as Tester there. At end of 1913 was transferred to Technical Section as personal Assistant to the Manager. joined F. C. Baker, Ltd., Kings Norton in 1916 as Chief Inspector. In 1919 returned to Wolseley as Technical Assistant to Service Manager, and in 1935 was appointed Service Manager. When Wolseley Service was transferred to Cowley, he remained at Ward End as Service Manager, Tractor and Transmissions Branch of Morris Motors, Ltd. Married, 1912; three daughters. Hobbies : Reading and Gardening. Private address: Shepcote, Twatling Road, Barnt Green, Near Birmingham. Telephone: Hillside 1366.
DAVIS, William Arthur, M.I.MECH.E. Formerly Industrial Engineer, Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., Birmingham. Born 17th March, 1883, Coventry. Educated at Lincoln Municipal Technical School. Qualified by examination held by Chartered Institute of Patent Agents. Is Patent Attorney U.S.A., and medallist in Motor Engineering. Apprenticed to Clayton & Shuttleworth, Lincoln. Engaged as draughtsman by Davey Paxman & Co., Colchester; Later joined Monometer Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Birmingham as Technical Assistant; Subsequently joined Dunlop Rubber Co., as Industrial Engineer; later joining Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., Birmingham in similar capacity. Married. Interested in flower growing. Private address: 22, Goldieslie Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield.
DAWES, Edward Graham. Director and General Manager, West Central Garage Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born 5th December, 1911, at Birmingham. Educated at King Edward VI High School, Birmingham and studied engineering at Birmingham Technical School. Became Service Manager, 1932 and appointed to present position in 1937. Is also Chairman and Managing Director of Breakwells (Bilston) Ltd. Recreations : Hunting, Shooting and Fishing. Private address: Broadeaves, Purton Road, Wightwick.
DAWES, Reginald Frank, Director and Sales Manager, Haslam and Stretton (E.&M.U.) Ltd., Bristol. Born Bristol, 31st August, 1903. Educated at Tellisford House School, and for three years at Merchant Venturers Technical College, Bristol. Became apprenticed to Engineering, 1918. Worked with Rumsey Ltd., and Harvey Frost & Co., Ltd., before joining Haslam and Stretton in 1932. Served as Technical Instructor, A.T. Corps during 1939-45 war. Is interested in Politics, Golf and Gardening. Private address: 199, Cranbrook Road, Redland, Bristol, 6. Telephone: 44082.
DAWES, Stanley Sidney. M.I.MECH.E., F.C.C.S., F.R.ECON.S., F.I.NI.I. President of Institute of the Motor Industry (Incorporated). Born Haverhill, 27th January, 1890. Educated at Haverhill and privately. Apprenticed to Motor Engineering, 1904 and worked for Dennis Bros., Ltd., 1913 14. joined Heath and Wiltshire Ltd., Farnham in 1914 and became their Managing Director and Secretary before leaving them in 1934. Served at the Royal Aircraft Establishment during the war years 1916 19. Joined Munn and Underwood, Ltd., Southampton, 1935, until retirement from business in 1946. Past President Farnham Chamber of Commerce and Southampton Chamber of Commerce. President of Institute of Motor Industry 1943'46 also 1950 and 1951. Chairman of Council, Institute of Motor Industry 1946150. Chairman of Southampton and District National Insurance Advisory Committee and of numerous other committees. Is interested in I.M.I. Educational work and gardening. Przvate address: "Eldon," to, Alyth Road, Bournemouth. Telephone: 1654.
DAWKINS, Norman Howard. Joint Managing Director, West Central Garage Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Wolverhampton, 24th January, 1907. Educated at St. Peters Collegiate School and became an apprentice to Motor Trade, 1922. In 1928 joined Terminus Garage, Wolverhampton. Left in 1937 to join Irelands Garage Ltd., on Sales side. Joined present firm in 1940; appointed General Manager 1942 and joined the Board in 1945. Is also a Director of Breakwells Garage, Bilston, Ltd. Interested in Music, Motoring, Photography. Married: one daughter. Private address: The White House, Wornbourne, Staffs. Telephone: 3154.
DAWSON, Frank Sutherland. Partner, Robb's Garages, Wallasey. Born Liverpool, 23rd November, 192I. Educated at Lister Drive School. Became a clerk with Liverpool Corporation, later joined W. Watson & Co., (L'pool) Ltd., and was with Hughes and Watts Ltd., of Birkenhead for eight years. In September, 1949 joined J. Robb as Business Manager. Became a partner in 1951. Married, 1945, Dorothy May (nee Aldis); one son. Recreations : Gardening, Bridge, Cricket. Private address: I1, Holm Hey Road, Prenton, Birkenhead.
DAWSON, Lionel Charles, A.S.A.A. Director and General Manager, Waever Manufacturing and Engineering Co., Ltd., Bedford. Born London, 21st February, 1912. Educated at Haberdashers Aske, Hampstead. First connection with Motor Industry was as General Manager of present firm in 1941. Joined the Board in 1949. Hobbies include Golf and Shooting. Private address: The Cottage, Pemberley Lane, Bedford. Telephone: 4707.
DAWSON, Thomas, A.M.I.MECH.E. Born Edinburgh, 1882. Educated at George Heriot's; Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh. Apprentice with Brown Bros., Edinburgh (Marine and Hydraulic Engineers). Experience of designs of steam turbines (Vickers), high speed cotton machinery (Coats), and Omnibus and car design (All British Car Co.). In 1913 became chief draughtsman for Daimler Car Co., and subsequently Works Manager, Sales Engineer, and Manager of 'Bus Dept. Interested in Gardening. Private address: The Highfield, Allesley, Coventry. Telephone: 4183.
DAWTREY, Leslie Henry, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chartered Mechanical Engineer. Born Halifax, 15th April, 1900. Educated at Halifax and Dewsbury Schools. Apprenticed with Humber Ltd., Coventry. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical Institute. Appointed draughtsman with Humber 1921-1923; Technical Assistant 1923 31. Subsequently became Chief Engineers Technical Assistant, Standard Motor Co. -Recreations : Golf, Fishing and Gardening. Address: c/o., Standard Motor Co., Ltd.,, Banner Lane, Coventry.
DAY, Bertram Charles. Managing Director, Cater Motor Co., Ltd.,, (subsidiary of Henlys Ltd.). Born Banwell, Somerset, 8th December, 1891. Educated locally and received technical instruction at Merchant Venturers' School, Bristol. Became apprenticed in Motor Engineering in 1906. Became Works Manager, then Sales Manager and in 1930 appointed to present position. Interested in Freemasonry and Golf. Private address: Combe Lodge, Hutton,. Somerset. Telephone: Bleadon 278.
DAY, John William, M.I.P.E. Works Manager, Burman & Sons, Ltd., Kings Norton, Birmingham, 30. Born Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, 2nd October, 1894. Educated at Queensbury Higher School, Longton and studied engineering at the Sutherland Institute. Became an Indentured apprentice for seven years with Edwards and Jones, of Longton. Served 1914-16, with R.F.A. as Artificer. Worked in Tool Room of Vickers, Erith before becoming Chief Inspector with Star Engineering Co., Ltd., Wolverhampton. Became Works Manager and Director, Atlas Engineering Works,. Stoke-on-Trent and successively Chief Inspector, with High Duty Alloys and Morris. Commercial. Was Assistant Chief Inspector,, Ford Motor Co., then joined present Company in 1934 as Assistant Works Manager. Appointed Works Manager in 1946. Has travelled extensively to America and European Countries obtaining latest information referring to up-to-date high production mechanical engineering. Is Vice-President, Birmingham Ass. Mech. Eng. : Member of Advisory Committee for Technical Education, Birmingham Technical College. Private address: Homelea, 21, Greenbank Avenue, Hall Green, Birmingham, 28. Telephone: Springfield 3019.
DEACOCK, Albert Victor, F.I.M.I. General Service Manager of Langney Motors Ltd., Eastbourne. Born Highgate Village, 31st July, 1896. Educated at Cathcart College, Highgate School and Northampton Technical Institute. Served apprenticeship with Service Motor Co., Ltd., London. Took up Motor Cycle competition riding also racing at Brooklands. In 1920 joined Bartys Motor Works, Gravesend. In 1926 took charge of Service and Stores of G. R. Barrett & Sons, Ltd., Caterbury, and in 1931 appointed Depot Manager Caterham Motor Co., Ltd., Oxted. 193945 organised machine shop and production of Aircraft parts, elected to Board of Directors, also became member of Oxted Parish Council. In 1946 appointed Service Director of Caterbam Motor Co., group of companies. Married; one son killed in R.A.F., 1944. Interests : Model Engineering, Power Boating, and Motoring. Private address: Barrowdene, Oxted, Surrey. Telephone: 269.
DEAN, Herbert Arthur, M.I.MECH.E. Passenger Vehicle Experimental Engineer of Vauxhall Motors Ltd. Born London, 23rd May, 1900. Educated at Kent College, Canterbury. Studied engineering at City and Guilds, London. Joined present firm as premium apprentice in Spring of 1919, after a short period in the R.A.F. Spent several years in the Sales and Service Departments of same Company, and transferred from position as Assistant Service Manager to Engineering Department in 1936. During 2nd World War was engaged in development and testing of Churchill Tanks, returning to present position upon cessation .of hostilities. Married 1927; one daughter, ,one son. Interests: Yachting, Photography, and Golf. Private address: 18, West Common Way, Harpenden, Herts. Telephone: 288.
DEANS, Charles Frederick. Managing Director of Deans & Son (Yorkshire) Ltd. Born Selby, 11th July, 1904. Educated at Beverley Grammar School. Studied Engineering at the Technical Colleges of Hull and Leeds. Served apprenticeship in own firm,• beginning in 1920. Later joined father in partnership and has had the management of the firm for the last 16 years. Since 1949 has been Chairman of the 'Bus Seat Frame Association. Interests : Local Social Organisations, and the Beverley Rotary Club (President in 1950). Hobbies : Golf and Gardening. Private address: 56, Westwood Road, Beverley, East Yorks. Telephone: 308.
DEAR, Sidney William. Works Director, Fox and Nicholl Ltd., Tolworth. Born Balham, 24th June, 1902. Educated at the Borough Polytechnic. In 1919 became apprenticed to Wolseley Motors Ltd., for five years . Followed by two and a half years in the Test Dept. In 1927 was put in charge of Sundry Claims Dept., transferring to Service Technical Dept. Leaving to join Eustace Watkins Ltd., until 1939. At the outbreak of war enlisted with the Territorial Army, and served in Field Workshops, and had complete charge of Static Workshop for two and a half years. Upon demobilisation rejoined Eustace Watkins Ltd., until taking up present position in 1948. Recreation: Motoring. Private address: 5, Columbia Court, New Malden.
DEAYTON, Frederick John. Service Manager, Ace Service Station (London) Ltd., Stonebridge Park, N.W.io. Born Parkstone, 3rd July, 1909. Educated at Heathfield and Courthill Schools, Parkstone. Studied engineering for four years at Bourne-mouth Municipal College and in 1923 became an indentured apprentice in .Engineering. Has been Motor Mechanic, Foreman and Area Motor Engineer. From 1939 until 1943 was on Divisional Petroleum Officer's Staff and an Air Raid Warden in Birmingham. Took up present position in 1951. Interested in Home: Garden and Travel. Married: two sons. Private address: 36, Twyford Abbey Road, London, N.W.Io. Telephone: Perivale 5516.
DE CHOISY, Emmanuel John, B.A. Chairman, Bedford Motor Services, Ltd., Bedford. Born Montpellier, France, 2oth February, 1883. Educated at Paris, Lycee Rollin, and University. (B.A.Classics). Took Medical degree at Faculty. Changed over to Modern Languages. Came to England in 1905, becoming Language Master in Blackburn School and afterwards at Stonyhurst, Blackburn. Served during 1914 war as Captain in French Army. Became Senior Language Master at Bedford Modern School on demobilisation. Conducted Bedford Symphony Orchestra for 10 years. After retirement as Schoolmaster was promoted by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to rank of Examiner in Modern Languages. Married; one son, one daughter. Son now serving as Doctor in R.A.F. Interested in Music (plays 'cello), Shooting, Fishing, Golf, Travel. Private address: 9, Rothsay Gardens, Bedford. Telephone: 2676.
DELL, Frank Ellett. Managing Director, Frank E. Dell, Ltd., Chalfont St. Peter. Born Chalfont St. Peter, March, 1894. Educated Amersham Grammar School. In 1907 apprenticed to engineering and served in Motor Repair Garage prior to joining Napier Motor Car Department. Joined Army Service Corps as Motor Driver. Went to France in 1915, attached to 1st Canadian Division as Field Ambulance Driver. Was in the first gas attack in May, 1915, later served with 12th Corps and G.H.Q. in Salonica. On demobilisation started Car Hire and Garage business. Expanded and formed Limited Company in 1927. Interested in Veteran Cars and Golf. Private address: Brimrod, Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks. Telephone: Gerrards Cross 2196.
DENNEY, Edward Laurence. Proprietor, Esplanade Garage, Redcar. Born Middlesborough, 25th March, 1905. Educated at Middlesborough High School. Became apprentice and served with Fred W. Dixon. Raced on sand with Douglas and Norton Motor Cycles. Accompanied Fred Dixon riding in banking sidecar at various types of race meetings. Commenced business on own account at Redcar, 1933. During war was attached to Naval Headquarters at Middlesborough, maintaining all types of R.N. Motor Boats, Patrol Craft and Motor Gun Boats. Interested in Hydroplane Racing and Boating. Private address: Balmoral, Redcar, Yorks. Telephone: 507.
de NORMANVILLE, Edgar Joseph. Technical Director, Auto Transmissions, Ltd., Coventry. Born Leamington Spa, 13th October, 1882. Educated at Ampleforth College, York. Became apprenticed in 1897. As a boy evolved the idea of a fast rotating glass disc on a windscreen which would give clear vision by throwing off rain. Years afterwards the perfected article became universally adopted as the de Normanville Clear View Screen. Later produced the Normn Two Speed Gear for motor cycles. In 1908 joined "The Motor" becoming Technical Editor. Advocated the use of parachutes in that paper in 1910 but evoked only scornful criticism from experts. In 1912 pioneered the cause of Home Produced petrol again encountering virulent criticism. Wrote "How to Drive a Motor Car" while on "The Motor"—a still standard booklet. During 1914-18 war served with Royal Engineers and after the war became Motoring Editor of "The Daily Express" and later of "The Chronicle." Became associated with Humbers who adopted his de Normanville Safety Gear in 1935, as an optional extra. During second world war, acted as Consultant for various official and Trade organisations, afterwards developed the Overdrive Gear with which his name is currently associated. Is interested in Astronomy and Games. Private address: Ringshall Beeches, Ashbridge Park, Berkhamsted, Herts. Telephone: Little Gaddesden 2279.
DENSHAM, John Richard. Car Development Engineer, Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd., Coventry. Born St. John's Wood, 9th February, 1916. Educated at Sutton Valence School. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical College and as apprentice with Riley Motors Ltd., Coventry. In 1938 joined Drawing Office staff of Lagonda Motors, Staines leaving them in 1939 to become Technical Assistant, Aero Engine Research Department at Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd. Served 1942-46, Capt. R.E.M.E. with ist Airborne Division in N. Africa and Italy. In 1947 re-joined Armstrong Siddeley's as Assistant to Experimental Engineer. Appointed to post of Car Development Engineer, 1949; sphere covers Diesel Engines as well as Automobile Development. Recreation : Rock Climbing. Private address: 9o, The Chesils, Stivechall, Coventry.
DENT, Archibald Edgar Charles, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.LOCO.E. Executive Officer (Road Motor Engineering) of The Railway Executive. Born Swindon, 13th December, 1895. Educated at Sanford Street Boys School, Swindon. Studied engineering at Swindon and North Wilts. Technical School, and also under a private tutor. Served as Premium Apprentice with G.W.R. Works, Swindon. During 1st World War served with R.F.A. in India and France, and attained rank of Captain. Resumed apprenticeship in 1919 and two years later started working in Shops at Swindon until, in 1923, was transferred as draughtsman to Road Transport Dept., G.W.R., Slough. 1925-1927 Assistant Supervisor of Omnibus Services, Neath. 1927-1929 Supervisor of G.W.R. Omnibus Services, Wrexham. Returned to Slough as Outdoor Engineer till 1938. Until 1942 was Motor Assistant to Superintendent of Road Transport (H.Q.) 1942-1948 Road Motor Engineer, G.W.R. Took up present position in 1948. 1944-1948 Director of Western National Omnibus Co., Director of City of Oxford Motor Services Ltd., and Director of E. G. Oldham (Cattle Hauliers). 1944-1948 Member of Council of Public Transport Association. 1938-1946 Member of Council of I.A.E. Automobile Research Committee. 1946 onwards Member of Council of Motor Industry Research Association. 1951 Chairman of Executive Committee of M.I.R.A. Married 1918 Esther (née Spry). Hobbies : Gardening, Photography and Motoring. Private address: Meadow House, Bourne End, Bucks. Telephone: 686.
DEVONALD, Edwin. Manager, North Western Area, Mutual Finance Ltd., Manchester. Born Oldham, 28th September, 1900. Educated at Stanley Schools, Oldham. Joined Insurance Co., on outside staff in early 1920's. Passed examinations of Corporation of Accountants in 1924. Became Life Superintendent, 1931, then Agency Superintendent, Union Assurance Society Ltd., leaving them in 1947 to join present firm. Married; one son. Interested in Rugby Football, Golf and Music. Private address: Mount Grove, Portland Street, Southport, Lancs. Telephone: 4584.
DEW, Alfred John. Director of Brown Brothers Ltd., London. Educated at British School, Reading. In 1897, with others, formed Speedwell Motor Co., of Reading and produced and marketed the Speedwell 2-seater Motor Car. Also operated a Motor Tranport Postal Service for the G.P.O. between Reading and Newbury. Driving a Speedwell Car competed in the first Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race and in many other Motor Competitions in the early days of motoring. As Sole British Agents for the Gardner Serpollet Steam Car in 1901 opened showrooms in Knightsbridge, London, and later acted as Sole British Agents for the Leon Bollee 4-cylinder Petrol Car. In 1908 started in business on own account as A. J. Dew & Co., trading as General Motor Factors. In 1939 this business was taken over by Brown Brothers Ltd. Founder Member of the Motor Factors' Association, and President 1937-39 and 1945-46. Member of the Management Committee and Council of the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders 1941-1951. Chairman of the S.M.M.&T. Wholesalers' Section 1942 and 1946. Clubs : R.A.C., A Member of the Circle of 19th Century Motorists. Hobbies : Motoring, Gardening, and Photography. Private address: Capel Court, Bovingdon, Herts. Telephone: 3280.
DEW, Sidney Bernard. Director and Chief Metallurgist, Wellworthy Piston Rings Ltd., Lymington, Hants. Born Guildford, I all June, 1917. Educated at Senior Science College, Kingston-onThames. Indentured apprentice to Metallurgical Chemistry with Dennis Bros., Ltd., Guildford, 1933-38. Joined Albion Motors Ltd., Scotstoun, Glasgow. Became Asst. Chief Chemist with Specialloid Ltd., Finchley, 1939, promoted Metallurgist, 1940. Appointed to present position in Light Alloy Division, Wellworthy Piston Rings Ltd., 1941 and joined the Board, 1949. Investigated piston manufacture in America, 1948; and bonded bi-metallic constructions at the plant of Fairchild Engine & Airplane Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, 1949. In 1950 investigated piston production in France, and in 1951 in Germany. Was elected Member of American Society for Testing Materials, 1945 and Associate Member Institute of Metallurgists, 1948. Recreations : Golf, Gardening. Private address: Ampress Lodge, Lymington, Hants. Telephone: 667.
DEWHURST, Fred, 0.B.E., A.M.I.MECH.E. Born Wigan, 6th March, 1895. Educated at Wigan elementary and secondary schools, received Technical training at the Wigan Mining and Technical College, and the Imperial College of Science, London. Joined Flexion Extensions Ltd., Hendon, as Chief Engineer, and later became Asst. Chief Engineer with Bentley Motors; Experimental Engineer with Dunlop Rubber Co.; Designer with Leyland Motors Ltd. Leaving to join E.N.V. Engineering Co., Willesden. Interests : Cricket, Motoring and Woodwork. Private address: Brendon, 75, Kenton Park Crescent, Kenton, Harrow.
DEXTER, Gerald Richard. District Manager, Brixton, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Brixton. Born Co. Clare, loth June, 1886. Educated at High School, Dublin and All Saints Higher Grade, Fulham. Served apprenticeship with Carlton Motor Co., 1903-6. Joined Chas. Macintosh's as Engineer, and became Technical Representative in 1910. Joined R.F.C., 1915. Served until 1919. Received mention in despatches. At end of war re-joined Macintosh's in Managerial position. In 1926 when Macintosh's were acquired by Dunlops he switched to the Commercial Vehicle side until 1942 when appointed as above. Recreation: Model Engineering. Private address: 4, West Park Avenue, Kew Gardens, Surrey. Telephone: Prospect 3972.
DICK, A. S. Deputy Managing Director, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry. Born 1916. Joined Standard's in 1934 serving his apprenticeship with them. At the age of 19 became Purchase Manager for the Standard Group of Shadow Factories. Was appointed Asst. Managing Director in 1947 and to present position in 1951.
DICKINS, William Edward Boddington, A.M.I.MECH.E., M.I.M.I. Director and Works Manager, Grose Limited, Northampton. Born Towcester, 1887. Educated at Towcester Grammar School and Oxford County School. Received technical training for three years with New Century Motor Co., of St. Albans and for two years with Allday and Onions, Birmingham. Has been with present firm since 1908. Recreations : Farming, Shooting and Motoring. Private address: Manor Farm, Grimscote, Towcester. Telephone: Pattishall 54.
DICKINSON, Edward C., A.M.I.MECH.E., M.MET. Born Lincoln, 25th November, 1899. Educated at Lincoln Municipal Technical School, and Sheffield University. Became a Bachelor of Metallurgy, 1921; Master 1929. In 1921 became Research assistant with the British Cast Iron Research Association, at Sheffield University, and a metallurgist with Morris Motors in 1927. Is a Member of the Institute of British Foundrymen. Private address: Green Acre, Bellemere Road, Hampden-in-Arden, Birmingham.
DIGBY, Stanley Frederick, Sales Director, B.S.A. Cycles, Ltd., Small Heath, Birmingham. Born London, 26th March, 1903. Educated at Gayton School, Harrow. In 1920 became Buyer to Agar Cross and Co. In 1933 Assistant Manager, Aberdale Cycle Co., 1937, Director and Secretary Brown Cycle and Motor Manufacturing Co., London. In 1940 was Eastern Representative John Bull Rubber Co., Ltd. In 1942 became Senior Campaign Officer, Ministry of Supply concerned with organisation of National Salvage and Book Recovery Campaigns. Is a member of Birmingham Branch Sales Managers' Association; Member of Birmingham Council of F.B.I. Recreations : Shooting and Riding. Private address: Sherwood, Broad Lane, Nr. Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire. Telephone: Tanworth-in-Arden 310.
DINELEY, Alfred Rowland. General Manager, Astley Industrial Trust, Manchester, 2. Born Manchester, 21st June, 1907. Educated at Manchester Central High School. Joined A.A. in 1922 leaving them to become Representative with Bowmakers Ltd., (Industrial Bankers) with whom he worked as Branch Manager at Bournemouth and Manchester, before becoming Business Manager and, in 1945, Manager of Branches. Left to take up present position in 1948. Is a Member of Manchester 41 Club. Chairman of Manchester 25 Club. Immediate Past-President of the National Association of Ex-Tablers Clubs. Past Chairman of Bournemouth Round Table. Private address: 33, Broadway, Cheadle, Cheshire. Telephone: Gatley 5313.
DINGLE, Hugh Alfred Clifford, M.B.E., M.I.M.I. Managing Director of Eastbourne Motors Ltd. Born Wood Green, 17th June, 1891. Commenced business career with Holbrook and Sons Ltd., Portsmouth. In 1911 took up appointment in Calcutta, and later joined Mackenzie Lyall & Co., Calcutta. 1918 appointed General Manager of Frank Ross & Co., Ltd., and in 1921 became Chairman and Managing Director. Also Director of C. Y. Lyon Ltd., and East India Engineering Co., Ltd., Calcutta, and Thompson & Taylor Ltd., Bombay. After investigating business possibilities in South Africa, formed present company in 1928 and became first Managing Director. Between 1940 and 1949 has held many appointments including Director Inglecroft Nurseries Ltd., Chairman East Sussex Section Motor Agents Association (5 years), Chairman Area Committee for the Mobilization of the Motor Repair Industry, Member Eastbourne Town Council & Chairman of Entertainments, Higher Education, Rating & Valuation, and Publicity Committees. Deputy Chairman Education Committee. President Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce (2 years), Member Board of Management National Chamber of Trade, Eastbourne Council representative on Southern Counties Joint Industrial Council, and Member Boards of Management Princess Alice & Leaf Hospitals. Married Gladys (née Ross) 1917; three daughters. Interests : Municipal Affairs and Community Service. Hobbies : Yachting, and Motoring. Private address: Cray Cottage, Wish Hill, Willingdon, Eastbourne, Sussex. Telephone: Hampden Park 3037.
DITCHER, Albert William John, M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Ditcher and Jennings, Ltd., Orpington. Born Clapham, 1901. Educated at Orpington. Became an apprentice in 1915. Took up present position, 1930. Interested in Gardening and Machinery. Private address: 88, Chislehurst Road, Orpington, Kent.
DIXON, Frederick W. Born Stockton-on-Tees, 21st April, 1892. Educated at Stockton-on-Tees. In his earlier days a well known Racing motorist, and latterly a keen follower and supporter of the sport. Private address: 93, Cambridge Road, Middlesborough. Telephone: Linthorpe 8266. DIXON, Jack Hardcastle, B.COMM., F.R.ECON.S. Chief Accountant and Secretary, Aston Martin, Ltd., Meltham. Born Halifax, 3oth June, 1911. Educated at Broomfield Private School, Heath Grammar School and Municipal Technical College, all at Halifax. At the latter gained Oxford School Certificate, A.C.I.S., A.C.W.A., B.Comm.(London University, External 2nd Class Hons.) and elected Fellow of the Royal Economic Society. In 1933 became Accountant at Trinity Garage Co., Ltd., Halifax, after working in his grandfather's Wholesale Umbrella business. During the war served with Air Ministry—Directorate of Accounts; with Ministry of Aircraft Production and Ministry of Supply. Joined David Brown and Sons (Huddersfield) Ltd., in 1946 transferring to David Brown Tractor Group of Companies (of which Aston Martin Ltd., is a member) as Chief Accountant and Secretary, in 1948. Hobby : Philately. Married; two children. Private address: Greylands, Lawrence Road, Halifax, Yorkshire. Telephone: 3647.
DIXON, Malcolm Easby. Proprietor of John Kettlewell, Richmond, Yorkshire. Born Darlington, 2 I St March, 1908. Educated at Darlington Grammar School and Scarborough College. Served apprenticeship with Rowland Burgess & Co., Ltd., Newcastleon-Tyne. Became Manufacturers Agent in new Glasgow Office. 1936-1938 worked as Motor Salesman. 1938-39 and 1945-1948 was Sales Manager. Served in R.A.F. as fitter IIE 1941-1945. Acquired present business in 1948. Married Eileen (née Clarkson); one son. Hobbies : Gardening, Tennis, Swimming and Bridge. Private address: Stonefall, Hurgill Road, Richmond, Yorkshire. Telephone: 3188.
DIXON, Reginald Lewis Lucas. Chairman and Managing Director of Lewis Dixon & Son, Limited. Born East Sheen, 12th September, 1909. Educated at Wimbledon Park College and Kings College. Joined present Company in 1925 as an apprentice. Is son of the late Lewis T. Dixon, Founder and Chairman of above Company who was first radio amateur to contact the United States of America with speech and had been associated with the Motor Industry since 190o. Took up present position in 1940. Married in 1934, Betty (née Gregory); one son and one daughter. Interests: A.C.F. (Major, the East Surrey Regiment); and Antiques. Hobbies : Motor Sport, Shooting, and Lawn Tennis. Private address: "Rookesley," Howell Hill, Ewell, Surrey. Telephone: 291 I .
DOCKER, Sir Bernard Dudley Frank, K.B.E., J.P. Director of B.S.A. Company Ltd., and associated Companies. Educated at Harrow School. Is President of Queen Elizabeth's Training College for the Disabled. Directorships include Guardian Assurance, Midland Bank, and Birmingham Railway -Carriage and Wagon Co., Ltd. Is Vice-Commodore, Royal Thames Yacht Club. President of the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund, 1952. Recreations : Golf, Shooting and Yachting. Private address: Hays Lodge, Chesterfield Hill, London, WI.
DONALD, Noel John Charles. Managing Director of Donald's Garage Ltd., Peterborough. Born Muthill, Perthshire, 25th December, 1895. Educated at Morrisons Academy, Crieff. Studied engineering at Heriot Watt's College, Edinburgh. Served apprenticeship with Bruce Peebles & Co., Ltd., Edinburgh. At outbreak of the 1st World War joined the Royal Scot's and was wounded in 1915. Was discharged 1917 and sailed the same year for Malaya, where he was an engineer. Eventually became General Manager of the Kelantan Rubber Estates Ltd., but returned to England in 193o as climate was unsuitable to health, and in 1931 purchased present motor engineering business, which he converted into Donald's Garage Ltd. Married; three children. Interests : Sport. Hobbies : Golf and Shooting. Private address: "Mayfield," Westwood Park, Close, Peterborough. Telephone: 2964.
DONALD, Robert, M.B.E., B.SC., M.I.MECH.E. Managing Director, Macrae and Dick Ltd., Inverness. Born Bothwell, 1880. Educated at Glasgow High School, Technical College and University. In 1906 became an engine fitter with Argyll Motors, Ltd., of Alexandria. Served in Royal Flying Corps and R.A.F. as engineer officer; awarded M.B.E. and twice mentioned in despatches in 1918. Took up present position in 1922. Recreations : Boat sailing and cruising. Private address: Balrobert, Inverness. Telephone: Scaniport 205.
DONALDSON, Peter. Proprietor, Donaldson's Garage, Linlithgow. Born Dalzell, 15th April, 1899. Educated at High School, Selkirk. Studied engineering at Galashiels Technical College. Became an apprentice in Engineering in 1916. Served in Machine Gun Corps, 1917-2o. Finished apprenticeship after demobilisation and commenced business on own account in 1922. Member of Home Guard throughout 2nd World war. Married; two sons, one daughter. Recreations : Shooting and Fishing. Private address: 35, High Street, Linlithgow, West Lothian. Telephone: 78.
DONALDSON, Thomas James. Partner, Donaldson's Garage, Crieff. Born Crieff, 7th May, 1909. Educated at Morrison's Academy, Crieff. Became an indentured apprentice with Daimler's at Coventry and Glasgow commencing in 1926. Took up present position in 1931. Recreation: Fishing (Salmon and Trout). Private address: Leafield, Crieff. Telephone: 94.
DONO, George Edward. Director, Sheet Metal Division, Morris Motors Ltd., Oxford. Born Hanley, July, 1903. Educated. at Penkhull School, and Stoke-on-Trent Technical School. Became Director with above mentioned concern in 1947. Private address: Merry Piece, Oxford Road, Woodstock, Oxon. Telephone: Woodstock 358.
DOOKS, Charles Eric, M.I.M.I. Governing Director of Buckrose Motors Ltd., Bridlington. Born Bridlington, 17th February, 1905. Educated at Bridlington Council School and studied engineering at home. Started as apprentice in the motor trade in 1919. Commenced business on own account in 1926 in a garage just large enough for three cars. Purchased present premises in 1940 and extended premises twice since then. Private Company formed in 1946, when took up present position. Was first man in Bridlington to pass the I.M.T. examination, and to hold a Royal Aero Club gliding certificate, having learned to fly at the Yorkshire Aero Club in 1928. Also pioneered the teaching of Motor Engineering at Bridlington Technical School. 1948-1949 Chairman of the Bridlington and District Chamber of Trade. Active Member of Rotary, being Chairman of Community Service Committee since 1947. Has been deputy organist at the Priory Church since 1940. Was organist when all the choirs in Bridlington joined together in a World-wide Broadcast. Hobbies : Motor Boating, Flying and Amateur Cine. Private address: "Gandria," 6, First Avenue, Bridlington.
DORMAN, Albert Edward, A.M.I.MECH.E. Regional Motor Transport Officer of G.P.O., Northern Ireland. Born Chelsea, 6th June, 1902. Educated at Ashburnham School, Chelsea. Studied engineering at Lincoln and Oxford Technical Colleges in evening. Joined army in 1919 after being with the Odell Motor Works, Chelsea, for three years. Served chiefly at M.T. Depot, La Chapelette, France, until demobilised in 1920. Worked for a year as civilian motor fitter to the R.A.S.C. at Base M.T. Depot, Calais. Returned to Odell Motor Works and employed as Shop Foreman until commencing service with G.P.O. Served in Home Guard during 2nd World War becoming Batt. Motor Transport Officer. Started work in G.P.O. as Motor Mechanic Instructor, becoming Mechanic in Charge between 1928 and 1939 in various towns,. before taking up his present position in 1947.. Interests : Family Life. Hobbies : Practical engineering work. Private address: 35, Mount Merrion Avenue,. Belfast, Northern Ireland. Telephone: 41992.
DORR, James Alan, B.A. Manager, Car and Commercial Vehicle Divi-sion, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Fort Dunlop,. Birmingham. Born Wellingborough, 2oth June, 1908. Educated at Wellingborough School; Emmanuel_ College, Cambridge (where gained B.A.).. Became trainee with Dunlop's in 1931.. Worked through Factory and Commercial. Divisions before being appointed to service organisation. Joined original Equipment. Division in 1933 and became District Manager. (Manufacturers) Coventry in 1939. Returned_ to Fort Dunlop, and appointed to present_ position, 1942. Married, 1941; one son.. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private address: 73, Walsall Road, Little Aston, Staffs. Telephone: Streetly 78102
DOTTRIDGE, Henry Roland. Chairman and Managing Director of Dottridge Bros., Ltd., and Cyc-Arc Ltd. Born London, 2nd November, 1883. Educated at Hurstpierpoint College. Joined Dottridge Bros., in 1901. Served in 1st World War with commissioned rank. Dangerously wounded in Palestine. Took up present position in 1929. Was mainly responsible for founding Cyc-Arc Ltd. During 2nd World War served in Home Guard with rank of Captain. For many years interested in. Hospital work and Boys Clubs. At one time Captain of Hedley Wood Golf Club and President of Middlesex Golf Union. Married 1911 to Kate (née Peters); one daughter. Hobbies : Farming, Golf, and Painting. Private address: Slaybrook, Saltwood, Hythe, Kent. Telephone: Hythe 6345.
DOTTRIDGE, John Cecil. Director, Dottridge Bros., Ltd., Dorset Garage, East Road, London, N.'. Born Godalming, 4th July, 1912. Educated at Cheltenham College; and Jesus College, Cambridge. First became connected with the Motor Industry in a clerical capacity, in 1933. Served during the war, in R.N.V.R. Returned to present firm in 1946, appointed Director in 1949. Private address: 16, Astell Street, Chelsea, London, S.W.3. Telephone: Flaxman 6III.
DOUGHTY, Robert Henry. Development Manager, G. K. Tyre Services (Proprietors : Kennings Ltd.), Sheffield, 1. Born Sutton-in-Ashfield, 21st December, 1903 Educated at High Pavement Grammar School, Nottingham. Served apprenticeship in Motor Engineering, 1920-25, then entered Tyre business spending nine years with India Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd., becoming Branch Manager. Left to join Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd., becoming Assistant Divisional Manager and later headquarter Executive in Tyre Department. From 1939-46 served as Regional Tyre Officer (Ministry of Supply) operating Tyre Control for six North Midland Counties. Took up present position in June, 1951. Interested in Music. Private address: Lamcote House, Radcliffe on-Trent. Telephone: 359.
DOUGILL, Ernest, M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Born Leeds. Educated at Leeds High School; Yorkshire College (now Leeds University). Became apprenticed to engineering. Designed stationary gas and oil engine, and later internal combustion engine. Started Byfleet Automobile Engineering Co., subsequently becoming Managing Director. During the 1914 war made H.E. Shell and Maxim gun parts, for Metropolitan Munitions Co., and Trench Warfare Dept. Recreation : Golf. Private address: Old Woking Road, West Byfleet, Surrey.
DOUGLAS, Arthur. Branch Manager of Caffyns Ltd. Born London, 19th April, 1911. Educated at Brighton Grammar School. At 19 years was youngest outside insurance inspector in the country. In 1932 took over dairy farming and horses. Transferred to Motor business in 1936 as a Salesman. During 2nd World War, having graduated at Staff College, Camberley, served as Major of R.A. in Sudan, Eritrea, Libya and in Tobruk during the seige. Invalided home in 1942 and appointed Staff Officer (Grade II) on Schools Liaison attached H.Q. Southern Command. In 1946 joined present firm as Salesman, and started new branch at Maidstone in 1948 as distributors of several prominent makes of cars. Specialised both immediately pre-war and post-war in development of new branches. Married 1936 Joyce, elder daughter of Norman Wacher of Herne Bay; two sons and two daughters. Interests : Golf, Swimming, Horses, and Farming. Private address: "Southside," Headcorn Road, Sutton Valence, Kent. Telephone: Sutton Valence 3245.
DOWNING, Cyril Frederick John. Proprietor, Auto-Sales, Southsea. Born Newtown, N. Wales, 26th December, 1896. Educated at Central Welsh Intermediate School and Northern London Polytechnic. Served in Royal Welch Fusiliers 1914-15 and in Royal Flying Corps, 1916-19. Founded Auto-Sales in 192o. Became a Director of Hutfield & Wheeler Ltd., Gosport in 1948. Recreations : Golf, Boating and Gliding. Private address: 47, Northwood Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth. Telephone: 4098.
DOWNS, Richard Arthur, B.SC.(LONDON), Educated at the Elementary School and High School of Commerce, Manchester, and the Royal Technical College, Salford. Apprenticed to T. Larmouth & Co., Salford. Became Chief Draughtsman with the Harrison Knitting Machinery Co., leaving to join Craven Bros., Ltd., Manchester as Asst. to General Works Manager. Vice President Salford Technical and Engineering Assoc., lecturer in Workshop Organisation and Management, and in advanced Engineering at Salford Royal Technical College, Salford. Author of paper on "Faults in Engineering Organisation" Private address: Oak Villa, 5, Wallness Lane, Pendleton, Salford, 6.
DOXEY, Robert Anthony. Director (Sales), Thompson-Doxey Ltd., Southport. Born Bolton, 16th January, 1904. Educated at Preston Grammar School. In 1918 became apprenticed to Motor Engineering and served with Vulcan Motor Engineering Works. Took up present position in 1931. Interested in Sports Cars and Motor Sport. Is unmarried. Private address: 9, Beresford Drive, Southport, Lancs. Telephone: 88155.
DRABBLE, Frank. Governing Director, Drabble and Allen, Ltd., Manchester and Altrincham. Born Bollington, October, 1899. Educated at Altrincham School. Entered Motor Industry as apprentice with Edgar Harding Ltd., in 1914. Founded present firm in 1925. Is also Chairman of British Credit Trust Ltd. Married : three daughters, one son. Recreations : Golf, Shooting and Photography. Private address: Fairlawn, Hale, Cheshire. Telephone: Ringway 3811.
DRAPER, Raymond Bryan. Joint Managing Director of Hubert H. P. Trist & Co., Ltd., Bristol. Born Bath, loth October, 1916. Educated from 1930-1934 at The Schools, Shrewsbury. Entered his father's business, B. E. Draper, (later Hubert H. P. Trist & Co., Ltd.) on leaving Shrewsbury. Passed through all departments as trainee. Became Departmental Manager in 1936 and Works Manager in 1938. Took up present position in 1948 on limitation of Company, previously Partner. Started Asbestos textile company of English Asbestos Co., Ltd., 1941. Three years in Army, Royal Corps of Signals, during 2nd World War. Member of Textile Institute and Plastics Institute. Married 1945 Rosina (nee Boutflower); two sons. Interests: Chairman of English Asbestos Co., Ltd., and Director of John Hygate (Bath) Ltd. Hobbies : Violin, Gardening, Natural History, and Languages. Private address: Bushy Leas, Southstoke Lane, Coombe Down, Bath. Telephone: Coombe Down 3288.
DRAY, Arthur Courtney. Branch Manager, Caffyns Ltd., East Grinstead. Born London, 15th May, 1911. Became a mechanic and charge hand after serving his apprenticeship. Transferred to sales side, becoming appointed salesman at new Branch in 1936. Took up present appointment in 1939. Served during the war as Armament Artificer, R.E.M.E. Commissioned in 1944 and served with Indian Workshop Company in India and Hongkong. Returned to present position in October, 1946. Hobby : Member of "Toc H" and Rotary Club. Private address: Broomehurst, 17, Moat Road, East Grinstead, Sussex. Telephone: 298.
DREW, Albert Edward. Director (Administration) Globe & Simpson, Ltd., Sheffield, 1. Born Birmingham, April, 1907. Educated at Technical College, Birmingham. Apprenticeship served with Midland Railway Carriage and Wagon Co., Ltd., Birmingham. First connection with Motor Industry was with Joseph Lucas Ltd., in their Birmingham Service Works, 1932. Took up present position, 1936. Interested in Music, and Astro-Physics. Private address: 41, Old Park Avenue, Beauchief, Sheffield, 8. Telephone: 46082.
DREW, Harold, B.SC., M.I.MECH.E. Born 1st December, 1901. Educated at. Bradfield College, and City and GuildsEngineering College. Received technical training with Sunbeam Motor Car Co. and Olds Motor Works, Lansing, U.S.A. Appointed Assistant Chief Engineer, to Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Luton.
DREWRY, James Sidney, M.I.MECH.E. Technical Consultant of Hands (Letchworth), Ltd. Born Buckhurst Hill, 1882. Educated at various London Board Schools. Studied engineering at Borough Polytechnic. Served apprenticeship with Drewry & Sons, Herne Hill. 1899-1900 worked as Improver with. De Dion's. Took an experimental rail trolley to South Africa in the Cape-Cairo railway construction for Daubney & Co., Ltd. In 1903 designed and manufactured the original Drewry Rail Car and later formed a Limited Company with that name in conjunction with A. G. Evans & Co., Ltd.. 1911 joined Lacre Lorries Ltd., of Letchworth as designer and assistant Works Manager. During 1st World War was responsible for design and production of pontoon transport equipment for Belgian Army and special machines for British Army. 1922 left Lacre Lorries Ltd., and commenced design and production of the S. & D. Freighter being later joined by Mr. Shelvoke and together floated Shelvoke and Drewry Ltd., of which he was Joint Managing Director until retirement in 1936. 1937 became Managing Director of Hands (Letchworth) Ltd. Since 1940 has been technical consultant to various Companies. Married 1910 Mabel (née Hyde); two daughters. Hobbies : Designing and Golf. Private address: "Kingston," Wilhan Way, Letchworth, Herts. Telephone: 291.
DRINKALL, Kenneth Nelson. Manager, G.K. Tyre Services, High Street, Bentley. Born Hull, June, 1916. Educated at Hull Municipal Technical College. On leaving school became a Garage Hand with Paragon Motor Co., Hull. Joined first Battalion, Royal Scots, Edinburgh. Commissioned September, 1942, posted to King's Own Scottish Borderers, demobilised with Honorary rank of Major in October, 1948. Returned to Paragon Motor Co., for two months, joining K.P. Tyre Services, Hull on formation of the Company, as representative. Became Manager, June, 1951. Interested in Agriculture. Private address: 90, Cliffe Road, Great Cliffe, Crigglestone, Near Wakefield.
DRYSDALE, David. Governing Director, David Drysdale Ltd., and Harbour Motors Ltd., Hull. Born Edinburgh, 17th August, 1901. Educated at Kildare College Preparatory School, Dublin; Craven Street Secondary School, Hull. Came from Dublin to Hull when II. In 1926 joined Paragon Motors as Assistant Secretary. Became Secretary to Automobile Purchases (Hull) Ltd., in 1934. Became a Director of this firm in 1935 and Joint Managing Director in 1939. Acquired Central Garage (Hull) Ltd., in 1945 and formed David Drysdale Ltd., in 1946. Chairman Hull Section, M.A.A. 1943-44; Member of the Yotkshire Divisional Committee since 1940. Vice-President Hull City Football Club, Ltd. Interested in : Trout Fishing and Association Football. Private address: 35, Elms Drive, Kirkella, East Yorks. Telephone: 56531.
DUCK, William Ernest. Chairman and Managing Director, Firestone Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., Great West Road, Brantford. Born 1894. Also Director of Firestone Plantations Co., Ltd., and World Wide Carriers Ltd.
DUCKHAM, Alec N., C.B.E., O.B.E., M.A. Vice-Chairman, Alexander Duckham & Co., Ltd., 346, Kensington High Street, London, W.14. Born London, 23rd August, 1903. Educated at Oundle School and Cambridge University. Became a Director of Alexander Duckham & Co., Ltd., in 1939 ; Vice-Chairman in 1945. Is interested in Painting and Agriculture. Private address: Hillands, Send, Woking, Surrey. Telephone: Ripley 3353.
DUCKHAM, Jack Eliot. Chairman and Managing Director, Alexander Duckham & Co., Ltd., W.6. Born 27th April, 1907. Educated at Oundle School; Clare College, Cambridge. Trained in Petroleum Technology in Trinidad. Joined firm in 1927 becoming Manager, Assistant Manager of Export Department, and in 1945 took up present position. Is married; one daughter. Interested in Farming and Shooting. Private address: 12 14, Wilfred Street, Buckingham Gate, S. W.1. Telephone: Victoria 4332.
DUFFY, John Douglas. Chairman and Managing Director, Globe and Simpson, Ltd. Born Sheffield, 21st March, 1898. Educated at Sheffield Secondary School. Left school to join the Army in 1915 serving in Egypt and France. After demobilisation studied accountancy until joining Globe and Simpson in 1923. Married Hilda (née Batty); two sons, one daughter. Is interested in Farming, Gardening and Political work. Private address: Eastwood Farm, Epperstone, Notts. Telephone: Woodborough 235.
DUMBELL, Philip Burns, A.R.AE.S. Managing Director, Turner Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born 25th April, 1897 at Wolverhampton. Educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School. Served during 1914 war; mentioned twice in despatches; demobilised with rank of Captain. Joined, family business in 1918, present firm in 1923 assuming control on 1934. President of Wolverhampton Chamber of Commerce 1949. President of Wolverhampton Rotary 1951. Is also Director of a number of subsidiaries. Interests include Golf, Gardening and Public Work. Private address: The Gables, Tettenhall, Staffs. Telephone: 51004.
DUNBAR, Sir Alexander, Kt. Chairman Coupe Bros. (Sheffield) Ltd. Director of Projectile and Engineering Co., Ltd., and Director of David Brown (Huddersfield) Ltd. Born Glasgow, 2ISt September, 1888. Educated at Barrow Grammar School. Joined Vickers Ltd., in 1904. Served in many capacities in the Vickers Group. Director, English Steel Corporation, 1933. Director, Vickers-Armstrongs, 1937; Director in charge of Vickers-Armstrongs' Aviation Interests, 1938-42; Controller of General Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1942-43. Recreation: Golf. Clubs : Junior Carlton; Sheffield. Address: 5, Chorley Road, Sheffield, io.
DUNCAN, Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew, G.B.E., M.A., LL.B. Director of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., of Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., and other Companies. Born 1884. Became Nationalist M.P., City of London, 1940-50 during which time was successively President of Board of Trade and Minister of Supply. Has been Chairman of a number of Royal Commissions. Club : Reform. Private address: Dunure, Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, Kent. Telephone: 2316.
DUNCAN, John Barrie, M.I.M.I. Manager, Holders Garage Ltd., Worcester. Born Fife, 3rd September, 1908. Educated at Shawlands Academy, and Stow Technical , College, Glasgow. Became an apprentice engineer in 1924. Later joined Walton Garage Ltd., as Director, then became Service Manager, Blythswood Motors Ltd. . Joined Rolls Royce Ltd., Aero Works, as Senior Progress Engineer specialising in line production efficiency. Took up present position in 1951. Private address: 17, Bransford Road, St. Johns, Worcester. Telephone: 2454
DUNFEE, Jack Lawson. Born Putney, 19th October, 1901. Educated at King's College School. Well known Racing Motorist. Director of Printing and Paper manufacturing concern. Interests : Hunting and Motor Racing.
DUNHAM, Charles Gerald Hugh. Proprietor, Dunham and Haines, Luton. Born Peters Green, Hens., 18th January, 1895. Educated at Kimpton School. Apprenticed to Marine Engineering but transferred interest to Motor Cars and founded the above business in 1919. Now has three separate premises in Luton. Is interested in Motor Cycle Racing and Car Racing. Private address: The Croft, Ashbridge Park, Little Gaddesden. Telephone: Little Gaddesden 2258.
DUNHILL, Richard Everatt, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.A.E., A.M.INST.T. Chief Engineer, Lincolnshire Road Car Company Ltd., Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln. Private address: 543, Newark Road, Swallowbeck, Lincoln. Telephone: 591.
DUNN, Bertie. Governing Director, Coventry Hood & Sidescreen Co., Ltd., Coventry. Born 2nd December, 1885 at Beccies and educated there. Became an apprentice and served with Horsley Coachbuilders becoming a Coach Trimmer in 1899. Joined Windosiers Ltd., and Daimler Co., Ltd., before going to Standard Car Co., as Foreman Trimmer. In 1919 became Manager with Bridges Ltd., of Cirencester and in 1922 Manager with Coventry Motor & Sundries Co., Ltd. Formed present Company in 1931, becoming Governing Director in 1934. Interested in Gardening and Music. Private address: 159, Leamington Road, Coventry. Telephone: 68413.
DUNN, Harold George, M.I.MECH.E. Chief Designer and Engineer, Fuel Injection Division, Simms Motor Units, Ltd. East Finchley. Born Beccies, 13th April 1901. Educated at City of Norwich School. Apprenticed to Boulton and Paul, Ltd., Norwich, 1918-22. Was draughtsman with Gloster Aircraft in 1924 and with Dennis Bros., Guildford in 1925. Spent five years with London General Omnibus Co., Ltd., in the Experimental Dept. Joined Bosch Ltd. as Assistant Technical Manager in 1931, leaving in 1934 to join present firm as Assistant Engineer. Promoted to Fuel Injection Engineer in 1938. Responsible for Design and Development of Simms Fuel Injection Equipment. Part time lecturer on Automobile and Diesel Engineering at Woolwich Polytechnic, Regent Street Polytechnic and Northampton Polytechnic 1934-38. Hobbies : Gardening, Reading. Private address: 19, Willow Way, Radlett, Herts. Telephone: Radlett 5885.
DUNSHEATH, Percy, C.B.E., M.A., D.SC.(LOND). Director, Henley's Tyre & Rubber Co., and associated Companies. Born 16th August, 1886. Educated at Sheffield Grammar School; Universities of Sheffield, London and Cambridge (Mechanical Science Tripos). Joined G.P.O. Engineerin-Chief's staff, 1908. Served in 1914 war with commission in France (mentioned in Despatches twice, O.B.E.). In 1919 became Research Director Henley's and afterwards Chief Engineer. Is well-known as a lecturer on scientific, technical and educational subjects. Recreation: Mountaineering. Private address: Sutton Place, Abinger Hammer, Surrey. Telephone: Abinger 309.
DUNSTAN, Thomas William, A.NI.I.MECH.E. Chief Draughtsman, F. Taylor & Sons, (Manchester) Ltd. Hydraulic Crane Manufacturers, Pendleton. Born Wigan, 24th September, 1897. Educated at St. Mary's, Wigan, and Wigan Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Walker Brothers (Wigan) Ltd., gaining draughtsmanship and workshop experience. Served in Army at end of 1914-18 war in King's Own Royal Lancasters. Returned in 1919 to become draughtsman with Walker Brothers until 1928 when left to become Leading Draughtsman with Vulcan Motor & Engineering Co., Ltd., Southport. Worked successively with Dennis Bros. Ltd., 1929-31; Walker Bros. Ltd., 1931-48; Bromilow and Edwards Ltd., 1948; Leyland Motors Ltd., 1948-50. Joined present firm in 1950. Interests : Reading, Walking. Married: one son, one daughter. Private address: The Bungalow, Station Road, Blackrod, Near Chorley.
DURDIN, Alfred Fraser, Managing Director, Capital Motor Co., Ltd., City Road, N. 1. Born Kentish Town, 3oth July, 1887. Educated at local school and at Regent Street Polytechnic where he studied engineering. In 1901 started in watchmaking trade. First connections with Motor Trade were in 1907 when worked in Accessories and Clothing Dept. of Lacre Motor Car Co., Ltd. Joined Capital Screen and Hood Co. 191o. Formed present Company in 1923, after serving in 1914 war in Royal Flying Corps. Has taken an important part in the evolution of BEN— the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund of which he is at present Deputy Hon. Treasurer. Has served on Council of Institute of Motor Industry since 1927; President 194143; Hon. Treasr. 1943-49; Chairman of Council, 1950-I. Is a Liveryman of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers Company since 1944 and a Freeman of the City of London. President of Islingtdn Chamber of Commerce 1945-46. Interested in Gardening. Clubs : R.A.C., Rotary. Private address: 52, Greyhound Hill, Hendon, N.W. 4. Telephone: 8555.
DURDIN, Stanley Victor, A.M.I.M.I. General Manager, Capital Motor Co., Ltd., Hornsey, N. 8. Born London, 2ISt December, 1918. Educated at Holloway County School. Spent two years at Vauxhall Motors Ltd., in Service Dept. and a similar period at Rootes Ltd. in Service Dept. Travelled France 1939/40, also Scotland, Ireland, U.S.A., and Canada, took opportunity to visit dealers in all those countries. Served in R.A.S.C. and R.A.O.C. Attended I.M.I. Summer School, Cambridge, 1949 and 1950. Interested in I.M.I.; Hornsey Chamber of Commerce; Hornsey Round Table; Scouting; and Church activities. Private address: Muskoka, 61, Worcester Crescent, Mill Hill, London N.W. 7. Telephone: Mill Hill 1313.
DURLING, Arthur Edward. Manager, Africa-Middle East Division, Overseas Dept., Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., London, S.W. I. Born Dartford, 14th March, 1899. Educated at Ardingly College. Served in France, in R.F.C. and R.A.F. during 1914-18 war. First connections with Tyre Industry were as Asst. Sales Manager, with India Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd., Scotland in 1930. Spent seven years in U.S.A. and Canada on Export Sales of British Manufacturers. Has travelled extensively throughout Africa and Middle East on tyre export business. During 1939 war served with rank of Major, Manchester Regt. mostly in the Balkans. Interested in Farming, Travel, Golf and Shooting. Private address: Oldland Mill House, Keymer, Sussex. Telephone: Hassocks 20.
DURRANT, Albert Arthur Molteno, C.B.E., M.I.MECH.E., M.INST.T., F.R.S.A. Chief Mechanical Engineer (Road Services) London Transport Executive. Born nth September, 1898. Educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich. Son of the late Sir Arthur I. Durrant, C.B.E., M.V.O. Was Director of Tank Design, Ministry of Supply, throughout the 1939 war. Married, 1922, to Kathleen daughter of Arthur J. Wright. Awarded C.B.E. 1945. Private address: Io8, Chiltern Court, Baker Street, N.W. 1.
DURTNAL, Geoffrey Charles. Director and General Manager, University Coachwork Ltd., (a subsidiary of University Motors, Ltd.), 99, Boston Road, Hanwell, W.7. Born Ightham, near Sevenoaks, 29th September, 1911. Educated at Gravesend School of Art; Dartford Technical College; Regent Street Polytechnic. Served five years apprenticeship in Drawing Office of John C. Beadle Ltd. until 1934 when joined Coachcraft Ltd. with whom became Assistant Manager and and Designer. In 1940 formed Western Metalworks Ltd., a sheet-metal working Company. This concern was bought by University Motors Ltd., in 1946. Is married with one daughter. Is a member of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers. Private address: 131, Milton Road, Hanwell, W. 7. Telephone: Ealing 5439.
DUTFIELD, Edward George, NI.INST.T. Managing Director, Dutfield Motors Ltd., Godalming. Born Woodford, 30th March, 1910. Educated at Cheltenham College. Trained as an accountant. Joined family transport firm, H. & G. Dutfield Ltd., ultimately becoming a Director. Joined T.A. in 1932, became Captain 1939; Major 1940; Lt. Col. 1941 (Commanding 76 A.A. Regt. R.A.) Col. 1944 (2 i 'c 23rd Inf. Brigade and Staff). Commanded 604 A.A. Regt. R.A. on re-formation of T.A. in 1948 promoted Subs. Col. T.A. (seniority 1945). Holds T.D. and two bars; mentioned in Despatches 1944. Freeman and Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Vintners— Worshipful Company of Carmen. Member of three section Committees S.M.M. &.T. Is a Director of—Wittand Vincent Ltd., H. Markham Ltd., and Longford Manufacturing and Coachbuilding Co. Ltd. Interested in Sailing; Golf. Private address: The Croft, Hindhead, Surrey. Telephone: 95.
DUTFIELD, Henry Thomas. Part-time Member of Road Executive, British Transport Commission. Born London, 31st December, 1885. Educated Whitgift, Croydon. First connected with the Motor Industry in 1902. Is Chairman of Special Traffics (Pickfords) Division, Road Haulage Executive. Is also Chairman of Dutfield Motors Ltd. H. Markham, Ltd., Reading; H. Markham Ltd., Basingstoke; and Witt & Vincent Ltd., Salisbury. Hobby: Golf Private address: The Dower House, Grayshott, Surrey. Telephone: Hindhead 592.
DWIGHT, Frederick George Dudley. Managing Director, Dwight Bros., Ltd., Berkhamsted. Born Berkhamsted, 27th October, 1906. Educated at Berkhamsted School and later studied engineering at Watford and Manchester Technical College. In 1927 after serving apprenticeship in General and Maintenance Engineering, became Works Manager. Became Managing Director of present firm in January, 1939 but joined R.A.O.C. as O.M.E. in September that year. Later transferred to R.E.M.E. as Major i R.E.M.E. Command Workshop, Kentford. Is married : two daughters. Private address: Ashley Cottage, Ashlyns Road, Berkhamsted. Telephone: 1502.
DYBALL, Robert Spencer. Chairman, A. W. Chapman, Ltd., Fulham. Born Latimer, Bucks., 27th August, 1892. Educated at Rugby and London University. Joined Ford Motor Co. of Canada in 1911 leaving them to join the Army in 1914. Mentioned in Despatches 1916 and 1917. Joined Vauxhall Motors 1918 leaving to work in Morris Motors Export Department in 1930. Has been on Board of Charterhouse Industrial Development Co. Ltd. since 1934. Is also Director of Charterhouse Investment Trust, Ltd., Newage Engineering Ltd., Daniel Doncaster and Sons, Ltd., Aluminium Bronze Co. Ltd., Douglas (Kingswood) Ltd. Has been Director of A. \V. Chapman Ltd. since 1943. Is interested in Squash, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Shooting and Cine-Photography. Clubs : R.A.C. and Bath. Private address: Greta Bridge House, Tunstall, via Carnforth, Lancs. Telephone: Tunstall 214.
DYE, Charles Edward Rodgers. Sole Proprietor, Charles Dye & Co., Yeovil and Taunton. Born Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 25th July, 1883. Educated at Ashby Grammar School. On leaving school joined L. & N. W. Railway as Clerk in Goods Department, followed by a period as sea-going apprentice in Merchant Service. In 1900 apprenticed to Ironmongery, became in 1907 a Commercial Traveller in Ironmongery, Motor and Cycle Products. Left to found own firm in 1919. Member Yeovil Town Council, 1930-33. President Motor Factors' Association, 1950-52. Vice-Chairman, General Motor Factors Group Committee, S.M.M. & T., 1949-52. Member of Council, and Chairman of Factors Section British Cycle and Motor Cycle Manufacturers and Traders Union. Member of Council, Association of Manufacturers and Distributors of Garage Equipment. Club : Ivel, Yeovil. Recreations : Travel, Football, Snooker Reading. Married Agnes (nee Tyndale) 1909. Private address: Ashcroft, Dorchester Road, Yeovil, Somerset. Telephone:356.
DYER, Gordon. Managing Director and Secretary, Peverell Garage Ltd., Plymouth. Born Cornwall, 1907. Educated at Plymouth. Became pupil with a firm of Architects, later clerk in office of motor firm. Hobby : Music. Private address: 44, Peverell Park Road, Plymouth. Telephone: 3820.
DYER, Leonard Frank. Chairman, Metropolis Garages Ltd. and associated Companies, Olympia. Born London, 31st May, 1901. Educated at Essex County School. Obtained junior post with Gaston Williams & Wigmore Ltd. Kingsway, London. Left to become Motor Journalist and Assistant Secretary, Junior Car Club, 1919. Became later, General Secretary until 1936, organising the principal long distance events at Brooklands, American Rally etc. In 1937 entered commerce and now owns various business interests. Made first roof-top landing by helicopter at Olympia July 1948, and organised other pioneering helicopter demonstrations. Member of R. A. C Committee and Public Policy Committee, Benevolent Fund Executive, Vice-Chairman British A.R.C., Companion Helicopter Association, Affiliate Inst. of Traffic Engineers (U.S.A.). Chairman, Rotor Stations, Ltd. Is interested in Travel, Road Traffic, and Helicopter Development. Main offices: No. 1, Maclise Road, Olympia, London, W. 14. Telephone: Shepherds Bush 5385.
DYKES, Frederick James, M.A., M.1.MECH.E. Director and Technical Adviser, Trojan Ltd. Born 2nd June, 1880. Educated at City of London School; Trinity College, Cambridge (M.A.). Became a Professor, H.M. Gunnery and Torpedo Schools, Portsmouth, 1903-6. Lecturer at Cambridge, 1906-37. Master of Coopers' Company, London, 1948-9. Is also a Director of Armstrong, Stevens & Son Ltd. Address: The Loke House, West Road, Cambridge. Telephone: 4078.