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HACKETT, Bernard. Sales Manager, Eagle Engineering Co. Ltd., Warwick. Born Smethwick, 6th October,1893. Educated at C. E. School, Warwick, an studied Engineering at Leamington Technical College. Became connected with the Motor Industry in 1906 when the business was mainly concerned with Horse Drawn Vehicles and Agricultural Engineering. Appointed to present position, 1922. Interests: Gardening and Sport. Private Address: 146, Saltisford, Warwick.
HADDEN, Leslie Porter. General Sales Manager, J. Blake & Co. Ltd. Born Leamington Spa, 7th May, 1892. Educated at Warwick School. In 1910 joined Clarke's Garage, Leamington Spa. Joined R.A.S.C. as Driver in 1914 and served in France and Belgium until 1918. Awarded Mons Star 1918-19. Served in Ireland 1919-22. Served in India; placed on R.A.R.O. with Rank of Captain. Became Wholesale Sales Manager with Rootes Ltd. in 1923. In June, 1939, recalled to R.A.S.C. on H.Q., S.M.D. to January, 1940. Commanded a Unit in France until evacuated from Dunkirk, 1940. Commanded various units; invalided out of service at end of 1944 with rank of Major. Recreations : All Sports—now mainly golf. Married; one son (in Regular Army). Private Address: Intabene, Upton Road, Bidston, Birkenhead. Telephone: Birkenhead 2454.
HADDLETON, Sidney Victor. Home Advertising Executive, Nuffield Organization, Cowley. Born Birmingham, 14th July, 1901. Educated at Birmingham College of Arts. Joined Advertising Department of B.S.A. Co. in 1917. In 1930 became Advertising Manager, Triumph Co. Ltd. 1936, Advertising and Display Manager, John Bull Rubber Co. Ltd. 1939, Advertising Manager, Riley (Coventry) Ltd. Appointed to present position, 1949. Recreation: Gardening. Is member of Riley Motor Club. Married; two sons, one daughter. Private Address: 35, Hayward Road, Oxford.
HAIGH, Fred. Partner and General Manager, F. Haigh & Son, Freiston, Boston. Born Burnley, 13th December, 1916. Educated at Boston Grammar School. Joined his father's Agricultural Merchant's business prior to 1939. Joined R.A.S.C., commissioned in Middle East; transferred to R.E.M.E. Demobilised, 1945. Rejoined T.A., 1947. At present Major, Bde. E.M.E., Armoured Division (T.A.). Formed present business in partnership with his father in 1946, added Caravan Distributors business in 1950. Is also a Director of Stickney Brick and Tile Co. Ltd. President of local Branch British Legion. Chairman local section M.A.A. Married; two daughters, one son. Private Address: The Chestnuts, Freiston, Boston, Lincs. Telephone: Butterwick 203.
HAIGH, Gerald Spencer, F.I.M.I., M.INST.B.E. Director and General Manager, Braid Group Ltd., Chester. Born Denby Dale, 1892. Educated at High School, Huddersfield and studied Engineering at Technical College, Huddersfield. Apprenticed to Automobile Engineering in 1907, serving until 1914 with Netherwood Bros., Huddersfield. Served in R.N.A.S., 1914-19, in France and Gallipoli. In 1919 joined Braid Bros. as Works Foreman. In 1923 joined Tate of Leeds as Works Manager and returned to Braid Bros. in 1925 in similar capacity. Became General Manager and appointed to Board of Directors 1945. Later became Technical Director, and finally General Manager of all Group f Companies controlled by Braid Group Ltd., and is on the Board of the following: Roncrat Ltd., Chester Engineering Co. Ltd., Braid Bros. Ltd., Braid Engineering Ltd., Clarke Aero Assembly Ltd., Western Precision Co. Ltd.,Garlick, Burrell & Edwards Ltd., North West Securities Ltd., Wm. Chester Bros. (Burton-on-Trent) Ltd., Chester Coachworks Ltd., John Wright (hester) Ltd., Metropole Hotel Ltd. Married; one son, one daughter. Recreations : Shooting, Cricket, Walking. Private Address: Kenyston, 3, Whitehall Road, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay. Telephone: 4219.
HAIGH, William, M.I.M.I. Director and General Manager of Roland C. Bellamy Ltd., Grimsby. Born Huddersfield, 3rd June, 1893. Educated Huddersfield College, and Silcoates. Apprenticed General Engineering with J. H. Hopkinson & Co. Ltd., Huddersfield. Studied at Huddersfield Technical College, Leeds University. Entered Motor Industry 1919. With Frank Allen Ltd., Brigg until 1926. Joined present firm April, 1927 as Branch Manager, Scunthorpe. Chairman Grimsby and District Section, Motor Agents' Association, 1947-1948. Chairman East Midland Division, Motor Agents' Association, 1951 and 1952, and Member of National Council. President of Grimsby Motor Club. Served with 1/8th Bn. Sherwood Foresters during 1914-1918 war. Auxiliary Fire Service 1939-1942. Commissioned R.A.F.V.R., 1942. Adjutant Air Training Corps until 1952. Other interests include : The Presbyterian Church of England of which he is an Elder. The British & Foreign Bible Society for which he is treasurer of the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Auxiliary. Member of the Grimsby Executive Committee of the Ministry of Health. Interests : Music, Photography and Gardening. Married; two sons. Private Address: 106, Welholme Avenue, Grimsby. Telephone: 7685.
HALL, Arthur Ballantyne F.I.M.I. Managing Director and Chairman of Moores, Weybridge, Ltd. and President of the Motor Agents' Association, 1951. Born Windsor, 1889. Educated at St. Mark's College, Windsor. Was Assistant Master at Hove College Preparatory School, 1907-12. Began career in Motor Industry with W. Wade of Worthing, 1912. Joined Henry Moore of Brighton, selling Model T Fords, 1915. Opened branch depot at Weybridge, 1916; formed separate Company in 1917, becoming Director and General Manager. In 1935 became Managing Director and in 1937 Chairman. Member of M.A.A. Council, 1940, elected to National Executive Committee next year, and the Finance Committee 1942— has served ever since on these committees. Is member of Joint Committee of Vehicle Manufacturers and Retailers, N. J.I.C. Training and Education Committee, B.M.T.A. Council. Chairman of London and District Ford Dealers' Association, 1937-45. Fellow of Institute of Directors. Member of Institute of British Engineers. One son, Desmond; two grandsons. Recreations : Music (mainly Choral) Cricket, Gardening and Golf. Club : R.A.C. Private Address: Oldway, Tower Grove, Weybridge. Telephone: Walton-on-Thames 1503.
HALL, Desmond Thomas Ballantyne. Director and General Manager, Moores, Weybridge Ltd. Born Hove, 27th March 1916. Educated at Hollingbury Court Preparatory School, Brighton, and Hurstpierpoint College, Sussex. Commenced business career as Clerk at Head Office of Trinidad Leaseholds, Ltd. and doing practical work in Petrol Distributing Dept. In 1935 joined Moores Weybridge Ltd. for Sales and Technical Training. Became Secretary of Company, 1937. Won Rally and Coachwork Competition, Blackpool, 1939. Joined Army in 1940, R.A.O.C. Appointed to Field Marshal Montgomery's Staff, 21 Army Group, 1944. Served overseas until demobilised with rank of Lieut. Col. in 1946. Mentioned in Despatches, 1944. Appointed Director of Company during the war and became General Manager in 1947. Is Secretary of London and District Ford Dealers' Association. Married, 1941 to Sylvia (née Norton); two sons. Hobbies : Cine-Photography, and Gardening. Private Address: Conarth, Ashley Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Telephone: 523.
HALL, Leslie Percival. Chief Body Engineer, Morris Motors Ltd., Cowley. Born London, 30th March, 1901. Educated at Battersea Grammar School. Studied Engineering at Regent Street Polytechnic. Joined James Bartle & Co. at Notting Hill Gate as apprentice in 1919, worked there as learner in body building shops. Afterwards joined De Dion Bouton and other London Coachbuilding concerns. In 1924 joined Morris Motors Ltd. Is founder member and member of Council of Institution of Body Engineers. Member of Council of Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers, 1950-5I. Interests : Country Life, Sports, Reading. Married, Dorothea (née Webb); one son, two daughters. Private Address: Stowford House, Bayswater Road, Headington, Oxford. Telephone: 6866.
HALL, Robert. Production Manager, Nuffield Metal Products Ltd., Birmingham. Born Batley, 27th December, 1913. Educated at Batley Grammar School and Oxford High School. Commenced general training with Morris Motors Ltd. (Radiators Branch) in February, 1931, spending 5 years in almost every section of the Factory before joining the Production Department. Appointed Assistant Buyer in 1938. In August 1939 went to Birmingham to start a new Plant which is now Nuffield Metal Products. Appointed Buyer in 1940, and Production Manager, 1943. Recreations : Gardening, Golf, Bridge and Badminton. Private Address: 21, Mayfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. Telephone: 4196.
HALLEN, Leslie Wilfred, F.I.m.i. Proprietor business in own name, Cambridge. Born London, 2nd April, 1908. Educated at Cambridge and entered Motor Trade at 15 as Sales Apprentice, while continuing studies at Cambridgeshire Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Messrs. King and Harper Ltd. Started own business in 1933. During the war manufactured bomb sights, cylnometers and drift recorders and in the later stages, theodolites for re-building Europe. Also maintained supply of re-built motor cycles for the R.A.F. Was Motor Cycle Adviser to Eastern Region, Civil Defence, 1939-45. President of Cambridge Centaur Motor Cycle Club, 1945-5i. A keen golfer and participant in many Championships including the British Amateur 1936, 1939, 1946 and 1951. Other interests : Rowing and Motor Sport. Private Address: 6, Highworth Avenue, Cambridge. Telephone: 55158.
HALLEY, David. Managing Director, Halley's Garage Ltd., Glasgow. Born Bridge of Weir, 1st July, 1904. Educated at Kelvinside Academy, and Warriston School. Spent three years farming for health reasons before joining Halley's Industrial Motors Ltd. which had been founded by his late father. Went through works and on the Sales side in London. Formed a Bus Company to pioneer long-distance coach services in 1927. Commenced Garage on own account, 1933, formed it into Limited Company, 1936. Chairman of S.M.T.A. local, centre 1949 /50. Private Address: Moorlands, Tannoch Drive, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire. Telephone: 2153.
HALLPIKE, Albert William, M.I.MECH.E. Formerly Manager, Bus Sales and Service Depot (for Scotland) of Daimler Co. Born 18th June, 1900. London. Educated at Parmiter's Foundation School, London; Hackney Technical College; Bonn University, Germany. Apprenticed with the London General Omnibus Co. War Service from 1918/20. Completed apprenticeship 1920/23, and received the L.G.O.C. apprentices' prize. 1923/25 in the design office of A.E.C. 1925/27 in design office of Associated Daimler Co. and in 1928 joined Daimler Co. as bus engineer. Married. Private Address: Courtmede, Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford.
HALMSHAW, Walter. Manager, A.C.-Sphinx Plant No. 2, West Bay Road, Southampton. Born Hartshead, 28th April, 1887. Educated at Halifax and Huddersfield Council Schools. Studied engineering at Cleckheaton Technical Institute and Leeds University. 1900-36 engaged in Textile, Machine Tool, Automatic Wrapping, Cocoa, Chocolate, Aircraft and Printing Industries. In 1937 joined A.C.Sphinx Spark Plug Co. Ltd. as Production and Cost Control Manager. 1938 appointed General Supply Manager. 1951 appointed to present position. Private Address: 5, Pondswicks Close, St. Albans, Herts. Telephone: 2196.
HAMILTON, Leonard George, F.A.C.C.A. Managing Director, Davies Tyre Co. Ltd., N.W.9. Born Uxbridge, 27th January, 1901. Educated at Uxbridge County School. With Marwick Mitchell & Co., Chartered Accountants until 1924. Joined present firm as Accountant and Secretary in that year. Appointed Director in 1933, Managing Director in 1945. Private Address: 46, Woodcock Hill, Kenton, Harrow. Telephone: Wordsworth 3319.
HAMILTON, William, O.B.E., C.A. Director and Secretary, Macrae & Dick Ltd., Inverness. Born Walla Walla, Washington, U.S.A. Educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School, Glasgow and at Glasgow University. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1928 and joined present firm in same year as Secretary, becoming a Director in 1931. Assisted in forming Highlands Airways Ltd. in 1933. They pioneered air travel in the North of Scotland but were absorbed by Scottish Airways Ltd. Served in R.A.O.C. on Staff, and as D.A.D.O.S., 8th Army and D.D.O.S. Land Forces, Greece. Awarded O.B.E. and two " mentions." Demobilised with rank of Colonel, 1946. Is Vice-Chairman of local Centre of S.M.T.A., Inverness. A Member of Highlands and Islands District Committee of Scottish Board for Industry. Employers Representative on Inverness-shire T.A. and A.F. Associations. Recreations : Fishing and Stalking. Private Address: Dunain Park, near Inverness. Telephone: 2000.
HAMILTON, William Alexander, A.M.I.MECH.E. Assistant Commercial Vehicle Experimental Engineer, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton, Beds. Born Bray, Co. Wicklow, 28th October, 191o. Educated at Culmore School, Londonderry. Studied engineering at Londonderry and Luton Technical Colleges. Served apprenticeship with Alexander Motor Co. and attended Technical Colleges where he gained full course certificate in Automobile Engineering —1st Class Pass City and Guilds Final, and 1st Prize Medal City and Guilds, London, 1933. In 1936 joined present firm as fitter—promoted to Experimental staff, 1938. Engaged during war, on development of Churchill Tank and other military vehicles. Recreations : Golfing, Camping, Boating. Interests : Photography, Reading, Music and the Theatre. Private Address: 125, Harcourt Street, Luton.
HAMILTON-ADAMS, Charles Patrick, M.I.M.I. Director (Sales), R. H. Collier & Co. Ltd., Birmingham. Born Limpsfield, 24th May, 1908. Educated at St. Peter's, Eastbourne; Eastbourne College. Started in Motor Industry, 1926, as apprentice with Butlers Ltd. of Birmingham working in the Tool-room. Left to join present firm in their Machine Shop and Repair Shop. Served two years with Plewitts of Birmingham and then returned to Collier & Co. Ltd. Appointed to Board in 1945. During the war served for five years in Command of Minesweepers with rank of Lt. Cmdr. R.N.V.R. Married: one daughter. Interests: Yachting, Golf, Foreign Travel and Vintage Motor Cars. Private Address: One, The Crescent, Solihull, Warwickshire. Telephone: 2692.
HAMMOND, Rupert William, C.B.E., A.C.A. Director, Rootes Motors Ltd., Humber Ltd., and subsidiary Companies. Born Burgess Hill, 7th April, 1899. Educated at Wellington College. Trained as and became a Chartered Accountant before becoming associated with the Motor Industry in 1929. Private Address: Colley Cottage, Reigate, Surrey. Telephone: 3422.
HAMMOND, Walter. Director, Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd. Born Dover, 19th June, 1903. Educated at Cirencester Grammar School. Turned professional cricketer 1923 until 1937 when he resumed his amateur status. Has played for England since 1925. Became a Director in 1937. Publications include : Cricket My World, Cricket My Destiny. Club : Royal Automobile. Address: c/o. Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd., 207-213, Oxford Street, W.I. Telephone: Gerrard 865o.
HANCHETT, John Richard. Assistant Electrical Engineer, Birmingham City Transport, Council House, Congreve Street, Birmingham. Telephone: Central 3636. Born Liverpool, 25th March, 1924. Educated at Liverpool Institute High School. Obtained Ordinary and Higher National Certificates in Electrical Engineering at Liverpool Technical College. In 1940 became apprentice electrician with Liverpool Corporation Passenger Transport. 1944 Award Premium by Institution of Electrical Engineers for Student Section Paper. In 1944 became Electrical Laboratory Assistant to W. G. Glover & Co. Ltd., Manchester leaving them to become Electrical Experimental Assistant, Admiralty, West Drayton. Joined present undertaking in 1948. Hobbies : Photography and Motor Cycle Racing. Private Address: 48, Brentford Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, 14. Telephone: Highbury 1992.
HANCOCK, Albert John Woodgate, M.I.MECH.E. Born 12th January, 1882, Kingston-on-Thames. Educated at Wyggeston High School, Leicester and received Technical training at Lowestoft Technical School and Birmingham Technical School. Served apprenticeship with J. W. Brooke & Co., Lowestoft. Commenced career with Humbers in the erecting shop and drawing office; later in the drawing office of Wolseley Works, Adderley Park, and for many years Superintendent of Automobile Designs for Austin Motor Co., Birmingham. Married. Interested in Electrical, Mechanical and Woodworking handicraft and gardening. Private Address: 34, Blythe Way, Solihull, Birmingham.
HANDLEY, Joseph Done, F.I.M.I., M.INST.P.I. Proprietor, J. D. Handley & Co. Liverpool, 3. Born Liverpool, 15th February, 1900. Educated at Holt Grammar School, Liverpool. Commenced business career as Post Office Engineer in 1916. Served in Forces, 1918. On demobilisation in 1919 entered Motor Trade as an apprentice serving with Theo & Co. Ltd., and Lime Street Garages of Liverpool. Afterwards held positions of Works Manager, Sales Manager, and Director with same concerns. Resigned in 1933 to open above business on own account. Gained diploma of Bureau of Inventive Science, Rochester, N.Y. and is Member of Institute of Patentees. Has invented much Transport and Service Equipment (now marketed and manufactured by Laycock Engineering Co. Ltd., of Sheffield). Was a well-known amateur footballer in younger days. Recreations : Tennis, Badminton and Golf. Married, 1927, to Lily (née Wickes), younger daughter of Eustace C. Wickes (late Director of I.C.I. Ltd.—retired). Private Address: Wyndcote, Gorse Road, Meols, Cheshire. Telephone: Hoylake 5098.
HANDS, Norman Stanley. Joint Managing Director, Caxton Name Plate Mfg. Co. Ltd., Kew Green. Born Harrow-on-the-Hill, 14th July, 1904. Educated at Cranleigh School and Eastbourne College. Worked in the Accounts Dept. of Great Southern Rly., Buenos Aires, 1923 and in 1924-25 in the Buying Department of Companhia Souza Cruz (a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Co.). Became a Commercial traveller in 1926 and joined present firm as Commercial Manager in 1932. Appointed to the Board in 1939 and to his present position in 1947. Served during war in R.A.F. Equipments Branch and demobilised 1946 with rank of Flight-Lieutenant. Recreations : Rugby, Football, Fishing and Gardening. Clubs : Royal Automobile, and Royal Air Force Reserves. Married; two daughters. Private Address: Elmhurst, 155, Headstone Lane, Harrow. Telephone: Hatch End 2187.
HANDS, Richard Thomas Larter. Joint Managing Director, Caxton Name Plate Mfg. Co. Ltd., Kew Green. Born Harrow-on-the-Hill, 3oth December, 1900. Educated at Cranleigh School. First connected with the Motor Industry as a clerk in 1918. Became a Director of present firm in 1939 and Joint Managing Director in 1947. Is Secretary and Treasurer of the " Friday Night Badminton Club " and Treasurer of "Ad Astra Theatre Group," other interests include Music, Gardening and Model Railways. Married Dorothy (née Bryning) 1926; one daughter. Private Address: La Doro, 32, Creswick Road, Acton, W.3.
HANDS, William Eric, M.C., F.I.A.A. Chief Automobile Engineer, General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd. Born Liverpool, 14th March, 1895. Educated at King William's College, Isle of Man. Enlisted in 2nd Sportsmans Battalion at outbreak of 1914 war; served in France; awarded M.C. while serving with 2nd Sherwood Foresters, 1917. From 1919-22 received technical training at Loughborough College. Then joined Raleigh Cycle Co. and worked on the design of light car. Became a Director of Dunalastair Cars Ltd. and subsequently Sales Manager of G.R. Burton & Son, Grantham. Joined present Corporation, 1931 and became Chief Automobile Engineer in 1939. Member of Institute of Automobile Assessors, 1931; Council Member, 1944 and President, 1951. Interests : Shooting, Fishing, Bee-keeping, and Horticulture. Married Charlotte Ellen, younger daughter of the late Thomas Haynes, J.P.; three children. Private Address: Windyridge, Bridge of Earn. Telephone: Bridge of Earn 218.
HANKIN, Charles Alexander, J.P. Managing Director, Hankin's Ltd., Alresford. Born 3oth October, 1918. Educated at Wellingborough School. Became a student apprentice with Wadham Bros. Ltd., Waterlooville, in 1935. Joined present business in 1939 but served during war in Royal Armoured Corps; seconded to Ministry of Supply as Military Experimental Officer; invalided out in 1945 with rank of Captain. Interests : local council, Chamber of Trade, British Legion, and Hampshire Fire Service. Married; two sons, one daughter. Private Address: The Alders, Alresford. Telephone: 28.
HANKS, Reginald Frederick, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.P.E. Vice-Chairman, The Nuffield Organization, Cowley, Oxford. Born Oxford, 27th April, 1896. Educated at New College School, Oxford. Trained in Engineering at G.W.R. Loco. Works, Swindon and Oxford City and North Wilts Technical Schools. In 1922 joined Morris Motors Ltd., in the Service Technical Department. Appointed to present position, 1947. Interests: Railway Locomotives and Gardening. Hobbies : Miniature railways and traction engines. Served in B.E.F. in France, 1915-19. Private Address: Field End, 105, Lonsdale Road, Oxford. Telephone: Oxford 5115.
HANNAY, Hugh. Governing Director, Arthur G. Camp Ltd., Wrexham. Born Birmingham, 7th June, 189o. Educated at Hanley Castle Grammar School; Denstone College. In 1906 joined Austin Motor Co. Ltd. and served as an apprentice for seven years. Was then appointed Works Manager, with Stewart & Co. Ltd., Calcutta. Eventually became Managing Director and Chairman of this Company having approximately 20 Europeans and 1,000 Indians in his employ. Returned from India in 1936 and purchased a half share in present business—purchased the remaining share in 1945. Interests: Sport and Engineering. Private Address: 17, Hill Street, Wrexham.
HANNON, Sir Patrick, F.R.G.S., F.S.S., F.R.E.S., F.R.ECON.S., F.R.S.A. Director B.S.A. and Daimler Co. Educated at Royal College of Science; Royal University of Ireland. Became Asst. Secretary and then Chief Organiser Irish Agricultural Organisation Society. In 1904 visited U.S.A. and Canada on behalf of Irish Industrial Movement, and in 1905 became Director of Agricultural Organisation to the Government of Cape Colony. Contested East Bristol, 191o, as Unionist candidate. General Secretary of Navy League and editor of " The Navy," 1911-18. M.P., Birmingham (Moseley) 1921-50. Is Hon. Sec. Empire Industries Association. Serves on the Board of many Industrial concerns and on the Committees and Councils of numerous public organisations. Chairman of Constitutional Club since 1936. Address: t, Westminster Gardens, S.W. r. Telephone: Victoria 7276.
HARDCASTLE, Joseph William, m.i.m.i. Proprietor, County Garages, Scarborough. Born Ealing, 15th May, 1897. Educated at South Cliff, Filey; and Meadhurst, Uppingham. Spent early life in Australasia returning to Scarborough aged 1 r years. Received Technical training with Uppingham Engineering Class and, in 1916, working on Tractors for Food Production Department, in Yorkshire. In 1920, partnered by Major J. S. Elwis, took over one of Yorkshire's oldest Garages (founded by the late Wm. Sleightholme). Completely modernised this in 1926. Is also a Director of Premier Engineering Co., Scarborough; Central Garages (Filey) Ltd.; Baldock & Co. Ltd. (Haulage) Dover. Is founder and President of Scarborough Rugger Club; President of Scarborough Hockey Club; and an active member of the Scarborough & District Motor Club. Member of the Veteran Car Club. Interests: Shooting, and Municipal Affairs. Mayor of Scar-borough, 1951-52. Private Address: 4, Esplanade, Scarborough. Telephone: 787.
HARDEMAN, William Edward. Manager, Product Design (Tyres), Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Erdington. Born Birmingham, 1889. Educated at Birmingham Technical College and Birmingham Art School. Became Engineer-draughtsman in 1913, after training in mechanical and structural engineering. Worked in U.S.A. and Canada 1920-2 I. Spent some months in N. Africa and Middle East during latter part of last war (1943-44) on a Ministry assignment. Has been in rubber and tyre Industry 38 years. Appointed to present position in 1931. Interests : Photography, Cars, Designing and Making Gadgets, International Economics. Private Address: 16, Dorchester Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. Telephone: 1204.
HARDIE, Robert. Chief Inspector, Daimler Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Coventry, 2ISt January, 1908. Educated at Bablake and Coventry Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Daimler CO., 1925-9, then worked for one year as Draughtsman with same Company. Became Draughtsman with Singer Co. left to join Streamline Cars, Maidenhead and later worked for one year with Gillet Stephens of Bookham. Rejoined Daimlers in 1933 on Road Test and Investigation work. In 1937 made Chief Inspector over all assemblies. In 1938 engaged in adapting designs for production on Armoured Car and Aircraft Gun Turrets. In 1941 appointed Engineering Liaison Officer working between Parent Co. and disposal factories. In 1943, Engine Research Engineer in Experimental Department and in 1947 appointed Chief Inspector. Interests: Antiquaries, Highland Culture, Dancing and Clocks. Private Address: 49, Woodclose Avenue, Coventry. Telephone: 62396.
HARDING, Clifford George Athelstan. Managing Director and Secretary, Longwell Green Coachworks Ltd. Born Longwell Green, Bristol, 12th September, 1904. Educated at St. George Secondary School, Bristol. Became a general clerk in a small office before joining W. J. Bence & SonS in charge of their Bus receipts office. Firm became a Limited Company, 1923 and was put in charge of general office until 193o when the Bus operating side of the business was sold. Switched to the Body-building side, building it up and becoming a Director in 1934. In 1935 the Proprietor and Founder, W. J. Bence died and the share capital was left to grand-daughters. In 1940 Mr. A. E. Morrish joined the firm and together they acquired the " Bence " interest. Interests : Sport. Private Address: Wayside, 8, Whittucks Road, Hanham, Bristol. Telephone: 73314.
HARDY, Donald E., M.A. Director and General Manager, Overseas Dept., General Motors Ltd., '23, Buckingham Gate, S.W.I. Born St. Johnsburg, Vermont, U.S.A. 4th December, 1894. Educated at Amherst Academy and Amherst College. Commissioned 1st Lieut. F.A., U.S. Army 1918. Served in France, and in Army of Occupation, Germany. Afterwards joined Herbert Hoover Relief Organisation in Baltic, Poland and Russia. Joined G. M. Export, 1926, stationed Hamburg and Berlin as Assistant Managing Director. Became Assistant to European Director of G.M. in London, 1928-9. Assistant Managing Director, General Motors, Brazil at Sao Paulo, 1931. Managing Director of Export-Import Agency in New York until 1935. G.M. Spain as Assistant Managing Director, 1936. New York Office, Finance Dept., 1937. Became New York Representative for Central African activities 1938-9. Technical Representative to U.S. Army Central African Sector until 1943. U.S. State Dept., assigned U.S. Embassy Cairo. In charge Transport Division of M.E.S.C. to end of war. Appointed to present position, 1946. Interests: Golf, Ski-ing, and Photography. Clubs in England : Sunningdale Golf, Wentworth, American. Member of Fellowship of Motor Industry, and of the Council of S.M.M. & T. Private Address: Flat 64, 15, Portman Square, W.I. Telephone: Welbeck 5776.
HARDY, George Dudley, B.E.M., M.I.MECH.E. Born 24th January, 1896, Croydon. Educated Whitgift School, Croydon and Loughborough Engineering College. Was Battalion Engineer and Instructor in Technical Training Royal Tank Corps. Commenced own business as De Silva & Hardy Ltd., Belsize Park. Joined Trojan Ltd. as Service Manager and later Sales Manager. Technical Assistant with the Anglo American Oil Co., and took position as Experimental Engineer with Trojan Ltd. Married. Interests : Motoring and Gardening. Private Address: Burlow, Horam, E. Sussex.
HARGREAVES, Laurence Stuart, I.S.M.A., F.I.D Founder and Managing Director, Aerialite Ltd., Stalybridge. Born Brecon, 25th March, 1902. Educated at Central School, and High School of Commerce, Manchester. Studied engineering at Stockport Technical School. Joined the Sales side of the Electrical Cable business afterwards becoming Sales Manager of an Accessory Manufacturing concern. Founded Aerialite Ltd., in 1932, turning it into a Public Company in 1945. Founder of the Union of Enterprise and Freedom, later merged into Aims of Industry and is a Member of their National Council. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards. Co-Founder of Aycliffe Industries, Ltd., of Johannesburg. Owns two farms in Cheshire and one in Rhodesia. Chairman of Stalybridge Housing Committee for three years. Is a Freeman of the City of London. Recreations : Hunting, Fishing, Shooting. Private Address: Swettenham Hall, Nr. Congleton, Cheshire. Telephone: Lower Withington 23o.
HARINGTON, Richard Dallas. Assistant Secretary, British Motor Trade Association. Born Ipswich, loth November, 1918. Educated at Hurstpierpoint College, after spending early childhood in Tasmania. Became articled to firm of Ipswich estate agents and passed final examination of Auctioneers' & Estate Agents' Institute with ist Class Hons., 1939. Served, 1939-47, Royal Artillery and demobilised with rank of Major having served in the S.A.S. and as G.S.O.2. on H.Q. Airborne Troops and on H.Q. of the British and Indian Occupation Force in Japan. Joined the B.M.T.A. in 1947 as head of the Investigation Dept. Passed the final examination for the Bar with 2nd Class Hons., 1949 and " called " in 1950. Appointed to present position, 1951. Interests : Shooting, Woodwork and Photography. Married; two daughters. Private Address: 3, Rowney Gardens, Sawbridgeworth, Herts. Telephone: 236o.
HARLEY, Andrew Norman. Director, British Piston Ring Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Coventry, May, 1909. Educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical College. Apprenticed with Daimler Co., 1927-33. Became their Plant Engineer (Foundry), 1934-5. In 1936 joined British Aero Components Ltd. as Technical Assistant, becoming General Manager in 1939 and a Director in 1940. Joined present concern in 1946 and became a Director in 1950. Is a Member of Council, Gauge and Tool Makers' Association. Member of Education and Apprentice Committee, G.T.M.A. Clubs : Royal Automobile, Royal Scottish Automobile, Coventry Golf. Interests : Motor Sport, Golf. Married; one son. Private Address: Eildon, 37, Armorial Road, Coventry. Telephone: 67959.
HARLEY, John Arthur Laurence, A.M.I.MECH.E., M.I.M.I. Manager, Ambassador Motor Cycles Ltd., Pontiac Works, Ascot, Berks. Born Huddersfield, Yorkshire, 24th February, 1903. Educated St. Anselm's, Bakewell and Leys School, Cambridge. Student Apprentice, Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Luton. 1922-29 Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Luton. 1929-33 G. S. Oscroft & Co. Ltd., Nottingham. 1933-35 Page Motors, Ltd., Epsom. 1935 to date U.S. Concessionaires Ltd., London and Ascot (Concessionaires in Great Britain for Pontiac Car, manufacturers of Ambassador Motor Cycles, Latil Tractors and general engineers— separate firm of Ambassador Motor Cycles Ltd., formed in 1950). Is responsible for all purchases and supplies for production and experimental work, etc. 1939:45 war: Major, R.A.S.C. Dunkirk, 1940. Club: Public Schools Club, London. Interests : Photoraphy, Reading, Motoring, Travel, Locomotives. Private Address: The Royal Foresters' Hotel, Ascot, Berks. Telephone: Winkfield Row 56.
HARMAN, Alfred Leopold Stanley, B.COMM. Managing Director, Harman's Motor Service Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Bilston, 2nd February, 1902. Educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School, and Birmingham University. Joined the Bank of London and South America, in Rio de Janeiro, 1923. First became connected with the Motor Industry as Founder of above business in 1929. Interests : Radio Transmission, and Research. Recreations : Swimming. Private Address: 4, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 22409.
HARNIESS, George. Senior Partner, G. Harniess, Louth Motor Garage, Lines. Born Ashby, near Scunthorpe, loth February, 1875. Educated at Tetney and Holton Schools. Started Hire Car business at the Masons Arms Hotel, Louth, in 1907. In 1914 acquired present business. Recreations : Shooting and Gardening. Private Address: 4o, Aswell Street, Louth. Telephone: 339.
HARNIESS, Robert George. Partner, Louth Motor Garage (George Harniess), Lincs. Born Louth, 23rd November, 1906. Educated at Louth Grammar School. Joined his father's business in 1922 and became junior partner in 1927. Recreation: Gardening. Private Address: St. Mary's Lane, Louth, Lincs. Telephone: 560.
HARPER, David Neale, Major, m.i.m.i. Director, King & Harper Ltd., Cambridge. Born Cambridge, 21st March, 1916. Educated at Leys School, and St. John's College, Cambridge. During holidays and vacations always took active interest in the Automobile Engineering business. On leaving Cambridge joined Egerton's (Ipswich) Ltd. for two years. In 1940 joined R.A.S.C. serving in the ranks in Northern Ireland. Received commission in 1941 as Workshops Officer, No. 1 Heavy Repair Shop R.A.S.C., Feltham. Served with 8th Army in Desert Campaign and later in Italy. Invalided out, 1945 and re-joined present firm. Appointed Director 1946. Served four years with reconstituted Territorial Army, and now commands Z Reserve Heavy Transport, R.A.S.C. Clubs : Cambridge University Cruising, C.U. Automobile, Conservative (Chairman), Round Table, Union Society, Cambridge, and English Speaking Union, London. Married, 1945; one son, one daughter. Private Address: 122, Thornton Road, Cambridge. Telephone: 76207.
HARPER, Harold Hori, F.I.M.I. Governing Director, King & Harper Ltd., Cambridge. Born Royston, and June, 1878. Educated at Elementary School and privately. Gained experience originally in blacksmith's shop, 1894-7. Later worked as Cycle Mechanic, 1897 and Motor Mechanic 1898. In 1900 founded present firm with the late W. King. Became a keen grass-track motor-cycle competitor in 1904. Company gained Gold Medal at Crystal Palace Exhibition, 1902, for best English Motor-Cycle with foreign engine. During 1914 war was Tractor Representative for Board of Agriculture in Cambridgeshire. Has been Chairman Eastern Counties M.A.A. several times. Chairman, I.M.I. Eastern Region. President of Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. Married, 1906, to Mabel (née Bell); one daughter and one son (the latter now a Director of King and Harper Ltd.). Private Address: 291, Hills Road, Cambridge. Telephone: 87619.
HARPER, Henry William, M.B.E., M.I.P.E. Director and General Manager, Fisher & Ludlow Ltd., Birmingham. 24. Born Willesden, 6th July, 1904. Educated at Kilburn Grammar School. Became an articled apprentice in Mechanical Engineering, 1920-7. and studied at London Polytechnic. Served with A. V. Roe & Co. as Production Executive,. at Manchester and Yeadon, 1930-46, travelling extensively on their behalf to S. America and in Europe. Member of Yorkshire Council, I.P.E., 1944-46. Member of Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers. Hon. Member of Leeds Engineering. Association. Member of Birmingham District Committee, F. S.M.B.A. Recreations: Golf,, Gardening. Private Address: 93, \Valmlcy Road, Sutton Goldfield. Telephone: Ashfield 1236.
HARRAL, Leonard. General Sales Manager and Local Director Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Dunlopillo Division,. Rice Lane, Walton, Liverpool, 9. Born Adelaide, 12th May, 1887. Educated at St. Anne's Boarding School, Redhill. In. 1905 joined W. & A. Bates Ltd., Leicester as trainee, becoming Sales Manager. In 1914 war, commissioned in R.A., serving in France and Belgium. Joined Dunlop's in 1925 when they acquired W. & A. Bates Ltd. In 1931 engaged in development of Dunlop Latex Foam, eventually becoming Sales Manager Is Chairman of British Latex Foam Manufacturers' Association, and Councillor of Federation of British Rubber Manufacturers'. Associations. President of local Village Hall.. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: White Cottage, Knutsford Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Telephone: 3218.
HARRIMAN, George William, C.B.E. Deputy Managing Director and Deputy Chairman of the British Motor Corporation. Born Coventry, 3rd March, 1908. Commenced engineering career at the Hotchkiss Works of Morris Motors Ltd., in 1923. Rose to position of Asst. Works Superintendent by 1938. During that time had spent three years on plant reorganisation at Cowley. Joined Austin's in 1940, as Machine Shop Superintendent responsible for engine output. In 1944 became Production Manager and in 1945 General Works Manager and Director. Appointed to present position, February,. 1952. Awarded O.B.E. in 1943 and C.B.E. 1951. Interests : Sport—particularly Rugger (formerly Capt. of Coventry and Warwickshire County Rugby Football Club and played for England v. The Rest in 1933.). Private Address: Oldway, Warwick Road, Solihull, Warwickshire.
HARRINGTON, William James. Road Manager, Anglo-Scottish Car Deliveries,, Leith, Edinburgh, 6. Born London, 2nd April, 1915. Educated at Croydon Elementary Schools; Croydon Art School and as an apprentice on Tramp .Steamers. Won a valuable art school scholarship in 1930 but elected to " see the world " instead. First connected with the Motor Industry as garage pump boy at a time when he owned a £5 car. Has since worked in a variety of occupations including seaman, journalist, film script-writer, navvy, aviator. Served during the war as Navigating Officer, with Merchant Navy. Is a member of Institute of Journalists. Club : Linguists. Married; one son. Interests : Travel, Animals, Oil Painting, Languages. Private Address: 1, Braid Hills Road, Edinburgh. Telephone: 55021.
HARRINGTON, William Thomas. Proprietor, Harrington's Garage, Quinton. Born Birmingham, loth February, 1889. Educated at Bolton Road School and Handsworth Technical College. Worked in the jewellery trade before becoming an automobile engineer in 1918, when he founded present business. Interests : Gardening, Golf and Boating. Private Address: The Mill, Churchill.
HARRIS, Arthur Reginald. Divisional Manager, Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd. Born Wecdon, Northants, 28th September, 1907. Educated at Kingsthorpe Grove School, Northampton and in January, 1922 became an errand boy with Hollingsworth's Tyre Services. Subsequently became Storekeeper, Salesman, and Sales Manager. On the business being taken over by Marsham Tyre Co., was appointed Divisional Manager, controlling four depots. Interests : Bowls and Golf. Private Address: 160, The Headlands, Northampton. Telephone: 2894.
HARRIS, Frank Thomas. Works Manager, Regent Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd., Patricroft. Born Wandsworth, Common, 14th April, 1911. Educated at Wandsworth Technical Institute. Became order clerk with A. J. Dew & Co. Ltd., 1926-34. Joined Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd. in 1934. Became Office Manager with present Company in 1940. Served during war with R.A.P.C. In 1946 re-joined Regent Tyre in charge of production planning. In 1948 promoted Works' Manager of newly opened Manchester Factory. Married, 1939; one daughter. Recreations : Gardening, Bowls. Private Address: 24, St. George's Crescent, Pendleton, Salford. Telephone: Eccles 2473.
HARRIS, James Peter. Director, W. H. Harris (Motors) Ltd., Leven. Born Upper Largo, 16th June, 1922. Educated at Leven J. S. School. Became an apprentice Motor Mechanic in 1937. Served in war, in R.A.O.C. as Motor Mechanic, India and Burma, with rank of Sergeant. Discharged on medical grounds, 1945. Became Service Manager and Director, July, 1945. Married, 1946; two children. Private Address: " Indaal," Glenlyon Road, Leven, Fife. Telephone: Leven 667.
HARRIS, Murray Andrew. Regional Tyre Manager, G-K. Tyre Services, Sheffield. Born 28th March, 1921, at Heliopolis. Educated at Aldenham School and at Paris Sorbonne. Joined Royal Artillery as Gunner, 1939. Received commission, 1940. Battery Captain and Adjutant. Transferred to S.A.S., 1941 and promoted Major. Joined General Hornby as Staff Captain A. Subsequently G.2. War Office. Became tyre salesman, 1948 and appointed to present position, September, 1949. Recreation : Sailing. Private Address: Rockleigh Rise, R.D.I. Westwood, New jersey.
HARRIS, Maurice William, M.INST.T., A.I.R.T.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Lawson Pigott Motors Ltd. Born London, 1st September, 1901. Educated at Walthamstow Central School. Started business career in shipping and transport, becoming a Transport Manager in 1920. Became Director of Burrows Transport Ltd., 1932. Later acquired and became Managing Director of Furniture and General Transport Ltd., Hammersmith Transport Ltd. and Barnet Transport Ltd. Became Chairman of Associated Road Transport Contractors Ltd. in 1945. Formed Burrows Airways and Shipping Agency Ltd., in 1945 and became Managing Director. Later became Chairman of Burrows & Aliens Travel Bureau. In 1942 became Managing Director of Lawson Pigott Motors Ltd., with Branches at Hammersmith and Barnet. Visited S. Africa in 1947 and established Lawson Pigott Motors (Rhodesia) Ltd., at Umtali, S. Rhodesia in 1948. Freeman of the City of London, and Member of the Worshipful Company of Carmen. Fellow of the Shipping and Forwarding Agents' Institute. Member of Council of Road Haulage Association, and of Transportation Committee London Chamber of Commerce. Associate of Institute of Road Transport Engineers. Recreations : Golf, Tennis, Cinematography. Is an Aquarist. Private Address: The Haining, Downs Avenue, Epsom, Surrey. Telephone: 655.
HARRIS, Sidney Joseph. Managing Director, Newage Engineers Ltd., Manchester, 7. Born Manchester, 13th May, 1903. Educated at Cheltenham College. In 1926 started H. E. Nunn & Co. with a partner. Is also Managing Director of Newage (Manchester) Ltd., H. E. Nunn & Co. Ltd., Arthur Lyon & Co. (Engineers) Ltd., Newage International Inc., and Newage (Canada) Ltd. Interests : Farming, Philately and Photography. Private Address: The Brows, Liss, Hants. Telephone: 87.
HARRIS, William Henry. Managing Director, W. H. Harris (Motors) Ltd., Leven, Fife. Born Lower Largo, 10th October, 1895. Educated at Kirkton of Largo. On leaving school joined his father's business as a Motor Mechanic. Joined Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in 1913, served in Gallipoli and Palestine, and with Black Watch in France and Belgium. Demobilised, 1919. Became partner in family business and in 1925 Manager of the Leven Branch. In 1939 purchased Leven Branch and established present business. In 1946 founded Caledonian Motors (Leven) Ltd., acting as Chairman of Directors. Is Chairman, Fife Sub-Centre, S.M.T.A., inaugurated May, 1951. Married, 1921; one son, one daughter. Private Address: Firs, Glenlyon Road, Leven. Telephone: 702.
HARRISON, Charles Henry. Managing Director, British Anzani Engineering Co. Ltd., Hampton Hill, Middlesex. Born London, 13th December, 1902. Educated at Tottenham County School. Apprenticed with J. A. Prestwich & Co. Ltd., Tottenham, 1910-25. In 1925 became installation engineer with Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Co., leaving in 1928 to become Chief Engineer and Technical Director, British Motor Boat Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Joined present firm in 1938 as Managing Director. Set up new records for Outboard Motor Boats in 1930 and 1931. Present Holder, British Outboard Motor Speed Record. Committee Member British Outboard Racing Club. Married, 1931. Private Address: Haslemere, Park Road, Hampton Hill, Middlesex. Telephone: Molesey 2766.
HARRISON, Donald. Director, Morris Motors Ltd., Cowley. Born Airmyn, Yorkshire, 9th March, 1897. Educated at Goole Grammar School. Served 1914-18 in Yorks and Lancs. Regt., East Yorks Regt., and Motor Machine Gun Corps. Served in India, North West Frontier Police in Armoured Cars, 1918, 19. In the latter year became Sales Manager for India, Wolseley Motors Ltd., and in 1934 General Manager, Morris Industries (India) Ltd. Became Sales Promotion Manager, Nuffield Exports Ltd., in 1937 and appointed to present position int 1948 (responsible for Sales and Service—Home and Overseas). Private Address: Two Trees, Hernes Road:, Oxford. Telephone: 5601.
HARRISON, John. Director and General Manager, A. W. Chapman Ltd., Fulham. Born Leyland, 24th February, 1897. Educated at Technical College, Preston and became an apprentice with Leyland Motors Ltd. In 1921 became Chief Body Designer with same firm. and in 1930 Assistant Body Works Manager.. In 1938 joined Dennis Bros. Ltd., Guildford as Body Works Manager. Appointed to present position in 1947. A member of the Instituteof British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers, and a Member of the Institution of Body Engineers. Is a Member of Surbiton Borough Council. Recreations : Golf and Cricket. Private Address: 42, The Mall, Surbiton.. Telephone: Elmbridge 2582.
HARRISON-WALLACE, Capt. Henry Steuart Macnaghten, D.S.O., R.N. Director, Alvis Ltd., Coventry. Educated H.M.S. Britannia, Dartmouth, and R.N. College, Greenwich. Went to sea as Midshipman, R.N. in 1899. Became a Gunnery Specialist. Served throughout 1914 war as Gunnery Commander. Retired as Captain,. R.N., in 1923. Joined Beardmore's of Glasgow, 1926. Re-joined R.N. in 1939 serving throughout the war until reverting to Commercial ife in 1945. Is also Director of En-Tout-Cas, Syston, Leicester. Recreations : Golf, Salmon Fishing and Shooting. Private Address: Titlarks Hill House, Sunning-dale, Berks. Telephone: Ascot 1193.
HART, Leonard, F.I.M.I. Local Director and Manager, Caffyns Ltd.,, Canterbury. Born Stowmarket, loth March, 1899. Educated at Stowmarket. Served five years apprenticeship with Standard Motor Co. Ltd. In 1917 joined R.A.S.C. (M.T.), transferred to. R.A.F. as Pilot. Joined Chas. Baker & Co. (of Tunbridge) Ltd. in 1920 in workshop and then Sales Department, later became Sales Manager. This firm was taken over by Caffyns. Ltd. in 1935. In 1939, became Manager,, Crowborough Branch and in 1940 appointed in charge of both Bexhill and Hastings. Branches. Served during war as Platoon Commander Home Guard. Took up present position at end of 1945. Was founder member of the Institute of the Motor Trade for Kent, and served on that committee to 195o/1. Was. Chairman Kent Region I.M.I. 1946'51. Vice-Chairman of East Kent Section, M.A.A, Interests : Boxing, Athletics and Golf. Has been a keen Boxer, Rugger and Soccer player, track runner (one mile) but now concentrates .on billiards and golf. Private Address: White Walls, Barham, near 'Canterbury. Telephone: 361.
HART, Walter. Managing Director, Kerry's (Great Britain) Ltd., Stratford. Born Brighton, 9th May, 1881. Educated at Polytechnic. Became apprenticed with a London Drapery firm and afterwards took up position with a Provincial firm. Joined E. London Rubber Company in 1906, as Manager of Rubber and Tyre Department. Served during 1914 war, with a Commission in the Rifle Brigade. Returned to former position in firm and was made General Manager in 1923. When E. London was turned into a Public Limited Company in 1934, was appointed Joint Managing Director. Has been sole Managing Director since 1947. Responsible for opening 12 Provincial Branches. Interests : Politics. Private Address: 15, Langton Avenue, London, N.20. Telephone: Hillside 3316.
HART, Walter Norman. Assistant Managing Director, Kerry's (Great Britain) Ltd., Stratford. Born London, August, 1912. Educated at Christ College, Finchley; Lausanne, Switzerland. Commenced business career as trainee with Deutsche Dunlop Gummie-Cie, A. G. Hanau, in 1928. Returned to England becoming Depot inspector and later assistant chief clerk with Dunlop Rubber Company, Erdington, and subsequently at Albany and Gillingham Street Branches. In 1934 joined present firm (then known as the East London Rubber Co. Ltd.) Held positions as London Sales Manager, Manager of Perivale Branch, General Manager, Director and since 1948 Assistant Managing Director. Is Chairman of Wholesalers' Section, S.M.M. & T. Honorary Treasurer, Motor Factors' Association. Hobbies : Work, Gardening and Cricket. Private Address: Oak Lodge, Baldwins Hill, Loughton. Telephone: 438.
HARTWELL, William Henry, M.B.E., A.M.I.MECH.E. Director, Cheltenham & Gloucester Car Mart Ltd. Born Northleach, 23rd June, 1901. Educated at Chipping Campden Grammar School. Became pupil in Loco Department, M.S.W.J. Rly., 1915-20. In 1923, Depot Manager, Hartwells Ltd., Bourton-on-Water. Chairman, M.A.A. Western Counties Division, 1947 and 1948. President Gloucester & County Chamber of Commerce, 1948-50. Member of Executive Council of Association of British Chambers of Commerce 1949. Governor, Gloucester Technical College. Member Gloucester & District Employment Committee. Clubs : Gloucester, Farmers', and Cotswold Hills Golf. Interests : Climbing, Gardening and Farming. Private Address: Calfway Farm, Bisley, Gloucestershire. Telephone: 238.
HARVEY, Air Commodore Arthur Vere, C.B.E. Director, Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co. Ltd. Born 31st January, 1906. Educated at Framlingham College. Joined R.A.F. in 1925, qualifying as flying instructor. From 193o was Director of Far East Aviation Co. Ltd. and Far East Flying Training School, HongKong. Adviser to Southern Chinese Air Forces with Hon. rank of Major General, 1932-35. Squadron-Leader A.A.F., 1937. Founded 615 County of Surrey Squadron and commanded it in France being mentioned in Despatches twice. Is Governor of National Lifeboat Institution. Director of several Limited Companies. Was fourth in King's Cup race in 1937. Recreations : Flying and Sailing. Clubs: Buck's, R.Y.S. Address: 16, Tite Street, S.W.3.
HARVIE, James Wilson, Sales Manager (Scotland), W. Briggs & Co. Ltd., Edinburgh. Born Blackpool, 6th May, 1913. Educated at Burnley Grammar School and Burnley Technical College. Joined present firm as Clerk in May, 1930. Gained technical knowledge of vulcanisation, etc. with Goodrich, Goodyear, Leylands and present Company. Joined Royal Marines in 1941. Served on shore with Ack-ack and Land Gunnery, and 3 years sea service in Combined Operations, Naval Gunnery and Landing Operations. Awarded D.S.C. after Walcheren. Rejoined Briggs 1946 as relief Branch Manager, Wigan and Bolton. Became Area Supervisor and in 195o appointed Sales Manager, Scotland. Recreations : Swimming, Golf. Private Address: 38, Grange Road, Cuthill, Preston Pans, E. Lothian.
HASLAM, Sidney Bertram, O.B.E., M.I.E.E., M.I.MECH.E. Director, Haslam & Stretton (E. & M.U.) Ltd., Bristol, 5. Born Derby, 16th December, 1880. Educated at Shrewsbury School and received technical training at Faraday House, with Taff Vale Railway, and with Siemens Bros. Served throughout 1914 war in Rifle Brigade and in Royal Engineers. Retired with rank of Major (mentioned in Despatches). During 2nd World War Commanded irth Bn. Glamorgan Home Guard. Awarded O.B.E. (Mil.), mentioned in Despatches, rank Lieut.-Col. Has held office as President of Association of Mining Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, S. Wales Institute of Engineers, and other Associations. Is Member of Executive Council, Welsh Golfing Union. In 1904 assisted in forming South Wales Automobile Club and was for some years Hon. Treasurer. Married, 1907; one son, one daughter. Private Address: Tyneside, Cefncoed Road, Cardiff. Telephone: Llanishen 1716.
HASTIE, James Barrie, O.B.E., M.INST.T. Divisional Manager, Scotland, British Road Services, Road Haulage Executive, 11, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, C.2. Telephone: City 7011. Born Glasgow, tith August, 1891. Educated at Kent Road Public School, Glasgow. In 1910 became Cashier and Book-keeper with J. Barrie, Haulage Contractors, Glasgow. Appointed Managing Director, Glasgow Hiring Co. Ltd. from 1919 until appointed Divisional Road Haulage Officer for Scotland by Minister of Transport in 1942. Appointed to present position, 1948. Chairman of Scottish Section, Institute of Transport, Session 1951-2. Private Address: Clydesdale, Stirling Drive, Bearsden, Dunbartonshire. Telephone: 0707.
HASTILOW, Stanley George. Managing Director and Chairman, Leyton Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., London, E.17. Born Putney, 22nd January, 1898. Was prisoner of war for 18 months during 1914 war. Entered Tyre trade, 1920, formed Leyton Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., 1921. At outbreak of 2nd World War was appointed SubDistrict Manager under Ministry of War Transport for area embracing Leyton, Walthamstow, Wanstead and Woodford. Awarded M.B.E., 1946. Member of Council of Motor Factors' Association, and of various Committees of S.M.M. & T. Private Address: 52, Broadwalk, South Woodford, London, E.18. Telephone: Wanstead 3380.
HATHAWAY, Lawrence, M.I.MECH.E. Proprietor of Engineering firm in own name, also consultant. Born Coventry, 1905. Educated at Ackworth School, Yorkshire. In 1921 became a Pupil with Triumph Motor Co., leaving in 1924 to join Hotchkiss et Cie, Paris. Returned to England and worked in Experimental Dept. of Standard Motor Co. until becoming a draughtsman with Bristol Aeroplane Co. in 1930. Joined experimental staff of HumberHillman 193r, Coventry Climax Engines Ltd. as Exp. Engineer, 1933, and S.S. Cars Ltd. as Exp. Engineer in 1935. Became Chief Engineer, Coventry Climax, in 1938 and served on the Board of Directors 1942-46. Married: one daughter. Club : R.A.C. Private Address: Broom Hall, Oswestry, Salop. Telephone: 939.
HATTERSLEY, Harold Woollard, M.INST.T. Sales Director, Dennis Bros. Ltd., Guildford. Born Cambridge, 27th August, 1886. Educated at Perse Grammar School, Cambridge. Served pupilage with W. H. Allen & Co Ltd., of Bradford and took Engineering Course at Edinburgh University, 1908;'10. Joined Clayton & Co., Huddersfield, as an assistant in works, building Commercial Motor Vehicles and eventually became Managing Director of Karrier Motors Ltd., In 1939 joined Dennis Bros. Ltd., as Sales Manager, being appointed Director in 1949. Clubs : uildford, R.A.C. Member of Council of Management of S.M.M. & T. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 2, Wcstmead, Boxgrove Road, Guildford. Telephone: 2709.
HATTON, Frederick Thomas. Governing Director, Hatton Motors, Ltd., Birmingham. Born Leicester, 16th April, 1902. Educated at Oundle, where he studied engineering. Became an amateur Motor Cyclist, 1920 and raced professionally 1921 onwards. First rode in T.T., 1922. Won 1922 75o c.c. Class Championship on first appearance at Brooklands. Joined New Hudson Ltd. as Motor Cycle Designer, 1923. In 1925 started own car and motor cycle business. Raced Lagonda and Lea Francis cars at Brooklands, Donnington, etc. Was co-designer of HattonMcEvoy io Litre sports car in 1929. Private Address: 38, George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Telephone: Edgbaston 2788.
HAWKSLEY, Albert Dennis. District Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Nottingham. Born Nottingham, 24th March, 1889. Educated at Mundella School, Nottingham. In 1905 became junior clerk with A. R. Atkey & Co., and in time became Manager. Appointed to present position, 1932. Was a keen and active sportsman, now plays golf, billiards and cards. Private Address: 105, Davies Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. Telephone: 88038.
HAYES, John William Gordon, J.P. Director and Secretary, C. K. Andrews Ltd., Swansea. Born Barry, 4th May, 1905. Educated at Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, Glos. Apprenticed with Hayes Bros., Cardiff and also studied engineering at Cardiff Technical College. Was Chairman, West Wales Division, M.A.A., 1936-38. Served during war with Royal Corps of Signals, rank of Major. Recreations : Travel, Fishing and Gardening. Widower; one daughter, one son. Private Address: 12, Eden Avenue, Swansea. Telephone: 56363.
HAYMAN, Ivor Harold. Regional Manager, India Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., St. John's Wood Road, London, N.W.8. Telephone: Cunningham 6044. Born Cardiff, 19th November, 1898. Educated at Clark's College, Cardiff. Enlisted in 1916 and was demobilised in 1919 after serving overseas (France) with 9th Bn. Cheshire Infantry, having been transferred from the 3rd line Cheshire Yeomanry. From 1919 until 1922 was interested in a Motor business but in the latter year became a Tyre Salesman. Joined present Company in 1927 and was appointed as Regional Manager, London, 1937. Private Address: 463, Wellington Road South, Hounslow, Middlesex. Telephone: Hounslow 9740.
HAYS, Denis. Buying Manager, Production Materials, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Birmingham. Born Larbert, Stirlingshire, 31st October, 1905. Educated Strathallan School, Perthshire. Three years apprenticeship in workshop of Thos. Tilling Ltd. Five years District Superintendent, Scottish General Omnibus Co. Ltd. 1930 joined Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., as Tyre Salesman. 1935 transferred to Dunlopillo Division. 1937 became Manager of this department. 1939-45 R.A.O.C. Lt.Col. 1945 re-joined Dunlop Rubber Co. 1946 took up present position of Buying Manager. Interests : Golf, Gardening, Music. Club : R.A.C., Pall Mall, London. Married, March, 1940; no children. Private Address: Briarwood, Barnt Green, Worcs. Telephone: Hillside 1140.
HAZLETT, Walter Augustus. Managing Director, Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. of Gt. Britain, Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Ohio, 26th May, 1887. Educated at Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. Became a stenographer and clerk in 1906 with present concern. Appointed Managing Director, September, 1937. Clubs : The American (London), South Staffordshire Golf (Tettenhall), Portage Country Club, Akron, Ohio. Interests : Golf and other Sports. Private Address: Woodside, Wrottesley Road, Tettenhall, Staffs. and 55, Park Lane, London, W.I.
HEADLAM, Rt. Hon. Lt.-Col. Sir Cuthbert, P.C., D.S.O., O.B.E., T.D. Director, Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co. Ltd. Born 1876. Educated at King's School, Canterbury; Magdalen College, Oxford. Barrister, Inner Temple, 1906. Served 1914 war as G.S.O.i. (mentioned in Despatches, D.S.O. and O.B.E.). Was Clerk in House of Lords, 1897-1924 and subsequently adopted a political career. In 1932 was Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Transport. Is a Deputy Lieutenant, Justice of Peace and County Councillor, Durham. Chairman National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, 1941. Has written books on military and political topics. Club : Travellers'. Address: Holywell, Durham.
HEALEY, Albert, B.SC. Executive Director, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., St. James's Street, S.W.I. Born Lincoln, 27th October, 1893. Educated at Lincoln School and Nottingham University, where gained B.Sc. Became Laboratory Asst. in 1916, and in 1920 appointed Head of Physical Research Dept., in 1927 Factory Technical Manager, and in 1931 Works Director, Fort Dunlop. Set up manufacturing side of T.M.C., 1941-42. In the Rubber Control section of Min. of Supply, 1943-44. Special assignments—cord tyre development, racing tyre development. Early production from Latex. Spent six months in Buffalo at commencement of production there. Pioneered the N.J.I.C. tyre division. Has travelled extensively. Author of a number of technical papers; read 1st Foundation Lecture of I.R.I. in 1946. Is Hon. Treas. of Student Christian Movement. Private Address: Holly Cottage, South Heath, Gt. Missenden, Bucks. Telephone: Gt. Missenden 301.
HEALEY, Donald Mitchell, M.S.A.E. Managing Director, Donald Healey Motor Co. Ltd., Warwick. Born Perranporth, 3rd July, 1898. Educated at Newquay College. Became Pupil with Sopwith Aviation Co. Ltd., 1914, leaving to join the Royal Flying Corps. Invalided from active service in France, 1917. Posted to Aeronautical Inspection Department. Started own business as Garage Proprietor in Perranporth in 1920. Took part in many trials, etc. including the Alpine, 1930-37. Won small car class Monte Carlo Rally, 1934, and many other Trophies. In 1939 became General Manager, H. M. Hobson Ltd., Coventry. In 1940 granted Commission, R.A.F.V.R. (Training Branch). In 1945 joined Technical Department, Humber Ltd. and in the following year joined present firm, at its inception. Attained 104 m.p.h. mean speed (officially timed by Italian R.A.C.) driving Healey—this being fastest production saloon car. Has since scored many other successes, including Mille Miglia, 1951, in which was placed 4th in unlimited category touring class. Is Director, Red House Ltd., Perranporth. Hobby : Photography. Private Address: Perranporth, Kenilworth Road, Leamington Spa.
HEAPS, George. Proprietor of Heaps Garage, and the Magneto and Motor Repair Company of 29/35 Station Road, Llandaff North, Cardiff. Born Liverpool, 5th September, 1903. Became an apprentice, 1917. Acquired engineering knowledge in practical way. Owned Earlham Motors of Forest Gate, E.7 before founding present business in 1944. Private Address: same as above. Telephone: Whitchurch 671.
HEARD, James Ferriman, A.M.I.MECH.E. Automobile Engineer and Lecturer. Born Blackburn, 16th November, 1897. Educated at Blackburn Secondary School; Wolverhampton Technical College and Birmingham University. Became a pupil with Briton Motor Company. Was marine engineer, R.N.V.R. and afterwards became designer, later Works Manager, with Briton Motor Co. Delivered many lectures at Wolverhampton Technical College. Was for a time Sales Manager, Star Motor Co. prior to founding business in own name in Wolverhampton. Private Address: Delta, Waterdale, Compton, Wolverhampton.
HEATH, Clement John, M.B.E., Managing Director, Wokingham Motor Co., Ltd. Born Farnborough, 7th April, 1896. Educated at Farnham Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough 1911-15. Joined Motor Machine Gun Corps, served in France with first Tanks, wounded 1916; rejoined Tank Corps in France 1917. Returned at end of war to R.A.E. until 1921. Became General Manager, Bradley Mathews (Motor Engineers) until joining R.A.O.C. in 1939; on formation of R.E.M.E. became Major serving in European theatres (mentioned in Despatches and awarded M.B.E.). In 1949 purchased present firm. Hobby : Golf. Private Address: Staverton, Eversley, Hants. Telephone: Eversley 2143.
HEATH, George Frederick. Chairman, George Heath Ltd., Director, Rootes Limited. Born 19th August, 1876. Educated at Birmingham. Entered the industry in its infancy in the " red flag " days; at that time was the only motor trader in Birmingham and was distributor later for Ford's Model " T ". Founded George Heath Ltd. in 1900. Supplied first fleet of taxis to operate in Birmingham (1910) chiefly Belsize. Won first motor cycle race held in Birmingham; became keen racing motorist winning many first awards. Experimented with Bleriot and Antoinette planes. Made free balloon ascent from centre of Birmingham in 191o. Recreations: Shooting, Fishing, Ice-Skating, Wild Bird Life. Private Address: 15, Viceroy Close, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Telephone: Calthorpe 2392.
HEATH, John Benjamin. Managing Director, H. W. Motors Ltd., Walton-on-Thames. Born 1st June, 1914. Educated at Bradfield College and studied engineering at Automobile and Aeronautical Engineering College, Chelsea. First connections with Motor Industry were with Clement Talbot. Founded own firm in 1937. Worked during war in Experimental Dept., Lagonda Ltd. Joined G. E. Abecassis in partnership and have since devoted much time to design and development of racing cars and engines. Responsible for design and manufacture of recent models of H.W.M. Racing Cars. Also drives own cars and has won B.R.D.C., Isle of Man, Manx Cup; 2nd Place French Grand Prix and other events. Is member of B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., B.O.C. and Citroen Car Club. Private Address: Warwick House, Walton-onThames. Telephone: Walton 2758.
HEATHER, Jeffrey Stewart. Divisional Manager, East Midlands Division, Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd., 135-137, Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham. Born Terriers, 23rd October, 1914. Educated at Priory, High Wycombe. Commenced business career as Photographer. Became a Tyre Salesman in 1935. In 1939 volunteered for H.M. Forces but discharged medically unfit in August, 1940. Joined Marsham Tyre Co. at Edmonton, afterwards posted to Watford, Chiswick and Brighton Depots. Appointed to present position, 1952. Recreations: Photography, Golf and Gardening. Private Address: Kingarth, Eldred Avenue, Brighton. Telephone: 57648.
HELMORE, Air Commodore William, C.B.E., PH.D., M.SC., F.C.S., F.R.AE.S. Director, C. C. Wakefield & Co. Ltd., 46, Grosvenor Street, London, W.I. and Director General, Aluminium Development Association, 33, Grosvenor Street, W.I. Born 1st March, 1894. Educated at Blundell's School; R.M.A., Woolwich, and Christ's College, Cambridge. Served with R.F.C. in France, 1916 and later with R.A.F. Won Groves Prize for Aeronautical research, 1931, carried out refuelling-in-air experiments, and record attempt with Sir Alan Cobham, 1934; Promoted Wing Commander, 1935. Has broadcast Schneider Races, R.A.F. Displays and many official air events since 1926. R.A.F. War Commentator, 1941-43. Broadcaster of eye-witness description of Invasion from a Bomber, D-Day, 1944. Conservative M.P. Watford Division of Herts, 1943-45. Has invented various industrial processes and apparatus used in aircraft. Was Asst. Scientific Adviser of Chief of Air Staff, 1939; Technical Adviser, Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1941-45; Member of Brabazon Committee on Civil Aviation, 1943-45 : Chairman of various other Committees connected with Aviation. Has written several books and numerous scientific works. Recreations : Fishing and Sailing. Clubs : Athenaeum, Royal Air Force. Private Address: Shotover, Coombe Hill, Surrey.
HENDERSON, Archibald. Member of Road Transport Executive since its inception in 1948 (re-named Road Haulage Executive, 1949). Born 15th January, 1886. His father was an inn-keeper. Educated at Simpsons Academy, Edinburgh; City of London College. Became a clerk and worked in various London Offices, 1901-13. Joined L.C.C. Tramways Department in 1913-15. In the latter year became a Trade Union official. Appointed Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, 1931 serving in this capacity until taking up present appointment. Recreations : Arguing, Gardening and Reading. Private Address: The Spinney, Pinner Hill, Middlesex. Telephone: Pinner 646o.
HENDERSON, Charles Graham, J.P., M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Director, Carey and Lambert Ltd., Southampton. Born Heckmondwike, 9th November, 1894. Educated at Caterham. Studied engineering at Surrey, and Finsbury Technical Colleges, and City and Guilds of London Institute. Apprenticed with the London General Omnibus Co., Walthamstow. Joined the Engineers of the Royal Naval Division, 1914, serving in Egypt and Gallipoli. Commissioned, 1916, in Royal Garrison Artillery. Received 17 wounds at Paschendale in 1917; demobilised 1918. Became Salesman and Garage Manager with Caffyns Ltd., Eastbourne, before becoming General Manager, Efficiency Motor Co. Ltd., Bristol. Came to Southampton, 1929 as General Manager, Carey & Lambert; joined the Board, 1939. Twice won Wakefield Gold Medal of Institute of Motor Industry. Past Deputy President of M.A.A. Interests: Sport, Rotary and Public Service. Private Address: The Saffrons, 8, Blenheim Avenue, Southampton. Telephone: 54917.
HENDERSON, William John. Partner, Henderson Bros., Stornaway. Born Stornaway, 24th Jan. 1910. Educated at Nicolson Institute and studied engineering in London. Son of the former owner has always been interested in and connected with the Motor Industry. Became sole partner, 1947. Recreations : Fishing and Golf. Private address: 51, Bayhead Street, Stornaway, Lewis. Telephone: Stornaway 44.
HENDERSON, William John, M.INST.B.E. Managing Director, W. J. Henderson, Ltd., Dublin. Born Dublin, 5th January, 1887. Educated in Dublin. After more than 13 years as a Civil Servant, joined Henry Wayte Ltd., and afterwards became Manager for Fiat (Ireland) Ltd., until 1934, when they ceased business in Ireland. Became Managing Director of present firm in 1937. Past President, 1941/42, Society of Irish Motor Traders. Private Address: Dunree, Sandyford, Co. Dublin. Telephone: 905238.
HENDRY, James Petrie, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Nethergate Garage Ltd., Dundee. Born Dundee, 1902. Educated at Butterburn School, and Morgan Academy. Trained as Textile Engineer. Joined Rossleigh Ltd., as Car Salesman, 1926. Served during war as Deputy Chief Air Raid Warden. Was Director of Angus Garage Ltd., Dundee. Has travelled extensively throughout Central Europe. Married; one son, one daughter. Recreation: Gardening. Private Address: Lismore, 34, Seafield Road, Broughty Ferry, Angus. Telephone: Broughty Ferry 79723.
HENLY, Herbert Gerald. Chairman and Managing Director, Henly's Ltd., N.W.I. Born London, 17th February, 1891. Educated privately. Articled to firm of Surveyors before joining A. J. Wilson & Co., with whom worked on Dunlop Advertising. Entered Motor Industry with Metallurgique Cars Ltd. Served during 1914 war with 29th Division Expeditionary Force. Founded H. G. Henly & Co. with Frank Hough in 1917. Later floated Henlys (1928) Ltd., as a Public Company. Interests : Motor & Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund. Private Address: 82, Portland Place, London, W.I. Telephone: Langham 9064.
HENLY, Walter Austin. Car Sales Manager, Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd., Coventry. Born Chester-le-Street, 14th March, 1905. Educated at Kings School, Bruton, Somerset. Became apprenticed to Motor Engineering and served three years with Armstrong Siddeley Motors. On completion of apprenticeship transferred to Company's Old Bond Street Showrooms. In 1928 loaned by Company to their Indian Distributors in Bombay. In 1931 returned to England as outside Representative covering Scotland. Became Assistant Manager, London Service Depot, 1934; Manager-in-Charge, Coventry Service Depot, 1938. Service Manager of the Company, 1939. In charge of Car Experimental Department and Manager of Production, 1945 until 1949 when appointed to present position. Private Address: 3, Eastleigh Avenue, Earlsdon, Coventry. Telephone: 61036.
HENNESSY, Sir Patrick. Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Ford Motor Co. Ltd. Born ath April, 1898. Is also a Director of Lincoln Cars, Ltd., of Kelsey-Hayes Wheel Co. Ltd., and of other Companies. A former member of Advisory Council, M.A.P. Has two sons, one daughter. Club: R.A.C. Private Address: The Cottage, Stondon Massey, Nr. Brentwood, Essex. Telephone: Ongar 154.
HENSTOCK, Sydney, m.x.m.i. Manager of Nottingham Branch, Hollowstone Garage. Born Sutton-in-Ashfield, 8th January, 1910. Educated at Mansfield Grammar School. Trained at Oldhams of Denton, and Lucas of Birmingham. Managed his father's farm for two years before becoming salesman, and electrician in his father's garage business at Sutton-in-Ashfield. Opened Garage at Nottingham in 1934. Learned to fly in same year. Was gliding Instructor at Hucknall from the inception of No. 47 Gliding School until its closure. Interests : Photography (Leica), Shooting and Gliding. Private Address: Croft House, Roland Avenue, Nuthall Temple, Nottingham. Telephone: 78678.
HEPWORTH, Elijah. Director and Secretary, Hepworth & Grandage Ltd., Bradford. Born Bradford, 9th May, 1896. Educated at Secondary School and studied engineering at Bradford Technical College. Became an operative in the Ring Production Dept. of present firm in 1910. His father, Elijah Hepworth, Senr. who founded the firm, died in 1927. Received practical training in all departments of actual production. Became Director in 1923 and Secretary 1932. During 1939 war undertook added responsibilities of Security Organisation; Training Fire Fighters; Bomb Disposal, and Protection of Works. Recreations : Golf, Riding and Shooting. Private Address: 33, Altar Drive, Heaton, Bradford. Telephone: 42Ioo.
HEPWORTH, Jack Lyndhurst, B.sc.(ENG.). Technical Director, Hepworth & Grandage Ltd., Bradford. Born Bradford, 3rd January, 1917. Educated at Ashville College, Harrogate. Studied engineering at Bradford Technical College (2nd Class Hons. London University, B.Sc. (Eng.). Joined present firm, 1937. Married, 1945; two sons. Interests: Golf and Photography. Private Address: 8, Altar Drive, Heaton, Bradford. Telephone: 43194.
HERRING, Major Alfred Cecil, V.C., A.C.A. Deputy Chairman, Austin Motor Co. Ltd. Born 26th October, 1888. Educated at Tottenham County School. Became a Chartered Accountant, 1912. During 1914 war became A.P.D. at Chatham Pay Office, 1914-16; went to France with A.S.C. in 1916. Attached 6th Bn. Northampton Regt, 1917. Awarded V.C. at Jussey, 1918, captured and subsequently repatriated. Assumed duty at War Office, promoted Major, 1919. Relinquished commission, 1922. In 1920 became partner in firm of chartered accountants and in 1925 admitted as member of Stock Exchange. Address: Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey. Telephone: Weybridge I190.
HERRIOT, Thomas Hunter, M.B.E., B.SC., A.M.I.MECH.E. Inspector, Public Service Vehicles, Royal. Ulster Constabulary. Born 23rd January, 1894. Educated France, Spain, America and at Campbell College, Belfast; Queens University, Belfast. Trained with Rolls-Royce Ltd. Served during war as Eng. Sub. Lieut. R.N. and from 1918 in R.A.F. as Captain. Recreations : Aviation and Yachting Address: Royal Ulster Constabulary, Armagh, N. Ireland .
HEYMAN, Horace William, B.SC.(ENG.), A.M.I.E.E. Managing Director, Smith's Electric Vehicles, Ltd., Gateshead-on-Tyne, 11. Born Berlin, 13th March, 1912. Educated at Ackworth School, Darmstadt; and Birmingham University (Hons. Degree, B.Sc. (Eng.)) Apprenticed with A.E.G. and Ludwig Lowe, Berlin. Joined Electricars Ltd. in 1936; Metropolitan Vickers Electrical Co., Sheffield in 1940, where engaged on Air Ministry and Admiralty design work until 1945. Transferred to Brush Electrical Engineering Co. Ltd., as Chief Engineer of the B.E.V. Division. Joined Northern Coachbuilders Ltd. in 1946 as Manager of their newly formed Electric Vehicle Department. Became Managing Director when separate Company, Smith's Electric Vehicles Ltd. was formed in 1949. Frequent contributor to technical Press. Author of B.I.O.S. Report on German Electric Road Vehicles. Interests : Music, Travel, Economics and Duck Breeding. Club : National Liberal. Married, 1939 to Edith (nee Martin), (Fashion Designer and Journalist); one daughter, one son. Private Address: 24, Hillside Avenue, Denton, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Telephone: Lemington 74174.
HEYNES, Eric Arthur, J.P., F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Wollaston Garage Ltd., Stourbridge. Born Harborne, 31st October, 1897. Educated at George Dixon Grammar School, Birmingham. Joined the Army on leaving school, serving in France and Germany until 1919, Joined Saunders Garage Ltd., Sherborne, leaving them in 1925 to found present firm. Married, 1927; two sons, one daughter. Interests : Municipal Government, Sailing and Motoring. Private Address: Sherborne House, Stourbridge, Worcs. Telephone: 57691.
HEYNES, William Munger, M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. Director and Chief Engineer, Jaguar Cars Ltd., Coventry. Born Leamington Spa, 31st December, 1903. Educated Warwick School, 1914-21. Pupil, Humber Ltd., 1922-25. Design Office Humber Ltd., 1925-3i. In charge of Technical Dept., Humber Ltd., 193o-35. Joined Jaguar Cars Ltd. as Chief Engineer, 1935. Appointed to Board, 1946. Married, Evelyn (nee Blunt); one son. Private Address: Wellesbourne, Warwick. Telephone: Wellesbourne 256.
HEYWOOD, Alfred Leslie. Managing Director, Shifnal Garage Co. Ltd., Shropshire. Born Shifnal, 1st March, 1905. Became apprenticed to present Company in 1921. Foreman, 1929, Manager 1938, and appointed to present position, 1939. Recreations : Model Engineering and Old Time Dancing. Private Address: Clifton House, Victoria Road, Shifnal, Shropshire. Telephone: 27.
HIAM, Robert Cooper, O.B.E. General Sales Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Birmingham. Born Yatten, 5th August, 1905. Educated at Sir Roger Manwood's School, Sandwich. Worked on London Stock Exchange, 1923-29. Became Dunlop trainee, 1930. Salesman in Surrey area, 1932-34. Sales Promotion Dept. Fort Dunlop, 1934-36. District Manager, Bristol Dept., 1936-39. Served 1939-1945, in R.A.O.C., mostly overseas. Demobilised 1945 as T 'Brigadier (awarded O.B.E.). Became Deputy Regional Manager, South, in London, 1945 /6. Transferred to Tyre Division in present position, 1947. Recreation : Golf. Is member of Tyre Trade Joint Committee. Private Address: Lavender House, 65, Rosemary Hill Road, Streetly, Staffs. Telephone: 72oz.
HICKLING, Frederick Osgood, M.B.E., M.I.MECH.E. Chartered Mechanical Engineer. Born Nottingham 1894. Educated at High Pavement School, Nottingham; Nottingham University. Started with Raleigh Cycle Co., and Sturmey Archer Gears, Nottingham. Joined Austin Motor Co. on machine tool and production design. Was for a time with A.B.C. Motors, Cubitt Motors, and Jigs Ltd. Became Machine Shop Superintendent with Lagonda Cars, B.S.A., and Wadkin Mills, Nottingham. Subsequently joined Ransome & Marles Bearing Co. at Newark as Technical Manager. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: 56, Davies Road, W. Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.
HICKS, Leslie George. Manager, Europe & Near East Division, Overseas Dept., Dunlop Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., London, S.W.I. Born Newport, Isle of Wight, 8th July, 1899. Educated at Merchant Navy Schools. Served during first world war, in R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. and remained in Merchant Navy for several years thereafter. Joined present organisation in 193o. Represented them in Central Europe before 1939. Appointed to present position, 1946. Private Address: Selworthy, Sandhurst Close, Sanderstead, Surrey. Telephone: 4860.
HICKS, Richard Redman, A.M.I.MECH.E. General Sales Engineer, W. B. Dick & Co. Ltd., W.I. Born Erdington, 17th July, 1910. Educated at Wellesbourne School, Birmingham. Served apprenticeship with Maudslay Motor Co. Ltd., Coventry from 1927 onwards, and received Technical education at City of Coventry Technical College. Awarded City of Coventry Engineering Diploma. Joined W. B. Dick & Co. Ltd., in 1935 as Sales Representative in Warwickshire area. Commissioned as Lieutenant (O.M.E. 4th Class) R.A.O.C., E. Branch in 1941. Served mainly in Middle East. Promoted Captain R.E.M.E., 1942; Major, 1943 (Mentioned in Despatches). On demobilisation in 1946 rejoined present firm; appointed General Sales Engineer and lubrication consultant in 1948. Married, 1935 to Jane (née Newman); one daughter, one son. Private Address: Old Timbers, Tanworth-inArden, Warwickshire. Telephone: 204.
HICKS, Robert Henry, M.I.M.I. Proprietor, Brockhurst Garage, Harrow Weald. Born London, 3oth March, 1891. Educated in England and Belgium. Apprenticed in sail, and served in windjammers throughout the world for 13 years. Loss of shipping in 1914-18 war, drove him into Motor Industry in 1919, and started car-hire business in London with brother. Expanded present premises in 1934; further enlarged and doubled site, 1939. Recreations : Yachting and Fishing. Private Address: Brockhurst Garage, Uxbridge Road, Harrow Weald, Middlesex. Telephone: Grimsdyke 561.
HICKS, William Ellery, A.M.I.MECH.E. Governing Director, S. Hicks & Son Ltd., Truro. Born St. Teath, 14th September, 1875. Educated at Truro Wesleyan Day School and Truro Evening Technical Classes. Graduated into Motor Trade via his father's Blacksmith's and Wheelwright's business. Became partner in Cycle agency in 1900 ; sold, as a trader the first Motor Cycle in Cornwall. In 1899 sold the first car made by Humbers. Member of M.A.A. Council since 1919; vice-President, 1939. Was for a number of years a member of the M.T.A. Council and of committee responsible for formulating antiprice-cutting rules in 1934. Interests : Truro Chamber of Commerce (Vice-President). Recreations : Shooting and Bowls. Private Address: Windymere, Park View, Truro. Telephone: 2973.
HICKS BEACH, Major William Whitehead. Director of Road Transport & General Insurance Co. Ltd. Born 23rd March, 1907. Educated at Eton; Magdalene College, Cambridge. Became a solicitor in 1932 and in the following year a partner in Payne, Hicks Beach & Co. Served 1939-45 with Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, retiring as Major. Was elected M.P. for Cheltenham in 1950. Clubs : Turf,Conservative, New (Cheltenham). Recreations Hunting and Shooting. Private Address: Witcombe Park, Nr. Gloucester.
HIGGIN, Walter Wynnefield. Director, Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co. Ltd. Born ath December, 1889. Educated at Gresham's School, Norfolk. Became a partner in a firm of Cotton Merchants in 1918. Was Pres. of Liverpool Cotton Association Ltd., 1943-45. Served during 1st World War in R.F.C. being released as Major in 1918. Became High Sheriff of Cheshire, 1938. Club : Travellers'. Private Address: Puddington Hall, Wirral,. Cheshire. Telephone: Burton 220.
HIGGINSON, George Wilton, J.P. Chairman and Managing Director, Wrexham Motor & Electrical Engineering Co. Ltd., Wrexham. Born Wrexham, 2nd November, 1901. Educated at Wellingborough Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with present firm. Received commission 4th Battn. R.W.F. (T.A.), 1923. On outbreak of war, became Company Commander 8th Battn. R.W.F. Transferred to R.I.A.S.C. in 1940; promoted Major; served in India, 1942; promoted Lt.Col. 1943. Holds P.G.'s 1st Class Certificate in Radio Telegraphy. Is Chairman of Conservative Association, Overton-on-Dee. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: The Lodge, Overton-on-Dee, Near Wrexham. Telephone: Overton-on-Dee. 213.
HILES, Eric Gordon. Assistant Commercial Manager " Production," Morris Motors Ltd., Radiators Branch, Woodstock Road, Oxford. Born Kirtlington 7th October, 1912. Educated at Bedford House Secondary School, Oxford. After completion of nine years training in organisation took position in their Production Dept. Appointed chief Progress Clerk, 1939; Production Superintendent, 1947; present position, 1950. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: 29, Beechcroft Road, Oxford..
HILL, Graham Compton. Managing Director, Studley Garage and Engineering Works Ltd. Born Astwood Bank, 19th September, 1898. Educated at King Edwards School, Birmingham. Studied engineering at Redditch Technical School and Battersea Polytechnic. In 1913 joined his father's Building business but after working on engine assembly at F. E. Baker's Ltd., became apprenticed to present firm in 1914. Served in Royal Flying Corps overseas. Returned to Motor Trade, 1920, joining Farringdons Garage, Evesham for three years. Acquired partnership in present firm, 1923, becoming sole proprietor within six months. Expanded premises in 1937 and 195o. Interests : Motor Sport, Shooting, Council Work, and Flying. Private Address: Priory Loft, Studley, Warwickshire. Telephone: 9.
HILL, Harold Edgar, A.C.A. Managing Director, Anna Valley Motors (Andover) Ltd. Born Surbiton, 17th January, 1911. Educated at Malvern College. Joined Wilson, De Zouche & Mackenzie, as Articled Pupil, 1931, and qualified in 1936. Served during war in R.A.F.; demobilised as Squadron Leader. Is also a Director of Anna Valley Motors, (Salisbury) Ltd., and Anna Valley (Tractors) Ltd., Andover and Basingstoke. Recreations : Golf and Swimming. Is member of Reserve of Royal Auxiliary Air Force Officers. Married, 1939, to Poppie (née Peyton-Burbery); twin sons and twin daughters. Private Address: The Spinney, Church Oakley, Basingstoke, Hants. Telephone: Oakley 269.
HILL, Henry Reginald. Chairman and Managing Director, Davis & Hill Ltd., Bromley. Born Chislehurst, 16th February, 1913. Educated at Chislehurst Wesleyan and Eltham School. Became an apprentice with Western Motor Works, Chislehurst in 1927. Appointed Charge Hand at Marrable Motors Ltd., Peckham and afterwards became Foreman at London Garage, Chislehurst. Appointed General Manager at Larches Service Station, Farnborough. Joined with E. J. Davis and, with capital of 3o started present business. Formed Limited Company, 1937 (Nominal Capital ki,000). Opened Body Building Branch at Bromley Hill, 1947. With Ministry of Supply, Inspectorate of Fighting Vehicles, during war. Married, 1933; three children. Recreation : Salmon and Trout Fishing. Private Address: 93, Bromley Common, Bromley, Kent. Telephone: Ravensbourne 6791.
HILL, Ivor. Managing Director, Ivor Hill, Ltd., Wimbledon. Born Cardiff, 29th January, 1906. Educated at Cardiff and studied Engineering at the Cardiff Technical College. Became an apprentice in 1921. Appointed Managing Director of above firm in 1935. Recreations : Golf, Sailing. Private Address: 96a, Arthur Road, Wimbledon, S.W.19. Telephone: 5686. HILL, Sidney F., M.I.MECH.E., M.I.A.E., F.I.ARB., M.INST.A.A. Consulting Engineer, Valuer and Assessor, Darlington. Commenced in business on own account in 1926. Private Address: iI 1, Stanhope Road, Darlington, Co. Durham. Telephone: 5807.
HILL, Thomas Alfred. Managing Director and General Manager, Thomas Hill (Commercial Vehicles) Ltd., Rotherham. Born Sheffield, 1907. Educated at Montgomery College, Sheffield. Studied Engineering at Sheffield Technical College, and Metropolitan College, St. Albans. Intended to become apprenticed in Locomotive and Automobile Engineering but post-war slump caused him to become pupil of Consulting Insurance Assessor. There he specialised in motor and engineering insurance and took all opportunities for acquiring technical knowledge. Between 1937 and 1942 produced two experimental vehicles, propelled by Superheated High Pressure Steam and burning Home Produced Fuel—a car operating on Coal Tar Fuel (now officially known as C.T.F. Ioo) and 5o cwt. Commercial vehicle operating on 'in. Coke. Became Student Military Mechanist (Staff Sergeant) Royal Engineers at the School of Military Engineering (S.M.E. No. 1), Ripon, 1944-5. Returned to own business 1945. Specialised knowledge of Steam Vehicles has been instrumental in his building up close connection with Sentinel (Shrewsbury) Ltd. Interests : Motor Sport, Model Engineering, Vintage Cars, Railways. Recreations : Bowls and Gardening. Private Address: Cotswold, Victor Road, Dore, Sheffield. Telephone: 70083.
HILLHOUSE, John Paton, M.I.MECH.E. Educated at King Edward VI High School; University of Birmingham (where he took Degree Course in Engineering). joined successively : Lanchester Engine Co., W. & J. Player Ltd., H. W. Ward & Co. Ltd., B.S.A. (Small Tools and Motor Departments), Calthorpe Motor Co., Herbert Frood Co., Brolt Ltd., and B.S.A. (Cycles and Cars), becoming Service Manager of the last two Divisions. Private Address: Farthingdalc, Duggins Lane, Tile Hill, Coventry.
HILLIER, Eric Edwin. Managing Director, Titjen & Hillier Ltd., Honor Oak, S.E.23. Born Winchester, 16th April, 1900. Educated at Taunton Independent College. Joined Sopwith Aviation Co., 1917 and later trained as pilot, Royal Flying Corps. After the war became apprenticed with Wolscley Motors Ltd., in London. Became Manager of Branch of General Transport Co. until 1921. In that year formed partnership of Moore Park Garage at present address. The Company of Titjen & Hillier Ltd., was formed in 1937 operating from extended premises. During the war additionally engaged in Air Ministry activities. Interests: Horticulture. Recreations: Rugby, Cricket, Swimming. Private Address: 156, King's Avenue, London, S.W.12. Telephone: Tulse Hill 6802.
HILLMAN, Kenneth. Director, Erne Wilson (Abertillery) Ltd. Born Abertillery 22nd October, 1916. Educated at Abertillery Grammar School where gained Cricket and Rugby Colours. Attended University College, Southampton intending to be a school-master. Career interrupted by war in which served with 2nd Battalion Mons. Regiment as Staff Sergeant. Saw much continental active service and was demobilised from Bologna. Returned to Aldershot and accepted for emergency training of teachers. Became, instead, a Director of above firm in 1946. Recreations : Sport and Gardening. Private Address: " Greentops," Cwm Farm Road, Abertillery.
HILLS, Leslie Arthur. Managing Director, L. A. Hills (Hendon) Ltd. Born London, 7th July, 1902. Educated at Hove College. Served as junior Mechanic at Hove and afterwards as Flour Factor on London Corn Exchange. Founded business of Automobile Engineers at Hendon in 1930; converted it to Limited Company, 1932. Joined Home Guard and became attached to Royal Corps of Signals as Despatch Rider. In 1949 formed L. A. Hills (Sidmouth) Ltd. to take over Central Garages, Sidmouth. Formed also Hills Hire Ltd., as Hire Service with Fleet of Rolls Royce and Austin Cars. Interests Local Government (Is Boro. Councillor, Hendon) and Tennis. Clubs: Business Club of Hendon, Hendon Club, East Herts County Club. Private Address: 31, Ashley Lane, Hendon, N.W.4. Telephone: Hendon 1145.
HILTON, William Edward. Export Manager, Daimler Co. Ltd., Lanchester Motor Co. Ltd., and Transport Vehicles (Daimler) Ltd., Coventry. Born Rugby, 16th July, 1900. Educated at Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby. Son of the late Capt. G. T. Hilton, M.C., founder of Geo. T. Hilton & Co. Ltd., Rugby (Motor Engineers) founded 1899. Became a Cadet in R.A.F., 1917. Sales Manager in his father's firm until 1923. In that year joined Hupp Garages, Johannesburg as Salesman and also became Manager of " South African Motorist." 1925-29, Foreign Sales Representative, Humber Ltd. In 1930 Export Manager, Singer Motors Ltd. Appointed to present position in 1933. Has travelled abroad extensively during the past 25 years. Interests : Gardening and Woodwork. Private Address: Bilton Hall, Rugby.
HIND, Lionel George. Director and Manager of Birmingham Depot, Car Collection Co. Ltd. Born Syston, 8th June, 1905. Educated at Fairleigh, Weston-super-Mare; and Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Joined Eastern Telegraph Company and served in Portugal and Gibraltar. Afterwards became Manager of a Stockbroker's office in the City of London. Served 5 years with Bomber Command, R.A.F., 97 Squadron (Mentioned in Despatches). Became President Standing Committee of Adjustment, R.A.F., India. Released with rank of Squadron Leader. Is Grandson of Rev. Charles Covey, and Great Grandson of Sir Henry Farrington, Bart. Interests: R.A.F. Association. Club : Pathfinder, W.I. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: Quarry Cottage, Northfield, Birmingham. Telephone: Priory 3119.
HINDLE, Noel. Managing Director, Hindle Smart & Co. Ltd., Manchester and London. Born Accrington, 8th October, 1909. Educated at St. Mitchell's College, Accrington and Manchester College of Technology. Became a draughtsman prior to working on electrical vehicles as a Service Engineer, in 1937. Joined Manchester City Division Special Constabulary, 1938. Served during the war in 216 (105 County of Lancaster H.G.) A.A., Z. Battery, R.A. Is Member of Battery Electric Vehicle Committee, S.M.M. & T., member of Executive and Finance Committee, Vehicle Manufacturers Committee, Advertising and Publicity Committee, The Electrical Vehicle Association of Great Britain Ltd., Asst. Treasurer Didsbury and S. Manchester Agricultural Society. Interests : Cricket. Clubs : R.A.C., Lancashire County and Manchester Cricket Club. Private Address: Flat 627, White House, Albany Street, N.W.I. Telephone: Euston 1200, Extn. 627.
HINTON, Arthur Gerald, B.SC., A.M.I.MECH.E. Consultant to Henry Meadows, Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Halesowen, 26th March, 1880. Educated at Liverpool Institute and Owens College, Manchester University. In 1901 joined M/c. Steam Users' Association working on design and testing of engines and boilers. Left to join Ruston & Hornsby Ltd., Lincoln in 1905. From 1907 taught engineering subjects at Regent Street Polytechnic. Served in Royal Engineers during 1914-18 war. Afterwards became Technical Assistant to Chief Engineer, I.C.I. Ltd. From 1934 taught engineering subjects at Erith Tech. Coll. In 1936 became R.A.F. Education Officer, serving until 1942. Became associated with Henry Meadows Ltd., and semi-retired since 1949. Private Address: The Cedars, Bulmer, Sudbury, Suffolk.
HIPPISLEY, Edward Townsend, M.A., A.M.I.C.E., M.I.E.E., M.I.MECH.E. Manager, Traction Dept., British Thomson-Houston Co. Ltd., Rugby. Born Hampstead, loth July, 1893. Educated at St. Peter's College, Westminster, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Joined Army as Despatch Rider, 1914; became Sergeant 1915 and served in France with loth Division Signal Co., R.E. Commissioned in R.A. in 1917 and returned to France with No. 16 Siege Battery and subsequently commanded " G.G." Sound-ranging Section, Field Survey Bns., R.E. Demobilised with rank of Captain, 1919. Joined B.T.H. as student apprentice, 1920; joined Traction Dept., 1922 as Application Engineer; appointed Manager, 1936. During 1939 war engaged on development of Aircraft Electrical Equipment, and appointed Manager, Aircraft Equipment Section, B.T.H., 1942-45. Director of Associated Manufacturers of Electric Traction Equipment Ltd. since 1943. Has published many papers and given lectures on Electric Traction and kindred subjects. Private Address: 6o, Lillington Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Telephone: 1265.
HIRST, Arthur, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Hirst's Motors Ltd., Golders Green. Born London, 27th March, 1885. Educated at St. Dunstan-in-West. First connected with Motor Industry in 1910. Served in 1914 war, R.A.S.C., France, Italy, Egypt and Salonica. Founder and Chairman, North London Garage Proprietors' Association; Past Chairman, Metropolitan Division Executive of M.A.A.; Past President I.M.I.; Founder Member of Fellowship. Executive, Motor Trade Benevolent Fund, Lynwood Committee, Founder and Past President Hendon Rotary Club : Founder, Golders Green Chamber of Commerce; Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Married, 1910, May Elizabeth (née Borret); one daughter. Clubs : R.A.C., and Royal Aero. Recreation: Bowls. Expert on Old London. Private Address: 13, Gloucester Gardens, Golders Green, N.W.II. Telephone: Speedwell 4742.
HIRST, Geoffrey, F.C.S., F.S.S., F.R.ECON., F.S.M.A. Director, Banks Equipment Ltd., Bradford. Born 14th December, 1904. Educated at Charterhouse; St. John's College, Cambridge. Has been and is member of innumerable Councils and Committees connected with Commerce, Education and affairs in the W. Riding of Yorkshire. Became M.P. for Shipley Division of W. Riding in 1950. Served in R.A., 1939-45; attached to Staff, 21 Army Group, 1945. Has contributed a number of articles to the Press. Recreation : Travel. Club: Reform. Private Address: Foxhill, Weetwood, Leeds, 6. Telephone: 51305.
HITCH, Walter Percy. Managing Director, Rowland Winn Ltd., Leeds, 2. Born Leeds, 24th July, 1881. Educated at St. Marks School, Leeds. Received Legal, Commercial and Accounting Training in 1895 and onwards. In 1906 became Commercial Manager of above firm and appointed to Board of Directors in 1921. Past Chairman, Motor Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund (16 years); Captain of Motor Traders' Golf Society, Yorkshire (12 years); Chairman, Leeds Section Motor Traders Association for two years. Is Member of the Council of Vehicle Distributors Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Member of Leeds Council of Chamber of Commerce. Interests : Gardening, Bee-keeping, Golf and Fishing. Private Address: Wansford Cottage, 84, Ash Road, Headingley, Leeds, 6. Telephone: 51587.
HITTINGER, Albert. Chairman, National Benzole Co. Ltd., S.W.I. Born London, 1884. Educated in commercial subjects at London Polytechnic and trained in Chartered Accountancy. Became Secretary of N.B.C. and later General Manager. Interests : Sport and Travel. Is Chairman of Queens, Park Rangers' Football & Athletic Club Ltd.
HOBBS, Dudley Edwin. Chief Car Designer, Car Division of Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd., Filton, Bristol. Born 11th October, 1911. Educated at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Bristol and trained in engineering at Merchant Venturers Technical College, Bristol. Joined the Bristol Aeroplane Co. in 1928, working in the Drawing Office from 1930. Was responsible for Beaufort and Beaufighter wing design. In 1941 left D.O. to engage in liaison work with outside suppliers. Became Sub-Contracts Manager, 1943, and Chief Planning Engineer (Aircraft Division) 1945. At the inception of Bristol Car project was transferred to Car Division becoming Body Designer. In 1949 took up present position—responsible for Engine, Body and Chassis design. Recreations : Rock Gardening and Reading. Interests : Municipal Affairs. Married, 1939; two sons. Private Address: 5, Abbots Way, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Telephone: Bristol 48316.
HOBDAY, Henry Terence Shepherd. Director, Hobday Bros. Ltd., 21-27, Great Eastern Street, E.C.2. Born Ilford, 18th February, 1930. Educated at Eton House School, Essex. Joined firm in 1950. Appointed to Board, 1951. Recreations : Yachting and Riding. Private Address: St. Helen's, Thorpe Bay Gardens, Thorpe Bay, Essex. Telephone: 88374.
HOBHOUSE, Sir John Richard, ACC., J.P. Deputy Chairman, Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co. Ltd. Born 27th February, 1893. Educated at Eton College; New College, Oxford. Served 1917-19 as Capt. R.G.A. Interests : Shipping and Insurance and is Director of several such Companies. President of Council and Pro-Chancellor University of Liverpool since 1948. Member of Royal Commission on Population, 1944-49. Recreations : Shooting and Gardening. Private Address: High Pastures, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, 18. Telephone: Allerton 2059.
HOBLYN, Edward Henry. Commercial Manager, Norman Reeves (Motors) Ltd., Uxbridge. Born Marylebone, 9th April, 1903. Educated at Townmead Road School, Fulham and became apprenticed to Darracq Motor Car Co. in 1917. Was transferred to Sunbeam Motor Car Co., Wolverhampton in 1921. Spent 5 years abroad in France, Italy and Switzerland engaged on test work on new Sunbeams, Talbots and Darracqs. These tests were carried out under supervision of Louis Coatalen, the late Major Seagrave, and Owen Clegg (designer of the Clegg-Darracq). In 1927 appointed wholesale executive for Sunbeams in North of England; 1931 engaged in running own transport business; 1933 joined Singers; 1934 became wholesale executive with Western Motor Co. Ltd., Glasgow; 1935 wholesale manager for American Nash Car Distributors; 1936 joined Dagenham Motors Ltd.; 1939 with University Motors Ltd., specializing in Dodge sales; 1940 appointed Midland technical executive for Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd., Hayes and was also A.T.C. Engineering instructor at Lambeth, H.Q. until 1947 when he worked on own account. Appointed to present position 1949. Recreations: Motor Racing, Gardening, Music, Flying. Private Address: Sutton Cottage, 42, Upper Sutton Lane, Heston, Middlesex. Telephone: Hounslow 7845.
HODGES, Alfred John Cecil, A.M.I.W.M., ASSOC. I.M.I. General Manager, Hendon Central Garage Ltd., N.W.4. Born London, loth September, 1917. Educated at Swan School, City of London and studied engineering at Northampton Polytechnic. Served five years apprenticeship with Great Cambridge Motors, London. Called to colours in September, 1939. Served with B.E.F. in France as Private soldier tradesman with R.A.O.C. Became Technical Instructor (Armament Artificer) 1941. In 1942 served overseas as Warrant Officer Class r R.E.M.E., 78th Division (Mentioned in Despatches, Italy, 1945). On demobilisation became Chief Engineer with Dottridge Bros. Ltd., leaving them to join present firm in 1949. Married, 1938 to Gertrude (née Davies); two daughters. Interests : Motor Sport, Music and Gardening. Private Address: 2, Leys Close, Marlborough Road, Harrow, Middlesex. Telephone: Underhill 1754.
HODGES, Ralph Haywood, M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Jesse Hodges & Co. Ltd., Nottingham. Born Ilkeston, May, 1905. Educated at Nottingham High School and at Loughborough College. Did a period of coal mining in Johannesburg before returning to England and the above business (founded by his father in 1914). Worked in the fitting shop and on his father's decease in 1943 became Managing Director. Recreations: Yachting, Cycling, Music (Violin, Organ and Piano). Private Address: Burton Road, Gedling, Nottinghamshire. Telephone: 58318.
HODGKINSON, Ernest Alan. Director and General Manager, Hollingdrake Automobile Co. Ltd., Colwyn Bay. Born Davenport, Stockport, 28th May, 1914. Educated at St. Anselm's Bakewell; and Repton, Derbyshire. Served apprenticeship with Daimler Motor Co. Ltd., Coventry, attending Coventry Technical College where he took National Cert. Course in Mechanical Engineering. After apprenticeship continued with Daimlers for a further three years. Became Manager of Hollingdrakes Branch Depot at Prestbury, 1938. Volunteered for Army joining R.A.S.C. as Driver. Rose to be Mechanical Staff Sergeant; received commission, 1942; held rank of Workshop Captain R.A.S.C. for last three years of war, in 6th Airborne Division. Demobilised, 1946. Appointed to present positions, 1947 and appointed Director of North Wales Agricultural Engineers, St. Asaph and Pwllheli, 1951. Recreations : Golf, Tennis, Yachting. Married, 1941; three children. Private Address: Grayrigg, Queens Road, Old Colwyn, Denbighshire. Telephone: 5161.
HODGKINSON, Ernest. Director, Hollingdrake Automobile Co. Ltd., Stockport. Born Beamsmore, Marple, 11th December, 1876. Educated at Leys School, Cambridge; Victoria University, Manchester. Joined Sir H. Hollingdrake in partnership in 1904. In 1919 when business was made a Limited Company, became Governing Director and afterwards Managing Director. Chairman, East Lancs., M.A.A. 1933/34. Interests : Bettering conditions in the Motor Industry. Recreation : Golf. Address: c/o Hollingdrake Automobile Co. Ltd., Town Hall Square, Stockport.
HODGKINSON, George Frederick, Senior Partner, G. W. Hodgkinson & Sons, Buxton. Born Buxton, 1888. Educated at New Mills Grammar School. Served apprenticeship at the Humber Works, Beeston. Has spent whole life in close contact with the Industry. (The firm have been actively connected with the trade since 1897). Assisted his father to time the 1,000 miles Trial in 1900 when the route ran through Buxton. Has held driving licence continuously since March, 1904. Is member of the Pioneer Motor Cyclist Association; the Veteran Car Club, and the Veteran Motorists. Has owned and driven most makes of cars manufactured since 1895 and at present owns and uses a 1904 De Dion. Private Address: 69, Macclesfield Old Road, Buxton, Derbyshire.
HOFF, Robert Boothby. Chief Stores Officer, Road Haulage Executive, 222, Marylebone Road, N.W.4. Born Streatham, 21st April, 1905. Educated at The School, Ipswich. In March, 1923 joined Underground group of companies and was posted to the Audit Section of the Chief Accountants Department. Promoted and transferred to Stores Dept., in 1926. Became Assistant to the Chief Stores Superintendent in 1942. Promoted Purchasing Agent in January, 1945. Appointed to present position, 1949. Private Address: 19, Tretawn Gardens, Mill Hill, London, N.W.7. Telephone: Mill Hill 4643.
HOGLUND, Elis Sterner. Director of General Motors Ltd., 23, Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.I. and Director of Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Luton, Beds. Born Chicago, Illinois, 29th July, 1898. Educated at University of Chicago. Private Address: Whittier Hotel, 415, Burns Drive, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. Telephone: Valley 2-9000.
HOLDEN, Walter Tim, B.COM.(LOND.), A.C.W.A. Commercial Manager, Wellworthy Piston Rings Ltd., Lymington. Born 7th October, 1909, at Warrington. Educated at Warrington Secondary School; University of London. Received costing and accounting training at Joseph Crosfield & Sons, Ltd.—a Lever Group Company. In 1939 became Asst. Accountant at the Nuffield factory for Spitfires at Castle Bromwich, transferring to Vickers-Armstrong Ltd., Supermarine Works in 1941. There he introduced mechanised accounting. Joined present organisation in 1946; became Commercial Manager, 1949. Private Address: The Cottage, Southern Road, Lymington, Hants. Telephone: 499.
HOLDER, Reginald Walter, A.M.TECH.I., A.M.INST.B.E., A.M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Holder's Garage Ltd., Worcester. Born Northampton, 5th November, 1901. Educated at Military Road School, Northampton. Left school when 14, apprenticed as Fitter in 1915. Moved from Northampton to Worcester in 1917. Commenced business on own account in 1933 in Bransford Road and has since extended to Abbey Road. Formed Limited Company, 1949. Interest: Public Affairs, Worcester C.B. Council. Recreations : Fishing and Shooting. Private Address: Devon Lodge, Homefield Road, St. Johns, Worcester. Telephone: 4962
HOLDICH, Frederick White. Managing Director, L. E. Taylor (1933) Ltd., Kings Lynn and Peterborough. Born Peterborough, 25th January, 1912. Educated at King's School, Peterborough and Laxton Grammar School, Oundle, Northants. Entered Motor Industry as Salesman in 1929. Appointed to present position, 1934. Member of Soke of Peterborough County Council, 1937-45 and re-elected 1949. Ex-member, Peterborough City Council 1938-45. Member of Eastern Area Licensing Authority for Public Service Vehicles at Cambridge; of the Transport User's Consultative Committee, and Member of Peterborough Special Constabulary. Married, 1941, Margaret, 2nd daughter of the late L. E. Taylor, the founder and previous proprietor of present business at King's Lynn. Has one son. Private Address: 35, Lime Tree Avenue, Peterborough, Northants. Telephone : 436o.
HOLDITCH, Robert. London Manager, The Nuffield Organization, Nuffield Exports Ltd., London, W.I. Born London, 18th May, 1898. First connected with the Motor Industry in 1922. In 1946 took up present position, previously being Sales Promotion Manager with Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., Birmingham.
HOLISTER, Frederick Darnton, M.I.MECH.E. Director, Allen Bowden Ltd., Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Born London, 16th February, 1897. Became apprentice, 1911, as a tool-maker at the engine works of The Premier Cycle Co. Ltd., later absorbed by Singer Motors Ltd. At conclusion of apprenticeship joined Coventry Repetition Co. Ltd., Drawing Office. Successively worked in the D.O. of Alfred Herbert Ltd., Coventry Chain Co. Ltd., Klaxon Ltd., and Triumph Motor Co. Ltd. Left to become designer-draughtsman with Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd., with whom stayed for 16 years, as Transmissions Engineer and Joint Chief Designer (Cars). During 1939 war joined Tank Design Dept., as Regional Engineer. At the end of War was appointed Chief Engineer and Technical Manager, David Brown Tractors Ltd., Meltham, Huddersfield. After three years, returned to Midlands joining present firm as Director i/c Engineering. Club: Coventry and County. Private Address: 94, Green Lane, Coventry. Telephone: 67813.
HOLLAND, Cyril Charles. Managing Director and Chairman, J. C. Holland & Co. Ltd., Belfast. Born Belfast, 19th July, 1924. Educated at Methodist College, Belfast. Son of Joseph C. Holland, founder of the firm and of J. C. Holland (Radio) Ltd. Joined firm as a salesman in 1941 and worked in Motor and Cycle Department. In 1943 was appointed Director. Became Assistant Sales Manager, 1945 and, on death of his father in November, 1947 became Managing Director and Chairman of both Companies. Clubs : Ulster Automobile; Knock Motor Cycle; Belfast Rotary. Is a Foundation Member of Belfast Junior Chamber of Commerce. Interests : Amateur Operatic work. Recreations : Golf, Tennis, Music, Motor Sport and Yachting. Private Address: 7, Harberton Avenue, Balmoral, Belfast. Telephone : 66313.
HOLLAND, Robert Calthrop, M.I.M.I. Director, Holland Bros. Ltd., Boston, Lincs. Born Boston, 1885. Educated at Boston Grammar School. Became an apprentice with Wolseley Motors Ltd. after working for a short time with Humbers, and the Progress Motor Co. Ltd., Coventry. In 1908 took up management of Sleaford Branch of Holland Bros., Ltd. Served during 1914-18 war in Royal Flying Corps and R.A.F. Returned to manage Sleaford for a number of years before joining the Board at Head Office at Boston. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: 27, Main Ridge, Boston, Lincs. Telephone: 3766.
HOLLAND, Rowan Philip. Divisional Manager, Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd., 207-213, Oxford Street, W.I. Born 31st July, 1910 at Westcliff-on-Sea. Educated at Goldington School, Bedford. In 1933 joined A. J. Dew & Co. Ltd., Birmingham as Representative. In 1935 appointed to Nottingham; left to join Messrs. Brown Bros. Nottingham. In 1937 joined present organisation as Nottingham Representative. Transferred to Colchester as Manager in 1940 and to Stratford in similar position in 1946. In 1948 promoted to present position. Recreations : Golf, Shooting, Gardening. Private Address: Orchard Close, Teston, Nr. Maidstone, Kent. Telephone: Wateringbury 82335.
HOLLANDS, Stanley. Director (Technical Services), A. C. V. Sales Ltd., 49, Berkeley Square, London, W.I. Born Cranbrook, 26th April, 189o. Educated at Bishops School, Salisbury. Became an apprentice, 1916. Associated with A.E.C. for thirty years prior to the formation of the A.C.V. organization. Served with H.M. Forces during this period in World War I. Has occupied positions of service superintendent, assembly engineer, manager in Ireland and for nine years service manager. Lent to Ministry of Supply for long periods during 1939 war, engaged on ammunition production, etc. On return to Southall helped to re-create A.E.C. Sales, and upon formation of A.C.V. Group continued these duties in larger sphere. In present position co-ordinates world-wide activities of A.C.V. departments of service, spares and technical sales. Has made several business trips to India, Canada and U.S.A. investigating conditions abroad for his firm. Recreations: Golf and Gardening. Private Address: Mayfield, Farm Road, Chalfont Lane, Chorley Wood, Herts. Telephone: 856.
HOLLIDGE, Major Alec, M.B.E. A.M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. General Manager, Taylors (Truro) Ltd. Born London, t3th January, 1892. Educated at Tollington Park College. In 1908 apprenticed to Motor Engineering serving with Humber Ltd. and with Studebaker Ltd. Served 1914 with Artists Rifles; with R.A.S.C. and in Heavy Artillery. Awarded M.B.E. Returned, x919, to Studebaker Ltd. as Service Manager. In 193o appointed Works Manager to British 'and Colonial Motors Ltd., Long Acre. During 1939 war served in R.A.S.C. and between 1942 and 1945 was Chief Instructor Artificer, Training Centre. Demobilised with rank of Major, 1945, joining present firm as General Manager. Interests : Technical Journalism, Politics. Private Address: 7, Strangeways Terrace, Truro. Telephone: 2374.
HOLLINGS, Guy Victor. General Manager, W. Briggs & Co. Ltd., Manchester. Born Manchester, 9th December, 1887. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Employed by Chas. Macintosh and Co. Ltd., and the Acme Rubber Co. Ltd. before joining present Company in 1919. Private Address: 35, Central Boulevard, Wheatley Hills, Doncaster. Telephone: 61939.
HOLLINGSWORTH, James. Governing Director, J. Hollingsworth Ltd., Hastings. Born Northampton, 26th May, 1880. Educated at Northampton and County Technical School. Became apprenticed to Coachbuilding with his father in 1893. In 1905 was Clerk of Works and Draughtsman with Wevell Bros., Coachbuilders, of Johannesburg. Returned to England and present firm in 1908. Recreations : Golf and Cricket. Private Address: 38 Linton Road, Hastings. Telephone: 2683.
HOLMES, Herbert John. Regional Manager, West, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Broad Plain, Bristol. Born Birmingham, 27th November, 1904. Educated at Rossall School, where took School and Higher Certificates. Joined Dunlop's in 1923 in Birmingham subsequently transferred to Bristol, Southampton and London. Became District Manager, South East, until 1939 when was seconded to Ministry of Supply, TT2, and on setting up of Tyre Rationing became Assistant Director of Tyres and afterwards Director of Tyres. Was responsible for winding up of scheme in 1946. Recreations Music, Swimming and Literature. Private Address: ia, Eastfield Lodge, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Telephone: Westbury-on-Tyms 65454.
HOLMES, Irving Laurence. Office Manager, Stockwood Motors Ltd., Corby. Born Kettering, 27th February, 1906. Educated at Kettering Grammar School. Started work as a Clerk with a Manufacturing firm, remaining eighteen years. Joined Mills & Co., Kettering at early part of war as Cost and Time clerk. Remained there until directed by the Ministry of Labour to Local Munition factory, and was appointed Civil Defence controller. In 1944 rejoined Mills & Co. Kettering in previous capacity and in addition became Stores Controller. Left Mills & Co., went into partnership with Chrysler Garages, Kettering, acting as Secretary and later organised control of the Stores. In 1948 joined Stockwood Motors Ltd., Corby as Secretary Office Manager. Interests: Ball-room Dancing, and Golf. Private Address: Miami, The Close, Headlands, Kettering. Telephone: 3103.
HOLT, Eric, A.C.I.S., F.A.C.C.A. Chief Accountant, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., London, S.W.'. Born Rochdale, 27th December, 1908. Educated at Rochdale High School. With Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., General Rubber Goods Division in Manchester, 1928-33 then appointed Accountant, Lastex Yarn and Lactron Thread Ltd., Leicester. In 1935 appointed Chief Accountant of the Irish Dunlop Co. Ltd., returning to U.K. in 1940 as Manager, Internal Audit Dept., Birmingham, until 1942, when appointed Asst. Comptroller of the Dunlop Group. Became Chief Accountant in 1949. Is Chairman, Accountants Committee, Fed. of Brit. Rubber Manufacturers' Associations; Member of the Taxation and of the Rating Committees of the Federation of British Industries. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: Chesmor, Longdown Lane North, Ewell, Surrey. Telephone: Ewell 3861.
HOMAN-RUSSELL, Arthur James Howard. General Manager and Proprietor, Hooton Engineering Co., Hooton. Born Lymm, 9th June, 1912. Educated at Bowden College, Cheshire. Studied Engineering at Manchester College of Technology. Was production Engineer with a Trafford Park Electrical Co. prior to joining the Electrical Vehicle Department of Colmore Depot, Liverpool. Took up present position, 1936. Recreation : Yachting. Private Address: Latimer, Grange Hill, Hooton, Cheshire. Telephone: 3133.
HONE, Henry Patrick. Proprietor and Manager, The Holway Garage, Holywell, N. Wales. Born Kings Capel, Herefordshire, 8th September, 1908. Educated at Blundell's, Tiverton. Worked on his father's large arable farm, fully mechanised, until taking over farm of his own for four years. Gave this up to enter Motor Industry, in 1932. Obtained practical knowledge working in garage; started own business, 1933. Served as parttime member of Royal Observer Corps, 1938 until end of hostilities. Married; two sons, one daughter. Is partner in " Singing Kettle Restaurant," Holywell. Hobby : Philately. Private Address: Kanoris, Holway Road, Holywell. Telephone: 2.
HOOLEY, Leslie Stuart. Managing Director, Hooley's Garage, Ltd., Nottingham. Born Nottingham, 6th December, 1902. Educated locally and studied Motor Engineering at Nottingham University. In 1921 joined Bennetts (Nottingham) Ltd. as a Motor Cycle Fitter. Founded present business in small stabling premises in Burton Street; moved after 18 months to Upper College Street. In 1929 business had grown and a Limited Company was formed, first portion of present premises built on a site area of 9oft. by 6oft. Fresh property was acquired from time to time. Property now includes 74 yards in Upper College St., 34 yards in Derby Road. Showrooms in Grey Friar Gate, Works in Orchard Street. Interests : Boating and Golf. Private Address: 3oa Mapperley Road, Nottingham. Telephone: 65986.
HOOLEY, Stanley Arthur. Assistant Director and Sales Manager, Hooleys Garage Ltd., Nottingham. Born Nottingham, 29th October, 1907. Educated at Mundella Grammar School and studied engineering at Nottingham University. Became an apprentice in 1925. Served during 1939-45 war as Staff Sergeant, R.E.M.E. Married : one son, one daughter. Interests : Motor Sport. Recreations : Gardening, Football, Cricket and Tennis. Private Address: White House, Elm Avenue, Attenborough, Nottingham. Telephone: Beeston 56380.
HOPCUTT, Bertrand Alfred. Managing Director, B. A. Hopcutt Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Bridgnorth, 6th January, 1894. Educated at Wombourn School and at Dudley Technical School. Went to school on third birthday and left on thirteenth. Worked on three farms until i6 years old. Then worked successively in Baggeridge, Rhosdee and Gresford Collieries in the fitting shops. In 1918 joined A. J. Stevens, the Motor Cycle pioneer. Left to found Haulage business with one lorry. Expanded, joining M.T.A. in 1930; becoming Distributor, 1932, and forming Limited Company, 1935. Recreations; Shooting, Riding, Gardening, Snooker. Married, r9I7. Private Address: The Bungalow, Wombourn, Wolverhampton. Telephone: Wombourn 2353.
HOPE, John Cowie. Managing Partner, Solway Factoring Co., Dumfries. Born West Calder, Midlothian, 3oth July, 189o. Educated at City Public School, and Allan Glens, Glasgow. Attended technical classes at Cochran & Co. (Annan) Ltd., where he became private secretary to Managing Director in 1906. Left to join Dumfries Motor Co. Ltd.,as Accountant in 1908. Served in 1914 ar and in 1939 War with rank of Sergeant in both. Has been Special Constable since 1919. Recreations : Fishing and Motoring. Took up present position in 1919. Private Address: Talmas, 16, Victoria Avenue, Dumfries.
HOPFINGER, K. Bernard, M.S.A.E., M.S.I.A. Consulting Engineer, 7, Newall Street, Birmingham, 3. Telephone: Central 2926. Born Vienna, 8th February, 1917. Educated in Vienna and studied engineering at College of Technology, and Technical University, Vienna. Became a technical student with Grafe Stift, A.G. in 1935. Was Technical Officer, R.E.M.E., during 1939-45 war. Specialises professionally in application of electronics in automotive research; vehicle ventilation, and production of automotive parts. Is author of numerous technical papers presented to engineering societies. Contributor to leading British, American and Continental automobile journals. Interests : Antiques, Paintings, Photography and a keen Rotarian. Married; two children. Private Address: 25, Peel Close, Hampton-inArden, Warwickshire. Telephone: 2342.
HOPKINS, Philip Arthur. General Manager, Maudes of Norwich Ltd., Prince of Wales Road, Norwich. Born Hampstead, loth May, 1890. Educated at St. Benets, Caversham and studied Engineering at Polytechnic College. Joined the Motor Industry in 1910 after working as a Submarine and Aircraft Engineer. Recreation : Motoring. Private Address: Mayfair," Wellesley Avenue, Norwich. Telephone: 33650.
HOPKINS, William Henry, M.I.MECH.E. Automobile Designer and Engineer. Born Swindon, znd August, 1880. Educated at Swindon Higher Grade School; Swindon and North Wilts Technical College. Became an apprentice with G.W. Rly., Swindon. Appointed Inspector, at Vickers and Maxim, Barrow; Chief Designer with Sunbeam Motor Co.; Chief Designer and then Works Manager, Arrol-Johnston; Chief Engineer Vulcan Motor Co., Southport. Interested in photography, watercolour drawing. Private Address: 27, Burnaston Road, Hall Green, Birmingham.
HOPWOOD, Thomas Mark. Fare Control Executive, Bell Punch Co. Ltd., 39, St. James Street, S.W.I. Born Worcester, 16th April, 1896. Educated at Worcester Royal Grammar School and Ellesmere College, Salop. In early 1914 started business career with firm of Champagne Merchants. Joined Middlesex Imperial Yeomanry, August 5th, 1914. Served in Middle East; commissioned in Royal Artillery, served in France, 1917-18. Became a clerk with present organisation in 1923, at Uxbridge. Interests : Cricket, Gardening and Music. Private Address: 6, West End Court, West End Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex. Telephone: 1674.
HORGAN, Hector Joseph Colman. Manager, Maudes of Fakenham (Props. Maudes of Norwich, Ltd.). Born Cobh, Co. Cork, 21st April, 1915. Educated at Manchester, Plymouth and Agricultural College, Lincolnshire. Joined a textile firm in Manchester, training in Sales and organisation. During the war served in Royal Navy. Granted commission and became liaison officer to a Greek submarine. Sunk in Aegean and became prisoner in Germany. While P.O.W. took Correspondence courses in Insurance and Salesmanship. Engaged in Farming after demobilisation. In 1949 joined Sales Staff of " Farm Mechanization " (Temple Press, London). Married : one son. Interests : R.N.V.R., Farming, Rugby and Foils. Private Address: " Caravan," Greenways, Fakenham, Norfolk. Telephone: Fakenham 2307.
HORNE, Charles Kenneth. Sales Director, Triplex Safety Glass Co. Ltd.., t, Albemarle Street, London, W. i. Born 27th February, 1907. Educated at St. George's School, Harpenden; Magdalene College, Cambridge. Became a progress clerk with present firm in 1928. First broadcast in 1940 and achieved radio fame during the war. Became Sales Director, 1946. Hobbies : Broadcasting, Golf, Squash, Tennis. Private Address: to, Cottesmore Court, London, W.8. Telephone: Western 6597.
HORSBURGH, Norman. Director, R. B. Henderson Ltd., Dundee. Born Dundee, 24th June, 1903. Educated Morgan Academy, and Dundee Technical College. Became an Apprentice Motor Engineer in 192o. Took up present position in 1947 as Director. Private Address: Travebank, Barry, Angus. Telephone: Carnoustie 2131.
HORSFIELD, Stanley Wilfred. Sales Director, Alvis Ltd., Coventry. Born London, 2nd April, 1896. Educated at Vermont College. Served engineering apprenticeship with Tudor Engineering Co. Ltd., London. In 1915, joined Sales Department, Willys-Overland (England) Ltd. Re-joined in 1918 after being invalided out from R.A.S.C. (M.T.). Joined Rootes Ltd., 1925, remained with the organisation until taking up present position in 1933. Is also a Director of Alvis Mechanisation Ltd. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: Hampton Corner, Stratford-upon-Avon. Telephone: 3162.
HORTON, Cyril. Secretary, The Motor Factors' Association, 58, Gordon Square, W.C.r. Telephone: Museum 3185. Born Camden Town, 8th November, 1895. Educated at Alperton Elementary School. Served in 1914 war with Commissioned rank in Machine Gun Corps. Awarded M.C. Joined Motor Industry in secretarial position in 1923. Was Company Commander in H.G. during 1939 war. Formerly connected with Legal profession. Member of Beckenham Borough Council 1941-48. Is author of three books on Motor Yachting. Interests : Literature and Model Railways. Private Address: 52, Kings Drive, Eastbourne. Telephone: 1572.
HORTON, Geoffrey Frank. Accountant, Kidderminster Motors Ltd., Kidderminster. Born Stourport-on-Severn, 2nd February, 1926. Educated at Queen Elizabeth's School, Hartlebury. Appointed to present position, 1949. Private Address: 15, Mitton Gardens, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs.
HORTON, Oswin Douglas. Group Service Manager, Humber Ltd., Stoke, Coventry. Born 16th June, 1898. Served as Pupil with Hillman Motor Car Co. Ltd., for 3 years. During the 1914-18 war served as a Pilot in the R.F.C. and R.A.F. In 1926 became Service Manager with Hillman Car Co. Ltd., and after the amalgamation with Humber Ltd., was appointed Assistant Service Manager, later becoming Service Manager. In 1938 became Chief Inspector for 5 years, covering various operations for Humber Ltd. Appointed in charge of the Experimental Dept., from 1944, taking up present position as Group Service Manager Rootes Group Manufacturing Division in 1949.
HORWELL, Charles Hart Collett. Partner, The Woolbrook Garage, Sidmouth. Born Tresillian, Nr. Probus, 3rd November, 1908. Educated at St. Pauls School, Truro. Became an indentured apprentice in 1928, and a partner of above business in 1946. Private Address: Lyndholm, Holmdale, Sidmouth. Telephone: 1267.
HOUNSFIELD, Leslie Haywood, HON.M.I.MECH.E., M.I.C.E. Experimental Engineer. Born loth July, 1877. Educated at Brighton Grammar School; Battersea Polytechnic; Royal College of Science. Became an apprentice with James Simpson & Sons, Ltd. Also worked with Ransomes Sims & Jefferies and at Woolwich Arsenal. Became lecturer in Automobile Engineering at London City and Guilds; Assistant Examiner in Machine Construction, Board of Education. Served as Sapper during S. African War. Developed Trojan Car in private workshop, and founded Trojan Ltd. Became Chief Engineer, Trojan Dept., Leyland Motors Ltd. Past President Institute of Automobile Engineers. Private Address: 81, Morland Road, Croydon.
HOW, Charles Hewson. Director, Skurrays Ltd., Swindon. Born Essex, 1904. Educated at Woodford, Secondary and Grammar Schools. On leaving school joined Connaught Motor & Carriage Co. Ltd., serving as an apprentice in the Motor Repair Dept. Trained in the evenings also at various Polytechnics. Company was liquidated in 1934. Joined Howard Godfrey Ltd., Stratton Street, Piccadilly, W.I. In 1937 went to present firm as Service Manager. Appointed Director, 1946, and acts as Deputy to the Managing Director. Private Address: 208, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wilts. Telephone: 3344.
HOWARD, Henry Weston, C.B.E., F.I.I.A. Director, Engineering Components Ltd., Slough. Born Luton, roth January, 1899. Educated at St. Georges School, Harpenden. Became a Premium Apprentice with Marshall Sons & Co. Ltd., Gainsborough. Is also a Director of Hayward-Tyler & Co. Ltd., the oil pump and cargo pump manufacturers. Chairman Eastern Regional Board for Industry, Ministry of Production, Board of Trade and Treasury, 1942-49. Member of Tucker Committee on Taxation of Trading Profits. Member of Council of Industrial Welfare Society. Treasurer, Management Research Groups. Private Address: Cherry Tree Cottage, Gustard Wood, Wheathampstead. Telephone: 2110.
HOWDEN, Eric Wade. Sole Proprietor, " Howdens," Harrogate. Born Leeds, 1894. Educated at King's School, Grantham. Trained as an apprentice. Entered Motor Industry in 1909. Founded Howdens Garage in 1930. Private Address: 1, Park Chase, Harrogate.
HOWE, Earl, P.C., C.B.E. President of British Racing Drivers' Club. Born 1st May, 1884. Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. Served in command of Howe Bn., R.N.D. in Belgium, and H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth 1914-19. A.D.C. to H.M. The King, 1925-28. Lond. Whip, Unionist Central Office, 1927. Achieved fame as a racing driver. Clubs include : Royal Automobile, and British Racing Drivers. Private Address: Penn House Farm, Penn, Bucks. Telephone: 25.
HOWELL, George. Director, Dickinson and Adams (Letchworth) Ltd. Born Handsworth, 1st August, 1889. Educated privately. Gained technical experience with Phoenix Motors in Test and Repairs Shops. Enlisted in 1915, in R.A.S.C., serving at London M.T. Repair Depot on Test Section until 1919. Took over Masons Garage on death of C. J. Mason in 1927. Formed Company to take over Garage, 1928, remaining as Managing Director until Masons Garage (Letchworth) was purchased by Dickinson and Adams (Luton) Ltd. in 1946. Took up present position in that year. Private Address: 49, Baldock Road, Letchworth.
HOWEY, Norman. Proprietor, Harbour View Garage, Roker. Born Sunderland, 22nd March, 1899. Educated at Bede School, Sunderland. His father was Motor Trade pioneer from early " gas engine days." Present owner took over in 1919, Member of Sunderland Publicity Club; currently Vice-Chairman. Private Address: 15, Cliffe Park, Roker, Sunderland. Telephone: 56352.
HOWEY, Sidney Arthur. General Manager, Morris Motors Ltd., Radiators Branch, Oxford. Telephone: 5232. Born Oxford, 13th March, 1912. Educated at Wesleyan Central School, Oxford. Joined Nuffield Organization at age of 16. Has engaged in Production, Progress, Buying, and as Press-shop foreman. Became Production Manager, Nuffield Metal Products 1940-43; Deputy General Manager, Nuffield Works, Llanelly, 1944-46; Production Manager, Radiators Branch, 1947; General Manager of Radiators Branch, Oxford, and of Nuffield Works, Llanelly, 1948 onwards. Recreations : Football, Gardening and Swimming. Private Address: Wyndham, Hurst Rise Road, Cumnor Hill, Oxford. Telephone: Cumnor 313.
HOWLETT, John William, O.B.E., M.I.MECH.E. Managing Director, Wellworthy Piston Rings Ltd., Lymington. Born Grantham, 23rd November, 1883. Educated at Thetford and studied engineering at Battersea and Woolwich Polytechnics. Served apprenticeship with Chas. Burrell, Steam Engineers, Thetford. Became associated with South Coast Garages, Lymington in 1913, after working for Daimler's, Wolseley's and Austin's. Was rejected for active service in 1914 and commenced manufacturing shells and piston rings for Flying Corps. Appointed to present position, 1919, when Wellworthy Piston Company was formed. During 1939 war operated six factories (7,000 employees) making pistons and rings for R.A.F. Was joint patentee of D.T.D. 485—the special material adopted by all aircraft manufacturers and went to America at request of Ministry to make this development available to American aircraft industry. Served as Regional Controller, Ministry of Production, Southern Region. Is currently Vice-Chairman, Southern Regional Board for Industry, Reading. Recreations : Farming, Shooting and Fishing. Private Address: " Ravenscourt," Lymington, Hampshire. Telephone: 232.
HUCKVALE, Edward Frederick, F.C.C.S. Secretary, Jaguar Cars Ltd., Coventry. Born Stratford-on-Avon, 16th February, 1889. Educated at Stratford-on-Avon School, and Stratford-on-Avon Technical School. Became junior clerk with Daimler Co. Ltd., Coventry, 1906. In 1911 transferred to their Birmingham Works as Cashier and Chief Clerk. Returned to Daimler, Coventry, 1926-28. Joined Swallow Sidecar and Coachbuilding Co. Ltd. upon their removal from Blackpool to Coventry in November, 1928 as Secretary. Still holds this position although the name of the Company has changed first to Swallow Coachbuilding Co. Ltd., then to S.S. Cars Ltd., and now Jaguar Cars Ltd. Private Address: 79, Green Lane, Coventry. Telephone: 67242.
HUDSON, Humphrey Davy. Director and Manager, Derby Branch, E. H. Pickford & Co. Ltd. Born Matlock 11th September, 1908. Educated at Herbert Strutt School, Belper; Tideswell Grammar School. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical School. In 1927 became an apprentice with Coventry Victor Motor Co. Ltd. Has been Service Manager of present firm's Sheffield Branch, and at one time had his own business. Appointed to present position, 1945. Recreations : Gardening and Motor Sport.
HUGHES, Sir Richard Edgar, Bart. Director and General Manager, Essam & Hewson Ltd., Sheffield. Born Beckenham, 8th June, 1897. Educated at Uppingham. In 1915 became Hon. Asst. Secretary, Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds before enlisting in 2nd Artists' Rifles. On demobilisation in 1919 became Asst. Service Manager, Mann, Egerton & Co. Ltd., Norwich. Appointed Joint Service Manager, 1922 and the following year became Manager. Appointed to present position December, 1924. Recreations : Shooting, Fishing, Golf, Billiards and Snooker. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: Rivelin Cottage, Hollow Meadows, Sheffield. Telephone: 31324.
HUGHES, Stanley Walter. Managing Director, H. M. Hobson Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born London, 31st August, 1886. Educated at Royal Masonic School. Became a junior clerk with present firm in 1903. Appointed Secretary, 1916, Director, 1935; Managing Director, 1948. Interests: Golf and Freemasonry. 1Private Address: The Glen, Codsall, Stafford' shire. Telephone:198.
HUGHMAN, Sir Montague. Chairman, Henley's Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd., and associated companies. Born Leeds, 22nd October, 1876. Educated at St. Mark's College, Chelsea. Was assistant to Robert Hammond, Consulting Engineer, from 1895 to 1907 and thereafter engaged for many years in engineering and ship-building in India. Co-founder of, and Organising Secretary of Institution of Engineers (India), 1918-19. Hon. Sec. of Indian Section of Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1912-21. Member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners. Recreations : Fishing and Travelling. Clubs : National Liberal, and City Livery. Private Address: Quarries Hotel, Coombe Road, Croydon, Surrey.
HULL, Charles, F.I.M.1. Director, Ely Service Motor Co. Ltd., Ely. Born Little Downham, 9th October, 1893. Educated at Needhams School, Ely. Received training in commercial and engineering subjects at West Ham Technical Institute. Wounded in 1914 war while serving as Lieut. in Royal Fusiliers. In 1919 became Sales Manager, A. Cass & Co., Ely. Acquired present firm in 1931. In his youth a keen County Soccer player. Address: Lynn Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
HULL, Joseph Thomas Adrian. Technical Manager, Morris Motors Ltd., Radiators Branch, Oxford. Telephone: 5232. Born Oxford 5th May, 1900. Educated at City of Oxford School and studied engineering at School of Art, Technology and Commerce, Oxford, and Nottingham University. Commenced apprenticeship with local firm—this was interrupted by 1914-18 war in which he served as wireless operator on early airships, R.N.A.S., 1917-19. Resumed apprenticeship, 1919-21. Joined Cammell Laird and engaged in building "All-steel " Rolling Stock, 1921-23. Returned to Oxford joining Osberton Radiator Co. as tool-maker, 1923. In 1926 this concern was absorbed by Morris Motors. Held position of Experimental, Plant Layout, and Development Engineer, then became Works Manager and in 1947 Technical Manager. Private Address: Lane End, Barton Road, Headington, Oxford. Telephone: 6498.
HULLOCK, John Dominic, A.M.I.MECH.E. Foundry Manager, Sheepbridge Stokes Ltd., Chesterfield. Born Bolton, 1916. Educated at Thornleigh College, Bolton, 1925-1932. Studied Engineering at Manchester College of Technology. Joined Nelson Laboratories as a Premium Pupil and studied chemistry and metallurgy there. Remained with this firm of consultants until 1940. Joined Institute of Mechanical Engineers, 1942. Was responisble for production of Track Links, 1942-45, at Morris Motors Ltd., Coventry. Transferred to Sheepbridge Stokes Ltd., Chesterfield in 1949. Is Member of the Fuels & Furnaces Committee of the British Cast Iron Research Association; an Associate of the Victoria College of Music. Clubs : Vintage Car, Lagonda Car. Married : two daughters, one son. Private Address: 28, Tennyson Avenue, Chesterfield. Telephone: 4038.
HULME, Alfred Shellcross. Manager, Cookes Garages, Crewe. Born 7th March, 1900. Educated at Higher Elementary School, Crewe, and studied Mechanical Engineering at evening classes. Apprenticeship with L.M.S. Rly. interrupted by 1914 war in which served for 12 months before returning to Rly. In 1939 joined Royal Engineers; received commission, 1942; promoted Captain, 1944. Returned to Railway on demobilisation. Appointed to present position, in charge of Garage and Spares, July, 1950. Interests : Motor Sport. Private Address: 1, Franklyn Avenue, Crewe.
HUMBLE, William Horsley, J.P. Chairman, Union Transport Finance Ltd., Nottingham. Born Pemberton, Wigan, 14th November, 1874. Private Address: Skellow Grange, near Doncaster. Telephone: Adwick-le-Street 2138.
HUME, Hubert Nutcombe, C.B.E., M.C. Director, Douglas (Kingswood) Ltd., Bristol, and other Companies. Born 4th September, 1893. Educated at Westminster School and R.M.C., Sandhurst. Gazetted to Royal Scots, September, 1912; resigned, November, 1912 to seek fortune in Canada. Rejoined regular army, Hampshire Regt. in 1914 and served until 1919 (awarded M.C. and mentioned in despatches). Resigned 1919 to enter the City. Director of Finance (commercial), Ministry of Supply, 1940-45. Recreations : Fishing, Shooting and Golf. Clubs : Bath, Carlton, Royal Automobile, Swinley Forest Golf. Address: 16, Rex Place, London, W.I. Telephone: Mayfair 5468.
HUMPIDGE, John Alwyne. General Sales Manager, L. H. Newton & Co. Ltd., Birmingham, 7. Born Handsworth, 15th April, 1908. Educated at King Edward VI School, Aston, Birmingham. Joined present Company in 1926. Appointed Manager, Order and Purchase Dept., 1934. Appointed General Manager of Subsidiary (H. Tonks & Co.) 1943. In 1946 appointed General Sales Manager of Parent Co. and subsidiary. Interests : Music, Literature. Recreations : Golf and Cricket. Private Address: 20, Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. Telephone: 2554.
HUNT, Phillip Edward Joseph. Managing Director, Thos. F. Hunt Ltd., Nottingham. Born Nottingham, 15th March, 1908. Educated at Nottingham High School. Started business career in structural engineers office. Joined Texas Oil Co. as Junior Salesman in 1929. Served in Royal Artillery, 1939-45, being released with rank of Major. Took up present position on demobilisation. Recreations : Sailing and Dinghy Racing. Private Address: 6, Chestnut Grove, Nottingham. Telephone: 61946.
HUNT, Philip John, A.C.A. Director and Secretary, South Bucks Garages, Ltd., Slough. Born 2nd August, 1914, at Reading. Educated at Reading Collegiate School. Served articles of apprenticeship and joined firm as financial adviser. Interests : Amateur Drama, Philately. Private Address: 39, Grove Road, Emmer Green, Reading, Berks.
HUNT, Thomas Frederick. Chairman, Thos. F. Hunt Ltd., Nottingham. Born Nottingham, 1872. Joined timber machine tool manufacturing firm. Became Representative with Raleigh Cycle Co., 1901. Served in R.A.S.C. in 1914 war. Represented Sturmey Archer Gear Co. for many years prior to founding his own firm in 1925. Recreation : Gardening. Private Address: 4, Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. Telephone: 89205.
HUNTER, Robert Stuart. Governing Director, Car Collection Company Ltd., London, N.7. Born Burgess Hill, loth May, 1908. Educated at St. Albans School, and at Regent Street Polytechnic where he studied engineering. Became a clerk with Rootes Ltd. in 1925. Left in 1929 and obtained controlling interest in present Company, which then had 16 drivers. Organisation now has 300 drivers, 8 depots, and an agency in Paris. Commissioned as 2nd Lieut. in 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) T.A. 1927. Served continuously until 1945, retiring with honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Awarded Territorial Decoration, 1943. Has visited America, Italy and France to study car delivery methods. Has pioneered all the successful methods of controlling speed on new car delivery and, he says, several other methods which were not so good. Chairman of Delivery Agents' Section, S.M.M. & T., 1949. Interests: promotion and management of Boys' Clubs; is Treasurer, Bucks Association of Boys' Clubs; Gardening, Bridge, Travel and Golf. Private Address: Marchmount, Chorleywood, Bucks. Telephone: 894.
HUNTER, William, m.r.m.i. Director, Grand Garages (Scarborough) Ltd., Columbus Ravine, Scarborough. Born Darlington, 6th March, 1912. Educated at Palantine Secondary School, Blackpool. Served apprenticeship at Post Office Garage, Blackpool and at Royal Navy Training Establishment, Chatham Dockyard. In 1934 became Stores Manager, Station Garages, Ltd., Scarborough. In 1935 Sales Manager, H. A. Whittaker & Co., Scarborough, leaving them to join R.A.S.C. on outbreak of war. Transferred to R.E.M.E. on the Corps formation in 1942. Served overseas; demobilised as Warrant Officer Class I. Volunteered Territorial Army, 195o; commissioned in R.E.M.E. (T.A.) 1951. Founder-Director, of present firm, 1946. Member of Yorkshire Divisional Committee M.A.A. Married, 1937, Margaret Hazel (née Dell); two sons. Private Address: as above. Telephone: 3826.
HUTCHESON, Samuel Jamieson, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Gale & Barclay Ltd., Glasgow, C.3. Born Glasgow, 1st November, 1885. Educated locally and trained in Commercial subjects before entering Cycle and Tyre business in 1899. Joined Argylls Ltd., Alexandria, 1908, serving 1914-19, with 52nd Lowland Division Transport. Re-entered Motor Trade on demobilisation in 1919. Joined present firm as Sales Manager, 1923. Became a Director, 1939 and appointed to present position, 1942. Hon. Secretary, Scottish Ford Dealers' Association since 1923; Hon. Relief Secretary, Glasgow Area, Motor and Cycle Trade Benevolent Fund; Chairman, Glasgow Centre, I.M.I., President, S.M.T.A. 1943-45, Hon. Teasurer S.M.T.A. since 1946, Scottish Representative on several S.M.M. & T. Committees. Recreations : Angling and Gardening. Private Address: 109, Finlay Drive, Glasgow.
HUTCHINSON, Richard Ashton. Vice-President, Studebaker Corporation, South Bend, Indiana. Born Spokane, Washington, U.S.A., 19th September, 1897. Educated at private schools and Gonzaga University. Became a salesman in an automobile business in 1917, at Portland, Oregon. Sales Manager, Dodge & Seymour Ltd., Shanghai, 1919-21, supervisor in charge Far East and on special assignments, Studebaker Corp., 1923-30; regional Director in charge of European division, 1930-35 ; vicepresident in charge of European Division, 1935-40; General Manager Government procurement division since 1940; vice-president and general manager Studebaker Export Corporation, 1940-44; president, 1944-50; appointed to Vice-Presidency, 1951. Also president of the Studebaker Corporation of Canada since 1944. Married, Mary (née Kennedy); 3 children. Recreations : Golf, Riding and Swimming. Private Address: 1137, E. Woodside, South Bend, 14, Indiana, 1.3. S.A. Telephone: 6-8388.
HUTCHISON, Laurence Buckman, F.I.M.I. Director, Hutchison & Wilde Ltd., Llandudno. Born London, 4th April, 1902. Educated at Dunstable Grammar School. Received Technical training with Cubitt Engineering Co. Ltd. In 1923 had own Motor Repair business in Llandudno. In 1929 became Managing Director of present firm. During the early part of the war was with Ministry of Supply, London. In 1944 received commission in Army; engaged on special duties connected with Transport. Promoted Major, 1945. Transferred to Control Commission, Germany, in Road Transport, 1946. Later served as Head of Rail, Road and Water Transport, British Sector, Berlin. Returned to present position, 1951. Recreations : Golf, Ski-ing, Gardening. Private Address: Crows Nest, Conway, N. Wales. Telephone: 2197.
HUTT, Arthur Cyril, A.M.I.MECH.E. Mechanical Engineer, specialising in Heavy Commercial Vehicles. Born Enfield, 1885. Educated at Merchant Taylors School; King's College, London. Served apprenticeship with Yarrow & Co., Scotstoun. Enlisted in Navy, 1914, promoted Engineer Lieut-Comdr., and appointed Senior Engineer, H.M.S. " Monarch," 2nd Battle Squadron. In 1919 joined Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd., Shrewsbury, becoming their Chief Engineer. Private Address: 27, West Hill Avenue, Epsom, Surrey.
HUTTON, Harold Victor. Marketing Manager, Alexander Duckham & Co. Ltd., W.14. Born Reading, 19th December, 1899. Educated at Reading Bluecoat School. Entered Motor Industry as Order Clerk to Car firm in 1921. Appointed to present position 1945. Is a committee member of Riley Car Club and also interested in Golf. Private Address: Ranworth, 52, The Avenue, Watford, Herts. Telephone: 4133.
HUTTON, James Cook. Accountant, Melvin Motors Ltd., Glasgow, C.5. Born Glasgow, 15th May, 1911. Educated at Bellahouston Academy. Joined Tradeston Motors as an office boy, holding various positions up to Cashier. Training with Territorials when war broke out; served with R.A. at home; transferred to R.E.M.E. in 1942; trained as armament artificer and served in Italy. Demobilised in 1945, joining Melvin Motors Ltd. (which Company had taken over Tradeston) as Accountant. Interests : The Boys' Brigade. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 59, Shieldhall Road, Glasgow, S.W.I.
HUXHAM, Edward Philip. Governing Director, Huxham's Ltd., Branksome, Dorset. Born Barnstaple, loth August, 1902. Educated at Wykeham Hall, Lee-on-Solent; Cranleigh School. Was apprenticed to Banking, before becoming an engineering apprentice with Motor Mac's Ltd., of Bournemouth in 1922. Commenced business on own account in 1925 specialising in Motor Cycles. Formed present Company in 1937. Served during war as Workshop Officer, R.A.S.C., when business was carried on by Tom Bryant the Managing Director. Interested in Motor Sport, and People. Private Address: 20, Frankland Crescent, Parkstone, Dorset. Telephone: 3680.
HYDE, Philip William. Sales Superintendent, Alexander Duckham & Co. Ltd., W.14. Born February, 1904, at Wimbledon. Educated at St. Cyprians, Eastbourne, and Bradfield College. Entered oil-seed industry,. becoming asst. market representative on Baltic Exchange. Left to join present firm in 1929 as Sales Superintendent. Served in R.A.F. during war with M.T. Companies and Airfield Construction W.T.O. Interests : Horticulture, Bull-dog breeding, and Antiques. Private Address: Appletree Cottage, Tiptoe, Hordle, Lymington, Hants.