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JACKSON, Anthony Henry Mather, J.P. Director, Union Transport Finance, Ltd., Nottingham. Born London, 9th November, 1899. Educated at Harrow School and trained to become Mining Engineer. Is Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Nottingham. Managing Director of Newstead Colliery Co. Ltd., Director of Carlton Main Colliery Co. Ltd., of Nottingham & Colwick Park Racecourse and Sports Co. Ltd., and of The Wagon Finance Corporation Ltd. Became a Director of Union Transport Finance Ltd., 1951. Private Address: Archway House, Kirklington, Newark-on-Trent. Telephone: Farnsfield 220.
JACKSON, Arnold Arthur, M.INST.T., General Manager, Bolton Corporation Transport, 147 Bradshawgate, Bolton. Telephone: 3493. Born Nottingham, 29th October, 1899. Educated at Nottingham High School and received technical training at Nottingham University College. Joined Nottingham Corporation Tramways in 1916. Became Deputy General Manager, Coventry Corporation Transport, in 193o leaving in 1933 to become General Manager, St. Helens Corporation Transport. Took up present position, 1939. Is a member of National Joint Industrial Council for the Municipal Passenger Transport Industry. Recreations : Gardening, Music and Astronomy. Private Address: Shaley Brow, Hollinhurst, Chorley New Road, Bolton. Telephone: 5047.
JACKSON, Ethel. Proprietor, Borough Garage, Otley, Yorks. Born Leathley, 27th August, 1896. Educated at Pool Village School, and Fishergate, York. First connected with Motor Industry on marriage to the late Rowland Jackson in 1923. Acted as Secretary to the firm which he had founded in 1920. Prior to this had worked Capstan Lathes making adaptors for fuse bodies and worked machines for Shrapnel discs at Dawson, Payne & Elliott Ltd. Widowed in 1940 and became sole proprietress of Borough Garage. Has two sons (now in the business), and two daughters. Recreations : Gardening and Golf. Private Address: Caddy Close, East Bush Lane, Otley, Yorks. Telephone: 2592.
JACKSON, George Charles. Managing Partner, Jackson Bros., Horsham. Born Horsham, 5th February, 1898. Educated at Collyers, Horsham. Trained at his father's firm until 1917. Served with R.A.S.C. in France, Italy and Belgium. Returned to firm in 1919. Served with Royal Observer Corps as part-time member during 1939 war. Recreation: Gardening. Private Address: Parkway, North Parade, Horsham, Sussex. Telephone: 1112.
JACKSON, John William, m.i.m.i. Proprietor and Manager, Resolution Automobile Service Station, West Cliff, Whitby. Born 31st October, 1900, at Stillington, Co. Durham. Educated at Alnwick Grammar School. Studied engineering at Rutherford Technical College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Served apprenticeship with C. A. Parsons & Co. Ltd., 1916-21. Became engineer in London for same firm 1921-23, transferred as Resident Engineer in India, 1923-35. Left to build present station, opening for business January, 1936. Joined R.A.F. Technical Branch, 1941. Served in England and S. Africa returning to England as C.I.O., A.I.D. Branch Flight Lieutenant. Demobilised, 1945. On Committee, Automobile Association, Bengal, 1927-34 where he organised several Motor Trials. Drove Austin 12/4 Car from Calcutta to Bombay, 1931. Founder Member, Bengal Flying Club. Pilot's "A" Licence, 1930. Recreations : Shooting, Fishing and Travel. Private Address: " Irton," White Point Road, West Cliff, Whitby, Yorks. Telephone: Whitby 364.
JACKSON, Leslie, m.i.m.i. Branch Manager, Rossleigh Ltd., Aberdeen. Born Liverpool, 12th February, 1891. Educated at Malden College. Apprenticed with Lacre Motor Car Co., Poland Street, London, and studied engineering at Technical School. Became Improver at Darracq et Cie; head tester at Humber Ltd., Coventry. Joined present firm as Salesman, 1913. Served during 1914 war as Flight-Sergt, Royal Flying Corps. On demobilisation joined Aberdeen Motors as Works Manager leaving in 1920 to rejoin present firm as Salesman. Became Asst. Manager until 1939 when served in R.A.F. as Flight-Lieut. In 1945 returned to Rossleigh Ltd., as Assistant Manager, then Manager of Aberdeen Branch in 1947. Recreations : Boating and Photography. Private Address: 328, Broomhill Road, Aberdeen. Telephone: 36087.
JACOB, Albert Herbert Mortimer. Director, Henley's Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., Dorking. Born London, loth July, 1899. Is Director of various other Companies, both Public and Private. Appointed Director, 1947. Private Address: Bury Edge, Milton Avenue, Westcott, Surrey. Telephone: Westcott 101.
JAEGER, John Clifford, A.M.I.MECH.E. Managing Director, Cox & Co. (Leeds) Ltd. Born Barnsley 14th November, 1899. Educated at St. Bees School, Cumberland. Became a pupil with Wolseley Motors Ltd. and studied engineering at Birmingham Technical School. Served in Egypt, Royal Flying Corps and R.A.F., 1917-19 as 2nd Lieut. Rejoined Wolseley Motors Ltd., 1919-22. Became a Salesman with P. J. Evans Ltd., Birmingham and elsewhere until 1926 when appointed General Manager of Lacy's (Dewsbury) Ltd. Became Manager with Central Garage Ltd., Leeds, 1927-45. General Manager, Cox & Co. (Leeds) Ltd., 1932-48 and Managing Director, 1948 onwards. Commanding Officer, 168 Squadron A.T.C. 1940-45. Member of Harrogate Committee, A.T.C., 1951. Chairman, Mid-Yorkshire Centre M.F. Benevolent Fund, 1936. Clubs : Leeds & County Conservative; Sandmoor Golf Club. Recreations : Shooting, Model Engineering, Yachting and Travel. Private Address: 12, Kenilworth Avenue, Harrogate. Telephone: 81524.
JAGGAR, Ralph. Managing Director, Turf Motors of Frizinghall, Ltd. Born Cleckheaton, 3rd June, 1912. Educated Grammar School and went straight from school to become apprentice with present firm, later became Sales Manager and, in 1935 Managing Director. Served during war, in A.T.A. as Ferry Pilot. Demobilised with rank of Captain. Awarded the King's Commendation for valuable service in the Air (London Gazette 1.1.46). Has held private flying licence since 1930, and owned own light plane. Married to Kathleen, only daughter of Herbert Leach of Bingley. One son. Hobby : Flying. Private Address: 8, Fernhill Grove, Shipley, Yorks. Telephone: 51778.
JAGGER, Ernest Thornton, B.SC.(ENG.), A.M.I.MECH.E., Research Engineer, Geo. Angus & Co. Ltd., Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 6. Born Leeds, 6th July, 1911. Educated at City of Leeds School. Studied engineering at Bradford Technical College where he obtained B.Sc.(Eng.). Became pupil at Rolls-Royce Ltd., Derby. Spent several years teaching Engineering at Technical Colleges and in the R.A.F. Became technical assistant, RollsRoyce, Ltd. Is author of " Wings in Motion— a Practical Study of Flight " (Pitmans). Took up present position in 1944. Recreations: Tennis, Hockey, Camping. Hobby: Furniture making. Private Address: 20, Simonside Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 6. Telephone: 56840.
JAGGERS, Albert Charles, A.C.A. Director and Secretary, Skurray's Ltd., Swindon. Born London, 3rd October, 1909. Educated at Walthamstow Technical and Commercial College. Commenced business career as Junior Clerk with a firm of Shipbrokers in the City of London, 1925. Became junior bookkeeper with London firm engaged in light manufacture; became Asst. Secretary, 1938. Studied at L.C.C. Institute and passed Final Examination of the Association of Certified and Corporate Accountants; is now an associate. Joined present firm, 1945, as Accountant; became Secretary, 1947; Director, 1948. Recreations : Gardening and Modelling. Private Address: 142, Croft Road, Swindon, Wilts.
JAMES, Frederick Ernest, M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.A.E., A.M.S.A.E. Assistant Sales Manager, Nuffield Exports Ltd. Cowley. Born Forest Gate, 1895. Educated at Felsted School, Essex. In 1911 became indentured apprentice with Clement Talbot Ltd., London. Served during 1914 war in R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. Became Works Manager with a French Motor Company in Calcutta and later General Manager, Bombay with Nuffield Distributors. In 1939 joined Morris Industries Exports Ltd. at Cowley becoming successively Service Technical Assistant; Works Engineer, and Chief Inspector. Appointed to present position, 1948. Recreations : Gardening, Cycling. Married, 1929, one daughter. Private Address: 19, Harbord Road, Oxford. Telephone: 58812.
JAMES, Peter Michael Hall, M.I.M.I. Director and General Manager, L. F. Dove Ltd., East Croydon. Born Ilkley, 4th May, 1915. Educated at Dulwich College. Became an apprentice with present firm in 1933, serving in all their Departments and later specialising in Sales. Embodied with T.A. in 1939. Served as Despatch Rider with 1st and 6th A.A. Divisions (T.A.). R.A.S.C. Officer Producing Centre, Bournemouth, 1940. Promoted T/Major, R.A.S.C., 1942. Served overseas as 0.C. 477 Inf. Bde. Coy., R.A.S.C. serving 1st Guards Brigade, 6th Armoured Div. Mentioned in Despatches, Italy, 1945. Deputy Delegate to Council of M.A.A. for Metropolitan Division 1950-51. Director and General Manager also of L. F. Dove (Tractors) Ltd. Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Coachmakers & Coach Harness Makers. Clubs : Royal Automobile, and Royal Porthcawl Golf. Married, 1938 to Valmai (née Owen) ; two sons. Private Address: 40, Albany Park Road, Kingston-upon-Thames. Telephone: Kingston 9616.
JAMES, Reginald Charles, m.i.m.i. General Manager, Nias (1935) Ltd., Newbury. Born Newbury, 7th September, 1898. Trained in theory and practice of General and Marine Engineering, 1912-19. Engaged in fitting, tuning, and general engineering work for Marine Engineering firm and later in charge of marine installation work in shipyards all over the country. Joined Motor Industry, 1923, becoming partner in a business in Chichester. Managed the business but did everything else as well; was pump attendant, taxi-driver and mechanic. Joined Nias Ltd., in 1926, was mechanic, car salesman and works manager before being appointed General Manager, 1935. Recreations: Gardening and Cricket. Member of the Company of Veteran Motorists with 35 years driving. Private Address: 18, Wendan Road, Newbury, Berks. Telephone: 833.
JAMES, William Gilbert, M.I.MECH.E. Chairman and Managing Director, W. G. James Ltd., N.W.I. Born Maldon, 12th August, 1865. Bought his first bicycle—a boneshaker—in 1876. Competed successfully on high and " safety " bicycles on track and road. Founded firm of Thomson and James, 1888. Sold interests in 1898. Became Manager of Crypto Works Co., 1899, making valves, etc. for Internal Combustion Engines. Founder Member of Institute of Automobile Engineers (formerly the Cycle Engineers) now absorbed in Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Only surviving founder member of Bath Road Club; Founder Member of the Roadfarers' Club; Founder Member of the Herts County Automobile Club. Recreations used'to be Swimming and Cycle Racing—now confined to Motoring. Private Address: Woodside, Harewood Road, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks.
JANES, Eric Stewart Harcourt. Advertising Manager, Allied Group, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., S.W.I. Born Metheringham, 17th January, 1905. Educated at Haberdashers Aske's School. Worked as Advertising Agency Executive prior to joining Dunlop's in 1929. Recreations : Gardening and Music. Private Address: Freshfields, 197, Joel Street, Pinner, Middlesex. Telephone: Pinner 2771.
JANSEN, Lambert John. Divisional Manager, London, North Division, Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd., 67, Whitfield Street, London, W.I. Born 6th January, 1909. Educated at Margate College and Thornton Heath Grammar School. Joined Shell-Mex, 1926 left in 1937 to join Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd., as Sales Representative. Transferred to Croydon Depot in 1938 as Commercial User representative; appointed Branch Manager at Brixton depot 1939. Appointed to present position, 1952. Interests : Golf and Philately. Private Address: 63, Shirley Avenue, Croydon, Surrey. Telephone: Addiscombe 3265.
JARRETT, Alfred Batchelor. Managing Director, Hunts (Birmingham) Ltd., Edgbaston, Birmingham, 16. Born London, 17th November, 1889. Educated at Flavells School. Studied engineering at Birmingham Technical College. Became an apprentice in 1907 and in 1913 Assistant Manager, Grosvenor Garage, Newcastle, Staffs. Served during 1914 war with Royal Engineers; commissioned 1916. On demobilisation joined Hunts (Birmingham) Ltd., as Manager; became Managing Director, 1926. From 1913 until 1926 was a successful competitor in Motor Cycle Races and Trials. Was Sector Commander, Home Guard in 1939 war. Has had 17 years broken service with T.A. including both wars; retired with rank of Colonel. Recreations : Golf, Billiards and Bridge. Private Address: 109, Fitzroy Avenue, Harborne, Birmingham, 17. Telephone: Harborne 1993.
JARVIE, John Gibson. Deputy Chairman, Austin Motor Co. Ltd., Chairman of United Dominions Trust Ltd. and of numerous associated Companies. Born Carluke, Scotland, 29th October, 1883. Educated at Glasgow and on the Continent. Became Barrister-at-law (Middle Temple); has lived in U.S.A. and travelled extensively elsewhere. Owns Loch Dee Estate; breeds thoroughbred horses in Suffolk. Recreations : Riding and Fishing. Became Chairman in December 1951 of Laystall Engineering Co. Ltd., when this Company was acquired by United Dominions Trust. Clubs : Junior Carlton, Devonshire, City of London, Hurlingham, Private Addresses: 9, Hyde Park Gate. London, S.W.7. Telephone: Western 1107, and Gedding Hall, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Telephone: Rattlesden 253.
JEFFERY, Harold. Brake Designer, Clayton Dewandre Co. Ltd., Lincoln. Born Nettleham, 24th April, 1912. Educated at Lincoln Christs Hospital. Became an apprentice with Clayton Wagons Ltd., in 1927, working in Buying Dept., in Jig and Tool Drawing Office, and on design of wire-wound still tubes and wire-winding machines. Company was taken over by present firm in 1928 and he worked in D.O. until completion of apprenticeship in 1933. Began to specialise in vacuum and pressure brake equipment design etc. 1933-40. In 1940, 2nd in Command to Chief Draughtsman and design work included Flame throwers, Tank equipment, and the " Hamilcar " glider. In 1946 took charge of design on Vacuum and air pressure equipment sections. Became Brake Designer, 1949. Visited U.S.A., 1951, to deal with technical side of business agreements. Lectured in evenings at Lincoln Technical College, 194249. Recreations : Tennis, Swimming. Hobbies : Music, Campanology. Private Address: " Helvellyn," Wragby Road East, Lincoln. Telephone: Reepham 387.
JEFFREY, Walter. Director and Service Manager, Stocks (1920) Ltd., Boston. Born Horncastle, 5th May 1901. Educated at Horncastle Wesleyan School. Became apprenticed with Geo. Andrews, Horncastle. In 1925 joined present firm at their Lincoln Branch. Later transferred to the Company's Bourne Depot, in charge of Workshop. In 1933 became foreman at Boston; being appointed to Board of Directors, 1945. Private Address: 26, Kings Way, Boston.
JEFFERY, William Edwin. Managing Director, South Devon Garages Ltd., Torquay. Born Bath, 1890. Educated at King Edward School, Bath; Clevedon College, Somerset. Studied and trained in his father's office as an Accountant. Left to take up post with Festival of Empire at Crystal Palace, at termination went to Western Canada. Worked as Accountant; studied law; became Secretary to Mining Co. in Rocky Mountains. Made and lost money in Calgary Oil Boom. Returned for 1st World War in ist Canadian Contingent. Commissioned in Worcestershire Regt. Served in France, 1915-16; two years in Intelligence Corps in Russia and Turkey. In 1922 joined Motor Union Insurance Co. in Exeter. In 1924 was with Maudes of Exeter leaving in 1927 to join present firm as Manager. In 1929 formed new Company, acquired controlling interest, and served as Managing Director. In 1939 war was 2nd in Command, Torquay Special Constabulary. Married; one son, one stepson. Recreations : Yacht-racing and golf. Private Address: Rockwood, Park Hill Road, Torquay. Telephone: 2544.
JENKINS, Bertram Clarence, General Works Manager, L. H. Newton & Co. Ltd., Nechells, Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 14th June, 1888. Educated at Elementary School and studied engineering at Midland Institute, Birmingham. Became an apprentice with Tangye Ltd., 1901-6. Journeyman 1906-15. Superintendent, machine shop, Vauxhall Motors Ltd., 1915-16. Manager of Fuse Dept., Holland, Hannan & Cubitt, London, 1916-19. Production Engineer, Vauxhall Motors, 1921-39. Chief Inspector, Labour Supply, Ministry of Labour, 1940-1. In 1941 became General Manager & Director, David Brewn Tractors Ltd., Meltham, 1941-45. Section President, Luton Section, M.I.P.E.; Member of Council five years. Private Address: 86, Henwood Lane, Catherine De-Barnac, Solihull, Warwickshire. Telephone: Solihull 1910.
JENKINS, Sir Thomas Gilmour, K.C.B., K.B.E., M.C. Member of Council, Institute of Transport; Permanent Secretary to Ministry of Transport since 1947. Born 18th July, 1894. Educated at Rutlish School; London University. Served during 1914 war, with R.G.A. (M.C. and Bar). Joined staff of Board of Trade, 1919; became Assistant Secretary, 1934; Principal Assistant Secretary, Board of Trade, 1937; Second Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, 1939; Deputy Director-General, Ministry of War Transport, 1941-6; Permanent Secretary, Control Office for Germany and Austria, 1946-7; Joint Permanent Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office, 1947. Grand Officer, Order of Orange, Nassau; Commander, with Star, Order of St. Olaf; Commander, Order of the Crown, Belgium. Recreation : Music. Club : Union. Private Address: Goldhanger House, Goldhanger, Maldon, Essex. Telephone: Goldhanger 214.
JENNENS, Ernest Orient, M.I.NI.I. Director, Jennens Bros. Motors Ltd., Sutton Coldfield. Born 25th September, 1905. Educated at George Dixon Secondary School, Birmingham. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical School. Became an apprentice with Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd., 1922-25, and stayed with them as Junior designer until 1927. With Commer Cars Ltd., as junior designer and salesman, 1927-29. Became Wholesale Representative with Commer Karrier (Midland) Ltd. Left to join Guy Motors Ltd. as Midland Representative in 1941 and was promoted to be General Sales Manager in 1947. Appointed to the Board, 1948. Interested in Midland Rugby Football and the Old Dixonians R.F.C. Private Address: 105, Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield. Telephone: 5005.
JENNINGS, John James. Transport Manager, Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd., Hockley. Born Birmingham, 11th July, 1905. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1923 working in Tool-room on manufacture of jigs, etc. Has been with present firm 28 years. Became Transport Manager, 1941. Hobby : Rugmaking. Private Address: 2, Marston Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, 29. Telephone: Central 7567.
JENNINGS, John Leonard. Sales Manager, Daimler Co. Ltd., and Lanchester Motor Co. Ltd., Radford, Coventry. Born Truro, 2ISt August, 1903. Educated at Orient College, Skegness. Became a pupil with Wolseley Motors Ltd., 1919-24. Joined John Bryant & Sons, Birmingham, 1925. With Harold Goodwin & Co. Ltd., 1926. From 1928-34, Wholesale Manager, F. G. Motors Ltd., Goodmayes. Area Sales Representative, Morris Motors Ltd., 1934-39. Served in R.A.F., 1940-45 being demobilised with rank of Squadron Leader. Joined present organisation 1946; appointed Sales Manager, 1947. Played tennis for Warwickshire, 1923-28. Is member of R.A.F. Golf Club. Interests: Football and Cricket. Private Address: Flax Hill, Ufton, Nr. Rugby, Warwickshire. Telephone: Harbury 284.
JOHNS, Courtney. Director, Werry's Garage, Ltd., Truro, Cornwall. Born Peace Carnkie, Redruth, Cornwall, 3rd June, 1923. Educated Carnkie C. School. First connected with Motor Industry in 1937. Took up present position in 1947. Private Address: 21, Wesley Street, Camborne, Cornwall.
JOHNSON, Charles Frederick. Sales Manager, Sunbeam Trolleybus Co. Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Coventry, 1889. Educated at Coventry and at Technical Institute there. Joined Hobart Bird & Co., in 1906. Left to become Publicity Manager to Enfield Cycle Co. Ltd., Redditch in 1912. In 1919 joined Swift of Coventry Ltd. and in 1923 Sunbeam Motor Car Co. Ltd. as Publicity Manager. With present firm since its formation. Apart from writing propaganda articles concerned with Trolleybuses has written on Physical Culture, Travel and Motoring. Interest: Country Life. Private Address: 47, Osborne Road, Penn, Wolverhampton.
JOHNSON, Edward Neale, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, The Docks Motor Engineering Co. Ltd., Grimsby. Born Grimsby, 28th December, 1895. Educated at South Parade School, Grimsby. Became an apprentice in 1909 until joining the B.E.F. in 1914; serving in France, with R.A.S.C. (M.T.) until 1919. Joined the firm of C. W. Walpole, Grimsby as General Manager, 1919-22. Became Sales Manager, Grimsby Motors Ltd., 1922, leaving in 1932 to become Managing Director of present firm. Is also a Director of Corringham and Davy Ltd. (since 1938), of Manby Garage Ltd. (since 1938). Served during the war as Divisional Officer, A.F.S., and later transferred to N.F.S. as Senior Company Officer, acting as Liaison Officer to the Grimsby and Immingham Naval base. Interest : Sport. Private Address: 7o, Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby. Telephone: 55004.
JOHNSON, John Alfred. Regional Manager (North), India Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., 29, Windsor Bridge, Salford, Lancs. Telephone: Pendleton 3286. Burn Birmingham, 7th July, 1904. Educated at oyal School, Wolverhampton. Acquired engineering tuition at Central Technical College, Birmingham. Served apprenticeship in workshop and drawing office of M. B. Wild & Co. Ltd., Mechanical Engineers. In 1923 joined Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., in Works Manager's office, transferred to Service Dept. 1925. Joined India Company as Tyre Salesman, 1931, in S.W. London area and then in Sussex. Appointed District Manager, Birmingham, 1936. Entered R.A.F., 1940, attaining rank of Flying Officer. Rejoined India Co. and took over Agricultural and Industrial Dept. as Manager, 1944. Appointed Regional Manager, North, 1947. Married, 1933; one daughter. Interests : Cricket and Water Colours. Private Address: 83, Gatley Road, Cheadle, Cheshire. Telephone: Gatley 6440.
JOHNSON, Leslie Bertram Joseph. Manager, Tyre Depot, Kennings Ltd., Brown Street, Sheffield. Telephone: 26354. Born Poona, India, 18th May, 1924. Educated at St. Bede's School, and the College of Technology and Art. Left school in 1940 and became accounts clerk with John Brown & Co. In 1942 joined Royal Marines, receiving commission in 1944. Served in 46 R.M. Commando in Europe and in 42 R.M. Commando in Hongkong. Demobilised, 1946 and joined Kennings Ltd. as Tyre Representative. Appointed to present position, 1951. Recreations : Soccer, Gardening. Private Address: 307, Doncaster Road, Rotherham.
JOHNSON, Malcolm Edward, A.M.I.MECH.E. Director, Feeny & Johnson Ltd., Wembley. Born London, 23rd October, 1889. Educated at Upper Latymer School, Hammersmith. Served apprenticeship with Kitson-Empire Co. and with Commer Cars, Luton. Joined Kew Bridge Motor Engineering Co. Ltd., in 1908. Became Foreman with W. & G. Ltd., Acton Vale on taxi-cabs, leaving to become designer and works manager Harding & Summers, Willesden. Joined Alperton Motor Co. Ltd. in 1913 as Works Manager. In 1915 joined G. Construction in experimental work on Vaporizers, Carburettors and General Control. In 1922 started Lloyd Johnson, Co. Ltd. Invented various torpedo-boat machinery. Interests : Road Safety Control and Politics. Private Address: 17, Stanley Avenue, Wembley. Telephone: 0157.
JOHNSON, William, M.I.B.E., M.I.B.C.A.M. Assistant General Manager, Morris Motors Ltd. (Body Building) Cheylesmore, Coventry. Born Birmingham, 1900. Started career with Wolseley Motors Ltd. in 1914. Appointed to present position, 1934. Private Address: Lynmere, off Broad Lane, Coventry.
JOHNSON-DAVIES, Kenneth Cuthbert, T.D., M.A. Secretary of British Motor Trade Association and Barrister at Law. Born London, 30th May, 1894. Educated at Merchant Taylors School; St. Catherine's College, Cambridge. Appointed to present position January, 1935. Address: c/o. B.M.T.A., 14/15, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.I. Telephone: Welbeck 5533.
JONES, Charles Morris, J.P., F.I.M.I. Managing Partner, Jones Bros., Bala. Born Liverpool, 2ISt September, 1899. Educated at Bala Grammar School. His father was among the earliest car owners in Wales and he and his brother had considerable experience in steam and petrol-driven cars before they were 14. In 1915 was pupil with Electrical & Ordnance Accessories, Birmingham and later with Walker Bros. Birmingham. Left to join R.N.A.S. Served on R.N.A.S. airship station at Anglesey; his first flight being with the late Major Scott of R.Ioi, fame. On demobilisation founded present business in partnership with his brother, in 1919. Became Chairman of N. Wales Section of I.M.I. when it was first founded. Is a member of County Council of Merioneth and of Bala Urban District Council and has devoted much time to Housing, Civil Defence, and Youth Employment problems. Hobbies : Photo-graphy and Motoring. Private Address: Brynmelyn, Bala, Merioneth. Telephone: Bala 51.
JONES, Ernest. Managing Director, Carbodies Ltd., Coventry. Born Heywood, 14th February, 1899. Educated at the " Frederick Bird " School. Coventry. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical School, and Body-building at Liverpool Technical School. In 1913 became apprenticed to Body-making. Afterwards engaged in aeroplane rigging at Daimler Co. and subsequently engine building and testing at Swift Motor Co. Served during 1914 war in Royal Flying Corps and later R.A.F. Returned in 1919 to engine and chassis building with Daimler's and in 1920 with Carbodies Ltd. Took up present position 1920. Interests : Farming, Photography, Mountain-climbing, Snooker and Chess. Private Address: Hill Park, Lapworth, Warwickshire. Telephone: 251.
JONES, Glyn. Proprietor, Danybank Garage, Dimpath, Llanelly. Born Llanelly, 5th August, 1902. Educated at Llanelly Higher Grade School and studied engineering at Llanelly Tech. Worked as Haulage Contractor and, during the war at Llanelly Power Station. Took up present position in 1947. Interests : Horology, Refrigeration and Music (Piano). Married, one daughter. Private Address: as above. Telephone: 961.
JONES, Norman Frederick, F.I.M.I. Managing Director (Vice-Chairman), City Motor Co. (Oxford) Ltd. Born Oxford, 2ISt February, 1892. Educated at Wesleyan Higher Grade and Technical Schools. Became an apprentice in 1909. Joint founder of above firm in 1919, and is Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Head Office at Oxford and its ten Branches in Oxford, Reading and Bicester, these include Great Western Motors and Layton Garages. Is also joint founder and Director of Phone Car Hire Co. Ltd., of Oxford, Southampton and Bournemouth, and of Home Counties Finance Corporation Ltd., of Oxford and Reading. Is Chairman of Vauxhall Bedford Dealers' Club, Southern Region. Recreations : Gardening, Golf and Fishing. Married; one daughter, two sons. Private Address: 28, Blandford Avenue, Oxford. Telephone: 5500.
JONES, Oscar Trevor, B.SC.(B'HAM.), M.I.MECH.E. Automobile Engineer. Born Birmingham, 17th February, 1890. Educated at Birmingham University. In 1913 joined Experimental Dept., Wolseley Motors; in 1914, Designs Dept., Crossley Motors, and in 1915 became Technical Officer, Air Ministry. Joined Vacuum Oil Company in 1920 and became their Chief Engineer and Joint Manager of Automobile Dept. Interests: Golf and Flying. Address: cfo Vacuum Oil Co. Ltd., Caxton House, Westminster, S.W. r.
JONES, Robert. Governing Director, Carbodies Ltd., Coventry. Born Bury, 27th November, 1873. Educated at Edward Street School, Bury. Studied engineering at Technical College, Manchester (walking nine miles each way). Apprenticed to Body-making in 1889. In 1904, built Humbers first closed bodies. Became Works Manager, Charlesworth Bodies, 1907-12, Hollech and Pratt, 1912-13; Watsons of Liverpool, 1913-15. Became Coachbuilding Manager, Mann, Egerton & Co. Ltd., 1918-19. Recreations : Golf, Continental travel and long distance cycling. Private Address: Heath Close, Stoneleigh Road, Coventry. Telephone: 67409.
JONES, Thomas Ewart, M.I.MECH.E. Superintending Mechanical Engineer, West Riding County Council, Central Repair Depot, Thornes, Wakefield. Telephone: 4791. Born Harlech. Educated at Towyn County School; Technical College, Lincoln. Studied engineering with Ruston & Hornsby Ltd., Lincoln. Was Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy and R.N.R., for ten years. Is B. o. T. Engineer 1st Class. Appointed to present position, in charge of repairs and maintenance of vehicles and road-making plant, 1921. Private Address: 339, Horbury Road, Wakefield.
JONES, Thomas Henry. Director and Secretary, Morgan Motor Co. Ltd., Malvern Link. Born Malvern 1892. Served in Territorial Army, 1911-14; in County Regt., 1914-19, and in 1939 war in Command of Mobile Coy., H.G. In 1913 joined present firm in clerical capacity, subsequently transferring to the Service side and becoming Service Manager. Clubs : Malvern Rotary, Worcester Golf (Captain 1950, 1951), Worcester Motor Club, Malvern Swimming, 62 Rifle (Past President), and Wells United F.C. Recreations: Golf, Angling, Motoring. Private Address: Caxton Cottage, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire. Telephone: Malvern 203.
JOPLING, Arthur Frederic, A.C.A. Managing Director, Jowett Cars Ltd., Idle, Bradford. Born Middlesbrough, 15th November, 1905. Educated at Pocklington School. Became an articled clerk 1923-28, Associate of the Inst. of Chartered Accountants, 1928. With Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., Chartered Accountants, 1928-36. In 1936 joined Blackburn Aircraft Ltd., as Secretary afterwards becoming Director, and also Director of Blackburn (Dumbarton) Ltd. and of Flying Training Ltd., and other subsidiaries. In 1948 became Managing Director, Western Manufacturing Estates Ltd. (formerly Miles Aircraft Ltd.); Managing Director, Biro Pen Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Became a Director of present Company, 1950; Joint Managing Director, July, 195o and appointed to present position, July, 1951. Private Address: Plompton Grange, Thackley, Bradford. Telephone: Idle 595.
JOY, Bertram Charles, M.I.MECH.E. Technical consultant, designer, inventor (retired). Born 2nd Jan., 1876. Educated at Blatchington Court School and Aldenham School. Commenced business career in his father's (David Joy's) office as draughtsman. In 1895 joined Simms & Co., designing several early petrol engines successfully adapted to Motor Cars. These were among the first built in England. In 1900 appointed Chief Draughtsman, Simms Manfg. Co. In 1907 started own business in Kingsway as Consultant, this was interrupted by 1914 war but continued afterwards in Regent Street and Westminster—a total period of 14 years. In 1914 appointed Chief Draughtsman Associated Equipment followed by similar appointment with Ministry of Munitions. Managed Simms Motor Accessory Division, 1928. Invented a magnetic oil filter and an air-cleaner both of which were used in quantities during 1939 war. On leaving Simms Motor Units invented valveless diaphragm pump. Taken up by Tecalemit Ltd., some 6,o00 were supplied to War Dept. Married, 1916, Nora née Detmold. Recreations : Model Engineering, Photography, Sketching. Private Address: Bank House, Montgomery, N. Wales.
JOYCE, George Thomas, F.z.s. Joint Managing Director, Alexander Duckham & Co. Ltd., W.14. Born London, 29th May, 1893. Educated Higher Elementary L.C.C. School, and studied engineering at Technical Institutes. Became an apprentice with Duckhains in 1910 and worked through all Departments. Served in. 1914 war with 56 London Territorial Division (decorated). Member of Inst. Petroleum, and of Incorporated Sales Managers' Assn. Recreations : Gardening and Golf. Private Address: 12, Fairway, Bexleyheath, Kent. Telephone: 1568.
JUDGE, Arthur William, A.M.I.MECH.E. Technical journalist and consultant. Born London, 1887. Educated at Sir Joseph Williamsons School, Rochester; Royal College of Science, London. Obtained Whitworth Scholarship. Became Engineering Assistant, Natl. Phy. Laboratory, Teddington and research assistant to Prof. W. Watson. Granted commission in R.A.F., appointed Senr. Technical Assistant, Air Ministry. Author of numerous books and articles on automobile engineering, etc. Editor, " English Mechanics" 1922-46. Interested in Photography. Private Address: Moor Cottage, Old Compton Lane, Farnham, Surrey. Telephone: 5587.
JULIAN, Arthur Augustus Stanley. Managing Director, Julians of Reading Ltd. Born 2nd February, 1895, at Basingstoke. Educated at Cranleigh School. His father owned Cycle businesses in Basingstoke and Reading in 1898 and started Motor Cycle and Car Branches by 1911 in which year the son joined the business. Joined Royal Flying Corps in 1915, serving for three years in France. Became Managing Director of firm on death of father, in 1932. Served as Special Constable during 1939 war. Interested in Rotary and British Legion. Married, 1923: two daughters. Recreation: Gardening. Private Address: 1o, Brooklyn Drive, Emmer Green, Reading. Telephone: 72397.
JURGENS, Henry William Roy. Managing Director, County Electrical Services Ltd., Wandsworth. Born Leeds, 11th June, 1912. Educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield. Studied electrical engineering at Sheffield University. Became an apprentice in 1929. Appointed to present position in 1946. Is also a Director of Globe and Simpson, Ltd. Is a Committee Member of S.M.M. & T. Group of Distributors of Specialised Components. Club : Transportation, London. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Married, 1939; one daughter. Private Address: " The Croft," Upper Halliford, Nr. Shepperton, Middlesex. Telephone: Sunbury-on-Thames 2971.