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KAVANAGH, Thomas Joseph. Proprietor and General Manager, Garage in own name, 149 Phibsboro Road, Dublin. Telephone: 41238. Born Dublin, 1894, educated there and studied engineering at Technical School. Became an apprentice in 1913. Interested in Farming. Private Address: as above.
KAY, Cecil Rowland. Governing Director, Cecil Kay Ltd., Birmingham. Born Little Sutton, Cheshire, 1st December, 1903. Educated at Oundle School. Became apprentice with Rover Co. Ltd., 1921-4. Became Car Salesman 1924 and started above business, 1926; building Garage, 1937 During the 1939 war engaged on work for M.A.P. Founded Cecil Kay Aircraft Ltd., (Private Charter Plane Co.) in 1946. Is also a Director of Norfolk Tractors Ltd., Norwich— a firm which he founded in 1947. Took up Farming, 1948, to establish a pedigree Ayrshire Herd of Cattle. Married : one daughter, one son. Recreations : Shooting, Yachting, Golf. Private Address: Oilkusha Hall, Snetterton, Near Norwich. Telephone: Quidenham 252.
KAYE, John Jacques Managing Director, John Kaye (Leeds) Ltd., Leeds, 2. Born Heslington, 8th May, 1915. Educated at Bootham School, York and Loughboro' College, (Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering). Worked through all departments of Standard Motor Co. Ltd. 1938 onwards. Completed elementary flying training at Redhill during week-ends. In 1940 joined R.A.F. and drafted to No. 23 Night Fighter Squadron. Owes life to parachute. Instructed and tested about 900 prospective pilots while commanding a Flight at Brough, East Yorks. Later instructed pilots in Parachute Dropping and Glider towing. Organised the flight of serviceable gliders from Normandy (Awarded Air Efficiency Medal). In 1946 re-equipped premises at New York Road, as an efficient service station, after their use during war as a food-storage depot. Interested in Photography, Gardening, Music. Private Address: 87, Otley Old Road, Leeds, 6. Telephone: 29439.
KEARON, Richard. Director, R. W. Archer & Co. Ltd. Born 5th December, 1903. Educated at High School, Dublin. Took a clerical appointment with above firm in 1920. Appointed Director, 1951. Private Address: 75, South Circular Road, Dolphin's Barn, Dublin.
KEATS, Arthur. Managing Director, Fisher & Ludlow, Ltd. Erdington, Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 29th April, 1891. Educated at King Edward's School, Five Ways, B'ham. Entered Motor Industry on Cost and Production in 1915. Has been Managing Director since 1920 and Chairman and Managing Director since 1949. Is Midlands Chairman of Engineering Industries Association. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 35, Alderbrook Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. Telephone; 0373.
KEEBLE, Robert Edward, M.INST.B.E., Coachwork Manager and Designer, Seddon Diesel Vehicles Ltd., Oldham. Born 29th October, 1902, Plumstead, London. Educated at Ipswich. Served apprenticeship with Regent Carriage Co., London. Worked successively with garages at Biggleswade, Huntingdon, and London before joining Crossley Motors at Manchester; Cockshoot & Co., Manchester; and Daimler's, London. In 1928 became Works Manager with H. Jackson & Co., leaving them in 1939 to join Holland Coachcraft of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. During the war years was Assistant Works Manager with R. A. Dyson, Liverpool leaving to take up present position in 1946. Recreations : Golf and Bridge. Private Address: 6, Warwick Close, Heaton Moor, Stockport. Telephone: Heaton 5176.
KEEP, Thomas Bettsworth, O.B.E., M.INST.T., M.I.MECH.E. Former Director, Commer Cars Ltd., Luton. Born Ramsgate, loth September, 1884. Educated at Malvern : King's College, London. Trained with Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Erith. Joined Wolseley Motor Co., Crayford ; Dennis Bros. Ltd., Guildford; Thomas Keep, Ltd., Hammersmith. Served, 1914-19, with R.A. S.C. Retired with rank of Major. In 192o became Jt. Managing Director, Wimbledon Motor Works and in 1924 London General Manager, and Director, Rootes Ltd. Joined Commer Cars in 1928. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: Norton Lea, Selsey, Chichester, Sussex.
KEIGHLEY, Frederick William Spink. Director, F. W. Keighley Ltd., Darlington. Born Darlington, 27th April, 1916. Educated at Scorton Grammar School. Studied engineering at Darlington Technical and Birmingham Central Technical School. Served apprenticeship with present firm and at Wolseley Motors. Ltd., Birmingham, 1932. Served in R.A.F. with Commission, 1937-45, Bomber Command Pilot. At present serving in R.A.F.R.O. Private Address: 8, Flora Avenue, Darlington. Telephone: 435o.
KEIGHLEY, Harold Vernon, M.I.M.I. Director and Manager, F. W. Keighley, Ltd. Darlington. Born Newcastle, 8th November, 1898. Educated at Darlington Grammar School and Elmfield College, York. Became an apprentice, 1914, training with George and Jobling, Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth and Wolseley Motors Ltd. Served in 1914 war, with R.N.A.S. and R.A.F., 1917-19. Became Manager of George and Jobling, Motor Engineers of Bishop Auckland. Served in 1939 war in R.A.O.C. and in R.E.M.E., 1941-44 with rank of Captain. joined present firm as Director and Manager, 1940. Recreation : Mild Gardening. Private Address: 368, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington. Telephone: 3255.
KEIR, Peter Martin, A.M.I.MECH.E. Managing Director, R. B. Henderson, Ltd., Dundee. Born Dundee, 16th July, 1916. Educated at Glebelands School and Stobswell Secondary School. Received technical training at St. Johns Technical School. After serving five years apprenticeship with Strathmartine Road Garage, Dundee was promoted to manager. Took over the business in 1940. Served in R.A.F. for five years (Mentioned in Despatches 1944). Obtained controlling interest in present firm 1947. Interested in Caravan-building. Recreations : Cricket and Football. Private Address: 33, Charlotte Street, Dundee.
KELCEY, Alfred. Managing Director, Car and Electrical Services, Ltd., Chatham. Born Chelsea, 31st August, 1891. Educated at Westminster City Schools and Sheffield Central Schools. At age of i5 > joined H.M.S. Tenedos at Chatham serving 4 > years apprenticeship in shore establishment as artificer. Became engine-room artificer, R.N. serving in various ships throughout World War I,. Leaving the Navy after 15 years service in 1921. Instituted 1st coach service between Chatham and London. Founded above firm and operated Orange Coaches, Chatham, 1922. Built up Orange Coaches business, selling it in 1930. In 1931 converted Car and Electrical Services into Limited Company. Interested in training and education of youths and apprentices. Recreation: Swimming. Private Address: 3, The Ridgeway, Chatham, Kent.
KELL, Henry, A.C.I.S. Secretary, Hollingdrake Automobile Co., Ltd. and its four subsidiaries. Born Bolton, 31st October, 1911. Educated at Halliwell St. Thomas, Bolton. Received Commercial training at Lancs. and Cheshire Institutes. Was Assistant Secretary to Wm. Edge & Son Ltd. (Drummer Dyes) until outbreak of war, 1939. Qualified as Chartered Secretary in 1936. During the war was Officer Commanding R.A.S.C. Bakeries, Motor Transport, Petrol and Ammunition Units. In 1946 joined the staff of present organisation as Secretary and in 1951 became Secretary also of its four subsidiary Companies. Recreations : Music ('cello.), Swimming, Gardening and Golf. Private Address: 38, Cavendish Road, Hazel Grove, Cheshire. Telephone; Poynton 2891.
KELLY, Henry Francis. Director, Kelly Bros. (Garages) Ltd., 108, Mostyn Street, Llandudno. Born Sale, 31st August, 1891. Educated at Eccles, Altrincham and Bramhall Grammar Schools and at Manchester Warehousemen and Clerks' School. Studied engineering at Manchester Technical School and became an apprentice in 1907. With his two brothers started in Motor Trade in 191o. Their father joined them in the business in 1916 and the Limited Company was formed in 1919. With the exception of the 1914-18 war years in which he served in H.M. Forces—Army— has been working in same firm since 191o. Recreations : Travel and Walking. Private Address: Langford Llanrhos, Llandudno. Telephone: Deganwy 83271.
KEMBALL, Stanley. Sales Director, University Motors Ltd., London. Born Essex, 25th July, 1893. Educated at Bedford. First connection with Motor Industry was as Director of Weybridge Automobiles Ltd., 1919-29. Appointed to present position, July, 1929. Is also Director of the Coachwork, Marine and Electric Subsidiaries of University Motors Ltd. Private Address: Little Warren, Burwood Park, Walton-on-Thames. Telephone: 1217.
KEMP, Allen Frederic, M.I.MECH.E.) Joint Managing Director (Technical), Eustace Watkins Ltd., S.W.3. Born London, June, 1889. Educated at St. Pauls; University College, London. Served apprenticeship with Simms Manufacturing Co. remaining afterwards in drawing office. Became Works Manager to Valveless Ltd. and on leaving commenced business on own account. Joined up in Artists' Rifles and in 1915 transferred to Royal Flying Corps. Served until 1919 as pilot. On demobilisation joined Aluminium Alloy Pistons Ltd. and in 1923 joined present firm, starting service depot. Is also Director (Managing) of Whittingham, Mitchell Ltd. Recreations : Foreign Travel and Shooting. Private Address: The Lodge, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Telephone: West Drayton 2464.
KEMP, Hiram Charles. General Manager and Managing Director, Kemp's Motor Services Ltd., Woodcote, Reading. Born Birmingham, 7th January, 1911. Educated at Leicester assisting in his father's business—Kemp and Shaw's Buses—after school hours. Obtained special police permit to act as conductor on Stage Carriage bus service. Moved to Reading on father selling his interest. At Reading father founded Kemp's Bus Services, later converting it into a Limited Company called Kemp's Motor Services Ltd. Upon his father's retirement in 1947 became General Manager. Is a keen rifle shot; member of City Rifle Club, Bisley and of N.R.A. Also interested in Highways Safety Planning. Member of Goring and Streatley Golf Club (Handicap 8). Private Address; " Greenmore," Woodcote, Reading. Telephone: Checkendon 354.
KEMPSTER, Clifford Henry, B.SC., A.M.I.MECH.E. Co-Founder, Bablake Garage, Coventry. Born 18th October, 1896 at Bristol. Educated at Colston's School, Bristol; Bristol University. Served in H.M. Forces 1914-18. In 1922 joined Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co. Founded Bablake Garage, 1923. Private Address: Manor Ach, Nottingham Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.
KEMSLEY, Jack Harcourt. Proprietor of Dunstonian Garage, Petts Wood, Kent. Born Catford, loth September, 1911. Educated at St. Dunstans College, Catford. Studied engineering at Royal Automobile College of Engineering. Opened present business, 1930. Served during war as Column Officer, N.F.S., acting as Transport Officer in charge of South/South East London's vehicles. Entrant in most large International Rallies since the war, usually with a team of three Hillman Minx's (e.g. Monte Carlo Rally, 1949-50-51, Dutch Tulip Rally, 1949-1950-1951). Was one of pioneers in the use of " Two Way Radio " in cars, taxis, etc. Married 1938 ; three children. Recreations : Golf, Debating. Private Address: 4, Manor Way, Petts Wood, Kent. Telephone: Orpington 5198.
KENDALL, Charles Wilfred. Managing Director, Kendall & Sons (Coventry) Ltd. Born Bulkington, 13th February, 1905. Educated at Bablake. Trained in engineering specialising in Cylinder Grinding and Piston Making. Took up present position in 1944. Private Address: 1, Sewall Highway, Coventry. Telephone: Walsgrave 55.
KENDALL, William Denis, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.P.E. Chartered Engineer. Born Halifax, 27th May, 1903. Member of Parliament, Independent, Grantham 1942-50. Member of Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, Freeman City of London, 1943, Chevalier de l'Ordre du Ouissam Alouite Cherifien.
KENDRICK, Frederick Walter, A.M.I.MECH.E. Tyre Export Manager, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., London, S.W.I. Born West Bromwich, 4th October, 1906. Educated at King Edward VI School. Son of a Midland Ironfounder, trained as Mech. Engineer. Joined Dunlop's when 21. Travelled abroad extensively to Middle East, S. American countries and to Europe, 1933-37. Became Service Manager at Dunlop Factory in S. Africa, 1937-49. Received commission in S.A. Engineer Corps in 1939, becoming a Major. Demobilised in September, 1945. During the war was, for a time, Controller of Rubber, Union of S. Africa. Interested in Sport. Private Address: Downview, White Rose Lane, Woking.
KENILWORTH, Rt. Hon. Lord, C.B.E., F.R.AE.S. (John Davenport Siddeley.) Born Manchester, 1866. Educated Altrincham and Beaumaris. Knighted in June, 1932 and received Peerage in 1937. Joined Humber Cycle Co., as draughtsman in 1892, and in 1896 went to Rover Cycle Co. Made first Siddeley Car in 1902-3. In 1904 joined Wolseley Co. and produced the Wolseley Siddeley. In 1909 founded Siddeley Deasy Motors in Coventry, with the late H. H. P. Deasy. Between 1914-18 made Siddeley Puma aircraft engines. Produced the Siddeley six cylinder car in 1919. Became High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1932. Married Sara Mabel (née Goodier); one son. Private Address: 27, Cumberland Terrace, Regent's Park, N.W.I. Telephone; Welbeck 8688.
KENNEDY, Leonard. Proprietor, Park Motors, Ormskirk. Born Windermere, 6th August, 1911. Educated at Ormskirk Grammar School. Apprenticed to Engineering. Started present business, 1935. Also owns the Ringwood Engineering Co., Lathon, which specialises in Agricultural Engineering. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: Lynetta, Swanpool Lane, Aughton. Telephone: Aughton Green 3213.
KENNING, David Berkeley. Director, Kennings Ltd., Clay Cross, Derbyshire and Branches. Born Clay Cross, I ith May, 1920. Educated at Mill Hill School; Christ's College, Cambridge. At Cambridge University in 1939. Served with local T.A. Unit from outbreak of war. Received commission in 1940 in R.A.O.C. and went to Middle East. Served in various small units and at H.Q. 13 Corps, and G.H.Q., M.E.F. Major, 1943. Returned to Cambridge after the war, graduating in 1947. Called to the Bar by Inner Temple, 1948, joined Kennings Ltd. in same year. Is also Director and Secretary, Kennings Estates Ltd., Geo. Kenning (Chesterfield) Ltd., Freeman Oakes & Co. Ltd., Autoways (1931) Ltd., Revolvo Ltd. Is Secretary to Wales & Edwards Ltd., and to Arthur Charles Ltd. Club : Royal Thames Yacht. Married, 1947, to Aileen née Willox; two sons. Recreations : Sailing and Travel. Private Address: Rykneld House, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Telephone: 2 I 57.
KENNING, Frank, T.D., F.Z.S. General Manager, Kennings Ltd., Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Born Clay Cross, 16th August, 1912. Educated at Mill Hill School; Christ's College, Cambridge (Mechanical Science Tripos). After graduating joined Kennings Ltd. as an apprentice in 1933. Appointed General Service Manager, 1935. Purchasing executive, 1936. General Manager and Director, 1938. Embodied with T.A. 1939, seconded to R.A.F. 1942, served in Holland and Germany with 2 Squadron 34 Wing 2nd T.A.F. before demobilisation in 1945. Returned to T.A. with rank of Major. In 1949 was appointed Vice-Chairman Midland Counties Motor Finance Co. Ltd., and in 1951 Director of Adamant Engineering Co. (Luton) Ltd. and of Marks Steering Co. Ltd. Is also Director of most of the Companies associated with the Kenning Group (vide Firms' section of book). Is underwriting member of Lloyds. Clubs : Royal Aero, Royal Air Force, Derby County, Roadfarers'. Recreations : Hunting, Shooting, Aviation. Interested in Farming. Private Address: Basic w Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Telephone: Baslow 2206.
KENNING, Sir George, J.P., F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director of the Kenning Group of Companies (vide Firms' section of book), Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Born Clay Cross, 21st May, 1880. Educated locally. After working as Hardware and General Factor became connected with Motor Industry as Distributor of petroleum products. Founded Geo. Kenning (Chesterfield) Ltd. in 1923. Knighted in 1943. Has been Justice of Peace for Derbyshire since 1915. Is Liveryman of Company of Coach and Coach Harness Makers. Underwriting member of Lloyds 3 Groups. Past President, Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund. President of Hallamshire National Liberal & Conservative Assn. Has held high office on Derbyshire County Council and Clay Cross U.D.C., on Y.M.C.A. Committee and on Rotary Council. Is interested in Public, Social and Philanthropic work, Aviation, Football, Farming—and his grandchildren. Married, 1911; three sons. Private Address: Stumperlowe Hall, Fulwood, Sheffield, io.
KENNING, George (Jun.), D.F.C., M.A. Sales Director and Secretary, Kennings Ltd., Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Born Clay Cross, 2nd August, 1916. Educated at Mill Hill School; Christ's College, Cambridge (History and Law Tripos). Joined Kennings Ltd. in 1938 after graduating at Cambridge. Served in 40th S. L. Regt., R.E. and in 1940 seconded to R.A.F. Awarded D.F.C. 1943. Demobilised in 1945 re-joining Kennings Ltd. as Sales Director. Is also Director of many other Companies of the Kennings Group (vide Firms' Section of this book). Is Liveryman of Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Recreations : Sailing and Aviation. Married, 1943, to Marjorie Hilda (née Thomas); two sons. Club : Royal Thames Yacht. Private Address: Longlands, Ashgate Road, Chesterfield. Telephone: 4518.
KENNINGTON, William Oscar, M.I.MECH.E. Inventor, Patentee and Consultant. Born London, 18th June, 1885. Educated at St. Pauls School; Central Technical College, Kensington. Became Chief Engineer with Simms-Bosch 1905-9. Engineer with Remy Electric Co. U.S.A., 1910-15. Served at Air Ministry on Special Duties during war. Became Managing Director Delco-Remy, London, 1919-25. Consulting Engineer, General. Motors Corporation, 1919-25. General Manager, Vauxhall Motors Ltd., 1926-28. Managing Director, Delco-Remy-Hyatt, 192630 and Chairman 1932-39. Managing Director, Frigidaire Ltd., 1939-43. Consultant Engineer, Ford Motor Co., Dagenham, 1948-50. Inventor of Bendix Inertia Pinion, and of Vacuum Control, Ignition and other patents. Author of I.A.E. Paper "Aesthetics of Body Design." Is a Liveryman of the Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Interested in Workshop, Motor Boating, Golf. Clubs : Devonshire, Royal Automobile, Automobile Golfing Society. Private Address: Tir-na-Nog, Hannatore, Looe, Cornwall. Telephone: Looe 355.
KENNY, Eric Hamilton. Director, Henlys Ltd., and all subsidiary Companies. Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, 28th February, 1903. Educated at King's College School, Wimbledon. Was articled for five years to a firm of Chartered Accountants. Appointed Secretary to H. G. Henly Ltd., in 1926. Joined the Board of Directors, 1936. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: Coombe Priors, Renfrew Road, Kingston Hill, Surrey. Telephone: Malden 4444.
KERR, Major-General Sir (Harold), Reginald, K.B.E., Divisional Manager, Midland Division, Road Haulage Executive, 30, Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 15. Telephone: Edgbaston 3841. Born Montego Bay, Jamaica, 22nd April, 1897. Educated at Bedford School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned in 1914, served on Staff in France and Flanders (1914-19) and with Army of Occupation until 1920. Served in R.M.C., in R.A.S.C. and on staff in various capacities. During World War II, served as Instructor in Senior Wing Staff College, 1939-40. Deputy-Quarter-Master-General, British Army Staff, Washington, 1941-42. Major General i fc. Administration, Eastern Command, 1942-43. Director of Supplies and Transport, War Office, 1943-46. Major General i/c. Administration, Far East Land Forces, 1946-48. Colonel Commandant, R.A.S.C. Honorary Colonel 16th Airborne Division, R.A.S.C. (T.A.). Appointed to present position in October, 1948. Recreations : Four-in-hand driving; yachting and riding. Private Address: Salwarpe House, Nr. Droitwich, Worcs. Telephone: Droitwich 2317.
KEVILL-DAVIES, Hugh Somerset. Chairman and Managing Director, Kevin Davies & March Ltd., Hays Mews, Berkeley Square, W.I. Born Dublin, 17th July, 1891. Educated at Malvern College. Entered Motor Industry with Bentley and Bentley Ltd., as salesman in 1913. Served during 1914 war with 3rd Battn. Gordon Highlanders re-joining Bentley and Bentley on demobilisation, in 1920. When Bentley Motors Ltd. started a sales organisation joined them as salesman. Later became sales Manager, resigning in 193o to found own business. Recreations : Cricket, Golf and Shooting. Hobbies : Radio and T.V. Private Address: 42a, Hays Mews, Berkeley Square, W.I., and Farnfield Forty, Privett, Alton, Hants. Telephones: Grosvenor 1637 and Privett 217.
KILLIN, Martin John. Regional Sales Superintendent, Alexander Duckham & Co. Ltd., W.14. Born Kelso, 2nd March, 1917. Educated at Kelso High School. Joined Army in 1935 and served abroad during entire war, being demobilised with rank of Major. Employed by Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. Ltd., in Abadan before joining present firm in 1949. Recreations : Golf and Rugby. Private Address: Sunnydale House, Warren Square, Horden, Co. Durham.
KINCHIN, Joseph Warwick. Chief Engineer and Director, Girling Ltd., Tyseley, Birmingham. Born King's Heath, 8th December, 1913. Educated at Solihull School. Studied Engineering at Birmingham Central Technical College and at Northampton and London Polytechnics. Was apprentice with Austin Motor Co. after working with De Havilland Aircraft Co. and with Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. Interested in Farming. Recreation : Sailing. Private Address: White House Farm, Lowsonford, Warwickshire. Telephone: Lapworth 199.
KINCHIN, Joseph William. Proprietor, Solihull Motor Co. Born Moseley, 11th June, 1885. Educated at Waverley Road School and studied engineering at Technical College, Birmingham. Won Olympic Games Medal in 1908. Captain of Sparkhill Harriers. Joined Austin Motor Co. Ltd. in 1909 becoming superintendent in 1915. Left in 1918, and founded present business in the following year, in partnership with F. W. Hiscock who retired in 1945. Founder member of Solihull Rotary Club. Is father of J. W. Kinchin of Girling Ltd. (q.v.). Breeds racehorses. Is supporter of Aston Villa F.C., and a keen Bowler. Private Address: Yew Tree Farm, Chadwick End, Warwickshire. Telephone: Lapworth 207.
KINCHIN, Leslie. Partner, Solihull Motor Co. Born King's Heath, iith March, 1915. Educated at Solihull School, and received commercial training at School of Accountancy. Joined firm of accountants, training for two years. Afterwards became trainee with Dunlop Rubber Co., in their Birmingham Sales Office. During the war served in H.M. Forces, 193946, in Intelligence Corps. Commissioned 1943. Demobilised 1946 from Singapore after three years in Far East. First Chairman of Solihull Round Table. Joined present firm, 1946. Recreations : Rugby, Cricket. Married; one daughter. Private Address: 16, Broad Oaks Road, Solihull. Telephone: 2136.
KING, Clarence Evelyn, M.I.MECH.E. Director of Engineering, Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Luton. Born London, 28th February, 1890. Educated privately. Served apprenticeship with Adams, Bedford before studying engine design. Became assistant to Directeur Technique, Societe Lorraine de Dietrich, Paris. Joined Vauxhall Motors in 1914 as designer, later became assistant Chief Engineer and for 12 years Chief Engineer, prior to present appointment.
KING, David, M.I.MECH.E., F.I.m.i. Works Manager, Lamberts of Kingston Ltd. Born Dundee, and educated at Tulliallan. Articled at Law and privately tutored in Commercial subjects and General Engineering. In 1919 became Company Secretary and Sales Manager to manufacturers of A.V. Light Cars. Subsequently General Manager to three other firms before joining Lamberts, in 1937. Served in R.A. during 1914 war. Recreations : Shooting, Riding and Badminton. Private Address: Wilton Lodge, 35, Rydens Road, Walton-on-Thames. Telephone: Walton 2273.
KING, David Charles Hayward. Sales Manager, Bell Street Motor Works, Henley-on-Thames. Born, London, 19th October, 1928. Educated at Henley Secondary School. Started with Henley Gas Company prior to joining Royal Navy during 2nd World War. Served in submarines. Became assistant to Sales Manager of present firm in 1948 and appointed Sales Manager in October, 195o. Interested in Youth Movement and is Instructor and C.P.O. of Henley Sea Cadet Corps. Private Address: 15, Church Street, Henleyon-Thames. Telephone: 790.
KING, Frank George William, M.I.MECH.E., F.I.R.I. Technical Director, B'ham., Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Research Centre, Fort Dunlop, Erdington, Birmingham. Born Leicester, 6th July, 1893. Educated at University College of Wales. Joined Fort Dunlop Research Dept. in 1919, after serving in Infantry, in R.F.C. and in R.A.F. during 1914 war. Has travelled extensively. Member of Development & Research Board, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd. Vice-Pres. and Member of Council of Research Association of British Rubber Manufacturers. Member of Board of Governors of National College of Rubber Technology. Member of Research Committee of Federation of British Industries. Chairman of Production Group of Tyre Manufacturers' Conference. Interested in Rowing and Travel. Married, 1922, Edith Mary daughter of William Turner; one son, one daughter. Private Address: Guy Harlings, Wyvern Road, Sutton Coldfield.
KING, Kennith Oswin, M.A. (CANTAB). Director and Secretary, King & Harper Ltd., Cambridge. Born Stapleford, 4th October, 1915. Educated at Perse School, Cambridge and Christ's College, Cambridge (Honours Tripos—Economics and Pyschology). Apprenticed in Engineering with Wolseley Motors Ltd., 1937. Appointed to present position, 1945. Interested in Cine. and Still Photography. Recreations : Motor Sport, Fishing and Reading. Private Address: 16, Home Close, Histon, Cambs. Telephone: Histon, 327.
KINGCOME, Harry Courtis. Proprietor, Newton Ferrers Garage, Nr. Plymouth. Born Plymouth, 1897. Educated at Plymouth Corporation Grammar School. Worked on father's farm until joining Royal ist Devon Yeomanry in 1915. Served in Palestine and France returning to farm. Started own garage business as above in 1921. Married; one son, two daughters. Recreations: Bowls and Billiards. Private Address: Grammont, Newton Ferrers, Nr. Plymouth. Telephone: 279.
KIRKNESS, James Raleigh Stockton. Tyre Manager, G. K. Tyre Services (Proprietors : Kennings Ltd.) Peterborough. Born Liverpool, 6th December, 1921. Educated at Ingledew College, Leeds. Member of T.A. prior to 1939, mobilised August, 1939 served in N. Africa with R.A.; taken P.O.W. 1942. Demobilised 1946 after which attended business training college at Doncaster. In 1947 was accepted by Kennings Ltd., Sheffield under specialised training. Appointed to present position October, 1951. Recreations : Tennis, Swimming and Travel. Private Address: 23, Lincoln Road East, Peterborough.
KITCHEN, Arthur Denzil. Managing Director, D. Kitchen Ltd., Cane. Born Blacko, Nr. Nelson, 21st April, 1897. Educated at Christ Church School. Received technical training at Nelson Secondary School and Colne Grammar School. Became an apprentice Motor Fitter, 1913. Appointed to present position, 1931. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: 185, Skipton Road, Colne, Lan s. Telephone: 405.
KITCHING, Arthur, M.I.M.I. Proprietor, Garage in own name, Otley. Born Otley, 28th March, 1907. Educated at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley. Studied engineering at Technical College, Leeds. Became an apprentice, 1923. Started in business on own account in 1932. Recreations : Photography, Shooting, Rugby Football. Private Address: 9, Queens Terrace, Otley, Yorks. Telephone: 2427.
KNAGGS, Maurice John, M.I.MECH.E. Automobile Engineer, Designer and Draughtsman. Born Kilburn, 5th December, 1897. Educated at Haberdashers School, Hampstead. Received technical training at Polytechnic School of Engineering and workshop training with Thos. Tilling Ltd. Draughtsman with Lanchester Motor Co., Birmingham, joined F. W. Berwick & Co., London, Handley Page, Ltd., Crossley Bros., Ltd., Manchester and Engineering Automobile Division, Skefko Ball Bearing Co. Ltd., Luton. Private Address: 25, Marsh Road, Leagrave, Luton.
KNELLER, Sydney Francis, T.D., M.INST.T. Deputy Chief Traffic Officer, Road Haulage Executive, 222, Marylebone Road, N.W. 1. Born Southampton, 2nd July 1895. Educated King Edward VI School, Southampton. Served with commission, 1915-18, in Royal Artillery. Upon demobilisation joined Kneller and Chandler Ltd., Transport Contractors. Business acquired by Transport Services Ltd., in 1937, when he joined H.Q. staff of Holding Company. Commanded Coast Battery, R.A., 1940-3, returning to Transport Services in 1944 as Commercial Manager and Chairman of various subsidiaries. Became executive Director of Transport Services (B.T.C.) Ltd. before transfer to present position. Is Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Carmen. Club : Royal Automobile. Hobby : Cine-Photography. Private Address: 92, Sandy Lane South, Wallington, Surrey. Telephone: 2764.
KNIBBS, Ralph William. Chairman, Knibbs Ltd., Manchester, 1. Born Manchester, 28th February, 1876. Educated at Levenshulme Collegiate School. Studied coach building and engineering at Manchester School of Technology and became an apprentice Body-builder. Started with present firm in 1890, succeeding his father as Chairman on the latter's death in 1921. Engaged in building all types of Carriages prior to commencement of Motor Industry when switched to high class Coachbuilding on Car chassis. Chairman of local section of Coachbuilders' Employers Federation for some years. Recreations : Gardening and Bowls. Private Address: 157, Slade Lane, Manchester, 19.
KNIGHT, Charles Franklin, F.C.I.S. Secretary, Motor Industry Research Association, Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex. Telephone: Ealing 4761. Born London, 29th March, 1903. Educated at Strand School, London and University of London, King's College. Became an Administrative member of King's College staff in 1922 leaving in 1943 to become Accountant, Institute of Automobile Engineers Research Committee. Became a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Secretaries 1946, having been an Associate since 1925. Appointed to present position, 1946. Married, 1931, Gladys Jessie (nee Mountjoy); one son. Recreations : Rowing and Tennis. Private Address: 2, Broomwood Road, Wandsworth Common, London, S.W.
KNIGHT, George Alfred. General Manager, Rootes Ltd., Canterbury. Born Ramsgate, 25th June, 1900. Educated at Dover County School. Served apprenticeship with the Canterbury Motor Co. Ltd., and has been with same firm (now part of Rootes Group) ever since 1916. Became General Manager, 1942. Private Address: The Dormer House, Rough Common, Canterbury, Kent. Telephone: 2576.
KNIGHT, Grace Lilian. Company Secretary, A.E.C. Ltd., Southall. Born 22nd February, 1899. Educated Clapham County High School and received technical training at London Business Colleges and London University Lectures. First associated with the motor industry when she became in 1927 Private Secretary to the then Company Secretary of the A.E.C. Was Assistant Secretary to A.E.C. 1946/48 and has held other Secretarial appointments in a variety of fields. Is Secretary of the Individual Members Group of the British Federation of Business Women. Hobbies : Gardening and Travel. Private Address: 30, Jersey Road, Houslow, Middlesex. Telephone: Hounslow 7394.
KONIG, Stefan Albert. Managing Director, London Bridge Motors Ltd., Earley, Reading. Born Timisoara, Hungary, 15th September, 1917. Educated at Vienna University (Technical Dept.) and studied Economics and Commercial subjects at London Polytechnic. In 1940 became a salesman of cars and tractors. Has played Tennis for Berkshire, and participated in British Ski-running Championships, 1948/9. Other recreations : Swimming and Squash. Private Address: Barracame Cottage, Crowthorne, Berks. Telephone: 496.
KUMPERA, Teny, A.M.I.MECH.E. Born loth July, 1901. Educated at College and Technical University High School in Prague. Became Tool and Jig designer for Peugeot and Hispano Suiza Co. Paris. Later became Assistant Chief Engineer to Societe des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone, Paris, and later became Director & General Manager, Walter Motor Cars and Aero Engines, Ltd., Prague, XVII— jinonice. Interested in Flying. Private Address: Angloamerica SJA Caixa Postal 6017, Sao Paulo, Brazil.