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LACY, Sir Pierce, K.C.S.G., J.P. Director, General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd. Born 16th February, 1872. Educated at St. George's College,Weybridge. Has carried on business as Stocbroker in Birmingham for many years. Founded the British Shareholders Trust and British Trusts Association Ltd. Received K.C.S.G. from the Pope. Is Director of several other important industrial concerns. Recreation: Shooting, golf. Clubs : Carlton,, Conservative, Boodle's, West Suffolk County. Private Address: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Telephone: Culford 32.
LAINSON, Edward Arthur. Managing Director, Premier Travel Ltd., 15, Market Hill, Cambridge. Born Horringer, Suffolk, Iith December, 1911. Educated Harrow School and St. Catherine's College, Cambridge. After being engaged in journalism became partner in Undergraduate Roadways in 1933 and took up present position in 1938. Served in Royal Naval Patrol Service 1940/45. Interested in sailing boats. Private Address: 24, Panton Street, Cambridge. Telephone: 54333.
LAIRD, George Alexander William. Director and General Manager, Rootes Group, Australian Branch, Melbourne. Born Belgravia, London, 18th March, 1899. Educated, London and Edinburgh. Studied engineering at Technical Institutes and Royal Arsenal, Woolwich in Light Machine Shops. Joined R.F.C. in 1916—later R.A.F. Engaged on experimental work at Napiers, Acton, 1920. Ran own business of Car and Truck Distribution Service, 1921-24. In 1925 joined Studebaker (Eng.) Ltd., as Chief Tester and later Field Service Representative. In 1930 transferred to Studebaker Corp. of Canada, Ltd., Windsor as Field Service Representative and later became Production Engineer, Studebaker & Pierce-Arrow. In 1934 resigned to join Rootes Ltd., England as Export Service Manager. In 1936 became Manager, Overseas Production Division of Rootes Ltd. Appointed, 1940, Business Manager of Rootes Ltd. four Aero Engine Factories at Coventry and Bridgnorth. In 1943 seconded to Rootes Ltd. (Home Division) reorganisation of Domestic Depots and Factories associated with F.V.A. operations, etc. From 1945 until 1949 resumed pre-war appointment which embraced Production Plant and Technical Service Overseas. Flew to Australia. Was responsible for acquiring, tooling and staffing Melbourne Branch. Subsequently visited countries engaged in establishing Sales, Assembly and Service facilities. Pe:ame General Manager in 1949 and appointed a Director in 1951. Recreation: Shooting and Fishing. Private Address: Stanhill, 34, Queens Road, Melbourne, Australia. Telephone: Windsor 2205.
LAKEY, John, A.M.I.MECH.E. Born 9th December, 1896, Haverfordwest. Educated at King Edward VIII School, Sheffield and Bra lford Technical College. Despatch Rider with R.E. Signals during first World War. On demobilisation joined the Postal Fleet, Norwich and later became Chassis Inspector at G.P.O. Married. Private Address: 133, Regency Street, London, S.W.I.
LALONDE, Cecil Willoughby, A.M.I.MECH.E. Mechanical Engineer (Heavy Vehicle specialist.) Born Weston-super-Mare, loth June, 1901. Educated at Merchant Venturers' College and Bristol University. Served apprenticeship with Wolseley Motors, Birmingham, leaving them to join Foden Steam Lorries at Sandbach. Interested in Rotary, Masonry and Bridge. Private Address: 4o, Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare. Telephone: 1416.
LAMB, Henry. Director, H. A. Hamshaw, Ltd., Leicester. Born 23rd October, 1901. Educated at St. James School, Handsworth and at Technical School. In 1915 joined E. G. Wrigley & Co. Ltd. as apprentice. With Starling Garage, Handsworth on repair side, 1920-24 leaving to join Morris Commercial Cars Ltd. until 1933 when became Commercial Salesman with present firm. In control of Works, 1942-46. Joined Board of Directors, 1943. While with Morris Commercial Cars spent some time demonstrating six-wheelers to Military authorities and oil field companies in Roumania and Bulgaria, also represented the Company in Holland and France. Interested in Amateur operatics, singing, archery and gardening. Private Address: Boscastle, 33, Station Road; Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire. Telephone: 206.
LAMB, James Charles, B.SC., M.I.MECH.E., M.I.I.A. Chairman and Managing Director, Lamb's Garage Ltd., Trades Lane, Dundee. Born Dundee, 19th July, 1894. Educated Dundee High School and St. Andrews University. Served apprenticeship with Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day, Ltd., Stockport. Served as pilot in R.F.C. during 1914/18 war and took up present position in 192o. President Scottish Motor Trade Association, 1938/40, member of Perthshire County Council. Life Governor and member of council of University College, Dundee. President Dundee Unionist and National Liberal Association. Past President Dundee Business Club. Hobbies : Photography, gardening and angling. Private Address: Craigellie, Alyth, Perthshire. Telephone: 117.
LAMBERT, David, M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Lamberts Motors (Dunston) Ltd., Gateshead, it. Born Nelson, 19th August, 1898. Educated at Elementary School, Colne and evening classes. Spent three years as apprentice engineer in a textile factory, before serving in R.F.A. and R.E. Signals, 1915-19 (Somme, Ypres and Marne). On release became junior partner in N. Lambert & Co., Motor Engineers, Gateshead. In 1928 became senior partner Lambert and Hedley, Dunston. In 1939 became Managing Director of the Limited Company then formed with name as above. During the war served as C.O. of loth Bn. Durham H.G. with Hon. rank of Lieut. Col. Recreations : Golf, Shooting, Caravanning, and Motor Boating. Interested in anything mechanical. Private Address: Kendon, Ede Avenue, Dunston, Gateshead, II. Telephone: Dunsto n 84357.
LAMBERT, George Ewart, F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, W. &. G. Lambert Ltd., Castle Street, Thetford. Born Thetford, 8th February, 1880. Became apprenticed to his father's coachbuilding business in 1895, and during Boer War started to sell bicycles. Within two years was selling these at rate of over 500 a year. Later he was one of the first to deal in motor cycles and cars. Formed present firm in 1914. Mayor of Thetford 1939-40. Senior alderman on Thetford Borough Council. President Thetford Golf Club, Y.M.C.A., Ex-Service Club, Eastern Counties Centre of National Cyclists' Union and Thetford Cycling Club. Chairman Thetford Boys & Girls Grammar Schools and Food Control Committee. Interested in Shooting, Golf, Fishing, Bowls and Billiards. Private Address: The Planes, Thetford. Telephone: 3151.
LAMM, Ake Magnus, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.PROD.E. Technical Manager, The Skefco Ball Bearing Co. Ltd., Luton. Born Gothenburg, 22nd September, 1907. Received technical training Chalmers University College, Gothenburg. Appointed present position 1947. Private Address: i6, Dellcroft Way, Harpenden, Telephone: 176.
LAMONT, Thomas Ralston, M.B.E., F.I.M.I., A.M.INST.B.E. Managing Director, John McFadyen & Co. (Paisley) Ltd. Born Paisley, 17th May 1902. Educated Paisley Grammar School and Morrisons Academy, Crieff. Received engineering training at Royal Technical College. Served apprenticeship with I. & J. Weir, Glasgow and U.S.A. First connected with Industry in 1924 as Junior Director (Repairs and Service). Awarded M.B.E. for services to Admiralty. Interested in Boats and marine training. Private Address: Candron, Southfield Avenue, Paisley. Telephone: Thornley Park 2306.
LANCHESTER, Frank, C.I.MECH.E. Director, Lanchester Motor Company Ltd., Coventry (a subsidiary and owned by the Birmingham Small Arms Company) also associated as Consultant to The Daimler Company Ltd. Born Hove, 22nd July, 1870. Third son of H. J. Lanchester, F.R.I.B.A. Educated at private school in Brighton. Joined staff of London Bank, prior to entering Engineering Industry with his elder brothers. In 1899 formed, with F. W. and G. H. Lanchester, The Lanchester Motor Company and acted as Business Manager and Sales Director in London for 25 years. Founded the Midland Automobile Club, Birmingham in 1901 and acted as its first Honorary Secretary. Has been a committee member of S.M.M. & T. since 1903 (Vice-Chairman and President 1919-20). Honorary Treasurer of the Motor Legislation Committee, 1920-27. Has been thrice President of the Bureau Permanent des Constructeurs d'Automobiles of which he was Delegate and British Representative 1912-36. On Committee of R.A.C. since 1920 and Vice-Chairman for three years. President of B.M.T.A., 1931-34, and re-elected to that position from 1941 to 1945. President of the Fellowship of the Motor Industry 1942/45. Is still actively engaged in the Company's business and the Motoring Industry's many trade Organisations. Recreation: Serving on Trade Organisations relating to the sport of Motoring in an honorary capacity. Private Address: 17, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa.
LANCHESTER, George Herbert, M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E., M.I.P.E. Consultant, and Director of Russell Newbery Diesel Engine Co. Ltd., Dagenham. Born Brighton, 1874. Studied engineering at Midland Institute and became assistant to his brother, the late Dr. F. W. Lanchester. Apprenticed with Forward Gas Engine Co., of Saltley. Was jointly responsible for building the first British-built 4 wheeled Petrol Driven Car 1895-6. With his brother also built the first British-built Motor boat, 1898. From 1912 to, 1931 was responsible for technical development, design and production of Lanchester Cars. Technical Director, Lanchester Motor Co. Ltd., 1925-31. After Company merged with B.S.A.-Daimler Group, became chief Engineer. At outbreak of 1939 war, joined Sterling Armament Co., and Sterling Engineering Co., as consultant. Took up position with present Company (associated) 1945. Has had wide experience of Armoured Fighting Vehicles. Designer of Lanchester Armoured Car, 1915-18, and Lanchester 6 Wheel Armoured Car, 1921-31. Appointed manager of Alvis-Straussler Co. Manufacturing Armoured Cars and Tanks, 1937-39. During 1940 designed sub-machine gun for Sterling Armament Co. Ltd., used by British and Australian Navies. Private Address: Hartsfield Manor Hotel„ Betchworth, Surrey. Telephone: 2343.
LANDER, Charles, M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Transport Engineer. Born Newport, Monmouth, loth January„ 1886. Educated at Ludlow Grammar School. Received training with Lincoln Technical. Institute and various engineering firms. Joined auto. and bus manufacturing and maintenance firm in 1906. Left in 1916 to become Manager of Motor and Transport Department, Army and Navy Stores. Interested in sailing, travel. Private Address: 133, Regency Street, London, S .W.1.
LANDSTAD, Hans, M.I.MECH.E. Born loth May, 188o, Haa, Jaeren, Norway. Educated at Hamar, Norway; Kristiania Technical College, Oslo, Norway; Hortens Technical College, Horten, Norway; Treider Commercial College, Oslo.
LATES, Captain Stanley Alan, A.M.I.MECH.E. Director (Technical), Lates Agencies Ltd., Birmingham I I. Born Birmingham, 1st July, 1918. Educated at King Edwards Grammar School, Camp Hill. Took a Diploma of Industrial Administration at Birmingham College of Technology. Became apprentice with Fisher & Ludlow Ltd., in 1934, leaving in 1939 to join Royal Artillery. Served in France. Evacuated from Dunkirk, 1940. Stationed at Poole Harbour during Battle of Britain. Released, Class W reserve, 1941. Became deputy Chief Inspector, Wright Brindley and Gell before being re-called to H.M. Forces in 1944 and commissioned into R.A.O.C. Served in Egypt, Tripolitania and Iraq. Released, 1947, as Captain and joined present firm. Joined Supplementary Reserve of Officers, 1951. Interested in Music. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: 78, Reservoir Road, Olton, Birmingham, 27. Telephone: Acocks Green 0643.
LATHAM, Lord, J.P., F.L.A.A., F.C.I.S., K.ST.J. Chairman of London Transport Executive since 1947. Born 26th December, 1888. Educated at Norwich elementary school. Joined Labour Party in 1905. President in 1915 of National Union of Clerks. Became Chairman of Finance Committee of L.C.C., 1934. Leader cf L.C.C. 1940-47. Member of London Passenger Transport Board. Recreations : Riding, Walking, Golf. Private Address: 88, Chiltern Court, Baker Street, London, N.W. . Telephone: Welbeck 5544.
LAVENDER, Hubert Pinkard, A.F.C. Proprietor, H. P. Lavender & Co., Leicester. Born Lutterworth, 31st January, 1903. Educated at Oakham School and studied Engineering at Leicester Technical College. Joined Grafton Motors Ltd., of Leicester, 1920, later took over their showrooms in Hotel Street, starting the firm of H. P. Lavender & Co. Opened works and service Depot later. Founder member of Leicestershire Aero Club. in 1929. Closed showrooms in 1940 and joined R.A.F. as Flying Instructor with rank of Flight 'Lt. (Decoration A.F.C.). Re-opened in same premises in 1946. Recreations : Shooting and salmon fishing. Private Address: 4, Curzon Avenue, Birstall, Nr. Leicester. Telephone: 84411.
LAW, Raymond. Buyer, Burman & Sons, Ltd., Kings Norton, Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 2ISt January, 1912. Educated at Central Technical and Lawrence's College. Trained in engineering at Wolseley Motors and with Velocette. Joined Drawing Office staff in 1927, transferred to Service Dept. in 1929, Sales Dept. in 1933 and appointed to present position in 1936. Is Member of M.E.A. (B'ham). Private Address: 10, Primrose Croft, Hall Green, Birmingham, 28. Telephone: Shirley 3100.
LAWLER, Thomas Kirby. Director and General Sales Manager, India 'Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., India House, 92, John Bright Street, Birmingham, 1. Telephone Midland 0421. Born Preston, 12th June, 1892. Educated at Xaverian College, Mayfield and Brighton. Started business career with Wood-Milne Ltd. in 1911 at their sales Headquarters, Preston. Joined Dunlop's in 1923 as a Salesman, later becoming Manager, Commercial Vehicle Division and Sales Secretary at Fort Dunlop. Appointed to present position in 1943. Clubs: Royal Automobile and Royal Scottish Automobile. Married; two sons. Private Address: 143, Gravelly Hill, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. Telephone: Erdington 0205.
LAWRIE, Robert Inglis. Proprietor of Bert Lawrie's Garage, St. Boswells, Roxburghshire. Born St. Boswells, list January, 1901. Educated St. Boswells and Hawick High School. Entered Industry as Motor Mechanic in 1919 in partnership with brother. When partnership was dissolved in 1927 he carried on the business and built new premises in 1938. Served in Merchant Navy as Marine Engineer 1942/45. Returned to business on demobilisation in 1945. Member of Roxburgh County Council Advisory Committee, and Ministry of Labour and National Insurance Advisory Committee. Interests : Rugby, Cricket and Tennis. Private Address: Ashby, Melrose. Telephone: Melrose 126.
LAWRY, Sussex Maunder. Managing Director, Trinity Cars Ltd., Wandsworth Common, S .W.18. Born Cambridge, 13th June, 1907. Educated at City of London School. Trained in silk weaving in Switzerland. Won Public Schools Motor-Cycling Championship in 1923. Became a Director of Trinity Cars Ltd. in 1929 and Managing Director in 1948. Served in R.A.F., 1941-45 as Flight Lieutenant. Interested in Motor Sport and has been member of B.A.R.C. Committee since 1950. Also member of Steering Wheel Club. Private Address: Garden Cottage, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey. Telephone: Esher 4974.
LAWTON-GOODMAN, Joseph Alfred. Sales Manager, Lawton-Goodman Ltd., London, W.I. Born Liverpool, 17th November, 1891. Educated at Bradfield School. Served apprenticeship with the famous Parisian Coachbuilder, Labourdette, 1907-13. Was British Member adjudicating Dutch Coachwork Competition, 1930. Recreation : Travel. Private Address: 36, North Audley Street, London, W.I.
LAWTON-GOODMAN, Thomas. Managing Director, Lawton-Goodman, Ltd., 36, North Audley Street, W.I. Born Liverpool, November, 1890. Educated Rossall School, Lancashire. Served apprenticeship with J. A. Lawton & Co., Liverpool, and 'took up present position in 1914. A Liveryman of the Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Member of the Committee of the Motor Trades Benevolent Institution. served in R.A.S.C. and attached to R.N.A.S. in East Africa during 1914/18 war. Club : Royal Automobile. Interests : Travel, Yachting and Caravanning. Private Address: Slade House, Cricklewood, N.W.2. Telephone : Gladstone 2226.
LEAF, Reginald George. Secretary, Humber Ltd., and subsidiary Companies in Manufacturing Division of Rootes Group. Born Gosport, 17th June, 1909. Educated at Alverstoke, Hants. Was assistant secretary to Brickwood & Co. Ltd., Portsmouth. In 1940 joined Humber's as Assistant Secretary; appointed to present position in 1945. Private Address: 31, Watercall Avenue, Coventry. Telephone: 68082.
LEAKEY, Arthur William. Director of The Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd., 207-213, Oxford Street, W.1. Born Tottenham, 1st August, 1894. Educated Lancasterian School and Tottenham Polytechnic. Received engineering education at Londonderry Technical School. Served as apprentice instrument maker 19o9 i14. Staff Sergeant in R.A.O.C. 1914/19. Joined The Marsham Tyre Co., as partner in 1920. Inspector Straits Settlements Police 1921/32. Re-joined his present firm in 1932 and became Director in 1936. Also Director of Hollingsworth's Tyre Services Ltd. Dengate Tyre Services Ltd. Courthurst Investment Co. Ltd. and Amberley Investment Co. Ltd. Recreations : Photography and Gardening. Married; two sons and a daughter. Private Address: Furze Hill, Beaconsfield Road, Claygate, Surrey. Telephone: 2400.
LEATHER, John Henry. Factory Representative in London and certain European countries. Austin Motor Co. Ltd., Longbridge, Birmingham. Born Cleckheaton, 6th February, 1895. Educated at Winchester College and received Engineering training at Rugby-B.T.H. Co. Ltd. After this apprenticeship served in H.M. Forces, 1914-18, retiring as Captain. In the latter year became London Service Manager, Austin Motor Co. Ltd., until re-joining Army in 1939. Spent two years at War Office in Technical Training directorate; four years G.S.O.I. Technical Training. Three years G.S.O.I. War Office, Army Welfare (Lieut.Col.). Re-joined Austin Motor Export Corporation Ltd. London Office, in 1949. Interested in foreign languages. Private Address: Red Tree House, Farnborough, Kent. Telephone: 3054.
LEDBROOK, Alfred Thomas, M.I.M.I. Director, Reeve and Stedeford, Ltd., Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield. Born Birmingham, loth May, 1909. Educated at St. Johns School and Greenman College. Became an apprentice, 1926, training with the Daimler, Lanchester, B.S.A. Group. Joined Reeve & Stedeford Ltd. in 1934 as Wholesale Representative later becoming Head Salesman, Sales Manager and finally Director. Served during the war as Officer in R.A.S.C. for some time as Instructor at Officers Training School and later in B.L.A. Married, 1936; two children. Recreations : Fly Fishing, Motor Sport and Shooting. Private Address: 87, Sharmans Cross Road, Solihull. Telephone: 0093.
LEDGER, Harold George. Managing Director of L-L Tyre Service (1945) Ltd., North Lane, Canterbury. Born London, 15th October, 1896. Educated Watford Grammar School. Started as railway clerk at Euston Station in 1913 and in 1915 enlisted in Artists' Rifles being gazetted to Oxf. & Bucks. Light Infantry in 1916. From 1919/23 was Secretary of Y.M.C.A. at Hastings and Newark. Entered Motor Industry in 1924 as General Assistant at Mitchell's Garage and Coaches, Hastings. Became Branch Manager of Crows' Ltd. (Tyre & Accessories Factors), 1927/32; and Technical Sales Representative for Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd., 1932 34. Joined present firm as Partner in 1934, and became Managing Director in 1936. Rejoined Oxf. & Bucks. L.I. in 1940, and on demobilisation in 1945 formed new company. In 195o opened new branch at Folkestone. Rotarian. Interests : Foreign Birds and Music. Private Address: New Town Cottage, Wingham, Kent. Telephone: 3I I. LEDSON, Norman, m.i.m.r. Managing Director, Norman Ledson Ltd., Rochdale. Born 23rd November, 1904. Educated at Rochdale Central School; Rochdale Technical School and Manchester College of Technology. Became an apprentice in 1920; foreman in 1926. Started own business, 1934, converting it to Private Limited Company in 1946. In 195o elected to Rochdale Borough Council. Married, 1928; twin sons. Recreations : Motor Sport and Vintage Cars. Private Address: Beech Hill, Spotland Road, Rochdale, Lancs. Telephone: 3315.
LEE, John William. Proprietor of John Lee & Son, Town Foot, Rothbury. Born Wooler, 6th July, 1898. Educated North Eastern Counties School, Barnard Castle. Became apprentice motor mechanic in 1914 with present firm and has been proprietor since 1935. Apprenticeship was interrupted through service in R.F.C. 1916 /19. Interests : Motor Boating, Photography, Farming and Angling. Private Address: Heatherlea, Hillside, Rothbury. Telephone: 198.
LEEK, James, C.B.E. Director and General Manager (Parent Company), and Managing Director (Subsidiary Companies of Small Heath Group), The Birmingham Small Arms Co., Ltd. Born •Lancaster, 12th September, 1892. Educated at Newport Grammar School. Started as pupil with The Daimler Motor Co. Ltd., Coventry, and except for a brief period with Wolseley Motors during the first world war, has always been in the B.S.A./Daimler Group. Experienced in all phases of the production side of the Industry. Takes great interest in the social and recreational activities of the firm's workers and attends all functions and meetings whenever possible. Also interested in the A.T.C. and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Recreations : Golf and Motoring. Private Address: " Brook End," Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. Telephone: 48.
LEEPER, William. Managing Director of Wilson & Leeper, Ltd., 35/43, Bridge End, Belfast. Entered Industry in 1925 as apprentice with John Buchannan, automobile engineer, Strabane, Co. Derry. Converted to Limited Company in 1945 after forming business association with Frederick Wilson in 1935. Very keen racing motorist and drives a T.C. M.G. Won the Leinster Trophy in 1948 and has had numerous successes in local hillclimbs. Private Address: 69, Rugby Avenue, Bangor, Co. Down. Telephone: 2161.
LEES, Philip Newark, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Marlboro' Garage (Manchester) Ltd., Manchester, 1. Born Cheadle Hulme, 3oth June, 1903. Educated at Bowden College, Cheshire. Served training period with G. Dugdale & Co. Ltd. of Manchester and London, after six years was appointed Sales Manager and on retirement of 2 Directors took over assets and goodwill and established present Company in 1931. Since 1944 has been actively engaged in the affairs of the Institute of the Motor Industry (Divisional Chairman 1945-47. Councillor and member of Management Committee since 1944). Member of the Council and Chairman of E. Lancs. Div. of M.A.A. Married; one son, one daughter. Recreations: Golf, Sailing and Gardening. Private Address: Arkley, Ack Lance, Bramhall, Cheshire. Telephone: 600.
LEFORT, Oskar, A.M.INST. B.E. Managing Director, Wood's Garage, High Street, Kent. Born Prostejov, Czechoslovakia, 3rd September, 1905. Educated at Prague University (Doctor of Law). Practised as Barrister-at-Law in Czechoslovakia prior to coming to Great Britain in 1939. Studied automobile Engineering and commenced work with Lee's Garage in 1940. Became Transport Manager with various firms between 1941 and 1946. In 1947 appointed Managing Director of Omnia Transporters Ltd. (Proprietors of Wood's Garage). Recreations : Gardening, Tennis and Ski-ing. Private Address: 27, Highfield Road, Bickley, Kent. Telephone: Imperial 1744.
LEGG, Herbert Thomas, A.M.I.M.I. General Manager, Cleveland Garages Ltd., Jersey, C.I. Born 29th May, 1909, in London. At age of 16 > years joined R.A.F. as an Aircraft apprentice, served for 20 years and retired as Squadron-Leader Engineer in 1946. Mentioned in Despatches (Western Desert). Awarded O.B.E. for work as Chief Technical Officer of freighter-bomber wing in Italy. Worked 18 months as Circulation Manager on local newspaper, then joined staff of Cleveland Garages Ltd. as Assistant General Manager, 1948. Married; two daughters. Interests: Motor Sport, Air Training Corps, Continental Touring. Recreations : Gardening and Photography. Private Address: 77, Stopford Road, St. Saviour, Jersey, C.I. Telephone: Central 2196.
LEGH-JONES, Sir George, M.B.E. Retired Managing Director, Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd. Born 24th March, 189o. Educated at Oswestry and Welshpool Schools. Served in Sea Transport Dept. Admiralty, 1915-17. British Mission to Washington, 1918-19. Joined Royal Dutch Shell Group, 1919 working in London and The Hague until 1922 when became Director of Shell Union Oil Corporation, San Francisco. Became Joint Managing Director Royal Dutch Shell Group, 1938 and has served on many Government Committees. Recreations : Fishing, Shooting. Clubs : White's; Flyfishers' ; City of London; Pacific Union (San Francisco); Mid-Ocean, Bermuda. Private Addresses: Lowfields, Hartley Wintney, Nr. Basingstoke. The School Farm, Lockerley, Nr. Romsey, Hants.
LE LACHEUR, Roland Edward. Proprietor of Le Lacheurs Garage, St. Martins, Guernsey. Born Guernsey, 7th July, 1902. Received technical training in R.A.F. Engaged in scholastic work prior to taking up present position in 1921. Recreation : Yachting. Private Address: Les Merriennes, St. Martins, Guernsey. Telephone: 8385.
LEMASS, William Joseph. Secretary, Society of Irish Motor Traders Ltd., and Irish Motor Traders' Association, 82, Merrion Square, Dublin. Born Dublin, 2nd March, 189o. Educated O'Connell School, Dublin. Became Motor Salesman in 1924 after being pupil to Solicitor. Appointed to present position 1934. Interested in Music, Cricket and Association Football. Private Address: 35, Percy Place, Dublin. Telephone: 64881.
LENTON, William Henry, M.I.MECH.E. General Manager, Coventry Radiator & Presswick Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Coventry, 1884. Educated at Bablake School and took engineering course at Coventry Technical College. Commenced work as an office boy with Dunlop Tyre Co. Ltd., when only 12 years old. Became Assistant to the General Manager, Triumph Cycle Co. Ltd. at Gloria Works, and ultimately became Chief Buyer. Left after 20 years to join present Company as General Manager in 1939. Is member of Coventry Engineering Society and of the Materials Committee of the S.M.M. & T. Clubs : Coventry Golf; Coventry and N. Warwickshire Cricket. Recreations : Golf and Fishing. Married; two sons. Private Address: Pantiles, 96, Kenilworth Road, Coventry. Telephone: Coventry 67456.
LETTS, Sir William, K.B.E. Managing Director of Crossley Motors Ltd. and several other companies. Born 26th February, 1873. Associated in 1894 with the early British motor companies. Founded Jarrett & Letts, to import American cars, in 190o. One of the founders of the Automobile Association. Supplied motor transport and aeroplanes to the Government during the 1914-18 war, and built No. 3 National Aeroplane Factory at Heaton Chapel. Became Managing Director Crossley Motors Ltd., in 191o. President, Motor & Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund, 1923. President S.M.M.T., in 1925. Founder Member M.T.A. First Chairman of S.M.M.T. Agents' section, out of which grew the M.A.A. Awarded C.B.E. in 1918, and K.B.E. in 1922. Recreation: Golf. Club : Royal Automobile. Address: Crossley Motors Ltd., Errwood Park, Stockport. LEUW, Marcus Cyril. Managing Director, Mayfair Carriage Co., Ltd., London. Born London, 26th March, 1905. Educated privately and at St. Johns College. Received technical training at Regent Street Polytechnic. Entered Industry as apprentice in 1921 and appointed to present position in 1938. Is also a Director of Archie Simons & Co. Ltd. Interested in Travel and Golf. Married; two sons. Private Address: 22, Cholmey Gardens, N.W.6. Telephone: Hampstead 3555.
LEVY, Louis, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, York Way Motors Ltd., and Eclipse Taxicab Co. Ltd., both of 32-34, York Way, King's Cross, London, N.'. Born London, 21st September, 1900. Educated at L.C.C. Schools, London. Family have been in taxicab Industry since its earliest days. Assisted his father from an early age. Won trade scholarship, Paddington Polytechnic. Assisted in management of Caledonian Garage, 1916-18. Served in R.A.F. 1918-19. On release became Manager, Levy's Garage, 1919-21. In 1922, became Assistant Manager, Mount Pleasant Motor Co., Ltd. Took over management of present business in 1923. Served in Civil Defence as District Warden, 1938-45 (unpaid). Formed Eclipse Taxicab Co. Ltd. as subsidiary Company, 1948. Both Companies own 160 Taxis. Visited U.S.A. in 1950 to study two-way Radio for taxis. Private Address: 50, Eagle Lodge, Golders Green Road, London, N.W.II. Telephone: Speedwell 9949.
LEWIS, Charles Frederick. Sales Director, C. A. Britten & Co. (Liverpool) Ltd. Born Trim, Co. Meath, Eire, 9th June, 1895. Educated at Meath Grammar School. Served in R.A.S.C., Royal Garrison Artillery and Royal Flying Corps. In 1920 joined Sales staff of Willys Overland Crossley Ltd., Stockport, leaving in 1924 to work at Colmore Depot, Manchester until joining present firm in 1929 as Sales Manager. Appointed to present position, 1948. Interested in Horticulture. Private Address: 109, Greenhill Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, 18. Telephone: Allerton 2739.
LEWIS, Eric Crisp, M.I.MECH.E. Managing Director, Alumasc Ltd., Burton Latimer, Northants. Born Barnes, 16th April, 1898. Educated at Richmond Hill School, Surrey. Received technical training at Regent Street Polytechnic. Installed foundry equipment at Automotive Engineering Co., Twickenham, 1925, while there invented and patented the B.H.B. Piston Die for producing B.H.B. Castings. Left in 1927 to join Sterling Metals, Coventry, where re-constructed the Durbar Avenue Works for Gravity Die Casting. In 1935 joined J. Stone & Co. Ltd. as Foundry Superintendent. Invented the Magnesium Pressure furnace used afterwards for the production of incendiary bombs. Joined Northern Aluminium Co., Handsworth, reconstructed die casting Dept. Re-joined Sterling Metals in 1942, in charge of manufacture of incendiary bombs for M.A.P. In 1945 became Managing Director of present firm, manufacturing low pressure Die Castings for textile and Agricultural machinery. Inventions include cast aluminium beer casks and mechanical powder couplings Recreations : Tennis and Golf. Private Address: io, Kenilworth Court, Putney, London, S.W.15. Telephone: Putney 4146.
LEWIS, Ernest, A.M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Managing Director, W. Lewis & Sons (Cardiff) Ltd. Born Cardiff, 18th July, 1886. Educated at Cardiff Higher Grade School. Son of the founder of above firm (established 1886). Joined firm in 1902 as apprentice and with the exception of four years-1914-18 in R.N.A.S. as Engine Instructor—has worked there continuously for fifty years. Appointed Managing Director, 1913. Chairman of M.A.A. local Section for four years. Recreations : Golf, Fishing. Private Address: 9, Plastorton Place, Cardiff. Telephone: 1389.
LEWIS, Herbert William, A.M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I., M.S.W.I.E. Director and Works Manager, W. Lewis & Sons (Cardiff) Ltd. Born Cardiff, 189o. In 1904 became apprentice with above firm founded by father in 1886. Served in R.N.A.S. in 1st world war, apart from this period has spent nearly fifty years with same firm. Is on National Council of Institute of Motor Industry. Past President of Cardiff Rotary Club. Private Address: 4, Dyvrig Street, Cathedral Road, Cardiff. Telephone: 5329.
LEWIS, John, A.M.I.M.I. South Wales District Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Greyfriars Road, Cardiff. Born Bolton, 27th December, 1896. Educated at Stonyhurst College. Went straight from school to Army serving 1914-19 as Captain in Royal Artillery. First connected with Tyre Industry in 1920 and appointed to present position in 1937. Chairman of Motor & Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund, East Wales Section, 1951-52. Recreations : Gardening, Reading. Private Address: West Lodge, The Court, St. Fagans, Glam. Telephone: Llandaff 366.
LEWIS, Ronald Withers. Director of Wales & Edwards Ltd., Shrewsbury. Born Shrewsbury, 29th June 1897. Educated Wem Grammar School., Received technical training with Lewis & Froiggatt of Shrewsbury, and joined his father's business as Assistant Salesman in 1914. After War service with Liverpool Scottish (1915-19), rejoined Lewis & Froggatt and was appointed Director when firm amalgamated with Wales & Edwards Ltd., in March 1929. Interested in Tennis, Golf, Cine-photography, Ski-ing and Gardening. Private Address: "Acrebatch," All Stretton. Telephone: Leebotwood 33.
LEWIS, Sidney. Sales Manager, Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., Birmingham. Born London, 11th April, 1904. Entered the Industry in 1924, and appointed to present position in August, 1945.
LEWIS, Sidney William. Managing Director, Farnborough Engineering Co. Ltd., Kent. Born London, 24th, November, 1893. Received Technical education at London Polytechnic and in Germany and France. Entered Industry as ball bearing engineer in 1912, and has been with R. Cadisch & Sons, Ltd. as representative. S. W. Lewis & Co. Ltd., as Managing Director. Boyce Motor Accessories Co. Ltd. and Nevix Gauge & Instrument Co. Ltd. as Director. In addition to present position to which appointed in 1938 is also Director of Trancosteel Piston Rings Ltd. and Clifford Motor Components Ltd. Interests : Cricket, Golf and Ski-ing. Private Address: Heathfield House, Keston, Kent. Telephone: Farnborough 3485.
LEWIS, William Herbert, M.I.MECH.E. Co-founder, Windmill & Lewis, Ltd., Bristol. Born Bristol, 21st July, 1876. Educated at Henbury, Bristol, and then at Merchant Venturers' College. Trained in G. W. Rly. shops and started own cycle-building business in 1899. Formed Windmill and Lewis Ltd., in 1912. Recreation : Golf. Address: 11-15, Merchants Road, Clifton, Bristol
LIARDET, Godfrey Edward. Joint Managing Director, Simms Motor Units, Ltd., East Finchley, N.2. Born Liverpool, 17th October, 1905. Joined present firm in 1927, and became Joint Managing Director in 1947. Private Address: 55 Shepherds Hill, Highgate, N.6. Telephone: Mountview 4804.
LIDSEY, Arthur James. Draughtsman, etc. Born Moreton-in-Marsh, 24th September, 1900. Educated at Oundle School. Apprenticed with L.M.S. Rly., Derby. Became Assistant to Chief Draughtsman, Rolls-Royce Ltd. Private Address: 20, Queensway, Derby.
LIGHT, Henry Bernard. Guarantee Supervisor, Rover Company Ltd., Solihull, Birmingham. Born Smethwick, 25th May, 1905. Educated at Smethwick Technical College where he studied engineering, and administration. Started business career in 1920 with E. G. Wrigley & Co. Ltd., Foundry Lane, Soho, a few months before Mr. William Morris (now Lord Nuffield) took over the business and formed Morris Commercial Cars Ltd. In 1930 transferred to Wolseley Motors Ltd., Ward End, B'ham. Moved to London in 1938 to join Smith Motors Ltd. Joined T.A. at time of Munich crisis. Called up with 310/74th S/L. Regt. R.E. Demobilised in Belgium, 1945. Took up present position, October 1945. Specially interested in Writing and Geometrical design. Author of " The Spirit of 310 " a history of his Regt. published in 1948. Received special commendation from the War Office for his essay on " The Internal Combustion Engine and its effect upon mankind." Married to Kathleen (née Toy) at B'ham Oratory, 1929; two daughters. Private Address: Dovedale, 108, Colebrook Road, Shirley, Warwickshire. Telephone: Warstock 2445.
LIGHT, Harry Wilfrid. Director and General Manager, Thrupp and Maberly Ltd., Cricklewood, N.W.2. Born Addlestone, 8th September, 1907. Educated privately. Commenced business at Vickers, Weybridge in 1924, and in 1928 entered the Motor Industry joining Weymann Motor Bodies (1925) Ltd., at Addlestone. In 1932 joined the Rootes Group at their Thrupp and Maberly Coachbuilding factory as Production Manager and subsequently Commercial Manager. In 1944 was appointed General Manager and was elected a Director in 1946. Is a Committee Member of the Car Body Builders Group of the S.M.M. & T. Member of the Council and Honorary Treasurer of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile t", Manufacturers, and Vice President of the Rootes Social and Athletic Club (London Division). Club : Eccentric. Married 1934; one son. Recreations : Shooting and Gardening. Private Address: Dell Cottage, Brox Lane, Ottershaw, Nr. Chertsey. Telephone: Ottershaw 259.
LIMBREY, Geoffrey Herbert. Assistant Chief Engineer, Rover Company Ltd., Acocks Green, Birmingham. Born Wembley, 13th December, 1913. Educated at Haberdashers' Aske's Hampstead School. Studied engineering at London Polytechnic and at Rugby College of Technology and Arts. Served two years apprenticeship with English Electric Co., Ltd., Rugby. Was for eleven years with that Company as design assistant on heavy diesel plant. Joined Rover Co. and became responsible for design, research and development of the Rover Meteor engines and later was responsible for the design of the Rover Meteorite petrol and diesel engines. These Meteorite diesels made possible the production of the first of the giant vehicles to be made in England—the "Antar " produced by Thornycroft. Married : One son. Recreations : Motoring and Yachting. Private Address: Manor House Lane, South Yardley, Birmingham. Telephone: Sheldon 3104.
LIMERICK, Earl of, K.C.B., D.S.O., T.D. Chairman, Mutual Finance Ltd., and other Finance and Hire Purchase Companies. Born 16th October, 1888. Educated at Eton; New College, Oxford. Retired from Territorial Army, 1931 but served as Chairman of London Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, 1941-50. Awarded D.S.O. and mentioned in Despatches during 1914-19 war. Recreations : Ski-ing and Gardening. Club : Carlton. Private Address: Chiddinglye, West Hoathly, East Grinstead. Telephone: Sharpethorne 14.
LINCOLN, Frank Mould, A.M.I.MECH.E. Development Engineer, Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., Adderley Park, Birmingham. Born Smethwick, Staffs, 9th December, 1915. Educated George Dixon Grammar School, Birmingham, and Handsworth & Central Technical Colleges, Birmingham. Apprenticed to Morris Commercial Cars in 1932. 1945 Development Engineer, Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd. Interests : Music, European History, Cricket, and Engineering (Mechanical and Automobile). Private Address: 34o Moat Road, Langley, Oldbury, Worcs. Telephone: Broadwell 1202.
LINE, Reginald Horace, COMP. INST.R., A.M.I.E.E., M.I.PROD.E. Director and General Manager, Frigidaire (Division of General Motors Ltd.), Kingsbury. Born Nuneaton, 18th January, 1901. Educated at Elborow School, Rugby. Studied engineering t Birmingham Technical College. Became an apprentice in 1915 with Morris and Lister of Coventry and worked on the first " M-L " Magneto (now absorbed into Joseph Lucas Ltd.). Later became Electrical Engineer with -large Textile Manufacturing Co., and subsequently became their Chief Engineer. Director in charge of Manufacturing and Sales in Midland group of Companies manufacturing Fractional Horse Power motors, electrical appliances and sheet metal products. During the war was Manager of the Electrolux works at Luton and simultaneously undertook management of a factory producing 4 gallon petrol containers for the Armed Forces. Is Liveryman of Company of Homers. Married; two daughters and twin sons. Clubs : City Livery, and Royal Automobile. Recreations : Golf and Motoring. Private Address: 3, Mostyn Road, Merton, S.W.19. Telephone: Liberty 3031.
LININGTON, Gordon Francis. Managing Director, Linington Bros. (1945) Ltd., Portsmouth. Born Portsmouth, 2nd February, 1885. Educated at Portsmouth Grammar School. Joined family firm in I9oo—assisting his brother. Commissioned T.A., Royal Artillery. Served in France in 1914-18 war. (Mentioned in despatches). Served throughout 1939 war in Record Office with rank of Major. Interested in Chamber of Commerce; Rotary Club, and is Chairman of Portsmouth Section, M.A.A. Hobbies : Cricket and Football. Private Address: 54, Victoria Road South, Southsea, Hants. Telephone: Portsmouth 5932.
LION, John Joseph, A.I.B., A.M.I.M.I. Area Manager (West Midlands), The British Wagon Co. Ltd., Birmingham. Born Ilford, 16th April, 1908. Educated at St. Ignatius College, Stamford Hill. Joined an Accountant's Office, and first connected with the Motor Industry in Audit Dept., of United Dominions Trust Ltd., London, in 1930. Became Branch Manager of U.D.T. Ltd., Nottingham and Newcastle-on-Tyne, and later in London. Joined the British Wagon Co. Ltd. in 1937 as Area Manager, Nottingham. Served during the war in R.A.F. as Tele-communications Officer, in Cairo, India, Ceylon, and Singapore, becoming Chief Signals Officer, Singapore. In 1946 returned to the British Wagon Co. Ltd., taking over the West Midlands Region. Is Representative for the West Midland Region of the I.M.I., and has for several years served on the National Council. Interests : Bridge, Cricket, Photography, and Rotary. Private Address: Jacobean Lane, Cops Heath, Knowle.
LISTER, Charles H. Director, Lister Equipment Ltd., Manchester. Born Manchester, 8th December, 1895. Educated Manchester Grammar School Received technical training at College of Technology and in Royal Engineers (Signal Service). Made several commercial trips to India before becoming connected with Industry in 193o. Held present position since 1945. Served in 18th Hussars and later Royal Engineers (Signals) 1914/18. Hobby: Inventing gadgets. Recreation : Travel. Private Address: 49, Palatine Road, Manchester, 20. Telephone: Didsbury 3771.
LISTER, Sir Percy, KT. Chairman and Managing Director, R.A. Lister & Co. Ltd. Born 15th July, 1897. Educated at Mill Hill; R.M.C. Sandhurst. Served in 18th Q.M.O. Royal Hussars. Joined present firm in 1919. Is also a Director of Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth (Engineers) Ltd., and of Broom & Wade Ltd. Recreations : Hunting, Yachting and Golf. Clubs : Cavalry, Royal Corinthian Yacht. Private Address: Stinchcombe Hill House, Dursley, Glos. Telephone: 2030.
LITTLEFORD, Beatrice May. Managing Director, Albany Road Garage, 52, Darlington Street, Wolverhampton. Born Wolverhampton, 1892. Educated at " The Larches," Wolverhampton. Has been connected with the Motor Industry most of her life, starting with the late Major Bernard P. Littleford in 1925 and working with him until his death in 1951. Since then with the help of her only son—a solicitor—has carried on the business. Is also interested in Property management. As a " side-line " represents Staffordshire on the Council of " The English Bridge Union " and has played for that county. Probably the first woman in Gt. Britain to be Chairman of County Bridge. Other recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: 62, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 22490.
LIVINGSTON, Duncan. Buying Manager, India Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. Born Edinburgh, 7th July, 1893. Educated at Broxburn Public School and technically at Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh. Served apprenticeship to Oil Industry, then seven years abroad in Oil, and Coal Mining. Also worked as a Draughtsman. Appointed Buying Manager, 1937. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: Gordon Villa, Inchinnan Road, Renfrew.
LIVSEY, Percy, J.P. Managing Director, Mutual Finance Ltd., 201, Regent Street, W.I. Born London, 26th May, 1894. Educated at High School, Manchester. Was engaged in Insurance with Ocean Accident, Eagle Star, and as a Broker before joining present firm in 1924. Served on Management Committee S.M.M. & T., 1949/50. Executive of B.M.A. 1949/50. At present serving on Committee of H.P. Information Ltd. (Hire Purchase Bureau) and Committee of Finance Houses' Association. Is Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Interested in Politics—is Member of National Executive, Conservative Party. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: 62, Millway, Mill Hill, London, N.W.7. Telephone: 2219.
LLEWELLYN, Michael Rowland Godfrey. Director C. K. Andrews, Ltd., Swansea. Born Neath, 15th June, 1921. Educated Harrow School. Granted commission in Grenadier Guards in 1941, and served in Italy 1943/4. Wounded in 1944; retired 1949. Now commands a battalion of the Glamorgan County Army Cadet Force. Is also Director of Neath and Cardiff Luxury Coaches. Interests : Shooting and Motor Sport. Private Address: Tredilion Park, Abergavenny. Telephone: 405.
LLEWELLYN, Robert Godfrey, C.B., C.B.E., M.C., T.D., D.L., J.P. Chairman and Managing Director, C. K. Andrews Ltd., Swansea. Born Baglan, Briton Ferry, 13th May, 1893. Educated at Cothill House, Nr. Abingdon, and at Royal Naval Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth. In 1914 left R.N. to join Motor Trade as partner in Turner & Co., Cardiff. Served in 1914-18 war in Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry, appointed to Command Brigade Signal Troop, 6th Mounted Brigade. Captain 1918, 2nd in Command 4th Cavalry Divisional Signals. Awarded M.C. and mentioned in Despatches. Returned to Turner & Co. in 1919 and afterwards this business was sold to R. E. Jones Ltd. Managed Browns Garages, Swansea, Turner & Co., Swansea and R. E. Jones Ltd., serving on the Board of the latter. In 1926 left R. E. Jones and associated Companies buying "C. K. Andrews." Col.-in-Charge, Adminstration, H.G. South Wales District, 1940-44. Commandant Glamorgan Army Cadet Force, 1943-49. High Sheriff of Glamorgan 1947-8. Has been Chairman of the Wales and Monmouthshire Conservative and Unionist Association, since 1949. Vice-Chairman Glamorgan Territorial Army and Auxiliary Forces Association. Interests : Farming, Territorial Army, Cadets, Politics. Recreations : Shooting, Yachting, Racing, Fishing. Private Address: Tredilion Park, Abergavenny, Mon. Telephone: 405.
LLOYD, Frederick Roland. Governing Director, Fred Lloyd Motors, Ltd. Grimsby. Born Cleethorpes, 2I St January, 1904. Educated at St. James Secondary School, Grimsby, and received technical training from private tutor. After serving apprenticeship with Fred Lloyd he became Managing Director of Fred Lloyd Motors Ltd. in 1924, and Governing Director when company was reconstituted in 1947. Made special study of light cars, and after designing the first Lloyd car in 1934, he formed, in the same year, the firm of Lloyd Cars Ltd., of which he became Governing and Managing Director. During the second world war he carried out many important contracts for the Ministry of Aircraft Production and aero engine manufacturers. Post war activities have been concerned with the design and production of the Lloyd " 650 " light car. Interested in Music, Sailing and Fishing. Private Address: 309, Laceby Road, Grimsby. Telephone: 7318.
LLOYD, John Oswald. Service Manager, A. Cooke's Garages, Crewe. Born Crewe, 29th January, 1901. Educated at Higher Elementary School, Crewe. Received technical education at Standard Motor Co., with whom served apprenticeship as a mechanic from 1915. Recreations : Cycling and Shooting. Private Address: 18, Nantwich Road, Crewe. Telephone: 2011.
LLOYD, Peter, M.A., F.R.I.C., F.INST.P. Deputy Director, Ministry of Supply, National Gas Turbine Establishment, Pyestock, Farnborough, Hants. Telephone: Farnboro' 1350. Born Sheffield, June, 1907. Educated at Greshams School; Trinity College, Cambridge. After taking degree continued with research at Cambridge under Prof. Rideal, then spent a year at chemical engineering works in Germany. In 1931 joined Gas Light & Coke Co., in charge of industrial use of gas research. Author of " Theory of Industrial Gas Heating." In 1941 joined the R.A.E. Team on Gas Turbine Research. In 1944 joined Power Jets (Research and Development) Ltd. in charge of combustion research. In 1946 joined present Ministry appointed to post of Deputy Director, 1949. Recreations : Mountaineering -and exploration. Private Address: Leyton House, Farnham, 'Surrey. Telephone: 68190.
LOCK, Edgar William, Senior Partner, Lock Brothers, Exeter. .Born Chittlehampton, 3rd April, 1898. Edutated at West Buckland School. Served apprenticeship to general engineering and in 1919 started machine shop work with the Exeter Garage Co., after being four years in R.F.C. Held present position since 1927. Recreation: Bowls. Private Address: 147, Ladysmith Road, Exeter. Telephone: 3990.
LOCK, Herbert Henry. Partner, Lock Bros., 147, Ladysmith Road, Exeter. Born Chittlehampton, N. Devon, 1902. Became a partner in above business in 1925. Private Address: 74, Union Road, Exeter. Telephone: 54191.
LOMAX, Leonard Morton. Director and General Sales Manager, Langney Motors Ltd., Langney Road, Eastbourne. Born London, 6th July, 1904. Educated Broderick House, Fareham, and Southend Technical College. Apprenticed Maxwell Motors, Ltd., Pimlico, London, S.W.' . (Father at time being Director, and later Chairman of Chryslers). Company later taken over by Chryslers and moved to Kew Gardens. Promoted to Sales Dept., junior salesman, later Road Supervisor, then Sales Manager, Dodge Bros., when they amalgamated with Chrysler. Brief period with North Road Garage, Grantham, and Roland C. Bellamy, Ltd., Grimsby and Lincoln. 1940 joined Army, R.A.S.C., demobilised 1945 with rank of Major. Served as G.S.O.2 at War Office, M.T.5., under Director of Technical Training. Joined Rootes Ltd., London, as Fieldman for Home Counties. 1948 joined Langney Motors Ltd. Interests : Golf. Married; two daughters. Private Address: 26, Grassington Road, Eastbourne. Telephone: Eastbourne 3918.
LORD, Eric Sydney, A.M.I.MECH.E. Works Superintendent, Morris Motors Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. Born Headington, 28th March, 1920. Educated at City of Oxford High School and took Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering at Oxford School of Technology. Became apprentice with City Motor Co. (Oxford) Ltd., 1936: joining Morris Motors on aircraft inspection on completion of indentures in 1940. Remained a production planning Engineer until 1946 when joined Nuffield Exports. Was personal Assistant to Sales and Service Director of Nuffield Organization, 1948-50. Lectured in Maths and Science at Schools of Technology, 1945-50. Married, 1945; one son, one daughter. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: Dymock, Harbord Road, Oxford.
LORD, John Herbert. Executive Director, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., St. James's Street, London, S.W.I. Born Glasgow, 14th September, 1898. Educated at Glasgow High School; Allan Glen's School, Glasgow. Enlisted from school in 1915, in Royal Naval Division, serving in Gallipoli and France. Wounded and lost left eye at Battle of the Somme, 1917. On demobilisation in 1919 became articled to Sir John Mann of Mann, Judd, Gordon and Co. and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1923. In 1925 became Accountant and Assistant Secretary to Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd., Shrewsbury and in 1927 joined present organisation. By 1942 appointed Comptroller and in 1947 appointed a Director. Is also Director of Dunlop Plantations, Ltd.; Dunlop Cotton Mills Ltd.; Dunlop Rim & Wheel Co. Ltd.; Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd.; Semtex Ltd. and Lastex Yarn & Lactron Thread Ltd. and other subsidiaries and associated companies of the Dunlop Group. In May, 1951 elected President of Federation of British Rubber Manufacturers' Associations. Chairman of Capital Resources Panel, Economic Policy Committee, F.B.I. Clubs : Reform, R.A.C. Interests : Farming. Private Address: Skid Hill House, Nr. Chelsham, Surrey. Telephone: Biggin Hill 5o.
LOUGHBOROUGH, Thomas Wynn, A.M.I.MECH.E. Secretary General Federation Internationale Motorcycliste, The Old Forge, Hawkhurst, Kent. Telephone: Hawkhurst 2178. Born London, 24th November, 1877. Educated at Marlborough College; King's College, London. Served apprenticeship with Maudslay Sons and Field, marine and general engineers. Became commissioned in the 2nd V.B. The Queens and subsequently 0-i/c. the Cyclists Company. Promoted to Captain in Reserve of Officers for services rendered in S. African War. Returned to civil life, 1903 first as a fitter, then as foreman with John J. Thornycroft & Co. In 1906 became Stores Manager, at the Erith factories of Vickers, Sons & Maxim Ltd. In 1911 became buyer, London General Omnibus Company. At this time was founder member of Brit. Motor Cycle Racing Club, later became Hon. Sec. In 1912 became Sec. to Auto Cycle Union. Held this post for 34 years. Held various military and police appointments during 1914 war, created Hon. Major on retirement. In 1912 re-created the International Motorcycling Federation (now F.I.M.) and has been Secretary General ever since. Was decorated, 1951, by H.M. King of Sweden for services to Motor Sport. Member of R.A.C. Motor Cycle Committee. Secretary Speedway Control Board. Interests : Old furniture. Recreations : Travel and Gardening. Address: as above.
LOVAT, Lord, D.S.O., M.C. Director, Aird Motors, Ltd., Beauly, Invernessshire. Born 9th July, 191 I. Educated at Ampleforth; Magdalen College, Oxford. Served during 1939 war becoming Brig. CommandoS, 1943 (wounded, M.C., D.S.O., Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre avec palme). Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1945. Owns about 190,000 acres. His son is " Master of Lovat." Private Address: Beaufort Castle, Beauly, Inverness-shire.
LOVE, Phil Prince, B.SC. (GLAS), A.R.T.C., M.I.MECH.E., WH.EX. Technical Manager, The Glacier Metal Co. Ltd., Alperton. Born Dole, Jura, France, 7th October, 1911. Educated at Allan Glen's School, Glasgow, and studied engineering at Royal Technical College, Glasgow. In 193o became an apprentice with Albion Motors Ltd. In 1935 took 1st class Honours, Mech. Engineering, at Glasgow University. Became, in 1939, Assistant Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Research Assistant, at Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Served late 1939 until 1943 as Officer, Technical Branch, R.A.F.V.R. In 1943 became Chief Engineer of Scottish Factories Glacier Metal Co. Ltd., leaving in 1945, to become Research Manager, The Hymatic Engineering Co. Ltd., Redditch. In 1947 rejoined The Glacier Metal Co. Ltd. and became Technical Manager in 1948. Is Governor of Paddington Technical College. Member of D.S.I.R. Committee on Lubrication. Married, 1940, Margaret Irwin (née Granger); three sons. Interests : Debating, Politics, Education and Music. Private Address: 632, Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex. Telephone: Wembley 6393.
LOVELACE, John Charles. Joint Managing Director, Rowland Winn Ltd., Leeds. Born London, 23rd November, 1896. Educated at Sutton Grammar School. Became an apprentice with Metallurgic Ltd., Cricklewood in 1912. During the 1914 war served as a Captain in the Royal Flying Corps, and later the R.A.F. Proprietor of Garage in own name at Grimsby, 1919-1927. Joined the General Motors Corporation of America, and Vauxhall Motors Ltd., in 1928. Appointed Joint Managing Director of Rowland Winn Ltd., Leeds and Associated Companies in 1937. Became Member of Vauxhall Motors Dealer Council in 1946. Recreations : Shooting and Golf. Private Address: 459, Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, 6. Telephone: 73192.
LOW, Arthur Joseph, J.P., M.I.M.I. Proprietor, Pass and Co., Newbury. Born London, 24th February, 1893. Educated at Russell Hill Schools, Purley. Joined Worcester Yeomanry at outbreak of 1914 war, serving in Gallipoli and Middle East. Invalided home and transferred to M.T., A.S.C. On demobilisation joined present firm as Assistant Manager and acquired control in 1931. During last war was Transport Officer, Civil Defence, Newbury Area. Is a Director Newbury Building Society and a Reserve Member of Rent Tribunal. Chairman of Juvenile Court. Recreations : Shooting and Sailing. Private Address: 6o, Andover Road, Newbury, Berks. Telephone: Newbury 1436.
LOW, Archibald Montgomery, A.C.G.I., M.I.MECH.E., F.C.S., F.R.G.S., F.G.S. (U.S.A.), F.I.ARB., F.F.SC. Research Scientist, Abbey House, Victoria Street, S.W.I. Telephone: Whitehall 1616. Born Purley, 1888. Educated at St. Paul's School and Imperial College of Science, London. Founded Low Accessories & Ignition Co. Ltd., in 1912. Invented the Cup Sparking Plug, audiometer for testing car noises, vibrometer for testing car springs, oscillographic indicator for engine indication etc., and numerous other inventions in the fields of photography, acoustics, rockets, contact lenses, radio and television. For example, invented and patented a system of Television demonstrated before the Institute of Automobile Engineers in 1914. During 1914-18 war was in charge of the Royal Flying Corps Experimental Works, also attached to the Department of Torpedoes and Mines, Admiralty, and Lieut-Comdr. in the R.N.R. (Twice mentioned in Despatches). Hon. consultant to Odeon Cinemas on acoustics and formerly to Brooklands Race track. During 1939 war served at the Air Ministry and as a Major attached to H.Q. Produced three new explosives, various radio inventions and several weapons. Designed rocket-carrying aircraft in early part of war. Has conducted research on subjects as far removed as fly's wings and diesel engines. Has written more than 40 books, mostly on " popular " science. Private Address and Laboratories: 1, Woodstock Road, Chiswick, W.4. Telephone: Chiswick 2162.
LOW, Sir Walter John Morrison, BT. Director, General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd. Born 27th May, 1899. Educated at Harrow School. Assumed additional name of Morrison by deed poll, 1924. Served during 1914-18 war as Lieut. 1st Scots Guards. Is J.P. County Fife. Recreation : Golf. Clubs : Guards', Royal & Ancient (St. Andrews). Private Address: Kilmaron Castle, near Cupar, Fife.
LOWE, Alexander Mcleay, A.M.I.MECH.E. Founder of Lowes Service Garage, Musselburgh. Born Musselburgh, 6th May, 1901. Educated at Musselburgh Grammar School. Took Diploma in Electric Engineering at Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh. Joined Bruce Peebles & Co., Edinburgh and Dick Kerr & Co. before starting own business, 1925. Interests : Home tine, television and motor boats. Private Address: St. Michaels, Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
LOWE, Leslie Ernest, A.M.I.MECH.E. Technical Adviser on Diesel Engines, Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd., White Kennett Street, London, E.I. Telephone: Avenue 7575. Born Plumstead, 31st March, 1903. Educated at Dartford Grammar School. Studied Engineering at Brighton Technical College (19171920). Joined Ricardo & Co., on fuel and engine research work. Carried out many early H.U.C.R. detonation tests for the Empire Motor Fuels Committee; super-charging of aero engines for Schneider Trophy races and preparing formulae for racing fuels. Tests on sleeve valve engines and development of high speed diesel engines. In 1929 joined Asiatic Petroleum Co. and went overseas as Technical Officer for Shell in New Zealand, and Australia 1929-46. Included in this term were the war years in which acted for the Ministry of War Transport as quality control officer on diesel and fuel oils, S.W. Pacific area. In 1946 returned to London as liaison officer between marketing and research departments on diesel engines and their fuels for the Shell Group of Companies in London. Married; one son. Interests : Photography, Model Engineering, Angling, Tennis, Golf. Private Address: 89, Sandy Lane South, Wallington, Surrey. Telephone: 2742.
LOWTHER, Frank. Director, Edmunds Walker & Co., Ltd., West Hendon. Born Southport, 2ISt September, 1888. Educated at Southport Grammar School and Christchurch School. Trained in engineering in his father's motor business and during 1914 war was with Aeronautical Inspection Dept. Then joined Austin's, Vulcan's, Beardmore's and Crossley's successively. Joined present firm in 1919. Interests : Cruising and Golf. Address: The Broadway, West Hendon, London, N.W.9.
LUBBOCK, Maurice Fox-Pitt, Hon. Director, Rolls-Royce Limited, 14-15, Conduit Street, London, W.I. Born Farnborough, Kent, 17th October, 1900. Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. Is also Chairman of Production Engineering Ltd. and a Director of Lloyds Bank. Son of Baron Avebury. Married, 1926, Hon. Adelaide Stanley. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 14, Lowndes Square, London, S.W.I. Telephone: Sloane 8863.
LUCY, Lt.-Col. Charles John Hampden, T.D., A.I.R.T.E. Managing Director, Teddington Hands Garage, Nr. Tewkesbury. Born Cheltenham, 2nd May, 1908. Educated at Cheltenham College. Commenced training as a solicitor but owing to his father's death took over the latter's business in 193o. Formed Mechanization Ltd. to supply vehicles on hire to the War Office, operating 600 vehicles in 1936. This Company's fleet was replaced by Government vehicles in 1938. Commissioned, T.A. in 1927. Served throughout war, chiefly in 2nd Division R.A.S.C. Posted to Regular Reserve of Officers, 1946. Founded and became Managing Director of above firm in 1946. Is also Director of Newmek Ltd., and of Ripple Products Ltd. Recreations : Motor Sport and Golf. Private Address: The Elms, Beckford, Nr. Tewkesbury. Telephone: Overbury 283.
LUDLOW, Neville Broughton. Director, Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., Erdington, Birmingham, 2. Born Moseley, Birmingham, II th June, 1885. Educated at Rugby. First connected with Motor Industry in 1901. Private Address: Barton House, Barton, Bidford-on-Avon. Telephone: Bidford-on-Avon 144.
LUND, Arthur James, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.PROD.E., A.M.AE.S.I. General Manager, Cooper Engineering Ltd., Satara Road, Dist Satara, Bombay, India. Born Brassington, Derbyshire, 2nd May, 1902. Educated locally and in Yorkshire at Bingley Technical School, and Keighley College of Engineering. In 1918 became an apprentice engineer serving with Richard Garnett & Sons, Bingley and Keighley Gas and Oil Engine Co. Ltd. Became Works Manager of latter and Chief Engineer, 1927. In 1929 left to become partner in Beechey, Lund & Co., teaching also at Keighley College of Engineering. In 1941 became Works Manager, Cooper Engineering Ltd., India. Served on innumerable Government and other Committees concerned with engineering or allied problems. Is also Member of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce; of Deccan Manufacturers Association and of advisory committee, Satara Industrial School. Recreations : Swimming, Golf, Shooting and Photography. Private Address: General Manager's Bungalow, Satara, India.
LUNN, Royston Charles. Chief Designer, Jowett Cars Ltd., Idle. Born Richmond, Surrey 26th June, 1925. Educated at Kingston Technical College where he studied engineering. Served apprenticeship as a Toolmaker, 1939-43 with H.E.M. Engineering Ltd. Gained Higher National Cert. Mechanical Engineering and became Graduate, Royal Aeronautical Society in 1944. Joined R.A.F. and was transferred to the Royal Aeronautical Establishment, Farnborough engaged on engine design until released in 1946. Joined A-C Cars as Draughtsman Designer and worked on the post-war A-C Car. In 1947 went to Aston-Martin and Lagonda Ltd., becoming Assistant to Claude Hill, then Chief Designer of Aston's. Joined Jowett's Ltd., as Chief Designer in 1949. Married, Jeanne (née Darby), 1947; one daughter. Recreations: Rowing, Fishing and Golf. Private Address: 5, Mayfield Drive, Sandbeds, Bingley, Yorks. Telephone: Bingley 3156.
LUTY, Robert. General Manager, Louth Motor Garage, Queen Street Place, Louth, Lincs. Born Louth, 19th February, 1901. Educated at Louth Grammar School and started with this firm as a boy in 1914. Recreations : Gardening and Shooting. Private Address: 22, Horncastle Road, Louth, Lincs. Telephone: 714.
LYCETT, Dennis John Kenrick. Assistant Service Director, Lycetts Garage Ltd., St. John's Road, Stourbridge. Born Stourbridge, loth November, 1924. Educated at King Edward's School, Stourbridge. Studied engineering in his father's business until joining R.A.F. in 1943. Obtained commission in Canada, 1944 a-id later flew with Bomber Squadrons in the Far East. Rejoined father in 1947, becoming Director of newly formed Limited Company. Is currently Assistant Service Director with particular responsibility for Forecourt, Reception and Light Service areas. Married, 1948. Private Address: Lyttlestoties, Vicarage Road, Wollaston, Stourbridge. Telephone: Stour-bridge 58276.
LYCETT, Geoffrey Clement Percival. Financial Director and General Manager, Lycetts Garage Ltd., Stourbridge. Born Stourbridge, 18th October, 1922. Educated at King Edward's School, Stourbridge leaving to join father's business as Junior Clerk. Joined Royal Navy in 1941 and was commissioned after serving as a Midshipman. On release in 1946 re-joined his father's business in a managerial capacity; with his brother undertook considerable re-organisation. Specialised in Sales Accounts and General Administration. Serves on Borough Council; is founder member of Midland R.N.V.R. Officers' Association and is first Chairman of the Stourbridge Royal Naval Association. Married; two daughters. Private Address: Penshurst, St. Peter's Road, Pedmore, Stourbridge, Worcs. Telephone: Hagley 2236.
LYCETT, Percy Clement Alfred. Chairman, Lycett's Garage Ltd., Stourbridge. Born Knighton, 29th December, 1892. Educated at Edingale School, Nr. Tamworth, leaving in 1907 to become an indentured apprentice with Philips Garage, Market Drayton until 1912. Joined Lees Garage, Stafford, as journeyman until serving in R.N.A.S. in his trade branch. Released in 1919 and joined Roberts Garage, West Bromwich, and later joined Flemings Garage, Amblecote as foreman. Commenced business on own account at the Vine Garage, Stourbridge, 1921, moving into larger premises in 1924 and 1934. Continued to operate business during war, both sons (q.v.) being in H.M. Forces. Converted business into a Limited Company in 1947. Interested in Motor Racing. Private Address: Lynton House, Hyperion Road, Stourton, Nr. Stourbridge. Telephone: 57733.
LYNCH, Harry. Dundee Warehouse Branch Manager, William Anderson & Co. Born Dundee, loth April, 1918. Educated at Lawside Academy, Dundee and at Dundee and Inverness Trades and Technical Establishments. Became an errand boy on leaving school and was apprenticed with present firm at Dundee. Became Warehouse Manager at Inverness Branch before joining R.A.S.C. Technical Stores Branch in 1939. Served overseas and demobilised, 1946 as M/S/Sgt. Re-joined firm as Dundee Branch Manager, 1946. Married, 1948. Recreations: Golf, Football and Motoring. Private Address: 5, Dallfield Terrace, Dundee. Telephone: 5915.
LYONS, John Archibald, M.I.M.I. Depot Manager, Rootes Group, Wrotham Heath, Kent. Born Tunbridge Wells, 1906. Educated at St. Paul's School, Hastings. Served apprenticeship with Rootes, spending several years acquiring experience in tuning and testing before becoming foreman of service department in 1933. Occupied that position until appointed Depot Manager in 1940. Served during the war as assistant Ammunition Officer to H.G. Battn. and small arms instructor to the special police. Captained the Maidstone Works and Wrotham cricket teams for many years. Is Secretary of Platt Badminton Club. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: Beech House, Borough Green, Kent. Telephone: 32 9.
LYONS, William. Chairman and Managing Director, Jaguar Cars Ltd., Coventry. Born Blackpool, 4th September, 1901. Educated at Arnold House School, Blackpool. Founded Swallow Coachbuilding Co. Ltd., in 1922. This was acquired by S.S. Cars Ltd. (a private Co.) in 1933. In 1935, S.S. Cars Ltd. became a Public Company and in 1945 its name was changed as above. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: Wappenbury Hall, Nr. Leamington Spa, Warwicks. Telephone: Marton 209.