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SAKER, Percy Ralph. Chief Sales Engineer, George Angus & Co. Ltd., Oil Seal Division, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 6. Born Surbiton, 30th January, 1917. Studied engineering at Kingston Technical College. Was apprenticed to British Anzani Engineering Company, 1935-38. Became design draughtsman with Nash & Thompson Ltd., 1938-42. In the latter year joined Research Department of present firm, being promoted to present position in 1950. Married. Hobby : Photography. Private Address: 4, Grange Road, Hook, Surbiton, Surrey. Telephone: Elmbridge 3714.
SALMON, Arthur John. Deputy Chairman, Cable Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., W.C. 1 . Born Kent, 30th October, 1875. Educated at Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet. Received training at the Royal Veterinary College. Prior to becoming London Manager of the " Motor World " he was associated with various Cycle Organisations. Left Motor World in 1918 to join present firm as Advertisement Manager of " The Garage and Motor Agent " ; appointed Director, 1937, Joint Managing Director, 1947, Deputy Chairman, 1949. In the early i9oo's was a keen competitor and organiser of Hill Climbs and other motoring events. Organised Aston Hill Climbs and originated one-make Motor Clubs with Riley Motor Car Club in 1925. Founded the Fellowship of the Motor Industry, of which he is at present Chairman, in 1936. Qualification for membership of the Fellowship is 25 years in the Industry. Private Address: One Finch Lane, Bushey, Herts. Telephone: 1880.
SALSBURY, Thomas Francis. Managing Director, Oundle Motors Ltd., 1, Station Road, Oundle. Born Northampton, 17th February, 1891. Educated at Northampton Town and County School, receiving training at the Coventry Technical Institute. Became a pupil at the Rover Motor Co., Coventry, in 1906 and Managing Director, Oundle Motors Ltd. in 1920. Private Address: 1, Station Road, Oundle. Telephone: 3142.
SAMUEL, Richard Greville, M.A. (CANTAB.), M.R.C.S., D.P.H. Medical Officer to the Rootes Group, Coventry. Born Skewan, Glamorgan, 27th September, 1907. Educated at Westminster School; Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St. Bartholomews Hospital. After qualifying held appointments as House Physician, Houst Surgeon and Casualty Officer at Swansea General Hospital. Succeeded his father, the late David Samuel, J.P. in practice at Skewan. Became medical officer (S.W. Wales) AngloIranian & Shell-Mex Petroleum Co. Gave up practice and served during the war in R.N.V.R. Became M.O. to Royal Naval Armaments Depots and Torpedo Factories. On demobilisation spent one year in Public Health Administration as Assistant M.O.H. in Borough of Islington prior to taking up present appointment. Is Hon. Medical Secretary, Coventry Joint Advisory Health Council; Member of Medical Interviewing Committee, Min. of Labour. Recreations: Shooting and Golf. Private Address: 18, Hartington Crescent, Coventry. Telephone: 5329.
SANDERS, Eric, C.B.E. Managing Director, Swallow Coachbuilding Co. Ltd., The Airport, Walsall. Born Birmingham, 12th November, 1907. Managing Director of Helliwells Ltd., Walsall (and Treforest Trading Estate, S. \Vales) also of Arthur Hudson & Son Ltd., Dudley. Is a Member of the Royal Aero Club. Hobbies : Shooting, Gardening, Reading and Ceramics. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: Heath Cottage, Dunnington, Nr. Alcester. Telephone: Bidford-on-Avon 83.
SANDERS, Robert Edward. Director and Manager, W. R. Sanders Ltd. (of the Kennings Group), Buxton. Born Buxton, 1909. Educated at Kents Bank Road School and Buxton College. Received technical training in the Engineering Dept. of Ferodo Ltd. Entered the Service Dept. of W. R. Sanders Ltd. in 1928. Served in the 1939-45 war (Awarded Chevalier of the Order of Leopold II with palm, and the Croix de Guerre with palm in 1940). On cessation of hostilities in 1945 returned to W. R. Sanders becoming Director and Manager. Married; son, 1 daughter. Hobbies: T.A., Golf and Amateur Theatricals. Private Address: Sylvan House, Spring Gardens, Buxton. Telephone: 70 and 76.
SANDERSON, Basil, M.C. Director, Ford Motor Co. Ltd. Born 19th June, 1894. Educated at Rugby; Trinity College, Oxford. Commissioned in Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry, during 1914 war. Awarded M.C. and bar, twice mentioned in Despatches, Belgian Croix de Guerre. Joined staff of White Star Line and in 1927 Shaw Savill & Albion Co. Ltd. as Manager—is now Chairman and Managing Director of this firm. Is also a Director of several other shipping Lines and of the Bank of England. Member of Council of Chamber of Shipping since 1926 and is on Committee of numerous Shipping Councils. During the war was Director, Shipping in Port, 1939-41. Head of Port and Transit Control, Min. of War Transport, 1941-45. High Sheriff of London, 1948-49. U.S. Medal of Freedom with silver palm. Private Address: Ayot Bury, Welwyn, Herts. Telephone: Welwyn 36o.
SANDERSON, Harry. Managing Director, Sanderson and Holmes Ltd., Derby. Born Derby, 8th February, 1888. Educated at Derby School, receiving technical training at Derby Technical College. Served apprenticeship and in 1922 became Managing Director. Served during the 1914-18 war in the Sherwood Foresters. Married; one son now a Director in the Firm. Vice-President of the Derby Rotary Club. Hobbies: Rowing and Gardening. Private Address: The Winnats, Cornhill, Allestree, Nr. Derby. Telephone: 57749.
SANDFORD, Leonard A., F.I.M.I. Director and General Manager, Sandfords (Leatherhead Ltd.), and Metropolis Garages Ltd., London. Born London, 7th July, 1903. Educated at Latymer Upper School, receiving further education at Paddington Technical Institute and Regent Street Polytechnic. Entered Motor Industry as an Apprentice in 1920, with James Bartle & Co. Ltd.,London, completing apprenticeship with . A. Vandervell Ltd. and Clement Talbot Ltd. Joined Sandfords of Leatherhead in 1928, becoming General Manager of the Metropolis Garages Ltd. in 1937. Joined the Auxiliary Air Force in 1938 and in 1943 became Flt./Lt. in R.A.F. Rejoined Family business upon return. Is Freeman of the City of London, and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers. Clubs: Veteran Car of Gt. Britain, British Auto Racing, Pathfinder, Thames Sailing and Minerva Yacht. Private Address: Cornerways, Fee Farm Road, Claygate. Telephone: 2705.
SANDLAND, Robert, J.P. Partner, Willenhall Motor Services, Willenhall. Born Hednesford, 19th April, 1915. Educated at St. Chad's College, Wolverhampton. Took up present position in 1933. Well known in Motor Reliability Trials, 1934-38, as driver of one of the successful Singer (Ruddy) Team. Served during the war in the Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy Transport from 1940-45. Chairman of the Willenhall U.D.C. 1947-49. Member of the Staffordshire County Council. Married; three daughters. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: White Lodge, Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 37200.
SANDS, William John. Managing Director of W. J. Sands & Sons Ltd., Burnham, Bucks. Born Waringstown, N. Ireland, 4th October, 1879. Educated at Waringstown National School. Became Rolls Royce Chaffeur Mechanic 1903-1916. Joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 serving until demobilisation in 1919, when established own business. Gradually built the business to present proportions. Became Managing Director on conversion to Limited Company in 1947. Interests : Masonic and Church activities. Recreations: Gardening and Golf. Private Address: Orchard Farm, Burnham, Bucks. Telephone: 85.
SANGSTER, John Young. Chairman, Triumph Engineering Co. Ltd., Allesley, Coventry. Born Birmingham, 29th May, 1896. Educated at St. John's College, Hurstpierpoint. Received Engineering training in France and Germany. Served with the 14th Royal Warwicks during the 1914-18 war. In 1919 became Assistant Manager at Tyseley Works of the Rover Co. Ltd. From 1922-32 was Assistant Managing Director, Ariel Works Ltd., becoming Chairman and Managing Director in 1932. Appointed to present position in 1936. Is also Director of the Birmingham Small Arms Co. Ltd. and Vice President of the Triumph Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. Chairman of various committees connected with the Motor Cycle Industry. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Hobbies and Outside Interests : Skiing, Swimming and World Travel. Private Address: 77, Westfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 15. Telephone: Edgbaston 2787.
SANGSTER, Thomas Alfred. Sales Manager, for The Riley and M.G. Cars Companies Ltd., Cowley. Born Birmingham, 27th June, 1903. Educated at Bablake School, Coventry. Articled apprentice to Swifts of Coventry. Later becoming Sales and Service Manager of the London Depot of Swifts. Joined Riley (Coventry) Ltd. in 1930 this being incorporated into the Nuffield Organisation in 1938. Married; one son. Hobbies : Golf and Motoring. Private Address: Corncrways, North Moretown, Berks.
SANO, Amy (Mrs.). Proprietor of A. Sano, The Commercial Motor Service, Middlesbrough. Born Co. Durham, 17th July, 190o. Became proprietor in 1926, is the widow of the late Albert Yoshio Sano. One son and one adopted daughter. Private Address: Kirklevington Grange, Yarm, Yorks. Telephone: Eaglescliffe 2340.
SAOUTCHIK, Pierre. General Manager and Owner of Coachbuilding business in own name, Neuilly/Seine, Paris. Born Neuilly/Seine, 13th August, 1916. Educated at College Pasteur, and Brighton College. Received technical education at Polytechnic High School. Joined father's firm in 1938, becoming General Manager and Owner in 1947. During the last war served as 2nd Lieut. in Cavalry, awarded War Cross, and Liberation Cross. Also served in Spain as Free French Agent from 1940-44. Prior to taking over the firm visited U.S.A. for study. Married. Private Address: 3, Boulevard des Sablons, Neuilly Seine, Paris. Telephone: Miallot 22-40.
SASS, Stuart Gordon. Managing Director, \V. A. Sass Ltd., Brigg. Born Brigg, 8th May, 1913. Educated at Brigg Grammar School. In 1929 became apprenticed to W. A. Sass Ltd., as Motor Mechanic, taking up present position in 1942. Married; two sons, one daughter. Hobby : Drama. Private Address: St. Davids, Wrawby Road, Brigg. Telephone: 2105.
SATCHWELL, Hubert Job, A.M.I.MECH.E. Automobile Engineer. Born Kenilworth, 6th May, 1891. Educated at Bablake School, Coventry and Coventry Technical Institute. From 1906 until 1914 took full Engineering Course with Daimler's (Diploma). Served in France as warrant officer R.A.S.C. (M.T.), 1914-19. Joined staff of Daimler's buying Dept. in 1919, becoming Assistant Buyer (Production). Private Address: 55, Clinton Avenue, Kenilworth.
SAUNDERS, Arthur Michael. Sales Engineer, British Light Steel Pressings Ltd. (A Rootes Group Company), Warple Way, Acton, W.3. Born Peterborough, 27th April, 191o. Educated at King's School, Peterborough. Took pupil course with Humber Ltd., Coventry, 1928-1931 and remained with Humber Ltd., until 1939 spending the last five years as Personal Assistant to Director of Engineering. Transferred to British Light Steel Pressings Ltd., as Commercial Assistant and then to Rootes Ltd. as Personal Assistant to Vice-Chairman, 1941 '42. Returned to Humber's as Manager, Engineering Department, 1943-45. In 1945 transferred back to British Light Steel Pressings Ltd., as Production Manager. In 1948 appointed Sales Engineer. Private Address: Boldrewood, Gordon Road, Claygate, Surrey. Telephone: Claygate 3792.
SAUNDERS, Henry Arthur Waldron. Chairman and Managing Director, H. A. Saunders Ltd., London, NA 2. Born at Petrockstone, 3rd September, 189o. Educated at Odiham. Served apprenticeship and received Technical training with Wolseley Motors in 1908. In 1913 started business on own account in Birmingham. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: St. Armes, Turner Drive, London, N.W.r 1. Telephone: Speedwell 2739.
SAUNDERS, William Howard, A.M.I.MECH.E. Director of Alpe & Saunders Ltd.. Born 17th July, 1889. Trained with Star Engineering, Wolverhampton and subsequently became their chief draughtsman. In 1912 appointed designer, David Brown & Sons, Huddersfield. Left to join Briton Me.Mor CO., and was designer also with British Lorry & Engineering Co. befr_rt Raybestos Belaco in 1922. DL-ector, 1931.
SAXBY, Hilda Knowles 'Mrs.). Director, Burman & Sons Ltd., Birmingham, 3o. Private Address: 66, Harbor= Road, Birmingham, 15. Telephone: Edgbaston 1087. SAYER, James Gordon. Regional Sales Superintendent, Alexander Duckham & Co. Ltd., London W.14. Born Woolston, 11th January, 1914Educated at Aske's Hatcharn (Haberdashers). Entered the firm in Order Dept., 1931. Taking up present position in 1946. Served in the Fire Service 1939-40 and in the R.A.F. (Transport Command) as Flying Instructor and Flt Lt. from 1940-46. Private Address: 255, Dertharn Road, Norwich. Telephone: 21124.
SCAMMELL, Vernon Ronald. Company Secretary, Car & Electrical Services Ltd., Chatham. Born Baughurst, 6th October, 192o. Educated at Medway Technical College. Joined the above firm in 1935. During the war served in A.A. Command Searchlights at home, in India and Burma with Heavy Artillery, with rank of Sergeant. Re-joined firm on demobilisation in 1946, being appointed to present position in 1948. Recreation: Cricket. Interest: Secretary, Chatham Round Table. Private Address: 221, City Way, Rochester, Kent.
SCHOFIELD, Hubert Vane, M.C. Director, Alkaline Batteries Ltd., Redditch. Born Richmond, Yorks., Loth March, 189o. Educated at Richmond Grammar School. Spent five years with Whitby Electricity Works and two years with Newcastle Lighting Co. In 1914 joined the Engineering staff of Chloride Co. and later that year joined the R.F.A. Served mostly overseas until demobilised in 1919 with rank of Captain. Awarded M.C. Recreation: Hunting. Address: c o. Alkaline Batteries Ltd., Union Street, Redditch.
SCHWEIZER, Albert Ernest, B.A. Director and Sales Manager, Petersham Garage Ltd., London, S.W.7. Born Nuernberg, Bavaria, 29th April, 191o. Educated in Vienna (B.A.). Received Technical training with Daimlers, Coventry, 1929 31. Later joining Daimler Hire Ltd. and Pendeller Motors, Kensington in 1935. Took up present position in 1946. Served with R.E.M.E. and R.A.S.C. during the war in England, India and Burma, as Major. Joined Petersham Garage Ltd., taking up present position in 1946. Married, Eve (nee Windemer). Interests: Tennis and Travel. Private Address: Fieldhead, Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park, S.W.19. Telephone: Wimbledon 2751.
SCOTT, Ernest James, M.C. Sales Director, Bluemel Bros. Ltd., London, W.I. and Wolston, Nr. Coventry. Born Drameedie, 1897. Educated at Clifton College. In 192o appointed Sales Supervisor, A.C. Sphinx Spark Plug Co., after serving for a number of years in the Regular Army. Appointed to present position in 1934. Interests and Activities: Ex International Water Polo Player, Referee Olympic Games, 1948. Council and Committee Member of A.S.A. Member of the International Water Polo Board. Chairman of the Accessory and Component Manufacturers Section of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. Private Address: 63, Woodside Park Road, N. Finchky, N.12, Telephone: Hillside 2285.
SCOTT, Gerald Wardlaw, B.SC.(ENG.), A.M.I.MECH.E. Announcer, etc. B.B.C.; has spent most of his life in engineering and petrol research laboratories. Born Wanstead, 4th March, 1914. Educated at Westminster School. Studied engineering at London University. Served a Studentship with the Associated Equipment Company, Southall. In 1937 spent six months in reinforced concrete design. Joined Asiatic Petroleum Company (now the Shell Petroleum Company) and spent a year at the Ricardo research laboratories and touring the factories of the major diesel engine manufacturers in England. In 1939 went to Malaya as the Shell Sales/Service Engineer. Escaped from Singapore on its surrender to the Japanese in 1942 and joined the Admiralty in South Africa as Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance. In 1944 returned to England to work with the Shell Refining and Marketing Company in the Shell Thornton Engine Research Laboratories. In 7945 joined the B.B.C. Married; one daughter and one son. Hobbies, etc.: Sailing, swimming, gardening and motor sport. Private Address: 15, Warren Avenue, Richmond, Surrey. Telephone: Prospect 1992.
SCOTT, John Eric. Sales Manager, Rolls-Royce and Bentley; Director, Park Ward & Co. Ltd., 74/75 Conduit Street, London, W.I. Born London, 11th May, 7905. Educated at Stationers. Pupil, Clement Talbot Ltd., entering Sales Department in 1921 and appointed Sales Manager in 7930. Following the amalgamation with Humber-Hillman, appointed Sales Manager Humber-HillmanSunbeam-Talbot, 1940-44. Appointed Sales Manager, Rolls-Royce & Bentley in 7944 and became Director of Park Ward & Co. Ltd. in 195o. Clubs: Veteran Car, Roadfarers, Royal Motor Yacht, 20 Ghost and the R.A. Club. Private Address: Whistlefield, The Avenue, Potters Bar, Middlesex. Telephone: 2671.
SCOTT, Richard Eric, A.M.I.MECH.E. Sales Director, Busby Engine Liners Ltd., Field Road, Busby, Glasgow. Born Ambleside, 4th April, 1903. Educated at St. Bees School, Cumberland. Served apprenticeship of 5 years with A.E.C. Walthamstow, E.17. In 1925 became Assistant District Engineer for United Automobile Services, Co. Durham. Rejoined A.E.C. Southall, M'sex., as Technical Assistant to General Manager. In 7929 sent by A.E.C. to U.S.S.R. to work at Lomonovski Institute, Moscow, on paraffin Tractors. Appointed to present position in 1951, after varied experiences as Chief Engineer for Rushton Tractor Co. Assistant to Chief Engineer Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., Birmingham, x931. In 1932 took up position with Birkin and Couper Ltd., Welwyn Garden City, and in 1933 became London Manager and Engineer for Specialloid Ltd. Was Director and Founder of Atlanta Motors Ltd., Staines. Married Joan Grace (née Willis); four sons. Hobbies: Farming, Sailing. Private Address: The Old School House, Trumpet Hill, Reigate, Surrey. Telephone: 2209.
SCREETON, James Ernest. Depot Manager, Manchester Depot, Kennings Ltd., Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester. Born Smethwick, 1900. Educated at Ardwick Central School, Manchester. On leaving school, joined Marconi International Marine Communications Co's Wireless School as Trainee. Later qualified as First Class Operator and served in Merchant Service during World War I. Joined Kennings Ltd. as Junior Salesman at their Head Office, Clay Cross in 192x. Took up present position in 1924. Recreations: Swimming and Golf. Private Address: 9, Hunston Road, Sale. Telephone: 1273.
SEDDON, William. Managing Director, Mills and Seddon, Albert Road, Farnworth. Born Stoneclough, 13th August, x895. Educated at Ringley Elementary School. Commenced work as half-timer, and later full time in a Solicitor's office. Left to join father's Grocery business. Served in the Forces, 1914-18, spending two years in Africa. Returned to Grocery Business. Purchased first Motor Coach in 1920 and built up present business. Managing Director of Enterprise Motors Blackpool Ltd., and Director of seven other Companies. Ex-Chairman of the North Western Area Passenger Vehicle Operators Association. Vice-Chairman, National Passengers Operators Association Ltd. A Committee member of the Motor Traders Association. Ex-President of the Chamber of Trade. Toured America, 1939, Africa, 1948 and the world in 195o. Hobby : Travel. Private Address: Hawthorn Cottage, Longcauseway, Farnworth. Telephone: 530.
SEDGWICK, Gerald Stanley, T.D., M.I.R.T.E. Chief Engineer, Devon General Omnibus & Touring Co. Ltd., Torquay. Born Chiswick, 24th September, 1904. Educated at Acton County School and received technical training at Regent Street Polytechnic. Served five years apprenticeship with London General Omnibus Co. Ltd., 1922-1927 and afterwards remained on the staff of the Company until it became part of L.P.T.B. Left L.P.T.B. on outbreak of war and after service in England as 2nd Lieut. R.E. (T.A.), proceeded to Middle East, in 1943. Transferred to R.E.M.E. and posted to 2nd Base Workshop, Tel-el-Kebir, in charge of M.T. workshops with mainly native labour. Returned to England, 1945, with rank of Major. Placed on Reserve of Officers (T.A.). Sailed to Gold Coast & Nigeria on behalf of London Export & Import Merchants. Returned to England, 1947 and took up present appointment. Married, Joan Louise (née Waddington), 1937. Hobby: Photography. Private Address: Glenside, Higher Erith Road, Torquay, Devon. Telephone: 7206.
SELBY, Thomas Vivian Gott. Assistant Sales Manager, Car Division of Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd., Bristol. Born Sligo, November, 1906. Educated at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate and Heversham School, Westmorland. Took up present position in 1946.
SELSDON, LORD, D.S.C. Motor Sport Patron. Born 28th May, 1913. Educated at Winchester. Served in 1939 war and awarded D.S.C. Succeeded to title on death of his father in 1938. Clubs : Bucks, Bath, Royal Thames Yacht, British Racing Drivers'. Private Address: Stream Farm, Bordon, Hants.
SEMPLE, James, M.C. Chairman, Clyde Automobile Co. Ltd., Glasgow. Born Glasgow, 22nd June, 1894. Educated Glasgow Academy, Glasgow High School and Glasgow Royal Technical College. Apprenticeship as Engineer. Invoice Clerk in Motor Industry in 1920. Director of present firm since 1929. Took up present position in 1949. Private Address: 3, Tavistock Drive, Newlands, Glasgow, 3. Telephone: Merrylee 2398.
SEMPLE, William, M.I.MECH.E. Service Manager, Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., Adderley Park, Birmingham, 8. Born Glasgow, 24th September, 1890. Educated Cambuslang Public School, and Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Apprenticed to Argyll Motors, Glasgow, and Muir & Houston Ltd., Glasgow. 1911-30 served in Persia with Anglo-Persian Oil Co. Ltd., first as Engineer and later as General Transport Supt. 1930 joined Morris Commercial Cars Ltd. as Service Manager. 1926 joined Institute of Transport, and Institution of Automobile Engineers. 1936-48 Chairman, Birmingham Centre, Institution of Automobile Engineers. 1937-48 Member of Council. Member of Birmingham City Council 1945, re-elected 1950. Chairman of Establishment Committee, Chairman of Joint Consultative Committee, Member of West Midlands Joint Industrial Council for Local Government Staff and also for Manual Staffs. Interests : Municipal affairs, Shooting, Motoring, Reading, Public service. Married; one son killed in R.A.F. 1945. Private Address: 14, Devonshire Road, Birmingham, 20. Telephone: Northern o8o6.
SEWELL, Arthur. Director, Tecalemit, Ltd., Gt. West Road, Brentford. Born Leicester, 23rd April, 1901. Served with R.A.F. three years. Spent nine years (1920-9) in U.S.A. marketing lubrication and car valeting equipment for the Alemite Corporation. Joined Tecalemit in 1929. Was Sales Manager before being appointed to Board. Interest: Sport.
SEWELL, Charles William, A.M.I.MECH.E. Engineer-in-Charge of Light and Medium Fighting Vehicles, Ministry of Supply, Fighting Vehicle Design Establishment. Born Finchley, 19th December, 1897. Educated Fritzroy College, London and Luton Technical College. 1914, Apprentice with Vauxhall Motors, Luton. With that firm until 1921 on Technical Staff on Aircraft Engines, Motor Car and Works Planning. 1921-32 with Bentley Motors, Cricklewood„ on design of 3, 44, 61 and 8 litre Cars. 1932-35, D. Napier and Sons as Chief Designer of Car Division; for latter period on Aero Engine Development Design. 1935-48, Lagonda Motors, Staines as Chief Designer. During War on Design of Special Devices for War Office, Marine Engines and Machinery for Admiralty. 1948, took up present position. Inventor of Semi-Servo Brakes as used on early production Bentley Cars; rubbermounted Torsion Bar Anchorages and Electric Magnetic Synchronising Gearbox, etc. Member Automobile Industry Standards Committee. Married; one daughter. Recreations: Golf and Rowing (Vice-President Staines Boat Club). Private Address: 20, Chertsey Lane, Staines, Middlesex. Telephone: 986.
SEWELL, Gordon Leslie, M.I.M.I. Proprietor, Gordon L. Sewell, Scunthorpe. Born Scunthorpe, 1903. Educated Scunthorpe Technical School, and Doncaster Grammar School. Was Student Engineer, Chemist, and Metallurgist with Redbourne Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. Took up present position in 1926. Raced Motor-cycles 1923-27 and Cars 1929-34. Owns and maintains small racing team with 35o cc. machines, competing in major events, with W. McViegh and D. Tutty as riders. Owner of St. Annes Hotel, Scarborough. Interests : Motor Racing, Photography. Private Address: St. Annes Hotel, Esplanade. Scarborough. Telephone: 1669.
SHAFFER, George James, F.I.M.I., A.M.1.I.A. Managing Director, G. J. Shaffer and Co. Ltd., London. Born London, 18th August, 1900. Educated by Private Tutor. From 1926-35 spent in forming and developing present business, taking up present position in 1928. In 1936 formed Hire Purchase Associated Company, Professional Trust, Ltd. In 1940 and during the War, formed and developed Shaffer Aircraft, Ltd. and converted buildings into workshops, employing more than 300 on aircraft work. Director of Skinners (Redbridge), Ltd., Precision Engineers, and the Kingsland Co., Manufacturers of Plastic and Timber Building Fitments. Past Chairman, Engineering Industries Association, London Region. Chairman of Development Areas Federation. Vice-Chairman M.A.A., Northern Section of Metropolitan Division. Recreations : Travel, Golf. Private Address: Regency Lodge, Avenue Road, London, N.W.3. Telephone: Primrose 4411.
SHALE, Henry, F.M.I., A.INST.A.A. Chairman and Managing Director, S. & W. Motors Ltd., Northampton. Born Bilston, Staffs., 1893. Educated Grange School, Burton-on-Trent. Apprenticeship with Wolverhampton Motor Services. Served in 1914-18 war; 2 years in France. Joined Austin Motor Co. in 1919 in Sales Organisation. Founded present firm in 1924. Recalled to R.A.O.C. in 1939; appointed Chief Co-Ordinating Officer at Chilwell Ordnance Depot. Released from Army on special I.C.I. from War Office. Organised and established two Army Auxiliary Workshops under M. of S. Director, Friends Provident, and Century Insurance Co. Ltd. and Southern Industrial Development, Ltd. as Local Director and Zone Director for Birmingham. Liveryman Coach, Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Freeman City of London. Founder and Shareholder of Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton. Director of a Shoe and Slipper firm, Northants. Founded Motor and Allied Section of Northampton Chamber of Commerce; Chairman for considerable number of years. Married; one daughter, two sons. Recreations : Travel, Golf, Squash. Private Address: Rye Hill House, Church Brampton, Northampton. Telephone: Chapel Brampton 239.
SHAPLEY, Robert Mivart. Works Accountant, India Tyre and Rubber Co., Ltd., Inchinnan, Scotland. Born Birmingham, 14th October, 1899. Educated Aston Commercial School, Birmingham. Served in Army, 1917-20. Appointments with Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Newcastle, Elec• tricity Supply Co. Ltd., and Bitulac Ltd First connected with the Industry in 1926 as a Cost Clerk. Took up present position in 1936. Married; two children. Recreations : Photography, Gardening, Motor-cycling. Private Address: " Cruachan," Bishopton. Renfrewshire.
SHARP, Arthur Charles, F.I.M.I. Proprietor, A. C. Sharp, Westerham, Kent. Born West erham, 19th May, 1899. Educated Hosey School, Westerham. Learner Clerk, S.E. and C. Railway. In 1914 became apprentice in Motor Industry. During 1917-20 in M.T., R.A.S.C. Afterwards held various positions in Industry until founding present business in 1929. Is a Parish and Rural District Councillor. Recreation : Gardening. Private Address: Leesons, Grays Road, Westerham Hill, Kent. Telephone: Biggin Hill 195.
SHARP, Henry Graham. Assistant Managing Director, Westover Garage, Ltd., Bournemouth, Hants. Born London, 19th December, 1917. Educated Dane Court, Parkstone, Dorset, and Stirling House, Bournemouth. Apprenticeship with Walters Garage, Dorset. Joint Manager, Repair and Sales Dept., Majestic Garage, Bournemouth, 1936-39. Joined Army on outbreak of war and served with xst British Infantry Division throughout as Captain, R.A.S.C. Took up present position in 1946. Only son of late Major F. G. Sharp, founder of present firm, who are also proprietors of Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, and Mr. Sharp directs presentation of yearly ice shows there. Started ice-skating at age of 13, and subsequently became Champion of Great Britain and, in 1939, Champion of Europe. In that year became first Englishman to win Championship of the World. Has captained British Olympic Teams. Clubs : Poole Harbour Yacht, Ferndown Golf, Manchester Ice. Married, Hazel (née Mason); son, two daughters. Private Address: Cranford, Compton Avenue, Lilliput, Dorset. Telephone: Canford Cliffs 77930.
SHARP, John Reginald. Governing Director, Lansing Bagnall, Ltd., Basingstoke, Hants. Born Southampton, 18th April, 1912. Educated Richmond County School. First connected with the Industry as a Trainee in 1928. Took up present position in 1943. In 1949 was a Member of the U.S.A. Specialist Productivity Team, producing " Materials Handling in Industry." Private Address: Derrydown, Odiham, Hants. Telephone: 150.
SHARP, Selwyn. Publicity Manager and Public Relations Officer, Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Coventry. Born London, 4th December, 1910. Educated Mercers School, City of London. Godson of S. F. Edge. Joined Temple Press on death of father, George Sharp, Editor of " Commercial Motor," and one of earliest T.P. members. Worked on most of T.P. publications and became Advertisement Manager of " Light Car " in 1935. In that year joined Inns of Court Regt., following io years as member of Metropolitan Special Constabulary, "A" Div., Scotland Yard. Left Temple Press in 1940. Received present appointment in 1946. Recreations: Riding, Shooting, Motor-cycling, Music. Private Address: The Old Deer Park, near Warwick.
SHARPE, Leslie Charles, A.M.INST.B.E. Director and General Manager (Motor Dept.), F. J. Walker Engineering Co., Ltd., Barnet, Herts. Born Folkestone, Kent, 5th February, 1905. Educated Uckfield Grammar School, Sussex. In 1920 became Apprentice with Kingscliff Motor Co., Brighton. For several years Fitter and Tester for M.P. Stoneham, Ltd., of Hove. With Daimler Co's London repair works for 15 years as Engine Fitter, Road Tester, Chief Tester, Engine Chargehand, Foreman and General Works Foreman. Wartime work with Ministry of Supply on Tank and Transport repairs until 1944, when disabled by flying bomb. Took up present position in 1949. Interests : Fishing, Dogs, Motor Sports. Private Address: " Chipstead," Deacons Hill Road, Elstree, Herts. Telephone: 2163.
SHAW, Clifford Symons, M.I.MECH.E. Technical Director, K. and L. Steelfounders and Engineers, Ltd., and Browett Lindley, Ltd., Letchworth, Herts. Born London, loth July, 1904. Educated Ashville College, Harrogate; Lincoln Technical College, Derby Technical College, Manchester College of Technology. Son of a Methodist Minister. 1920-25 Apprentice with Ruston and Hornsby, Ltd., Lincoln. Subsequently Design Draughtsman with Ruston's. Chief Draughtsman, Henry J. Coles Ltd., Derby and Chief Engineer R. H. Neal and Co. Ltd., Ealing. In 1938 joined K. and L. Steelfounders to form mobile crane dept. and has been responsible for design, inspection and testing of Jones K. L. mobile cranes. In 1942 appointed Director of Browett Lindley Ltd. (Associated Company), and in '947 was appointed Technical Director of K. and L. Steelfounders and of Browett Lindley's. Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Chartered Automobile Engineer. Member Letchworth Urban District Council and N. Herts. Divisional Executive for Education. Recreation : Photography. Private Address: 80, Cowslip Hill, Letchworth, Herts. Telephone: 710.
SHAW, Frank, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chief Gear and Transmission Designer, Rover Motor Co., Solihull. Born Alvaston, Derby, 2nd May, 1916. Educated Derby School of Arts and Crafts, and Derby Technical College. 1932, Apprentice with Rolls-Royce Ltd., joining Bendix in 1938, and returning to R-R in 1940. Worked on Cars and A.F.V.s during War—loaned to Ministry for 18 months. In 1945 took up present position. Extensive contributions to Automatic Gearbox development. Written many Technical articles. Married Flora (née Benton); one daughter. Recreations: Gardening, Cricket, Reading, Writing, Painting. Private Address: 92, Kimberley Road, Solihull, Warwickshire.
SHAW, Herbert Frederick. Motor-cycle Sales Manager, Astons of Coventry. Born Macclesfield, Cheshire, 9th March, 1921. Educated Athey Street Boys' School. In 1936 began as Student with Holland's Garage, Macclesfield. With Lovietts, Forest Gate, London, 1937-38; and Warwick Motor Co., East Ham, 1938 until the War. In R.A.F. as Aero Engine Fitter, 1941-46, during which time, was transferred to Reserve for Essential Engine Fitting at Vickers Armstrong's. Married 1946. Interests: Motor-cycle Trials, Football. Private Address: 16, Hainhaut Road, Coventry.
SHEPERD, Victor. Managing Director, Silent Channel Co. Ltd., Huntingdon. Educated Epsom College. Served in Regular Indian Army. First connected with the Industry in 1922. S.M.M. & T. and C. Committee. Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers' Council and Finance Committee. Private Address: Betchworth, Surrey.
SHERWIN, Jonathan. Works Director, Commer Cars Ltd., Luton. Born Leyland, 15th June, 1900. Educated Balshaws Grammar School, and received technical training at Harris Institute, Preston. Served apprenticeship with Leyland Motors Ltd., subsequently became a Jig and Tool Draughtsman, and later entered Planning Dept., was appointed Planning Engineer. In 1937 joined the Daimler Co. Ltd., Coventry as Production Manager, upon the outbreak of war was appointed Works Manager in charge of the " Daimler Aero Engines " with two factories manufacturing engines for aircraft. In 1943 was appointed General Manager (Works) in charge of the Daimler Parent Organisation, as well as the Acro Engine Shadow Factories, also responsible for many Dispersal Factories. Left in 1946 to join present firm as Works Manager being appointed Works Director in 1949. Interests : Music, and all Sport. Private Address: 53, Windy Arbour, Kenilworth. Telephone: 671.
SHOTBOLT, James Geoffrey. Sales Manager, Praills (Hereford), Ltd. Born Duddington, near Stamford, Lincs., loth September, 1906. Educated King Edward's School, Stourbridge, and Shrewsbury Technical College. In 1922 Apprentice with Sentinel Wagon Works and later engaged in Service Dept. and Sales, becoming Sales Rep. for Lancashire. Joined King and Taylor Ltd., Godalming, Surrey, becoming Manager for Brighton Depot. In 1939 joined E.M.A. (Commercials) Ltd., Cosham, as Manager, and later transferred to Subsidiary Co., Will Short, Ltd., Winchester, as Manager. 1941-47, joined Ministry of Supply as Assistant Inspector in Dept. of Chief Inspector of Mechanisation, being responsible for all Administrative and Technical matters in respect of Area Office and Inspection Staff resident at Contractors' Works in N.E. Area (Leeds). M.O.S. Contracts covering vehicles, bodies, components, tank gear boxes, tractors, etc. In 1947 joined present firm as Sales Manager. Recreation : Gardening. Private Address: Preens Court House, Sutton St. Nicholas, Hereford. Telephone: 268.
SHRAPNELL-SMITH, Edward Shrapnell, C.B.E., F.C.S., M.INST.T. Commercial Vehicle Transport pioneer and Director of Car and General and Motor Union Insurance Companies and other firms. Born Liverpool, 10th February, 1875. Educated at Liverpool Royal Institution School; Liverpool University College. Apprenticed to Chemical Industry and became research chemist. Organised Lancashire Heavy Motor Trials circa 1899, and became interested in Motor Transport. In 1901 was one of four motorists to accompany British Troops on Cavalry manoeuvres. Founded and became Gen. Manager and Sec. of Road Carrying Co. Ltd., 1901-3. Editor of " The Commercial Motor " 1905-1917. Hon. Treasurer Commercial Motor Users' Association, 1903-18. Chairman 1918, President 1920-29. Chairman of numerous other important committees, chiefly concerned with Transport. Commandant, Motor Transport Column, City of London National Guard, 1915-19, retired as Hon. Major. Has been member of Government Committees on such subjects as Gas Traction, Power Alcohol, Motor Taxation, Railways claim to conduct Road Transport, Testing Car Brakes, etc. Was Chairman of Empire Motor Fuels Committee, 1920-30. Stood as Conservative Candidate for East Woolwich, 1929, 1931. Interests: Sculling, Nuclear Physics. Founder-Life Member, Royal Automobile Club. Private Address: Hound Housc, Shcre, Surrey. Telephone: 15.
SHRIGLEY, George Frederick, M.I.MECH.E., M.INST.PROD.E., M.I.I.A. Director and General Manager, British Light Steel Pressings Ltd. (Rootes Group), Warple Way, Acton, London, W.3. Born Manchester, 25th November, 1900. Educated at Manchester Central High School, and studied engineering at Manchester College of Technology. Served apprenticeship with Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Ltd., and in 1925 became Works Engineer with Willys Overland & Crossley Ltd., at Stockport. In 1932 became this organisation's Assistant Works Manager, leaving in 1934 to become Planning Manager with Humber Ltd., Coventry. In 1944 became Group Planning Co-ordinator, Rootes Group and was appointed to present position in 1948. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: " The New House," Rydens Avenue, Walton-on-Thames. Surrey. Telephone: 5075.
SIDDELEY, Col. the Hon. Cyril Davenport. Director, Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd., Coventry. Born 27th August, 1894. Educated at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate. Joined Lloyds Bank in 1911. Left on outbreak of war, serving with Royal Warwickshire Regiment before receiving a commission in York and Lancaster Regt. Proceeded to France with R.A.S.C. Twice mentioned in Despatches. Transferred to Reserve in 1919. Joined present organisation in same year. Served in France also in 1939 war and again mentioned in Despatches. Vice-Chairman and Chairman of Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, 1925-29. Deputy Lieutenant of Warwickshire. Sheriff of Warwickshire, 1944-45. Trustee of Coventry Savings Bank. Chairman, Coventry Diocesan Board of Finance. Private Address: The Great Gate House, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
SILBERSTON, Aubrey, M.A.(CANTAB). Economist with British Motor Trade Association. Born London, 26th January, 1922. Educated at Hackney Downs (Grocers') School; Jesus College, Cambridge (Part I History Tripos). Joined Services in 1941. Received Commission in Royal Fusiliers and served abroad mostly in Mediterranean area, until taken as P.o.W. at Anzio, 1944. Studied economics as P.o.W. and returned to Jesus College on demobilisation, 1945. Became Economist with Courtaulds Ltd., prior to joining B.M.T.A. in 1950. Was appointed University Assistant Lecturer in Economics in 1951. Recreations : Squash and Tennis. Married, 1945; two children. Address: St. Catherine's College, Cambridge. Telephone: 5045.
SILK, Cecil Henry. Manager, Bunting's Motor Exchange, Harrow, Middlesex. Born Chippenham, Wilts, 19th February, 1918. Educated at St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, and St. Peter's, Portishead. Became connected with Motor Industry as Salesman with present concern on leaving Services in 1946. Hon. Sec., Harrow, Wembley and District Section of the M.A.A., 1949-50. Took up present position in 1950. Interests : Social Welfare Work. Hobby : Boxing. Private Address: 22a, Bonnersfield Lane, Harrow, Middlesex.
SILVER, John, M.I.P.E., A.M.I.I.A. Production Manager, Jaguar Cars, Ltd., Coventry. Born Birmingham, 11th January, 1912. Educated at Handsworth Grammar School. Studied Engineering at Smethwick Technical College. Served indentured apprenticeship with W. and T. Avery, Ltd., 1928-34. Draughtsman and Planning Engineer, A.C. Sphinx Co. and Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd., etc., 1935-38. Chief Planning Engineer, B.S.A. Co., 1938-41. Took up present position in 1941. Hobby : Lecturing. Private Address: 209, Wood Lane, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, 20. Telephone: Northern 2740.
SIMKINS, Albert Fisken. Service Manager, Midlands, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd. Born Birmingham, 15th December, 1895. Educated at Albert Road School, Aston and became trainee with Dunlop's. Has worked on Technical Service side since joining as a junior in 1914, except for the first World War years when served in Infantry. Appointed to present position 1951. Recreations : Bowls and Gardening. Private Address: 8, Yateley Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham, 22. Telephone: Great Barr 1494.
SIMMONDS, Henry Richard. Director, John McBain and Son, Ltd., Chirnside, Duns. Born Cupar, Fife, 12th November, 1918. Educated at Chirnside Public School. Apprenticeship served as Motor Engineer. Served in R.A.F. during war. Took up present position in 1946. Private Address: Bow Windows, Chirnside, Duns, Berwickshire. Telephone: Chirnside 352.
SIMPSON, Gerald Hemploe. Chairman and Managing Director, Bournemouth Imperial Motors Ltd. Born Ackworth, Yorks. Educated at Eton College. Solicitor, 1903-14. Served in Army 1914-18. Took up present position in 1919. Chairman, Hants and South Wilts M.A.A. Division, 1929, 1939, 1940. President, Bournemouth Chamber of Trade, 1937. Interests: Masonry (Grand Rank, 31o). Hobby: Bridge. Recreation: Golf. Married, Violet (née Simms), 1906; 3 daughters. Private Address: Brae Top, Meyrick Park Crescent, Bournemouth. Telephone: 4621.
SIMPSON, John Alexander Rowe. Director, Widcombe Garages Ltd., Bath. Born Saltford, Somerset, 28th September, 190o. Educated at Bristol Grammar School and Bristol University. Represented British Petroleum Co. Ltd., until becoming connected with Motor Industry in 1924 as a Service Manager. Purchased present concern in 1928 in partnership with Mr. A. Wood. Served during 1939-45 war as Staff Captain i/c. R.A.S.C. workshops, and later held War Office Staff appointment. Recreations: Golf, Shooting (previously Hockey and Cricket). Private Address: Beech Wood, Monkton Combe, Bath. Telephone: Limpley Stoke 2147.
SIMPSON, Robert Walpole, F.s.c. Secretary-Accountant, Adam Purvey and Son Ltd., Galashiels. Born Galashiels, 23rd October, 1905. Educated at Galashiels Academy. With Professional Accountancy firm for more than 25 years. Became connected with Motor Industry as an Auditor, and took up present position in 1945. Hobby: Film Guild. Recreations: Badminton, Golf. Married; one daughter. Private Address: 167, Scott Street, Galashiels.
SIMPSON, Thomas A. Director, Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Luton. Born Nottingham, 2 I St June, 1885. Educated at Nottingham High School; University College, Nottingham. Spent seven years as Director and Works Manager, General Motors Ltd.; two years Manager, Automobile Department, Short Bros., Rochester; three years Works Manager, Tyler Apparatus Co.; three years General Manager, Staines Motor Co. Ltd.; 2 years Coventry Simplex EnginesLtd.; three years Works Manager, G.W.K. Ltd., then joined Vauxhall's as Factory Manager. Recreation: Yachting. Address: c/o. Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Kimpton Road, Luton. Telephone: 2600.
SINCLAIR, Finlay. Production Superintendent, India Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd., Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. Born Coventry, 10th April, 1894. Educated at King Edwards School, Birmingham. Studied engineering at Central Technical College, Birmingham. After farming in Canada, began apprenticeship in 1912. With Coldstream Guards during 1914-18 war. Appointed Section Manager, Dunlop Works, 1920, and Production Superintendent in Eire in 1934. Took up present position in 1938. Son of Finlay Sinclair, who made first pneumatic tyre in conjunction with R. W. Edlin for J. B. Dunlop. Hobby : Horticulture. Private Address: " Craigmarloch," Lochwinnoch Road, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. Telephone: 37.
SINCLAIR, George Flett, C.B.E., M.I.E.E., A.M.I.MECH.E. Member of Executive, Road Haulage Executive. Born Wick, Caithness, 14th January, 1897. Educated Gordon's Technical College, Aberdeen. Engineering training obtained with Dick Kerr and Co. Ltd. Later became Technical Assistant to the English Electric Co. Ltd. Appointed General Manager, Kilmarnock Engineering Co. in 1926. Became Assistant Rolling Stock Engineer, London County Council Tramways, in 1930 and Rolling Stock Engineer two years later. In 1933 appointed Rolling Stock Engineer (Tramways) to London Passenger Transport Board, and held responsible engineering posts until appointment as Chief Engineer, Trams and Trolley Buses in 1940. Closely concerned in that capacity with conversion of tramways to trolley bus operation, and played an important part in the design of new trolley buses. Loaned to United Kingdom Commercial Corporation for special duties in Middle East, 1940-44, serving as Transport Director to Corporation. For these services awarded C.B.E., and Order of Patriotic War (First Class) by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet in 1945. In October, 1945, appointed Deputy General Manager (Road Services) of London Transport. In 1947 became Chief Technical Planning and Supplies Officer, London Transport Executive. Took up present position in 195o. Holds Road Transport (Passenger) Gold Medal of Inst. of Transport. and Premium Award of Inst. of Electrical Engineers. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: 12, Arthur Road, Wimbledon, London, S.W.19. Telephone: 2632.
SINCLAIR, Leonard. Chairman and Managing Director, Esso Petroleum Company Ltd. Born Manchester, 1895. Joined Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. (then AngloAmerican Oil Co. Ltd.) in 1908 at Manchester. During the First World War served with Royal Welch Fusiliers, the Cheshire Regiment and the Machine Gun Corps. In 1922 became circuit manager and in 1927 Assistant Manager. Was successively Branch Manager at Preston, Divisional Manager at Bristol and Assistant General Sales Manager in London. In 1926 joined the International Association (Pet. Ind.) Ltd. During 1939 war became Director of Petroleum Board and in 1943, Director of Esso. Succeeded R. A. Carder as Chairman and Managing Director in 1951. Is member of the U.K. Petroleum Industry Advisory Committee and of the Oil Consumers' Council. Is also Director of several associated Companies. Recreation : Golf. Address: cio. Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd., 36, Queen Anne's Gate, London, S.W.I.
SINCLAIR, Lieut.-Col. Sir Walrond Arthur Frank, K.B.E. Chairman, British Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., and associated Companies. Also Director of Williams Deacon's Bank Ltd. and of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Born 1880. Member of Rubber Control Board, Ministry of Supply since 1941. Was Controller of Registration, Ministry of National Service. Director of National Service for London Region, 1917. Clubs : Royal Thames Yacht, Oriental. Private Address: 3, Whitehall Court, S.W.I. Telephone: Whitehall 3160.
SINCLAIR, William, J.P.) F.I.M.I. Director, Dunlop Rubber Co. (Scotland) Ltd., Glasgow, C.4. Born Wick, 17th January, 1895. Son of the Manse. Educated at Wick and Glasgow. Became an apprentice to Banking with the Commercial Bank of Scotland and rose to be Branch Accountant. Active Service 1914-18. Joined Dunlop's as trainee, 1928. Became Sales Secretary, Birmingham. District Manager, Glasgow. Regional Manager, Scotland (Tyre Division). In 1946 appointed Director of the newly formed Dunlop Rubber Co. (Scotland) Ltd. Chairman of the Scottish Tyre Register Committee from its inception. Seven times elected Vice-President of the Scottish Motor Trade Association. Awarded the Lord Wakefield Gold Medal by the I.M.I. (of which he is a Fellow) in 1944. Justice of Peace for County of City of Glasgow. Interested in Literature, Politics, Benevolent Associations, etc. Private Address: Morven, 237, Nithsciale Road, Glasgow, S.T. Telephone: Ibrox 1602.
SINGLETON, Edwin Gerrard Austin, A.M.I.MECH.E. Engineer and Deputy General Manager, Wolverhampton Corporation Transport Undertaking. Born Wolverhampton, 27th April, 1911. Educated Cotton College, North Staffordshire, St. Chad's College, Wolverhampton, and Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College. Started with present undertaking in 1929 as Engineering Apprentice, becoming Technical Assistant (1934-38), Civil Defence Controller (1939-42), Chief Engineering Assistant (1942-49), and being promoted to present position in 1949. Member of the wartime Gas Producer Panel, West Midlands Region; Wolverhampton and District Engineering Society and Propaganda Sub-committee, Wolverhampton Accident Prevention Committee. Vice-Chairman, West Midlands Region Public Vehicle Maintenance Committee. Chartered Mechanical Engineer (1939), Chartered Automobile Engineer (1948). Private Address: Greycot, Clifton Road, Tettenhall, near Wolverhampton. Telephone: 51190.
SINGLETON, Harry. Technical Director, The Tempered Spring Co. Ltd., Sheffield. Born Sheffield, i 8th March, 1893. Received technical education at Sheffield University. First connected with the Industry in 1907 as an office boy. Took up present position in March, 1941. Recreations : Choral Music, Reading. Private Address: Roseleigh, 73, Bents Drive, Sheffield, t t. Telephone: 73826.
SINNOTT, Keith Herbert Joseph, M.B.E., A.M.I.MECH.E. Sales Manager (Agricultural Division), the Nuffield Organization, Cowley, Oxford. Born Coventry, Warwickshire, 3rd June, 1916. Educated Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall, and Birmingham Central Technical College. In 1932 began six years' apprenticeship with Wolseley Motors, Ltd. Gained Higher National Certificate with Supplementary Endorsements in 1936. Awarded City and Guilds Final in Motor Car Engineering. Attended City of Birmingham Business Management Course (1937-39). Mobilised from Territorial Army, South Staffordshire Regt., 1939. Transferred to R.E.M.E. and served on Staff of H.Q. Royal Armoured Corps, Invasion Planning Staff, and Field Marshal Montgomery's Staff at 21 Army Group. Later commanded 7th Armoured Division Workshops. Awarded M.B.E. and mentioned in Despatches. Captained British Army Rugby XV v. Belgium. Released as Lieut.-Colonel, and returned to Wolseley's (1946) as Assistant to Sales Manager. Transferred to Agricultural Division on introduction of Nuffield " Universal " tractor (1948). Took up present position in 1950. Married, Joan Mary (nee Morley) 1940; one son. Recreations : Rugby Football (two County Caps), Swimming, Cricket, Motor-Cycle Racing. Private Address: The Green, Coombe, Oxfordshire.
SINSTADT, James, A.M.I.MECH.E. Manager (European), A. Schrader's Son, Division of Scovill Manufacturing Co., Birmingham. Born London, 9th May, 1888. Educated Heath College, Herts., Polytechnic, London, and Coventry Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Maudslay Motor Co. (1911).With Automobiles Hotchkiss, Paris (1911-13). Assistant Manager, Auto Van Maintenance Co. (1913-14). Served from 1914-19 as Lieutenant, R.A.S.C. joined present firm (France) in 1921 as Manager, becoming Works Superintendent, England, in 1934. Took up present position in 1948. Married, 1915. Club : R.A.C., Pall Mall. Recreations : Foreign Travel, Reading. Private Address: The White House, Four Oaks, Warwickshire. Telephone: 22.
SISMAN, Eric Wilson, M.I.MECH.E. Director and General Sales Manager, British Belting and Asbestos Ltd., Cleckheaton, Yorks. Born Whitacre, Warwickshire, 16th August, 1904. First connected with the Industry in 1921 as an Apprentice with the Lanchester Motor Co., Birmingham. Took up present position in 1942. Private Address: " Ellerburn," Honley, near Huddersfield, Yorks. Telephone: Honley 342.
SIVYER, Lt.-Col. Arthur Charles. Works Director, Standard and Triumph Sales, Ltd. Born London, 30th March, 1900. Educated London Polytechnic. Attended course at Mansions Motor Training School, London. Served as Rifleman, Q.V.R.'s, 1918-19. Assistant in Buying Dept. of British Motor Trading Corporation, London, during 1920. From 1921-28, in Sales and Accounts Depts., Standard Motor Co., Ltd., London. Taken over with Standard Concession by Standard Cars. Assoc. Company of Car Mart Ltd., in 1929 and served in Sales Depts. until 1939, when Commissioned in R.A.O.C. from A.O.E. Reserve. Served 1940-45 with M.E. Forces, early in 1943 attaining rank of Lieut.-Col. with appointment as A.D.O.S.(P.) M.T. Spares for entire Mediterranean Area. Rejoined present concern in 1945 as Works Manager, and appointed to present position in 1949. Recreations : Gardening, Photography, Walking. Private Address: 67, Shaftesbury Avenue, Northwood Green, Southall, Middlesex. Telephone: 3480.
SKELLON, Donald John. Director, Kingston Caravan Co., Ltd., Cheltenham, Glos. Born Leyland, Lancs., 22nd July, 1917. Educated Burton-on-Trent Grammar School, and Preston Technical College. Sales appointments with Kennings Ltd., and British Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd. Served in Army, 1939-45, India, Iraq, N. Africa, Italy. In 1945 became Sales Manager, Becketts of Bromsgrove Ltd, Took up present position in 1951. Married, 1940; one daughter. Recreations : Sea Fishing, Caravanning and Camping. Private Address: Arle Farm, Arle Road, Cheltenham, Glos. Telephone: 5118.
SKINNER, Harold Vernon, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, H. V. Skinner, Ltd., Sleaford, Lincs. Born Sleaford, 6th May, 1891. Educated Sleaford Grammar School, and Lincoln Technical School. Apprentice with Robey & Co. Ltd., Engineers, Lincoln. Draughtsman, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, 1912-14. Workshop Office, R.A.S.C., 1915-19. Founded H. V. Skinner, Sleaford, in 1920. Chairman, local section M.T.A., 1926. Took up present position in 1946 on the formation of a Limited Co. Married. Recreations : Gardening, Golf, Photography. Private Address: Rannoch Lodge, St. Edmunds Road, Sleaford, Lincs. Telephone: 185.
SKINNER, William Thomas, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chief Engineer,Eastern National Ominibus Co., Ltd., Chelmsford, Essex. Born Bromley, Kent, 1st October, 1911. Received technical training at Polytechnic, Regent Street, London. Apprentice with Thomas Tilling, Bull Yard, Peckham, 1927-33. From 1933-43 with Southern and Western National Omnibus Co. Ltd., as Draughtsman, Engineering Assistant, and Area Engineer. Served in R.E.M.E., N.W. Germany and India, from 1943-46. In 1946 joined present firm as Assistant Chief Engineer. Member Inst. Road Transport Engineers, Ltd. Married; two children. Recreations: Gardening, Sport. Private Address: 82, Sandford Road, Chelmsford, Essex. Telephone: 4217.
SLATER, Thomas Guy, F.I.M.I., M.S.A.E., M.I.S.M.A. Sales Director, Ford and Slater, Ltd., Leicester. Born Leeds, 16th July, 1904. Educated Alderman Newton School, Leicester and j Leicester College of Technology. Entered Motor Industry in 1922 as Apprentice with H. A. Hamshaw, Ltd., and Victoria Park Motor and Garage Co., Ltd. In 1928, started present firm. Is also a Director of Ford and Slater (Lincs.) Ltd., at Caistor, Lincs. Hon. Secretary Leicester Centre, Inst. Motor Industry since 1943. Interest: Education connected with Motor Industry. Private Address: 13, Shirley Road, Leicester. Telephone: 76184.
SLEIGH, Charles Edward Wilson. Joint Managing Director, Rossleigh, Ltd., Stirling. Born Edinburgh, 24th August, 1904. Educated Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. Youngest son of the late Sir William L. Sleigh, D.L., LL.D., founder of present firm. Became Apprentice Mechanic with firm in 1920. Served throughout 1939-45 war in R.E.M.E., and released with rank of Major. Took up present position in 1947. Member of Chamber of Commerce. Married, 1937; daughter and son. Clubs : R.A.C., R.S.A.C. and Conservative Club. Recreations : Golf, Shooting. Private Address: Woodlee, Bridge of Allan. Telephone: 3376.
SLEIGH, William Lowrie, B.00h1., j.p. Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Rossleigh Ltd., Edinburgh, etc. Born Edinburgh, 9th December, 1896. Educated George Watson's College, Edinburgh; Trinity College, Glenalmond and Edinburgh University. Eldest son of the late Sir William L. Sleigh, D.L., LL.D., former Lord Provost of Edinburgh and founder of present firm in 1889. Captain of School at Trinity College in 1916. Second Lieut., R.A.S.C. (M.T.), 1917. Appointed Director of present firm, 1920, following Apprenticeship. President of Edinburgh University Commerce Assoc. President Edinburgh City Business Club, 1930. Assistant Master, Company of Merchants of Edinburgh, 1939-42. Chairman, Edinburgh and South-East Scotland Division M.A.A., 1939-50. Took up present position in 1949. Director, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. Trustee, Edinburgh Savings Bank. Local Director, General Accident, Fire and Life Assurance Corporation, Ltd. Member, Standing Joint Committee, R.A.C., A.A. and R.S.A.C. Member, Edinburgh and South East Scotland Regional Advisory Council for Technical Education. Married, Mona Carmichael (née Sutherland); two sons. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 5, Wester Coates Road, Edinburgh, 12. Telephone: 61639.
SMALL, George Baden, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chartered Mechanical Engineer. Born Hastings, 17th May, 1900. Educated at Bexhill-on-Sea. Studied engineering at Basingstoke Works of J. I. Thornycroft & Co., subsequently working in their experimental and production shops. In 1927 became Chief Technical Assistant, London Sales and Publicity Departments. Private Address: 6, Monks Drive, Hanger Hill, Ealing, W.5.
SMART, George Heritage. Managing Director, Factors (Oxford) Ltd., Oxford. Born Coventry, 25th April, 1909. Educated Ackworth School, Yorks. Joined father in 1927 as Manufacturers' Agent in Coventry and district. Took up present position in 193o. In 1937 joined J. N. Simpson to form his present Company, Simpson and Smart Ltd., Coventry, of which he is Managing Director. Recreations : Travel, Golf. Private Address: 53, Stamford Avenue, Coventry, Warwickshire. Telephone: 68596.
SMETHURST, John Wintringham, M.I.m.I. Managing Director, Grimsby Motors Ltd., Grimsby. Born Grimsby, Educated Oakham Grammar School. Received technical training with Grimsby Engineering Co. Ltd. Spent early life as Director in firm of Henry Smethurst, became Chairman and Managing Director of Grimsby Engineering Co. Ltd. and Grimsby Ship & Boiler Repairing Co. Ltd. At present Director of Grimsby Ice Company. Member of Town Council for 6 years. Chairman of Grimsby Section M.A.A., 1939-1946. Chairman of East Midland Division M.A.A., 19441946. Married; two sons. Interests : Music, Tennis and Golf. Private Address: 6, Pelham Terrace, Grimsby. Telephone: 2302.
SMETS, Harold. Assistant Manager, Car Racing and Manufacturers Equipment, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., 1, Albany Street, N.W.I. Born London, 2ISt March, 1894. Educated at Bournville, and London. Served in France, 1914-18 war. Became a clerk with Dunlop's and rose to assist in wheel and tyre development and service for Motor Racing. Travelled Europe extensively, becoming well-known to the leading Racing Drivers. Other Interest is Music. Associate of London College of Music, Pupil of Dr. Clarence Raybould. Is an experienced Organist. Private Address: 28o, Whitton Avenue East, Greenford, Middlesex. Telephone: Wembley 2005.
SMITH, Sir (Alexander) Rowland, F.R.S.A., M.I.MECH.E. Chairman, Ford Motor Co., Ltd., Kelsey Hayes Wheel Co., Ltd., Lincoln Cars Ltd., Ford Credit Co. Ltd. Born Gillingham, Kent, 25th January, 1888. Educated Mathematical School, Rochester. Son of the late Alexander James Frederick Smith, of Gillingham. Trained as Chartered Engineer. First connected with Industry in 1904 as Apprentice with Humber, Ltd., Coventry. Member of Ministry of Aircraft Production Mission to U.S.A. in 1941. Knighted 1944. Freeman of the City of London. Upper Warden of Worshipful Company of Glaziers. Liveryman of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers Company. Member of Ministry of Pensions Standing Advisory Committee on Artificial Limbs, 1948. Member of Committee on Procedure for Ordering Civil Aircraft, 1948. Director of National Provincial Bank Ltd., National Research Development Corporation, Fordson Estates Ltd., Henry Ford and Son Ltd., of Cork and Co-Partnership Farms Ltd. Member of Council of Management, Boreham Institute of Agricultural Engineering and British Board of Reference, Zurich Insurance Co. Clubs : Athenaeum, Travellers, Oriental, City Livery, Royal Burnham, Royal Automobile. Married 1913, Janet Lucretia (nee Baker); one son, one daughter. Recreation : Sailing. Private Address: The Old Bridge House, Datchet, Bucks. Telephone: 730.
SMITH, Arthur Witcomb, M.I.MECH.E., M.INST.T. Born 1892. Educated at Bourne College; Birmingham University. Served 1915-19 in R.A.S.C. (M.T.) mainly in France becoming Lieut. in Workshops section. Subsequently joined the staff of West Bromwich Corporation Transport and became their General Manager and Engineer. Private Address: 94, Dagger Lane, West Bromwich.
SMITH, Brian Harvey. Branch Manager, Norwich and Fakenham Depots, G.K. Tyre Services, Norwich. Born Norwich, 24th January, 1927. Educated Bracondale School, Norwich. After a year with Barclay's Bank Ltd. at Wroxham, joined Army in 1944. Commissioned Royal Norfolk Regt. Served in Palestine, Egypt, Greece with 1st Bn. Herts, and 2nd Bn. Beds. and Herts. Seconded to 1st Bn. K.A.R. in Nyasaland. Released 7948 as Captain. Joined Kennings in that year. Took up present position in 1951. Recreations : Music, Amateur Theatricals, Tennis. Private Address: 12, Grove Walk, Norwich, Norfolk. Telephone: 21600.
SMITH, Charles Leslie. General Advertising Manager, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., and associated companies. Born Sutton Coldfiela, 14th October, 19oo. Educated at Central Secondary School, Birmingham. Joined Royal Navy, 1918, released 1919 to resume studies. In 1923 joined Dunlop's Advertising Dept. During 1939 war, served as Lieut.-Col., R.A.O.C., rejoining Dunlop's as Advertising Manager, Tyre Group, on demobilisation in 1945. Appointed to present position, 1949, in which year became Chairman, Advertising Committee Tyre Manufacturers' Conference Ltd. Interests: Philately, Fishing and Gardening. Married, 1928; one son. Club: R.A.C. Private Address : The Rowans, Trout Rise, Loudwater, Rickmansworth, Herts.
SMITH, Derek Leslie, B.SC.(ENG.), G.I.MECH.E. Service Manager, Halifax Motor Co. Ltd., Halifax. Born Halifax, 2nd January, 1928. Educated Rishworth School, near Halifax, and Bradford Technical College. Son of Sidney Smith (Director and General Manager of firm) and Grandson of Alderman Edgar Smith, former Mayor of Halifax. In 1947 joined Ford Motor Co. Ltd. for Trainee Course and later the same year, until 1949, served in R.E.M.E., being Commissioned. Apprentice with present firm, 1949. In 1950-51 Trainee with Ford Motor Co. Ltd., returning to present firm as Service Manager. Now serving with R.E.M.E., T.A. Recreations: Motor Sport, Golf. Private Address: 16, Well Head Lane, Halifax. Telephone: 4017.
SMITH, Douglas, junr. Secretary and Director, Smith's Electric Vehicles Ltd., Gateshead-on-Tyne. Born Whitley Bay, Northumberland, 23rd November, 1924. Educated Fettes College. Joined Royal Tank Regt., wounded and captured at Falaise Gap, being released after six weeks by advancing U.S. Forces. Member of B.A.O.R. Rugby XV which toured Austria and Italy. Served with Price, Waterhouse & Co. for four years and became A.C.A. Took up present position in 1949. Married; one daughter. Recreations: All types of Sport. Private Address: Runswick, The Crescent, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 3.
SMITH, Sir Ewart, KT., M.A., M.I.MECH.E. Director of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. Born 31st May, 1897. Educated at Christ's Hospital; Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Served 1916-19 R.A. Occupied various engineering and managerial posts with I.C.I. at Billingham, 1923-42, becoming in the latter year Chief Engineer and Supt. of Armament Design, Ministry of Supply. Is author of a number of technical papers. Clubs : Athenaeum, Royal Thames Yacht. Private Address: Riftswood, Grassy Lane, Sevcnoaks, Kent. Telephone: 4534.
SMITH, Frederick George, M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Managing Director, F. G. Smith (Motors) Ltd., Goodmayes, Essex. Born London, 27th May, 1885. Educated Cooper's School, London. Pupil with Thames Ironworks, London, on Marine Engines. In 1904 became Junior Draughtsman at Wolseley Tool and Car Co., Birmingham, and in 1909 started present business. President M.A.A. in 1939. Appointed Director of Vehicle Maintenance at Ministry of Transport (also Director of Alternative Fuels for Motor Vehicles) during 1939-45 War. President M.A.A. 1946 and 1947. In 1951 President British Motor Trade Association. Recreations : Golf, Yachting. Private Address: Redcot, 91, Hainault Road, Chigwell, Essex. Telephone: 81.
SMITH, Frederick Llewellyn, M.SC., D.PHIL., M.I.MECH.E. Director, General Manager (Motor Car Division), Rolls-Royce Ltd., Derby. Born Wood Green, Middlesex, 25th July, 1909. Educated Rochdale High School; Manchester University; Balliol College, Oxford. First connected with Industry in 1933 as Technical Assistant with present concern. In 1939 awarded Manly Memorial Medal by American Society of Automotive Engineers for joint paper with E. W. Hives on " High Output Aero Engines." Took up present position in 1945. During 1949-51 President, Bureau Permanent International des Constructeurs d'Automobiles. Elected VicePresident S.M.M. & T., 1952. Director also of Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd., and Park Ward & Co. Ltd. Married; son, two daughters. Private Address: 5, Park Road, Nantwich, Cheshire.
SMITH, George Henry, A.M.I.MECH.E. Automobile Engineer and Lecturer. Born Halifax, 31st October, 1897. Educated at Rishworth Grammar School; Clark's College, Leeds. Trained with Halifax Motor Co. in workshop. Served in R.F.C. and R.A.F. and as Sergeant Fitter with Royal Canadian Air Force in Toronto. Became lecturer at Huddersfield Technical College; Service Manager in 1924 with Halifax Motor Co. Ltd. Private Address: 53, The Gardens, Heath Road, Halifax, Yorks.
SMITH, George Miller. Proprietor, George M. Smith, Glasgow. Born Paisley, 28th September, 1884. Educated Paisley and Glasgow. Technical education gained principally " in the hard school of experience." In 1903 became Buyer and Assistant Sales Manager with Arrol Johnstone Co., Paisley. Took up present position in 1911. Past Vice-President of the Scottish Motor Trade Association, Non-Retailer Section. States: "A man of simple tastes, with an absolutely uncoloured life story." Has a daughter and son connected with the Motor Industry. Recreations : Gardening, Fishing. Private Address: 43, Sutherland Avenue, Glasgow, S.i. Telephone: I brox 2054.
SMITH, Guy Bassett. Sales Manager, Dunlop Special Products Ltd., Birmingham. Born Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, 14th July, 191o. Educated Bishop Vesey's School, Sutton Coldfield. With the Dunlop Co. since 1926. Specialist Course, 1932-33. Salesman, Dunlopillo and Accessories Division, 1933-37. P/A. Sales Director of India Tyre Co. Ltd., 1938-39. Manager, Rubber Wing Div., Dunlop, 1939-40. Served in Army, 1940-45, being given Staff Appointment with Eighth Army in Italy in 1944 after passing Staff College, Camberley. Released in 1946 as Lt.-Col. and took up present position. Appointed to Council of British Rubber Manufacturers' Federation in 1948. Management Committee of British Rubber Adhesives Manufacturers' Association. Member of British Plastics Federation; Motor Industry Research Association; Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers; Shoe and Allied Trades Research Association. Married, 1939. Interests: Ski-ing, Lawn Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Municipal Affairs. Private Address: The Red House, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. Telephone: 241.
SMITH, Harold Alfred, F.I.M.I. Governing Director, Reeve and Stedeford Ltd., Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield. Born Ipswich, 27th December, 1896. Educated Paddington Grammar School. Apprentice with Triumph Cycle Co. Ltd., Coventry, 1914. Served in France in 1914-18 war with Warwicks Royal Horse Artillery and 29th Division, and was wounded. Returned to Triumph's in 1919, and, after graduating through all departments, specialised on Commercial side. Appointed Northern Representative, and later Manager of Glasgow Depot. In 1930 joined Pye Radio Ltd., as Sales Supervisor. Later same year, accepted present appointment. Member, Birmingham Rotary Club, National Executive of Motor Agents' Assoc., Council of British Motor Trade Assoc., Council of N.J.I.C. Chairman, Vehicle Repairer Investigation Sub-Committee of S.M.M.T. Married ; five children. Recreations: Hunting, Bowls, Gardening. Private Address: The Woad House, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire. Telephone: 7o.
SMITH, Harold Octavius, C.B.E. Director of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. Born 2ISt July, 1882. Educated at Leys School, Cambridge. In 1915 became Director of Bickford Smith & Co. Ltd. Chairman of I.C.I. Metals Ltd., 1930-36. Controller, Small Arms Ammunition, Ministry of Supply, 1940-41. Director-General Ammunition Production, M. of S., 1941-42. Has been on I.C.I. Board since 1936. Club: Bath. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: Mattingley Lodge, Basingstoke. Telephone: Heckfield 56.
SMITH, Harry, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Lodestar Motor Co., Sheffield. Director, Freeman Oakes and Co. Ltd., Sheffield. Born Sheffield, 26th January, 1891. Educated Sheffield University, Applied Science Dept. Apprentice with Yorkshire Engine Co. Ltd. In 1913 became Service Manager, Lodestar Motor Co., and Managing Director in 1946. Became Director of Freeman Oakes & Co. Ltd. in 1949. Recreation : Gardening (Chrysanthemums—Indoor and Outdoor). Private Address: "Autumn," West Lane, Loxley, Sheffield. Telephone: Bradfield 204.
SMITH, Harry Alfred Major, Proprietor, H. A. Major Smith, South Woodford, London. Born London, 28th April, 1912. Educated Woodford, Essex, and Stourpaine, Dorset. First connected with Motor Industry in 1926 as Apprentice. Took up present position in 1940. Interests: Boy Scouts' Association. Married, Marjorie Eva (née Wilson) 1935; two sons. Recreations: Gardening, Motor Trials, Sporting Activities. Private Address: 17, Marjorams Avenue, Loughton, Essex. Telephone: 619.
SMITH, Henry George Tyrell, B.A., B.A.I., A.M.I.MECH.E. In charge Experimental and Development Work, Triumph Engineering Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Blackrock, Dublin, 3rd May, 1907. Educated Trinity College, Dublin. 1929-36, Experimental Department, Rudge-Whitworth Ltd., and 1936-39 in similar capacity with Excelsior Motor Co., Tyseley. From 1939-42, Engine Research Department, Bristol Aeroplane Co. Direct Commission to R.E.M.E. in 1942, and served in N.W. Europe with Workshops attached to Guards Armoured Div. Mentioned in Despatches. Released as Major. Took up present position in 1946. been Chief Draughtsman, -Pobjoy Airmotors and Aircraft, Ltd., Chief Development Engineer, De Havilland Engine Co., Works Manager, De Havilland and Rolls-Royce Merlin Repair Shops, Chief Engineer, De Havilland Propellor Co. Took up present position in 1951. Private Address: " Whitegates," Lower Almondsbury, near Bristol. Telephone: Almondsbury 3178.
SNELLING, William John. Proprietor, Car Stockist and Motor Engineers, Mundesley, Norfolk. Took up present position in 1936. Private Address: Beck Cottage, Mundesley, Norfolk. Telephone: i 1.
SNOW, Harold, O.B.E. Director, Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd. Born Bristol, 1897. Educated at Merchant Venturers' Technical College; Bristol University; St. John's College, Cambridge. Joined British Petroleum in 1921, transferring to present Company on amalgamation. Became Group (Sale's) Manager prior to being elected to the Board.
SNOXALL, Frederick Roy. Director and Secretary, Snoxalls Garage, Ltd., Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted, Herts. Born Hemel Hempstead, 6th July, 1911. Educated Berkhamsted Boys' Grammar School. Joined father's firm on leaving school in 1927. Became Director in 1935, Secretary in 1937. Joined R.A.O.C. in 1940, and commissioned following year. Promoted Major, 1942. Middle East and Iraq, 1942-45. Released 1945 as Major, and subsequently re-joined firm. Married, 1937; two sons, two daughters. Recreations : Travel, Billiards. Private Address: London Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Telephone: Boxmoor 154.
SOPWITH, Thomas Octave Murdoch, C.B.E. Director, Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd., Coventry. Born 1888. In 1912 founded the Sopwith Aviation Co. Ltd., Kingston-on-Thames. Chairman of Society of British Aircraft Constructors, 1925-27. Chairman, Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Ltd. Interested in Yachting, Shooting and Fishing. Clubs : Carlton, Royal Yacht Squadron (Cowes). Private Address: Warfield Hall, Bracknell, Berks.
SOUTHERN, Norman, A.C.I.S. Manager, Geo. Kenning (Chesterfield) Ltd., Chesterfield. Born Sheffield, 22nd October, 1912. Educated Broomhill School, Sheffield; Central Commercial College, Sheffield, also Sheffield University lectures. Stock and Sharebroker's office. First connected with Industry in 1938— Clerical, Sales Dept., Kennings Ltd., Clay Cross. Was in Royal Navy. Took up present position in 1948. Married; son and daughter. Recreations : Tennis, Gardening. Private Address: Nottingham Drive, Wingerworth, near Chesterfield. Telephone: 4119.
SPARROW, Henry Norman. Divisional Secretary, Motor Agents' Assoc. Ltd., London. Born London, 21st October, 1898. Educated Willesden Grammar School, and Kilburn Technical School First connected with Industry as Apprentice with D. Napier & Son, Acton. Took up present position in 1949. Private Address: 120, Greenbank Road, Edinburgh, io. Telephone: Jubilee 1499.
SPARROW, Ivan Joe Knox, A.M.I.A1.I. Director and General Manager, Knutsford Motors Ltd., Knutsford, Cheshire. Born Knutsford, 16th March, 1921. Educated Dauntseys Agricultural School, Wilts. and Clare College, Cambridge. Son of J. J. Sparrow (Managing Director of firm). Took Mechanical Science Tripos at University. Air Engineer Officer, Royal Navy, 1941-45. Joined present firm in 1945, becoming a Director in 1946. Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Glaziers. Freeman of City of London. Life Member, Royal Agricultural Society of England. Member, Institute Agricultural Engineers. Recreations : Tennis, Yachting, Beagling. Private Address: 4, Tabley Road, Knutsford, Cheshire. Telephone: 2064.
SPARROW, Joseph James Knox, m.c.(mAjoR). Managing Director, Knutsford Motors, Ltd., Knutsford (and at Stoke-on-Trent). Born Moneymore, Co. Derry, nth October, 1881. Educated King William's College, Isle of Man, and at Royal Indian Engineering College, Coopers Hill, Surrey. Served in Public Works Dept. in India and Burma. Has been Manager for a firm of flax spinners in Belfast. Commissioned in the 1914-18 War in R.E., attaining rank of Major. Freeman of the City of London. Member of the Glaziers Co. His son is a Director of firm. Recreation: Fond of the country. Private Address: 4, Tabley Road, Knutsford, Telephone: 2064.
SPEAKMAN, Stanley George. Proprietor, Speakman's Garage, Southport. Born Atherton, Lancashire, 6th July, 1893. Educated Christ Church, Southport. Served as Technician in Royal Navy throughout 1914-18 War, and on release joined Rudge Whitworth, Ltd., as Mechanic and Road Trials Rider, and Motor Car Salesman. Started present business on own account in 1922. Recreations : Golf, Fishing. Private Address: 45, Hoghton Street, Southport. Telephone: 277 I .
SPEIGHT, Frederick John, hi . I NST.T. Director, General Manager, and Secretary, George Ewer and Co. Ltd., London. Born London, 8th October, 1904. Educated Addey and Stanhope School. After short period in Typewriter Industry, joined present Company in 1925, and in 193o appointed Secretary on incorporation, and in 1947 Director. Always taken active part in Association affairs. Has been Member of National Council of both A.R.O. and C.M.V.A.; was Member of Perry Conference, which planned amalgamation of various Associations now incorporated in National Road Transport Federation. Was first Chairman of P.V.O.A., and is now Vice-chairman of both N.R.T.F. and P.V.O.A. Past Member Council Inst. of Transport. Married; two daughters. Recreations: Country Walking, Music and Reading. Private Address: 88, Osidge Lane, Southgate, London, N.14. Telephone: Enterprise 5797.
SPENCE, Herbert. Proprietor, H. Spence & Co., Belfast. Born Belfast, 24th April, 1898. Educated St. James's E.S. Served Apprenticeship with J. B. Fergusons (Motors) as Motor Body Builder. Four years with R.A.S.C., including service in German E. Africa. Started business on own account in 1925. Business premises in Antrim Road bombed-out in 1941, whereupon continued activities in Orient Gardens. Elected Vice-President of N.E.A.V.B. in 195o, and installed as President, 1951. Recreation: Bowling. Private Address: I1, Cardigan Drive, Belfast. Telephone: 44265.
SPENCER, Leonard Joseph, M.I.MECH.E. Sales and Service Manager (Trade), Zenith Carburetter Co., Ltd., Stanmore, Middlesex. Born Waddon, near Croydon, 15th March, 1909. Educated John Ruskin, and Bradfield. Apprentice with Page & Overton Ltd. Specialised in Engineering and Secretarial work, obtaining C.I.S. (Inter.) In 1929 on Editorial side, " Motor Sport." Sales and Service, Scintilla, Ltd.; Engineering Export, Guthrie & Co. Took up present position in 1932. During 1939-45 War became Staff Officer to Hendon A.T.C., and Company A.R.P. Officer. On Panel of Lecturers, Inst. of Motor Industry, completing so lectures on " Carburation " throughout British Isles in five years since War. Extensive free-lance writer for Technical Press, usually under nom-de-plume, " Flat-spot." Member, London Centre Committee, B.E.N. ; Accessories Committee, S.M.M. and T. Married, Beatrice Mary (nee Earwaker), 1934; one daughter. Interests : . Municipal Affairs, Journalism, Gardening, Cricket. Private Address: 18, Golf Close, Stanmore, Middlesex.. Telephone:: Grimsdyke 460.
SPERLING, Siegfried, D.ENG., M.I.MECH.E. European Sales Manager, A.C.V. Sales Ltd., London. Born Vienna, 7th February, 1892. Educated Public School, and Technical University, Vienna. First connected with Industry in 1919 as Assistant Works Manager, and later Works Manager and Works Director with firm near Vienna, until 1931 when became Chief Engineer with Graef and Stift AG, Vienna. In 1938 joined Maudslay Motor Co. Ltd., Alcester, becoming Production Manager in 1944, Chief Engineer in 1947, and European Manager in 1950 when Export Organisation was incorporated into A.C.V. Group of Companies. Member " Maudslay " Society. Associate Member of R.A.C. Recreations: Reading, Gardening. Private Address: West Lodge, Gt. Alne, near Alcester. Telephone: 77.
SPERRYN, Neville Forsyth. Secretary, Champion Sparking Plug Co. Ltd., Feltham, Middlesex. Born Ermelo, Transvaal, Union of S. Africa, 14th September, 1906. Educated Michaelhouse, Balgowan, Natal. Member of the Inst. of Bankers, Chartered Inst. of Secretaries, and Office Management Association. Was Accountant with L. F. Smith & Co., Tanga, Tanganyika; Clerk, Standard Bank of S. Africa Ltd., Durban. Joined present firm as Assistant Accountant in 1930. Appointed to present position in 1945. Recreation : Golf (Capt. 1951-52 Ashford Manor Golf Club). Private Address: 197, Hatton Road, East Bedfont, Middlesex. Telephone: Feltham 2504.
SPINK, John Roland, F.I.M.I., F.I.D. Chairman and Managing Director, Spink (Bournemouth), Ltd., Bournemouth. Born Reddish, Lancashire, loth December, 1902. Educated Sedbergh School, 1913-19. Son of the late Dr. E. W. Spink, Eccles, Lancs. Pupil Apprenticeship Rolls-Royce Works, Derby, 1919-23; also Derby Technical College. Subsequently with Rootes at Maidstone and Rochester branches, and represented this firm in Cairo, 1927. With Stratton-Instone, Ltd., Bournemouth branch, 1928-32—Manager during latter period. Established Spink, Ltd. in 1932. Married, 1928; two sons. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: " Pine Grange," Bath Road, Bournemouth. Telephone: 7171.
SPOONER, Frank. Depot Manager, Caffyn's Ltd., Eastbourne, Sussex. Born Sidcup, Kent, 2ISt October, 1912. Educated St. Leonard's Collegiate School, Ardingly College, Sussex, and London Polytechnic. In 1928 became Apprentice with Carter and Lidstone Ltd. Rowed for Bexhill. Hamilton Motors, London, 1931-34; Jessups, Ltd., 1934-35; Commotors Ltd., London, 1935-40, on Commercial Vehicle Sales Staff. Took active part in Y.M.C.A. activities and swam for C.E.N.T.Y.M.C.A. Joined Army in 1940, and Commissioned in R.A.S.C. in 1941. Transferred to R.E.M.E. in 1942. Posted to British West Africa, and promoted Major. Joined 8, (W.A.) Div. Served in India and Burma, 1943-45. On release in 1946, joined present firm at Bexhill-on-Sea on Sales Staff. Commissioned in R.E.M.E., T.A. in 1947. In 1947 transferred to firm's Eastbourne Depot as Assistant Manager. Took up present position in 1950. Married in 1938; one daughter, two sons. Interests : T.A., Gardening, Golf, Rugby Football, Water Polo, Swimming, Rowing, Tennis. Private Address: 43, Woodville Road, Bexhillon-Sea, Sussex. Telephone: 2244.
SPRIGGS, Sir Frank Spencer, K.B.E. Chairman, Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd., Coventry, and associated Co's. Born 29th March, 1895. Educated at Westbourne. Is Chairman of a large number of Aircraft firms and of High Duty Alloys Ltd., Self Changing Gear Co. Ltd., Gears Investment Trust Ltd., Burlington Carriage Co. Ltd., Stoncleigh Motors Ltd., M. & W. Patents Ltd., and other Companies. Has published a number of papers, mainly on aviation matters. Recreations: Yacht Racing, Golf. Clubs : Royal Aero, Royal Automobile, Royal Thames Yacht, Royal Corinthian Yacht (Burnham-on-Crouch). Private Address: 37, Grosvenor Square, W.I. Telephone: Mayfair 7372.
SPRINGBETT, Horace Geoffrey. Assistant New Business Manager, Mutual Finance Ltd., London. Born London, 25th July, 1915. Educated Dartford Grammar School. Joined present firm from school. Went to Leeds branch as Representative in 1936, to Manchester office in 1938, and back to Leeds the same year. Joined Territorial Army, R.A. (Field) in 1939, serving throughout War. Released in 1946 as Captain. Re-joined firm. Manager for Yorkshire. Received present appointment in 1947. Married, 1941. Recreations: Rugby Football. Private Address: 35, Wychwood Avenue, Thornton Heath, Surrey.
SPRY, William Robert, M.I.MECH.E. Born 8th April, 1882, at Devonport. Educated at Stoke Public School and at Woolwich. Became articled to a London Coach Builder. Studied at Regent Street Polytechnic and at Woolwich Polytechnic, gained City and Guilds Honours for Carriage Building. Spent three years with Establissements MillionGuiet and 16 years Auster Ltd. as Sales and Works Manager. Became a Director of Worcester Windshields and Casements Ltd. Private Address: Uplands, Batten Hall Road, Worcester.
SPURRIER, Henry, M.I.MECH.E., M.I.P.E. Managing Director, Leyland Motors Ltd., Leyland. Born 1899, is the only son of the late Henry Spurrier, Founder of the above firm. Educated Repton School, Derby. Commenced apprenticeship with Leylands Motors Ltd., during the early part of the 7914-18 war. Later joined the R.F.C. as a pilot, and served in the Mesopotamian campaign. After the war continued practical and technical training, working with the late Parry Thomas and Reid Rai1ton, in developing and producing the famous " Leyland Eight." Progressed through the firm, and at the outbreak of the last war held the position of Assistant General Manager. Leyland Motors then became Tank designers and producers, and he was appointed General Manager of one of the Tank Groups. Shortly after his father's death in 7942, became General Manager of the firm, and in 7949 was appointed Managing Director. Elected President of S.M.M. & T., 7952-53. Recreations : Sailing and Ocean Racing.
STANLAKE, Frederick Arthur. General Manager, Hope, Hartope and Co. Ltd., London. Born London, 1st January, 1908. Educated Cleaves Grammar School, Yalding. Son of the late William P. Stanlake. Graduated through Commercial appointments up to 7940, when joined R.A.F. Served in England and Far East. Appointed Staff Officer, Air Headquarters, India, 7942, in Chief Maintenance Officer's Branch. Transferred to Air Command, S.E. Asia, on its formation. Returning to England, took active part in Administration of R.A.F. Resettlement Centre. Received present appointment in 7947. Married, 1929; one daughter. Interest: Sociology. Private Address: 24, Southways Avenue, Worthing, Sussex. Telephone: 8577.
STANLEY, Charles Orr. Chairman and Managing Director, Pye Ltd., Cambridge. Born Co. Waterford. Educated Bishop Foy School, Waterford. Technical education: City and Guilds. Took up present position in 1929. Interest: Farming. Private Address: Lisselane, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
STANMORE, the Rt. Hon. Lord, P.C., K.C.V.O. Deputy Chairman, Triplex Safety Glass Co. Ltd., London. Born London, 3rd January, 1871. Educated Winchester, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Lord-in-Waiting to King George V, 1914-22. Secretary-General to Order of St. John of Jerusalem, 1921-22. Chief Liberal Whip, House of Lords, 1923-44. First connected with Industry in 1935 as Director, Triplex. Took up present position in 1937. Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, and Deputy Speaker, 1944-46. Has been Private Secretary to President of Local Government Board. Previous occupations : Directorships, Bank of Mauritius, Union Assurance. Interest : Politics. Private Address: 4, Whitehall Court, London, S.W.'. Telephone: Whitehall 3160.
STANTON, Cyril Garnet. Regional Manager, G.K. Tyre Services, Derby. Born Grantham, Lincs., 22nd November, 1898. Educated King's School, Grantham. 1914-18 War, R.A.F. Middle East. 1920-23, Sugar Plantation, British Guiana. 1924-29, Salesman, North British Rubber Co. Ltd. 1929-32, Salesman, India Tyre and Rubber I Co. Ltd. 1932-36, Manager, Tyre Distributors, Eastern Counties. 1937-49, Manager and Divisional Manager, Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd. Appointed to present position in 1950. Recreations : Shooting, Bridge. Private Address: 128, Musters Road, West Bridgford, Notts. Telephone: 83126.
STAPLETON, Ernest Charles William. Director, Fryer, Stapleton & Co., and Mayhew, Baker & Co. Ltd., London. Born Highams Park, Essex, 17th April, 1915. Educated Bancrofts' School, Woodford Green, Essex. On leaving school, apprenticed in Smithfield Market. After three years joined father's Tea and Coffee Merchants' business. Joined Army in 1939, and after serving with Finnish Volunteer Force and Maurice Field Force,was commissioned in Royal Indian Army Service Corps. Took part in Burma retreat, formation of 14th Army, and relief of Kohima. Later served Singapore and Malaya. Released in 1947 as Captain. Member of Metropolitan Special Constabulary, and Royal Automobile Club, B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., B.M.C.R.C., I.M.R.C., U.A.C., M.C.C., B.O.C., A.M.O.C. U.M.S.C., Mille Miglia Club. Married, Elizabeth (nee Looker). Private Address: Banksidedown, Chorleywood Road, Rickmansworth, Herts. Telephone: 2466.
STARLEY, Hubert Granville, C.B.E., F.I.M.I., F.I.D. Deputy Managing Director, Champion Spar-king Plug Co. Ltd., Feltham, Middlesex. Born Skipton, i 6th April, 1909. Grandson of William Starley, inventor of the differential gear; great grandson of James Starley, inventor of the bicycle. Educated Ermystead Grammar School, Skipton. 1925 selling and repairing motor cycles. Car Salesman in California U.S. for Chrysler Distributor. 1929 joined Champion Sparking Plug Co. Ltd. 1941 Organiser of Motor Industry Fighter Fund, which donated k 110,000 for a Spitfire Squadron. Personal Assistant to Lord Beaverbrook, when Minister of Supply. Organiser of National Recruitment of Women into Industry. Organiser of National Industrial Mobile Squads for the creation of new munition production. 1942 Member of Executive Council, Royal Society of St. George. 1943-45 Adviser to Air Ministry and Ministry of Aircraft Production on Preservation, Identification, and Packaging of Warlike Stores. 1943-45 Chairman Army Council Committee on the Preservation, Identification and Pre-Packing of Warlike Stores. 1944 Chairman Anglo American Packaging Exhibition Committee. 1944 Member Barlow Mission to U.S.A. Chairman Accessory & Components Manufacturers' Section of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Chairman Disposal Panel of Mechanised Spare Parts. Member Public Relations Committee of the Motor Industry. 1945 Director, Aims of Industry Ltd. 1946 Chairman Motor Industry Jubilee Committee. Liveryman of Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers. Interests : Model Railways, Music. Clubs : Royal Automobile, Royal Thames Yacht, Royal Mid-Surrey Golf, Roadfarers', Veteran Car, Clef, Birmingham. Married, 1932, Lilian Amy Heron; one son, one daughter. Private Address: 215, London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex. Telephone: Popesgrove 5187.
STEED, Alfred Harold, B.SC. (LON.), A.R.C.S., D.I.C., A.INST.P., F.C.I.P.A. Patent Agent, Morris Motors Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. Born London, 27th February, 1908. Educated City of London School and Imperial College of Science and Technology (London University). In 1931, started business career in London firm of Chartered Patent Agents. In 1940-45 in Ministry of Supply. Appointed Patent Agent of Nuffield Organization in 1945. Married, Julia Cassy (née Knights) 1945. Recreations : Music, Golf. Private Address: 1, The Garth, Botley Oxford. Telephone: 47196.
STEED, Cyril Ernest, A.A.C.C.A., M.INST.PET. Secretary, Fina Petroleum Products Ltd., 'London. Born London, 22nd July, 1912. Educated Kilburn Grammar School. In 1928 joined Cities Service Oil Co., Ltd., in London. 1937-39, Sales and Distribution experience in Manchester, Birmingham, and Grimsby. 1939-45, in Army, attaining Rank of Captain, .Adjutant 76 S/L. Regt., R.A., at home and 208 C.R.C., S.E.A.C. Re-joined Company in 1945, and in 1949 appointed Secretary (Company by that time re-named Fina Petroleum Products, Ltd.). Married; one daughter. Private Address: 129, Kenton Lane, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex. Telephone: Wordsworth 6512.
STEEDS, William, .0.B.E., B.SC.(ENG.) LOND., M.I.MECH.E. Lecturer and author, mostly on Automobile Engineering. Born 11th April, 1897 at Putney. Educated at Battersea Grammar School; City and Guilds (Engineering) College. Took first class Honours B.Sc. (Eng.) at London University. 'Served five years apprenticeship with Woolwich .Arsenal. Joined Salvage Section, Royal Fleet Auxiliaries before becoming Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Branch, Military College of Science, Woolwich. Is author of a number of articles and books including " The Motor Vehicle," written jointly with K. Newton. Address: Military College of Science, Shrivenham, Swindon.
STEEL, Leslie Hiron, F.I.M.I., A.M.INST.B.E. Director, Steelseif, Ltd., Cheltenham. Born Cheltenham, loth February, 1905. Educated Cheltenham College, and Birmingham Technical School. Son of late H. E. Steel, M.I.A.E. (founder of H. E. Steel Ltd., Cheltenham). Apprentice with Wolseley Motors, Birmingham, 1921, and also with Standard Motor Co., Coventry and Rover Cars Ltd. Appointed a Salesman in 1925. 'Took up present position in 1935. Lieutenant in R.A.O.C., 1940-41, when released on death of father. Re-joined Forces in R.E.M.E., 1943, and released in 1946 as Captain. Past Chairman, N. Glos. Section, M.A.A.; Committee Member, Western Counties M.A.A. Committee Member, Cotswold Hills Golf •Club. Union Club, Cheltenham. Married, .1927; son, two daughters. Recreations: Golf, Fishing. Private Address: Stretton Lodge, Cheltenha in. Telephone: 4265.
STEELE, Horace Douglas, M.I.M.I. Managing Director, H. D. Steele & Son Ltd., `Worthing. Born Worthing, Loth January, 1914. Educated Sussex Road, Worthing, and Brighton Technical College. Started business on own account at the age of 17. Took up present position in 1936. During 1939-45 War served as Lieutenant (Technical Engineer), Fleet Air Arm; also Aeronautical Inspection Directorate of Air Ministry. Local Town Councillor. President, Worthing Chamber of Trades and Professions. Private Address: zoo, Offington Lane, Worthing. Telephone: Swandean 1241.
STEER-WATKINS, Eustace Faulkner. Chairman, Eustace Watkins Ltd., London. Born 17th November, 1879. Educated Paris, Germany, England. Started in own motor business in 1909. Recreations : Shooting, Fishing, Golf, Flying. Private Address: Milden House, West Well Road, Folkestone. Telephone: 2492.
STEINER, Domin Louis. Proprietor, Steiner's, Liverpool. Born Antwerp, Belgium, ish March, 1896. Educated Antwerp and Boston, Mass. Commenced Technical School at age of mi. First connected with Industry in 1909. Served apprenticeship and became foreman at age of 19; Works Manager at 25. Served in 1914-18 war; wounded. Connected with Group of Operation (Car Hire Group) as a Director. Took up present position in 1931. Married; three children. Recreations: Travel, Boating. Private Address: 75, Boxdale Road, Liverpool, 18. Telephone: Sefton Park 4000.
STENT, Arthur John, M.I.MECH.E. Born London, ist September, 189o. Educated at Elmhurst; Whitgift School; Engineering School, London. Became apprenticed with New Engine Company and in 1911 joined staff of McEwan Pratt & Co. engaged on design work on internal combustion locomotives. Spent eight years with Rolls-Royce Ltd., becoming personal assistant to Sir Henry Royce. Lived in S. America prior to the 1939 war, as Engineer to B. A. Great Southern Railway Co. Private Address: Mellow House, Plaidy, Looe, Cornwall.
STEPHENS, Edward T. M. Proprietor, Eddie Stephens Motors, Carmarthen. Born Carmarthen, 26th October, 1907. Educated Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen. Began five years' apprenticeship in Motor Industry in 1922. Took up present position in 1929. A keen motor-cycle racing enthusiast, has competed successfully on most tracks in British Isles. Especially interested in motor-cycle sand racing. Secretary to organisers of Welsh Meeting at Eppynt. Also Secretary to two Motor Clubs. Private Address: Green Wood, Carmarthen. Telephone: 233.
STEPHENS, Kenneth Donald, A.M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Kingscote & Stephens Ltd., Gloucester. Born Gloucester, 12th May, 1910. Educated Crypt Grammar School, Gloucester. During 1925-30 was in Foreign Grade Trade. 1925-36, competed Motor-cycle Trials, Motor-cycle Football, etc. Started business of Kingscote & Stephens with late Mr. G. Kingscote in 1930. Took over whole business in 1943, and appointed wife Co-Director on formation of Limited Company in 1951. During 1939-45 war, business became R.A.F. Aux. M.T. Workshop. Since War extensive Trailer Caravan Division developed. Married; one son. Private Address: Wotton Knoll, Gloucester. Telephone: 21278.
STEVENS, George Austin. Secretary/Accountant, Carbodies, Ltd., Coventry. Born Coventry, 15th April, 1913. Educated the Frederick Bird School, Coventry, and Coventry Technical College. After starting business career with T. J. Prentice & Co., Certified Accountants, took up post as BookKeeper with a Coventry firm of Motor Body Builders. Short period as Secretary, Aerlite Caravans, Ltd., then joined Carbodies in 1937. In 1940 entered offices of Leech Evans & Co., Chartered Accountants, as Senior Auditor, leaving in 1947 to take up present position. Recreations: Amateur Drama, Tennis, Long-distance Cycling. Private Address: 159, Hollyfast Road, Coventry.
STEVENS, George Ian Graham. Director (in charge Tyres), Stevco Ltd., Oxford. Born Oxford, 7th February, 1914. Educated St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate. On leaving school, joined the family business (then Stevens & Co.) and except for nine months as Junior Salesman with Stewart & Ardern, Ltd., London, and six months with North Oxford Garage Ltd., as Mechanic—both to gain experience—has been with Stevco Ltd. ever since. Took up present position in 1938. Joined R.A.S.C. in 1940 and Commissioned. In E. Africa five years. Released in 1946 as Major, having earlier been transferred to R.A.O.C., spending last year of Army service at C.O.D. Chilwell in charge of "A" Vehicle Spares. Married, 1945; one daughter. Recreation: Dinghy Sailing. Private Address: " Watercombe," Hids Copse Road, Cumnor Hill, Oxford. Telephone: 8555o.
STEVENS, Norman Edward Dallas. Managing Director, Stevco Ltd., Oxford. Born Oxford, loth May, 1906. Educated St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate. First connected; with Industry in 1926 as Petroleum and Lubricant Representative. In 1940-45 was. Midland Regional House Coal Officer. Took up present position in 1945. Is a Director, Anglo-Scottish Petroleum Co. and Frilford Heath Golf Club Ltd. Local Director, General Accident Assurance Co. (Oxford Branch). Interests: Rotary, Masonry, Golf. Private Address: Foxcombe End, Boars Hill,. Oxford. Telephone: 85307.
STEVENSON, John Bailey. Secretary, Jensen Motors, Ltd., West Bromwich, Staffs. Born Glasgow, 12th April, 190o. Educated: Grammar School, Halesowen, Worcs., and Technical College. First connected with Industry in 192o. Practical knowledge of processes in all workshops. At one time engaged as a Bank Clerk. Took up present position in 1928. Vice-Chairman, Corporation Certified Secretaries, Birmingham Branch. Recreations : Golf, Cricket, Gardening. Private Address: " Chemor," Hagley Road,. Stourbridge. Telephone: 57025.
STEVENSON, Samuel Oscar. Manager, Kennings Ltd., Derby. Born Belper, Derbyshire, 15th May, 1903. Educated Herbert Strutt School, Belper. Joined present firm at the age of 17, serving five years in Service Dept. at Clay Cross, two years in Service Dept. at Morris House, Derwent Street, Derby, transferring to Sales. Dept. in present position. Three daughters. and a son. Private Address: Willington House, Willington, Derbyshire. Telephone: Repton 404.
STEWART, George Imes. Director, Rossleigh Ltd., Edinburgh. Chartered Accountant. Private Address: 29. Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.
STEWART, Thomas. Managing Director and Secretary, County Motors (Kirkcaldy) Ltd., Kirkcaldy. Born Kirkcaldy, 14th February, 1900. Educated Kirkcaldy High School and Dollar Academy. Joined Black Watch 1917; transferred to R.A.F. and commissioned. Released in 1920 and went as pupil to Gordon Richmond Estates, subsequently becoming Assistant Architect. Helped to found County Motors in 1924 as a Partner. Served with Royal Scots 1939-43. Took up present position in 1947, on firm becoming a Limited Company. Interests : Kirkcaldy and District Motor Club. Recreations: Motor-cycling, Shooting. Private Address: 67, Lady Nairn Avenue, Kirkcaldy. Telephone: Dysart 5631.
STEWART-RICHARDSON, Sir Ian, BT. •Chairman, Vokes Ltd., S. E. Opperman Ltd., and other Companies. Born 25th September, 1904. Formerly Major in Irish Guatds. Succeeded his father, 1914. 'Clubs : Devonshire, White's, Kildare Street (Dublin). Addresses: Pitfour Castle, Perth ; 5o, St. James's Street, S.W.I.
STIDWELL, John. General Manager, Southern Motor and Utility Finance Corporation Ltd., Hastings. Born London, loth April, 1923. Educated Acton County School. At one time engaged as an Analytical Chemist (Food). Took up present appointment in 1951. Recreation: Swimming. Private Address: I I, Gorseway, Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Telephone: Cooden 165.
STIRMAN, Leonard Cecil. Sales Manager, Burman & Sons Ltd., Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 8th August, 1903. Educated Aston Technical School. First connected with Industry in 1919 in Sales and Service Depts. With J. Lucas Ltd. and James Cycle Co. Ltd. Took up present position in 1929. Recreations: Music, Bowls, Gardening. Private Address: 27, Chesterwood Road, King's Heath, Birmingham. Telephone: Highbury 3413.
STOKES, Donald Gresham, A.M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. General Sales Manager, Leyland Motors, Ltd., Leyland, Lancs. Born Bexley, Kent, 22nd March, 1914. Educated Blundell's. Started apprenticeship with present firm in 1930. Joined Territorial Army in 1938. Served as Second-in-Command No. 5 Army Field Workshop with rank of Major, 1940. In 1942 became O.C. Royal Marine Group Workshop. Promoted Lt.-Col., Assistant Director Mechanical Engineering.,. A.F.H.Q., 1945. In 1947 appointed Export Manager, Leyland Motors. Took up present position in 1949. Married, 1939. Clubs • R.A.C., Eccentric. Private Address: Chelsfield, Hill Lane, Kingswood, Surrey. Telephone: Burgh Heath 4361.
STONE, Stanley Freeman. Depot Manager, Kennings, Ltd., \Vestcliffon-Sea. Born London, 23rd April, 1906. Educated Ruskin House, Southend-on-Sea, and Southend 'Technical College. In 1923 became apprenticed to Motor Industry, and later, to Sales, as Junior Salesman. With Fogdens, Ltd. from 1925 until 1939, when employment continued with Kennings Ltd. Recreation: Photography. Private Address: 58, Cliffsea Grove, Leigh-onSea, Essex. Telephone: 76793.
STONEMAN, Henry John. Service Manager, Simms Motor Units, Ltd., London. Born Reading, Berks., 22nd April, 19oo. Educated Northfields, Ealing, and Acton Technical College. Apprentice with Lancaster Dynamo and Crypto Electrical Co. Foreman Repair Dept., B. L. an I. Co. in 192o. Took up present position in 1927. Recreation: Gardening. Private Address: 44, Alfriston Avenue, North Harrow, Middlesex. Telephone: 1950.
STONER, Percy Albert. Sales Engineer, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Birmingham. Born Fulham, 22nd April, 1906. Received practical training, 1920-6 with Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd. in Workshop and Drawing Office, studying also in evenings at Battersea Polytechnic. Left Michelin 1928 and joined Dunlop's. During war years was responsible for tracked vehicle tyre and wheel co-ordination. Since engaged on heavy vehicle side and visited Canada in 195o. Interests: Sport—plays Golf. Private Address: 84, Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks. Telephone: 1707.
STOREY, Eric. Service Manager, Car Division of Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd., Bristol Born Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorks., 16th November, 1909. Educated Bristol Grammar School, and Merchant Venturers' Technical College. Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering, 1926. Engaged in both Aircraft and Mechanical Engineering. Joined present Company in 1931, and took up present appointment in 1947. Married. Private Address: 2 1 , St. Oswald's Road, Bristol, 6. Telephone: 36529.
STRAKER-NESBIT, Roslyn Allon, m.I.PROD.E. Midlands Area Manager, L. M. Van Moppes and Sons (Diamond Tools) Ltd., Birmingham Office. Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, 11th June, 191 2. Educated Newcastle, Scarborough and Uppingham School. 1931-36, Apprentice with Gear Grinding Co. Ltd., Birmingham. Junior Sales with present firm, 1936-39. Senior Sales 1939-40, Technical Representative 1940-47, when appointed to present position. Council Member and Chairman, Midland Branch of Engineer Buyers' and Representatives' Assoc. Incorp. Sales Managers' Assoc. City of Birmingham Special Constabulary since 1937. Son of J. Straker-Nesbit, Mining Engineer and Northumberland County Cricketer. Married; two daughters. Interests: Gardening, Public Service. Private Address: " Llanberis," Barkers Lane, Inkford Wythall, Worcs. Telephone: 3137.
STRATFULL, Gerald Percy. Director, G. Marshall & Sons, Ltd., Chesham and Amersham, Bucks. Born Amersham, 1922. First connected with Industry in 1937. Joined present firm in 1939• Served in R.A.F., 1943-46. On re-joining firm, took over direction of Stores and Service side of business. Took up present position in 1948. Recreations : Tennis, Squash. Private Address: High Street, Amersham, Bucks.
STROYAN, John. Director—Works Foreman, Park Automobile Co. Ltd., Glasgow. Born Girvan, 28th December, 1899. Educated Girvan Higher Grade School. Started apprenticeship in 1914 with Lawson's Garages, Girvan. Served in Royal Naval Air Service, 1917-19. Took up present position in 1923. Recreations : Golf, Soccer. Private Address: 25, Barfillan Drive, Cardonald, Glasgow, S.W.2.
STUART, John A. Company Secretary, Nethergate Garage Ltd., Dundee. Born Broughty-Ferry, Dundee, 25th November, 19oo. Educated Grove Academy, Ancrum Road School, Dundee, and Dundee Technical College. Received Commercial training. Apprentice in Drapery Trade, becoming Departmental Manager. Left to become C.D. Equipment Officer for Dundee in 1939-45 war. Intelligence Officer to A.R.P. Controller 1944-45. Joined Angus Garage Co. Ltd., Dundee, in 1945 as Stores Manager and was in charge of New Car Sales Records. Relinquished post in 1951 to take up present position. Held may offices in Scottish Amateur Football between the two wars. Founder Member Midland Amateur Football Assoc. and an Hon. Patron. Member Forfarshirc Cricket Club. Writer on Amateur Football. Married; one daughter. Recreations : Stamp Collecting, Printing, Chess. Private Address: 89, Arbroath Road, Dundee. Telephone: 82478.
STURGESS, Frank Greatorex. Managing Director, Walter E. Sturgess & Sons Ltd., Leicester. Proprietor, Car Spray Co. Born Leicester, 9th March, 1905. Educated Mill Hill School and Technical Lollege, Leicester. Son of Walter E. Sturgess (Founder and Governing Director of Sturgess's Garage). Apprentice with W. E. Sturgess Ltd., 1921. Took up present position in 1927. Platoon Commander, Leicestershire Home Guard from 1940. Melton Mowbray Rural District Councillor. Chairman Parish Council, etc. Church Warden. Member, Quorn Hunt Point-to-Point Committee. Specialist in Horsebox Trailers. Late Member, Motor-Cycling Club. Member the Leicestershire Club. Married Betty Joan Stanley Parr, 1930; son and daughter. Recreations : Hunting, Lawn Tennis, Country Life, Motor Sport, Rugby Football. Private Address: The Grange, Hoby, near Melton Mowbray. Telephone: Rotherby 214.
STUTTARD, Peter Jennings. General Manager, Nicholson Motors Ltd., Weymouth. Born Todmorden, Lancs., 18th August., 1919. Educated Bryanston School, Blandford, and Derby Technical School. In 1937 became Apprentice with Rolls-Royce. Tester, single cylinder Experimental Dept. Designer, Gas Turbine Design Office. Writer of Technical Publications,—Rolls-Royce and Bentley Service Dept. Took up present position in 1948. Interests : Wireless, Photography, Ornithology. Private Address: 5, Russell Avenue, Weymouth.
SUMMERFIELD, Frederick Maurice, Senator. Owner-Managing Director, F. M. Summerfield Ltd., Dublin, Eire. Born Dublin, 3oth December, 1887. Educated Christian Brothers, and Birmingham Technical Schools. Began in Motor Industry in 1901 as Boy-Learner. Founded present business in 1923. Member Irish Senate. Peace Commissioner. Member of Council of Society of Irish Motor Traders (President), Association of Chambers of Commerce of Ireland (Vice-Pres.), Dublin Chamber of Commerce (Past Pres.), Federation of Irish Manufacturers (Past Pres.), Federated Union of Employers (Trustee). Member of Dublin Port and Docks Board, and Council of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (London). Chairman Burnhouse (Ireland) Ltd., Galway. Director of John Halliday & Son Ltd., and Clarks (Ireland) Ltd., Shoe Manufacturers, Dundalk, and of B.S.A. (Ireland) Ltd., Dublin. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: Cuil Na Greine, Sutton, Dublin. Telephone: 66.
SUMMERS, Richard Felix. Director, Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co. Ltd. Born zoth December, 1902. Educated at Shrewsbury; Clare College, Cambridge. Entered firm of John Summers & Sons Ltd., in 1925, became Director 1931, Managing Director 1936, Chairman 1938. Also Director of United Steel Co. Ltd., and of Steetley Co. Ltd. High Sheriff, County of Flint. Private Address: Denna Hall, Burton Point, Wirral.
SUTCLIFFE, Frank Sutcliffe, F.I.M.I. Director, Harrison Automobile Co. (Bfd.) Ltd., Bradford, Yorks. Born Bradford, 18th February, 1908. Educated Hanson High School, later receiving technical training at evening classes. Started Apprenticeship with present firm in 1923. Joined R.A.O.C. in 1940, transferred to R.E.M.E. and held D.A.D.M.E. position at Northern Command. Released 1946, rejoining Company in present capacity. Married; one son. Recreations: Photography, Radio, Fishing, Motor Racing. Private Address: " Elmgarth," Cleckheaton Road, Odsal, Bradford, Yorks. Telephone: Low Moor 1494.
SUTCLIFFE, Frank Thomas. Chairman and Managing Director, the Harrison Automobile Co. (Bfd.) Ltd., Bradford. Born Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, 17th March, 1881. Educated Church School, Cleckheaton. Started work in 1891 in a spinning mill, then, in 1894, became Apprentice in Engineering. In 1901 appointed Works Manager, Thomas Harrison Ltd., Engineers and Governor Makers. Bought controlling interests of that firm, and became Managing Director and Chairman (position still held). Founded Harrison Automobile Co. (Bfd.) Ltd., in 1923, in present capacity. Eldest son is a Director of firm. Recreation: Gardening. Private Address: " Whinneyfield," 18, Ridge Grove, Heysham, Lancashire. Telephone: Heysham 186.
SUTCLIFFE, Frederick Marcus. Managing Director, the Orcene Co. Ltd., Warwick. Born Huddersfield, 7th August, 1912. Educated Bradfield College, Berks., and Nottingham University. Previously engaged in Market Gardening and Textiles. First connected with Industry in 1938. Interest: Philately. Private Address: The Cottage, Castle Lane, Warwick. Telephone: 662.
SUTCLIFFE, Peter Stocks. Director, Docks Motor Engineering Co. Ltd., Grimsby. Born Louth, Lincs., 19th September, 1924. Educated at Stowe Public School. Served four years in R.A.F. Joined Board of Directors of present concern in 1945 and subsequently Boards of Docks Motor Engineering Co. Ltd. The Manby Garage, Ltd., John Sutcliffe 6 Son (Agencies) Ltd., John Sutcliffe and Son (Grimsby) Ltd., Hewson Chapman & Co Ltd., and Ed. Bannister & Co. Ltd. Married two step-daughters. Club : Reform. Hobbies Gardening, Miniature Radio. Recreations: Fishing, Shooting, Ski-ing. Private Address: Crowtree Cottage, Crowtree Lane, Louth. Telephone: 471.
SUTER, Eric Joseph. Home Sales Manager, Jowett Cars Ltd., Idle, Bradford. Born London, z6th March, 1897. Educated at St. Mark's College, Chelsea. Studied Engineering at Regent Street Polytechnic, London. Went to Vickers Aircraft works at Weybridge in 1915. Joined Forces, 1916, commissioned in R.A.S.C., transferred R.A.F. in 1918 and flew as Navigator. On release took up farming. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1922 as Salesman for International Motors, Hammersmith, and became Assistant Sales Manager. \Vent to Great Western Motors, Reading, in 1923, and became Sales Manager. Joined R. S. Mead, Maidenhead, in 1936, and on outbreak of war went into Aircraft Industry, Appointed a Technical Inspector, Ministry of Labour, in 1940 and took up present position in 1945. Recreations : Swimming, Cricket, Tennis, Golf. Private Address: 22, North Park Road, Manningham, Bradford. Telephone: 41207.
SUTER, George Ernest. Director, Dennis Bros. Ltd., Guildford. Born 20th February, 1877. Educated at Blackheath and abroad. Was for thirty-five years associated with Andrew & Suter Ltd. Recreation: Golf. Lives in Surrey.
SUTHERLAND, John Stewart, Managing Director, Sutherland Motors Ltd., Dumfries. Born 6th July, 1903. Educated at Glasgow High School. Trained as Accountant. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1942 as an Accountant with MacKnight Motors Ltd., Dumfries. Took up present position in 1946. Recreations : Golf, Fishing. Private Address: Octavia House, Dumfries. Telephone: 1519.
SUTTON, Roland Manners Verney. Chief Development Tester, Alvis Ltd., Coventry. Born Kings Langley, Herts., 9th December, 1895. Educated at Harrow. Served seven years' apprenticeship with Clayton & Shuttleworth, Lincoln. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1919, on joining Rolls-Royce as Planning Draughtsman. Ir 1921 began racing with own Hillman and Alvis cars. Member of Alvis team which won Team Prize, Boulogne, 1925. In 1927 appointed competition driver to Messrs. Lea Francis, and competed in many Brooklands races. Established International 12-hour record Class " F " with late Frank Hallam as codriver. Went to Morris Motors in 1929, rejoined Lea Francis in 193o and resumed Brooklands racing. In 1932 drove for Messrs. Riley in British 000-Mile Race, Brooklands, and with late C. M. Harvey, won Rootes Cup. Went, in 1933 to Messrs. Daimler as Experimental Tester, and engaged throughout war in development work and trials in connection with A.F.V.s Joined Jaguar Cars Ltd. in 1948 as Chief Experimental Tester. Established Production Car record in Belgium, 1949, at speed of 132.6 m.p.h. Appointed to present position in 1951. Life Member B.R.D.C. Hobby: Photography. Married; one daughter. Private Address: " Crossways," Gibbet Hill, Coventry. Telephone: 6746o.
SWAIN, Joseph Harold. Managing Director, The Stampings Alliance Ltd., Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 7th September, 1898. Educated at Wellesbourne School, Acocks Green, Birmingham, and Central Technical School, Birmingham. Became connected with the Motor Industry in 1914 and joined present concern in 1916 as Draughtsman and Estimator. Assistant Works Manager 1922, Works Manager 1932, Director and Works Manager 1936, and Director and General Manager 1937. Served in Army during 191418 war, and in 1939 war established on behalf of Ministry of Aircraft Production a Light Alloy Division for the manufacture of Aluminium Alloy Drop Forgings for Aircraft. This works was taken over by present concern in 1945. Appointed to present position in 1946. Member of the Governing Council of the National Association of Drop Forgers and Stampers, Vice-Chairman of the Commercial Committee, and a member of the Technical Committee. Member of the Institute of Works Managers. Hobby: Fishing. Private Address: 85, Redditch Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, 3o. Telephone: Kings Norton 1989.
SWAIN, Norman Joseph Hill, A.M.I.MECH.E. General Manager, Eaton Axles Ltd., Warrington. Born Walsall, 27th August, 1917. Educated Willow House School, Walsall. Studied engineering at County Technical College Wednesbury. Apprenticeship served with Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Co. Ltd., Smcthwick. Design Draughtsman with Boulton Paul Aircraft, Wolverhampton. Planning Engineer with Rubery Owen & Co. Ltd., Darlaston, 4 years, and Chief Engineer, Motor Panels (Coventry) Ltd., 5 years. Assistant Manager, Accrington Engineering Factory, of Courtaulds, Ltd. Became connected with Motor Industry as Chief Engineer in 1943, and took up present appointment in 1951. Married 1941; three children. Private Address: " Rivington," Ryburn Ave., Blackburn.
SWAIN, Percy Fritz. Chairman, Swain Holdings Ltd., and subsidiary companies, W.I. Born Manchester, 3oth September, 1912. Educated privately. Took up present position in 1937. Hobbies : Boating, Ski-ing. Private Address: Spring View, Huddersfield Road, Halifax.
SWALLOW, William, M.I.MEC,H.E. Director and General Manager, A.C. Sphinx Spark Plug Co., Division of General Motors Ltd., Dunstable. Born Gomersal, Yorkshire, 2nd January, 1905. Educated Gomersal and Heckmondwike, Yorkshire. Studied engineering at Batley and Huddersfield Technical Colleges. In 1932 went as Development Engineer to Pressed Steel Co. Ltd., Oxford. Joined Short Bros. Ltd., Rochester in 1943 as Chief Production Engineer, and in 1946 went as Development Engineer to General Motors Overseas Operations Division, New York. Went to London in 1948, and assumed present position in 195o. Associate Royal Aeronautical Society, and Member Society of Automobile Engineers. Private Address: 8, West Common Way, Harpenden, Herts. Telephone: 3317.
SWAN, Reginald. Buyer, Ernest Lake Ltd., Bishop's Stortford, Herts. Born Bishop's Stortford, 1st April, 1908. Educated Northgate County School. Became connected with Motor Industry as Stores Assistant in 1923. Took up present position in 1937. Hobbies: Horticulture, Carpentry. Private Address: 153, Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford.
SWAN, Robert, M.B.E. Partner (Managing), Swan, Tennent, and McMeekin, Glasgow. Born Glasgow, 14th February, 1889. Educated Glasgow High School and Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Joined Royal Flying Corps, 1916, commissioned 1917. Mentioned in Despatches. In 1919 joined Morris, Russell & Co. Ltd., London and became Secretary of parent and associated companies in 192o. Took up present position in 1924. President, Scottish Centre, Motor Cycle and Trades Benevolent Fund, 1934. Member of Council, Motor Factors Association. Member of General Committee of Scottish Motor Trade Association, 1950-51. Hobbies: Music, Reading. Recreations : Golf, Cricket. Private Address: 32, Killearn Drive, Ralston, Paisley. Telephone: Halfway 4498.
SWANSTON, William Patterson. Director and Sales Manager, Adam Purves & Son, Ltd., Galashiels. Born Earlston, 18th June, 1891. Educated at Earlston. Joined present concern in 1912 as a driver. Served during 1914 war, commissioned in Reserve of Cavalry. Rejoined present concern in 1921, and took up present position when the firm was made a Limited Company. Hobby : Gardening. Recreations : Bowling, Fishing. Married : two daughters. Private Address: " Netheravon," Abbotsford Place, Galashiels. Telephone: 2627.
SWANWICK, Arthur. Managing Director, Smallbone Factors (Worthing) Ltd. Born Walkden, Lancashire, 23rd March, 1904. Educated at Centaur School, Coventry and Claremont School, Blackpool. Apprenticeship served with National Gas and Oil Engines Ltd., Ashton-under-Lyne. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1924, joining Morris Radiators Ltd., at Oxford and remaining for 20 years, in managerial capacities, before taking up present position. Hobbies: Gardening, Golf. Private Address: " Tree Tops," Offington Drive, Worthing. Telephone: Swandean 907.
SWAYNE, Donald Foard, Director and Chairman, The Pavilion Garage (Hastings) Ltd. Born Guildford, Surrey, 18th May, 1910. Educated at Guildford Grammar School. Apprenticeship served with John I. Thornycroft & Co. Ltd., Basingstoke, Hants. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1931 as Draughtsman with John I. Thornycroft, Basingstoke. With L.M.S. Railway, latterly as Assistant District Engineer, 1933-38. In 1938-47 with Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co. Ltd., Motor Constructional Works, as Assistant to Engineering Controller, and during war responsible for construction and production of Beaufighter and Buckingham fuselages and airframe work. Became Assistant Works Manager after the war. Took up present position in 1947 on starting the Pavilion Garage. Hobbies: Gardening, Shooting. Married, 1940, to Kathleen (née Smith); one son, two daughters. Private Address: Loxwood, 15, Brittany Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea. Telephone: Hastings 3401.
SWEETSUR, Sydney. District Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., 24, Cornhill, Park Lane, Liverpool, 1. Born London, 8th April, 1891. Educated at Cowper Street School. In 1912 went to Australia and in 1913 joined Dunlop Rubber Co., Australasia Ltd. Served during 1914 war with Australian Imperial Forces, returning to Dunlop's in 1915. In 1920 transferred to Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd. in England as Salesman. Private Address: Portland Court, Wellington Road, New Brighton, Cheshire. Telephone: Wallasey 5856.
SWIFT, Hubert Gordon Francis, Managing Director, Bedford Motor Services Ltd. Born Chile, S. America, 11th April, 1912. Educated Clarence School, Weston-superMare, and Bedford Modern School. Apprenticeship served with Midland Motor Co., Bedford, and became Car Salesman with same concern. Appointed Sales Manager with present concern in 1937, General Manager in 1945, and assumed present position in 1945. Served in Special Constabulary during war. Hobbies: Reading, Carpentry. Recreation: Rugby. Married, 1937; one daughter. Private Address: " Sunnyside," Bromham, Beds. Telephone: Oakley 410.
SYKES, Arthur Alfred. Principal Engineer (Wheeled Vehicles) at Fighting Vehicles Design Establishment, Ministry of Supply, Chobham Lane, Near Chertsey, Surrey. Telephone: Ascot 116o. Born Kettering, 6th July, 1893. Educated at The Bridge School, Walsall and received technical training at Coventry Technical Institute. Became student at Rover Co's. works in 1907 and subsequently worked in drawing office at Singer's on Car and Motor-Cycle design. Joined Royal Flying Corps on its initial formation at Farnborough in 1912 and gained much experience with Balloons, Kites, Airships and Airplanes. Did design work afterwards at White and Poppe Ltd. on engines and at Coventry Chain Co. on transmissions. Joined Daimler Experimental Design Office leaving them to serve in R.F.A. in India, Mesopotamia and Egypt. In 1919 was attached to Royal Air Force and returned later that year to Daimler's. From 1922 until 1934 was with Triumph's as Chief Designer leaving them to join Alvis Limited as designer of Touring Cars and Armoured Vehicles, for five years. In October, 1939, joined Mechanisation Board as Senior Design Officer. Later graded as Assistant Engineer and Acting Assistant Director. After World War II was appointed Principal Scientific Officer and more recently to his present post. Married, 1925; son and daughter (twins). Married, 1948 to Hilda Mary Gilbert of R. Gilbert & Sons, Coventry. Interest : Town Planning. Hobbies : Photography, Gardening. Private Address: Oaklands, Southleigh Avenue, Earlsdon, Nr. Coventry. Telephone: 4573.
SYKES, Charles Leslie. Chairman and Managing Director, Sykes and Robinson Ltd., Leeds. Born Leeds, 7th February, 1908. Educated at Leeds Modem School. Studied engineering at Leeds University. Worked as Draughtsman for Leeds firm, and in 1929 went into Motor Industry on own account. Took up present position in 1938. Recreations : Motor Racing, Yachting, Golf. Private Address: " Littlecroft," Wynmore Avenue, Bramhope, Nr. Leeds.
SYMONS, Albert John. Chairman and Managing Director, West Regional Autos, Ltd., Barnstaple. Born Landkey, 1st September, 1907. Educated Landkey Methodist School. In 1933 bought father's farm, and sold it in 1947 because of ill health. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1948 as Ferguson Sales Manager, and took up present position in 1950. Is a Lay Preacher. Recreation: Football. Private Address: Springlands, Landkey, Barnstaple, Devon. Telephone: Swimbridge 5o.