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TAIT, Maj. Alfred Andrew Donald, A.M.INST.B.E., M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Brown (Bath) Ltd. and Silver Sails (Bath) Ltd. Born Bath, Toth April, 1900. Educated at King Edward's School, Bath. Apprenticeship served with Bath Engineering Co. Given temporary Commission in the Gloucester Regt., 1918, Regular Commission, Royal Tank Corps, 1919. Retired Army, 1921. Rejoined Bath Engineering Co. to finish technical training. Formed Brown (Bath) Ltd. in 1933. Re-joined Army 1939, transferred to Dept. of Tank Design in 1943. Retired in 1945. Acquired Silver Sails (Bath) Ltd. in 195o. Recreations : Yachting, Golf, Rugby, Motor Racing, Ski-ing, Rowing. Clubs: Royal Dart Yacht, Yealm Yacht, Bath and County, City, R.T.R. Officers. Married to Christian (née Beathe); three children. Private Address: Dolby Wolds, Beckington, Nr. Bath. Telephone: Beckington 217.
TALBOT, Ernest, M.I.MECH.E. Consulting and Experimental Engineer. Born 28th April, 1879 at Norton Woodseats, Sheffield. Educated at Wesley College, Sheffield University. Commenced engineering career with J. F. Bennet working with various firms as designer, etc. until going to NewYork as Consulting Engineer in I910.—While there invented Zephyr Piston. Returned to, England 1911 and became Joint Managing Director of James Talbot & Davison Ltd., Lowestoft and was jointly responsible for the design of the Zephyr Car. In 1922 founded Zephyr Pistons Ltd. In 1934 became Director and Production Manager, Brooke Marine Ltd. Became proprietor of Consulting Engineer business in 1941. Served during 1914 war as Inspector, Mechanical Transport, R.A.S.C. Recreations : Fishing, Angling. Address: The White House, Harleston, Norfolk. Telephone: 356.
TAMS, Bertram Jacob, M.SC., M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. General Manager, Brockhouse Engineering. (Southport) Ltd. Born Stoke-on-Trent, 23rd May, 1904. Educated at Stoke Primary School. Studied Engineering at North Staffs. Technical. College and Manchester University. Apprenticeship served with L.M.S. Railway. Became Head of Engineering Dept., Paddington Technical College in 1935. Engineering Adviser, Ministry of Labour, Whitehall. Chief Assistant to Sir William Stanier, F.R.S. (Engineering Adviser to the Lord President of the Council) 1941. Deputy Technical Director Petroleum Warfare Dept., responsible for development of Cross channel petrol lines (PLUTO). Airfield fog clearance installations (FIDO), and Flame weapons, in 1943. In. 1945 became Assistant to Chairman, J. Brockhouse & Co. Ltd. (twenty separate engineering companies). In 1948 became General Manager of their Wolverhampton branch, and in 1949. General Manager of their Southport branch. 1st Prize Silver Medallist, City and Guilds Engineering. Interested in Education, Public Services, and Rotary. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 3, Park Avenue, Southport, Lancs. Telephone: 56170.
TANGYE, Sir Basil Richard Gilzean, BT., M.I.MECH.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Tangyes Ltd., Cornwall Works, Birmingham. Born 27th July, 1895. Educated at Harrow.. Succeeded his father in 1935. In 1924 married Clarisse only daughter of Baron Victor Schosberger of Tura, Hungary; one daughter. Club: Junior Carlton. Private Address: 4, Farquhar Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
TANK, Arthur. Director and Secretary, A. S. Tilley (Garage) Ltd., Brighton. Born London, 31st May, 1894. Educated at Acton Central Higher Grade School. Served in Forces 1915-19. In 1920 went to B.d.V. Motor Co. Ltd., Hammersmith. Joined present concern in 1927, appointed Secretary 1936, and took up present position 1937. Chairman Mid-Sussex Section M.A.A., 1945 and 1946, Substitute Council Delegate M.A.A., 1948-51. Hon. Sec. Sussex Region, Institute of Motor Industry, 1950. Member Brighton and How Motor Club. Recreation: Bowls. Private Address: Hill Brow, Hurstpierpoint Sussex.
TANNER, Capt. Herbert Gabriel, A.M.I.MECH.E. Automobile Consulting Engineer. Born Leamington Spa, nth April, 1899. Educated Latymer Upper School. Studied. engineering at Finsbury Technical College. Enlisted in Lovat Scouts 1917, wounded at Ypres in 1918 and discharged. Apprenticeship served with B. S. Marshall Ltd., London W. In 1924-35, Director to Tanner Bros. Ltd. 1935-48, Proprietor, Timms Motors. In Army, R.A.S.C. and R.E.M.E., 1939-45. Automobile Consulting Engineer from 1948. Hobbies: Sailing, Music, Gardening. Married Alys once Raggett); three sons, one daughter. Private Address: 6, Ravenscourt Square, W.6. Telephone: Riverside 5735.
TAPP, Percy John Rutty, C.B.E., M.C., M.INST.T. Chairman Meat Transport Organisation Ltd. and former member of Road Haulage Executive. Vice-President, Institute of Transport. Born 4th September, 1886. Served during 1914 war, in 19th Division in France. Chairman of several Engineering Companies. Was Director of Government Road Haulage Organisation, 1943-46 and Member of Road Haulage Executive, 1947-50. Married; one son, two daughters. Private Address: Shermanbury House, Reigate, Surrey. Telephone: 2171.
TATLOW, John. General Manager, Riley Motors, Ltd., and M.G. Car Co. Ltd. Born Coventry, 18th January, 1902. Educated Bablake School, Coventry. Studied Engineering at Coventry Technical College. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1918 as trainee with Rover Co. Joined Riley (Coventry) Ltd. in Road Test Dept. in 1924, and became Outside Sales Representative in 1926, Assistant Sales Manager in 1928, and Service Manager in 1936. Made Works Manager in 1938, when company became part of the Nuffield Organisation, and General Manager in 1940. Assumed present position in 1949 when Riley Car Assembly was transferred to Abingdon and Company's name changed. Holds Pilot's "A" Certificate. Recreations : Flying, Yachting, Motor Racing. Clubs: Riley Motor, M.G. Car, R.A.C., Midland Aero, Albany, Veteran Car. Private Address: 96, Baginton Road, Coventry.
TAYLER, Robert Norman. Sales Director, Skurray's Ltd., Swindon, Wilts. Born Compton Abdale, Northleach, Glos., 28th June, 19ol. Educated at Shaftesbury Grammar School and Reading University. Son of farmer, helped manage i,000 acres in Berks until 1930, when joined present concern as Commercial Salesman. Served in R.A.F. 1941-45, returned to firm as Sales Manager on demobilisation. Took up present position in 1949. Hobbies : Agriculture, Gardening. Recreations : Rugby, Cricket. Private Address: Stock's Close, Badbury, Chisledon, Swindon. Telephone: Chisledon 281.
TAYLOR, Arthur Rigby. Managing Director, A. R. Taylor Garages. Ltd., Shipston-on-Stour. Born Shipston-on-Stour, 1903. Educated Whisteria House School, Shipston-on-Stour. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1918, and began own business in 1923. Won many awards in motor cycle trials and races. After illness, devoted time to developing motor cycle engines, with Bob Foster as rider. During 1939-45 war, appointed Divisional Warden for Shipston-on-Stour R.D.C. Spends leisure improving motor cycle engines, shooting over his two farms and in public work. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: Ivy Lodge, Green Lane, Shipston-on-Stour. Telephone: 33.
TAYLOR, Donald George. District Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., 94, Greenwich High Road, London, S.E.ro. Born Sydenham, 19th January, 1904. Educated at Merchant Taylors School, London. In 1923 became probationer with Dunlop's. Subsequently worked at Albany Street, Southampton, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds Depots and also at Fort Dunlop. Mobilised in August, 1939, and served five years in Middle East with R.A.S.C. Released, 1945 with rank of Lieut.-Col. Recreation: Gardening. Private Address: 43, Charterhouse Road, Orpington, Kent. Telephone: Orpington 5263.
TAYLOR, Ernest. Sales Manager, Rice Caravans Ltd., Cosby, Nr. Leicester. Born Leeds, nth August, 1897. Educated Cockburn High School, Leeds, and Northern Institute of Commerce, Leeds. Served in Forces, much of time in Near and Far East, 1914-2o. Became connected with Motor Industry on taking up present position in 1938. Hobby : Gardening. Recreations : Golf, Riding. Private Address: 27, Leicester Road, Narborough, Leicester. Telephone: 3356.
TAYLOR, Francis Julian Nash, M.S.M.A. Regional Manager, The India Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd., Bristol. Born London, 12th May, 1905. Educated at Whitgift School. Served apprenticeship with Engineering Dept., Pickfords Ltd. After some years with that concern, latterly as Assistant to Chief Engineer, joined Tyre Dept., Car Mart Ltd., in 1929. Joined present concern in 1932, and appointed District Manager for South London and the Southern Counties in 1935. Enlisted in Army, 1940, commissioned 1941. Demobilised 1945 with hon. rank of Major. Took up present position in same year. Recreations : Tennis, Golf. Married Muriel (née Pile) in 1945; one son, one daughter. Private Address: 34, Henleaze Park Drive, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Telephone: Westbury-on-Trym 65105.
TAYLOR, George Reginald Thomas. Chairman, Pinchin Johnson Associates Ltd., Whitley, Sussex. Born 6th July, 1876. Educated at Uppingham. Is also Director of International Combustion Africa Ltd.; International Combustion Australia Ltd., International Combustion Ltd., Crescent Webb Ltd. Recreations : Golf, Shooting. Clubs : Carlton, Royal Automobile. Address: 53, Cranmer Court, Chelsea, S.W.3. Telephone: Kensington 2627.
TAYLOR, Gerald Senior, A.M.INST.B.E., F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Commercial Distributors (Clifton) Ltd. Born Thornhill, Yorks., 7th January, 1909. Educated at Dewsbury Wheelwright Grammar School. Studied engineering at Dewsbury Technical College. Served apprenticeship with father's Motor business, Dewsbury, and took over concern in 1935 on death of father. Called up in 1939 and commissioned in R.A.S.C. Appointed Staff Officer and later Inspector of Mechanical Transport. On release in 1946, opened depots trading in surplus M.O.S. vehicles and equipment. Formed into limited liability company in 1948 and took up present position. Former keen trials rider, entrant Manx Grand Prix 1932. Also active member Veteran Car Club, owner of 1901 Renault 4i h.p. single-cylinder four-seater, with more than 20 awards for 1950-51 rallies. Recreations : Shooting, Motor Racing. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: Heatherleigh, Thorpe Bay Gardens, Thorpe Bay, Essex.
TAYLOR, Isaac. Managing Director, Andersons Garage Ltd.,. Manchester, 14. Born Rusholme, Manchester, 3rd May, 1907. Educated at The Leas School, Hoylake and Giggleswick. Studied engineering at Wigan Technical School and Manchester School of Technology. Started business in Mining Engineering, then went to Australia for two years farming. On return, joined present concern in 1929 and took up present position in 1933. Hobby: Bridge. Recreation : Riding. Married; two children. Private Address: Carsiggan, Egerton Road,. Fallowfield, Manchester, 14. Telephone: Rusholme 2866.
TAYLOR, John. Managing Director and Chairman, John Taylor and Dodds (The City Motor Co. Ltd.), Edinburgh. Born Edinburgh, 24th January, 1898. Educated at Viewpark School and Heriot-Watt College. Became apprenticed to Motor Industry in 1913, and took up present position in 1925. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 58, Oxgangs Road, Edinburgh, 10. Telephone: FAI 1458.
TAYLOR, Joseph Ernest. Manager, Cavendish Motors Ltd., Chesterfield. Born Chesterfield, April, 1898. Educated at Chesterfield and Retford Grammar School. Studied engineering at Sheffield University. Apprenticeship served with Markham and Co., Chesterfield. Served 1914-18 in Royal Flying. Corps and R.A.F., as Observer and Pilot. Returned to Markham & Co. to complete apprenticeship; joined present concern in 1923 as Salesman. Took up present appointment in 1931. Became Member of Institute of Motor Trade in same year. Served in 1939-45 war in R.A.F. as Squadron Leader in Fighter Command. Returned to present concern in 1945. Interested in ex-Service work. Hobbies: Gardening, Poultry Keeping. Private Address: " Greenwood," Cutthorpe, Nr. Chesterfield. Telephone: 4596.
TAYLOR, Norman. Accountant, Rcvc and Stedeford Ltd., Birmingham. Born Harlesden, London, 26th December, 1904. Educated Royal Masonic School, Bushey, Herts., and School of Accountancy. After serving with Manchester firm of Accountants, entered Motor Industry in 1927 as Clerk with Gordon Stewart Motors Ltd. Went to H. & J. Quick Ltd., Manchester, 1929, and Pye Motors Ltd., Lancaster, in 1946. Took up present position in 1951. Played Rugby up to 1930. Hobbies : Gardening, Philately. Private Addres.s: 26, Shenstone Valley Road. Quinton, Birmingham, 32
TAYLOR, Reginald Vernon. Depot Manager, Kennings Ltd., Ilkeston. Born Ilkeston, 14th March, 1909. Educated at Hallcroft School, Ilkeston. Began serving apprenticeship in 1923 with Premier Garage, Ilkeston; promoted to Sales Staff. Joined present concern in 1937. During war, with Home Office as Regional Officer (Motor Transport). Returned to present concern in 1947, and took up present position in same year. Recreations : Football, Cricket, Swimming. Private Address: 78, Lower Whitworth Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Telephone: 1176.
TAYLOR, Richard Blakeway, F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Richard Taylor (Garages) Ltd. Born Stourbridge, Worcs., 9th May, 1907. Educated Wrekin College, Wellington, Shropshire. Served Articles with firm of Auctioneers, then joined Laughton, Goodwin & Co. Ltd., Kidderminster. Obtained experience on Sales and Service sides with several firms and in 1936 started present concern. Past Chairman, Worcs. Section, Motor Agents Association. Member of the Veteran Car Club, Midland Automobile Club, Stourbridge Chamber of Trade, and Stourbridge Civic Society. Recreations : Motor Sport, Poultry Keeping. Married; one son. Private Address: Merrow Down, Osmaston Road, Norton, Stourbridge, Telephone: 57528.
TAYLOR, Walter Henri Farquarson. General Manager, Maskell's (Brixton) Ltd. Born Callander, Perthshire, 3rd October, 1908. Educated at McLaren High School, Callander. With Borneo Trading Corporation, Sarawak, 1924-26, Gill & Son 1926-28, Franklin Cars 1928-29, Delage Cars 1929-30, Commercial Motor Garage 1930-34 and Contay Motors, as Secretary and Manager 1934-45. Despatch Rider, H.G., 1941-43, then voluntary C.D. driver. Joined present concern in 1945 as Sales Manager, and took up present position in 195o. Hobbies : Gardening, Fencing. Married, Brenda Honnor, 1936; two sons. Private Address: " Tighe-na-Rowan," 198, Buckland Way, Worcester Park, Surrey. Telephone: Derwent 2596.
TAYLOR, William. Chairman and Managing Director, Taylor Bros. (Accrington) Ltd. Born Accrington, 2nd January, 1886. Educated at Accrington. Apprenticed as Electrician, but saw future in Motor Industry and in partnership with late brother, founded firm in 1912. Employed by Vulcan Co. Ltd., at Southport during 1914-18 war. Recreation : Cricket. Married; one son (Co-director). Private Address: 65, Marlborough Road, Accrington.
TEAGE, Henry Dixon. Technical Editor, The Motor Cycle " (retd.). Born Oporto, Portugal, 7th June, 1886. Educated at Rugby. Served apprenticeship with Maudslay Motor Co., Coventry. Later transferred to Motor Cycle work and served with the Premier Cycle Co. and Hobart Bird, on experimental test work. Joined staff of " The Motor Cycle " in 1911, and retired in 1942. Served in Royal Flying Corps and R.A.F. in 1914 war, and in Home Guard in 1939-45 war. Has handled most forms of road vehicles since 1904 and at one time owned first four-cylinder Panhard imported into country. Handled motor boats for Maudslay Co. in 1907; now has one of own. Still contributes technical articles to Press. Interests: All forms of internal combustion engines, and Farming. Hobbies: Fishing, Bowls, Motor Boats. Married; one son. Private Address: " Sanders," Dartmouth, Devon. Telephone: Stokefleming 387.
TEAGUE, Wilfred, A.M.I.MECH.E. Born Southport, 1886. Educated at Ackworth House School; Southport Modern School; Liverpool School of Technology. Past Chairman West Lancashire Division M.A.A. Became Managing Director, Southport Engineering Co. Ltd. Recreations: Bowls, Billiards. Private Address: 383, Liverpool Road, Birkdalc, Southport.
TEARNE, Charles Ernest. Chairman and Managing Director, H. Bean & Co. Ltd., Kingston-on-Thames. Born Handsworth, Birmingham, 3oth April, 1900. Educated at Handsworth Grammar School, Birmingham, Served five years' apprenticeship with Wolseley Motors, Ltd. Commissioned in Royal Flying Corps and R.A.F., 1918-19. From 1922 to 1927 held various appointments in retail side of Motor Industry, and took up present appointment in 1927. Served in R.A.O.C. and R.E.M.E. in 1939-45 war, with rank of Major. Member of B.A.R.C. Hobby : Gardening. Club : R.A.C., Pall Mall. Married 1927; one daughter. Private Address: 22, Imber Park Road, Esher. Telephone: Ember brook 4295.
TENNANT, Harry, M.I.R.T.E. Chief Engineer, Ribble Motor Services Ltd., Preston. Born Wallasey, Cheshire, 7th December, 1914. Educated at Merchant Taylors School, Crosby. Studied engineering at Liverpool University. Went as Student Apprentice in 1934 to Leyland Motors, Ltd. and was Technical Assistant until joining Army in 1940. Mentioned in Despatches. Released with rank of Major. Returned to Leyland Motors, holding appointment as Field Engineer until 1948, then joined present concern as Assistant Engineer, and took up present position in 1949. Recreation: Golf. Married; two sons, one daughter. Private Address: 155, Fox Lane, Leyland, Lancs. Telephone: 81557.
TEVIOT, Rt. Hon. LORD, D.S.O., Director, General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd., and other Companies. Born 3rd May, 1874. Entered politics as Liberal National member for Montrose Burghs, 1932-40. Became Lord Commissioner of the Treasury and Chief Whip Liberal National Party, 1937-39. Comptroller of H.M. Household, 1939-40. Brig. King's Bodyguard for Scotland, 1945. Married, 1930; one son. Private Address: Adbury House, Newbury, Berks. Telephone: 669.
THATCHER, Arthur John. Director, Secretary, Joint Manager, The New Mendip Engineering Co. Ltd., Atworth, nr. Melksham, Wilts. Born London, 10th September, 1891. Educated at Hurlingham High School. Studied engineering at Chelsea Polytechnic, Luton Modern School, and Battersea Polytechnic. After engineering pupilship, entered Aircraft Industry in 1912 on design, with Hewlett and Blondeau, later alternating between automobile and aeronautical design with several firms. In 1917 went as Works Superintendent to Mendip Motor and Engineering Co. At end of war work was directed to manufacture of Mendip Light Car. Works sold on death of owner in 1921 and closed. Present concern started in 1922 by brother, Mr. George Thatcher. After appointments with Lagonda Motors, Ltd., John I. Thornycroft Ltd., Bristol Aeroplane Co. and Rotol Airscrews Ltd., joined present concern (which has since become incorporated as Limited company and subsidiary of Dowty Equipment Ltd., Cheltenham) in 1940. Invented several patents, including Automobile Hydraulic Valve Gear. Interested in Landscape Gardening and Architecture. Hobbies : Theatre, Literature, Woodwork, Photography. Recreation: Swimming. Married, 1926. Private Address: " Hillside," 87, Winsley Hill, Limpley Stoke, near Bath.
THOMAS, Cyril Lewis. Managing Director, Western Motors (Carmarthen) Ltd. Born Pontardulais, 3oth November, 1907. Educated at Carmarthen Grammar School and Llandovery College. Spent first 12 years in Spain. Started haulage concern in 1929, and present concern in 1945. Took up present position in 1946. Member of Worshipful Company of Carmen, Chairman of South Area, Road Haulage Association. Interest : Rotary. Hobbies : Fishing, Gardening. Married; two daughters. Private Address: Ashleigh, Wellfield Road, Carmarthen. Telephone: 750o.
THOMAS, George. General Manager, Waddington Motors Ltd., West Hampstead. Born Redditch, 28th October, 1901. Educated at Myton College, King's School, Warwick. Studied Law. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1924, and joined present concern in 1934. Took up present position in 1940. Hobbies : Gardening, Sports, Horses. Private Address: 96, Fortune Green Road, West Hampstead, N.W.6. Telephone: Hampstead 1377.
THOMAS, Gerald Evan. Editor, " Motor Trader " (Trader Publishing Co. Ltd., London). Born Birmingham, 28th January, 1904. Educated King Edward's School, Birmingham. Joined Trader Publishing Co. Ltd., 1929, as Midland Editorial Representative. Joined R.A.F., 1939 and demobilised 1945 as Squadron Leader. Married; two daughters. Private Address: 27, Sefton Road, Petts Wood, Kent. Telephone: Orpington 3021.
THOMAS, Sir Miles, D.F.C., M.I.MECH.E. Chairman, British Overseas Airways Corporation. Born North Wales, 2nd March, 1897. Educated at Bromsgrove School. Engineering premium pupil at Bellis & Morcom Ltd., Birmingham. Served 1914-18 in Armoured Car Squadron and R.F.C. After demobilisation wrote on technical subjects. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1924 as Adviser on Sales Promotion to Lord Nuffield (then Mr. W. R. Morris). In 1926 founded Morris Oxford Press, 1927 Director and General Sales Manager, Morris Motors Ltd. 1934, Director and General Manager, Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd., Birmingham. 1935, similar position with Wolseley Motors Ltd. 1937, Managing Director. 1941, Chairman, Cruiser Tank Production Group and member of Advisory Panel on Tank Production. 1947, Govt. of Southern Rhodesia Development Co-ordinating Commission. 1947-48, President, S.M.M.T. Took up present position in 1949. Recreations: Golf, Shooting. Private Address: Silver Ridge, Wentworth, Virginia Water, Surrey.
THOMPSON, Charles. Chief Technical Engineer, Nuffield Metal Products, Ltd., Birmingham. Born Derby, 1903. Educated at St. James's School, Derby. Studied engineering at Derby Technical College. Apprenticeship served with Rolls-Royce Ltd. Joined Pressed Steel Co., Die Design Staff in 1927, and was with parent company, Budd Co., U.S.A., from 1929-30. Joined Vauxhall Motors Ltd. as Die Designer in 1931, and later became Assistant Chief Planning Engineer, Sheet Metal Division. Took up present position in 1939. Hobbies : Gardening, Music. Recreation : Golf. Married, to Florence (nee Readhead); two sons. Private Address: 41, Darnick Road, Sutton Coldfield. Telephone: 3388.
THOMPSON, Charles Joseph Raymond. Director and Service Manager, R. E. Green, Ltd., Birmingham. Born Hall Green, Birmingham, November, 1905. Educated at Church School, Shirley, Birmingham, and Lawrence's College, Birmingham. Seven years' training on Carburation and Ice Engines, and two years' commercial training. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1920, and took up present position in 1932. Hobbies : Carpentry, Birds, Gardening Private Address: 204, Ulverley Green Road, Olton, Birmingham, 27. Telephone: Acocks Green 2317.
THOMPSON, Donald Stephenson. Proprietor of Don Thompson, Partner of Thompson's Garage, Scunthorpe. Bonn Scunthorpe, 3rd May, 191o. Educated Scunthorpe local council and secondary schools. Following apprenticeship and workshop experience, took up position of Managing Partner of Thompson's Garage in 1934. Went to Rolls-Royce Ltd. in 1940; became Senior Service Engineer and Technical Adviser to R.A.F., Bomber Command and returned to own business in October, 1945. Hobbies : Dancing, Motor Racing. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 185, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe. Telephone: 3045.
THOMPSON, Eric. Director and Secretary, Lamb's Garage Ltd., Dundee. Born Dundee, 3rd November, 1909. Educated at Morgan Academy, Dundee, and St. Andrews University (Diploma in Econs., Dundee School of Economics). Served articled apprenticeship with firm of Chartered Accountants. Became connected with Motor Industry as Company Secretary in 1935. Volunteered for R.A.F. in 1940, demobilised in 1946 with rank of Squadron Leader. Took up present position in 1948. Interests : All aspects of modern management methods. Assisted in inauguration of Institute of Industrial Administration in Dundee. Written and lectured on modern application of Costing as applied to Motor Industry. Hobbies : Journalism, Drama. Recreations : Golf, Fishing. Private Address: 46, Loraine Road, Dundee. Telephone: 82176.
THOMPSON, Eric, M.A. Senior Broker, Morice, Toler and Beck. Born Ditton Hill, Surrey, 4th November, 1919. Educated at Bryanston School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Took up present position in 1947. Began motor racing with H.R.G. in 1948. Won : 1. litre class Le Mans 24-hour race 1949, I ilitre class Spa 24-hour race 1949, I I litre class, Silverstone Production Car Race 1949, II litre class Blandford Production Car Race 195o, 3 litre class, Le Mans 24-hour race 1951 (3rd). Private Address: Eaton Corner, Cobham, Surrey. Telephone: 555.
THOMPSON, George. Senior Partner, Thompson's Garage, Scunthorpe. Born Scunthorpe, 1887. Educated at Scunthorpe and Brigg. Began business in 1907 as Painter and Decorator. Engineer-Instructor in Army 1916-18. Started present concern in 1926. Member of Scunthorpe Borough Council and Lindsey County Council. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 17o, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe. Telephone: 4185.
THOMPSON, John Haydn. Personnel Manager, Carbodies Ltd., Coventry. Born Liverpool, 27th March, 1921. Educated William Roscoe School, Liverpool. Entered Accounts Office, and became connected with Motor Industry in 1939. Took up present position in 1941. In Fleet Air Arm 1942-46, returned to present position. Hobby: Literature. Private Address: 511, Holyhead Road, Coventry. Telephone: 60717.
THOMPSON, Lieut.-Comdr. John Westcott, R.D., R.N.R. (RETD.). Sales Manager, C. K. Andrews Ltd., Swansea. Born Sunderland, 3rd November, 1901. Educated at Bede Collegiate School, Co. Durham. Followed Seafaring profession for 16 years. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1932 as Commercial Vehicle Salesman. War service 1939-46, when returned to present concern as Sales Manager. Nautical Assessor to Swansea County Court. Hobbies: Gardening, Homecrafts. Married; two daughters. Private Address: Fairwoods, Bishopston, Swansea.
THOMPSON, Lewis, A.M.I.M.I. Service Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. (Scotland) Ltd., Glasgow. Born Stourbridge, 5th June, 1894. Left school at 14 and studied to be a teacher. In February, 1919 forsook scholastic career and joined Dunlop's at Manor Mills. Has been connected with the Service side of the business since 1924. Recreations : Walking and Reading. Private Address: 98, Otago Street, Glasgow, W.2.
THOMPSON, Reg Gorton Barlow. Director and General Manager, ThompsonDoxey Ltd., Southport. Born Blackpool, 1st July, 1911. Educated at Blackpool Technical School and Southport Grammar School. Connected with Motor Industry since age of 14. Took up present position in 1932. Hobbies: Sports Cars, Collecting Armour and Old English Oak Furniture. Married; two sons, one daughter. Private Address: " Lagonda," Beresford Drive, Southport. Telephone: 88 z 55.
THOMPSON, Robert Colin, F.I.M.I. Sales Manager and Director, R. W. Archer & Co. Ltd., Dublin. Born Co. Clare, February, 1905. Educated National and Secondary School. Became connected with Motor Industry at Ford's, Cork, in 1921. Took up present position in 1939. Recreations: Fishing, Shooting, Golf. Private Address: I1, Woodlawn, Dundrum, Co. Dublin. Telephone: 95164.
THOMPSON, Royston John, A.M.I.MECH.E., m.i.m.i. Branch Manager (St. Leonards and Hastings), Caffyns, Ltd. Born Winnipeg, Canada, loth May, 1912. Educated at Eastbourne College. Son of W. Thompson, Director of British American Tobacco Co., and spent early life in Canada and South America. Studied engineering at Automobile Training College, Chelsea. Joined present concern in 1934, appointed Branch Manager of Horsham Branch in 1936. Served in Army 1939-45, and was four years in India and Burma. Mentioned in Despatches. Promoted to rank of Major. Took up present position in 1946. Recreations: Golf, Cricket. Married; one son. Private Address: Rose Cottage, Winchelsea, Sussex. Telephone: 217.
THOMPSON, William, A.M.I.MECH.E. Proprietor T. Harrison & Sons, Leeds, 3. Born Leeds, 28th April, 1914. Apprenticeship served with Kirkstall Forge Ltd., and present concern. Became charge hand in 1934, Foreman 1936, and Partner 1937. Became Proprietor in 1949 on death of partner. Hobby : Gardening. Married, Kathleen (née Robinson), 1938; one son, one daughter. Private Address: " Cragg View," Bradford Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale. Telephone: 3241.
THOMSON, David. Works Director, Thomsons (Carron) Ltd., Falkirk. Born Carronshore, Stirlingshire, 24th May, 1910. Educated Glasgow University and Royal Technical College. Diplomas in Building and Civil Engineering. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1925, and took up present position in 1942. Hobby : Singing. Private Address: Old Roughlands, Carron, Falkirk. Telephone: Larbert 108.
THOMSON, John Halford. Director (Car Sales), The Park Automobile Co. Ltd., Glasgow, S.'. Born Glasgow, 19th February, 1917. Educated Glasgow High School. Apprenticeship served with present firm. Served in Army, including five years Middle East, 1939-46. Rejoined present concern in 1946 and took up present position. Chairman, S.M.T.A., Glasgow and West of Scotland District Centre. Hobby : Gardening. Recreations : Golf, Football. Private Address: 5, Ashlea Drive, Gitfriock, Renfrewshire.
THOMSON, Robert, M.I.MECH.E. Chartered Mechanical Engineer. Born 6th February, 1884, at Glasgow. Educated at Dollar Academy and Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Served apprenticeship with Arrol Johnston. Afterwards joined All British Cars Ltd. (ABC); and Albion Motor Car Co. Became Director and Manchester Manager of Albion Motors Ltd. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: Shaw House, Flixton, Manchester.
THOMSON, Robert Smith. Chairman and Managing Director, Guyson Industrial Equipment Ltd., Otley, Yorks. Born Wolverhampton, 29th March, 1899. Educated at St. Peter's School, Wolverhampton. Served in Army, 1914-19. Became connected with Motor Industry on demobilisation, joining James Thomson and Sons, Ltd., Leeds. In 1921 went to G. T. Riches & Co. Ltd. of London, as North of England Representative. Joined R. Cadisch & Sons of London, in similar capacity in 1931. Went to present concern in 1937 as Managing Director. Also Chairman and Director of Felson Industries, Ltd., Horsforth. Served in Home Guard, 1940-44 as commissioned officer, and in 1939-45 actively co-operated in special research on production and maintenance. Hobbies: Music, Gardening. Recreation: Golf. Married, May (née Walker), 1926; one son, two daughters. Private Address:" Cranford," Pool-in-Wharfedale, Yorks. Telephone: Arthington 285.
THOMSON, Robert St. Clair, M.I.MECH.E. Former Head of Morris Motors Ltd., Marine Dept. Born 23rd May 1888 at Blackheath. Educated at Christ's College, Blackheath; Northampton Polytechnic. Served apprenticeship in loco. shipyard and general engineering. Later took up automobile work becoming foreman in repair shop. Served in France and in R.N. during war. On demobilisation became Engineer to 'bus Company, 1919. Joined Morris Motors Experimental Department. Transferred to Marine Dept. and appointed in charge. Interested in anything to do with the sea. Private Address: Appin Lodge, Appin by Oban, Argyllshire.
THORBURN, Brig. Stephen Keith, O.B.E., M.C. Chairman, Edmunds, Walker & Co. Ltd., \Vest Hendon. Born Bournemouth, 4th October, 1894. Educated at Winchester and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Served as Regular Gunner, in 1914-18 war, and awarded M.C. Retired from Army in 1927. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1928 as Director of Mercedes (London). In 1939 formed and commanded 3rd Bn., The London Scottish, and awarded O.B.E. From 1940-42 commanded 26th A.A. Brigade, which included northern half of Defences of London. In 1942-45, B.R.A. East Africa Command. Took up present position in 1946. Director of Companies in Great Britain and South Africa. Owns large farm in Eastern Transvaal, and breeds pedigree Ayrshires in this country. Twice Golf Champion of Surrey, played for Scotland in 1929 and 1930, and reached Semi-Finals of Scottish and Irish Open Championship. Private Address: Malting Green House, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex. Telephone: London Wall 1750.
THORNLEY, John William Yates. Assistant General Manager, M.G. Car Co. Ltd., and Riley Motors Ltd., Abingdon-on-Thames. Born London, 11th June, 1909. Educated at Ardingly College and London University. Served as Articled Clerk before becoming connected with Motor Industry in 1931 as Service Receptionist with M.G. Car Co. Ltd. Appointed Service Manager in 1933. Served with R.A.O.C., 1939-45, with rank of Lt.-Col. Re-joined M.G. Co. as Service Manager in 1945. Took up present position in 1949 on transfer of Riley assembly from Coventry to Abingdon. Hobbies : Electronics, Music, Competitive Motoring, Writing, Rotary. Married, Joanne (née Wilson); one son, one daughter. Private Address: Cotswold House, Abingdonon-Thames. Telephone: 261.
THORNTON, Robert Evelyn, A.M.I.MECH.E. Managing Director, C.N.C. (Caterham) Ltd. and associated companies. Born East Mailing, Kent, 27th May, 1914. Educated Stowe, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1936 as student with Humber Ltd. Called up in 1939, demobilised with rank of Major in 1945. Re-joined Humber Ltd. as Service Representative in 1946. Joined present concern in 195o and took up present position in 1951. Hobby : Gardening. Recreation: Fishing. Private Address: The Dene, Westcott, nr. Dorking, Surrey. Telephone: Westcott 95.
THORNYCROFT, Sir John Edward, K.B.E., M.I.C.E. Governing Director of J. I. Thornycroft & Co. Ltd., S.W.I. Born 5th September, 1872. Created K.B.E. 1918. Past President Inst. of Civil Engineers, Vice-President Inst. of Naval Architects. Formerly Director of Southern Railway. Clubs : Athenaeum, Junior Carlton, Bembridge Sailing. Private Address: Steyne, Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
THORNYCROFT, John Ward, M.I.N.A., M.I.MECH.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Transport. Equipment Thornycroft Ltd., S.W.I. Born London, 14th October, 1899. Educated R.N. Colleges, Osborne, Dartmouth, Keyham; and Trinity College, Cambridge. War service 1915-2o. Joined present concern 1921, became Assistant Manager in 1924, Sales Director in 1929 and Joint Managing Director in 1942. Took up present position 1949. Hobby : Gardening. Recreations : Golf, Sailing. Club: United Services. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: 4, St. John's House, Smith Square, Westminster, S.W.I. Telephone: Abbey 5458.
THORNYCROFT, Oliver, C.B., O.B.E., M.I.MECH.E., F.R.AE.S., F.I.P. Consulting Engineer. Born London, April, 1885. Educated at Bedales School and Clare College, Cambridge. Apprenticeship served with J. I. Thornycroft and Co., Southampton. Director of Experimental Station, Mechanical Warfare Dept. (Tanks), I916-18. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1919. With Metropolitan Vickers Ltd., and went to Ricardo & Co. as Chief Engineer and Works Manager. With Admiralty, Mine Design Dept., 1939-45 and Director, Aeronautical and Engineering Research, Admiralty, 1946-50. Recreations: Mountaineering, Fishing. Clubs : United University, Alpine. Private Address: 82, Corringham Road, N.W.1 I. Telephone: Speedwell 7218.
THORNYCROFT, Roger, D.S.C. Director and Sales Manager, Transport Equipment (Thornycroft) Ltd., Thornycroft House, Smith Square, London, S.W.I. Born London, 1902. Educated at Eton; Balliol College, Oxford. Served first with Ransomes & Rapier Ltd. at Ipswich. Joined Cadillac Motor Car Co., Detroit, U.S.A. prior to representing Thornycroft's overseas. Awarded D.S.C. during 1939 war.
THORNYCROFT, Thomas Mytton. Manager, Tunbridge Wells Branch, Caffyns Ltd. Born Exmouth, 4th September, 1913. Educated Herbert Strutt School, Belper, and Trent College, Nottingham. Studied Engineering at Derby Technical College. Fouryear Premium apprenticeship with RollsRoyce, Derby. Became connected with Motor Industry as Engine Fitter with E.R.A. Ltd., Bourne, Lincs. 1937, Road Tester, Lagonda Motors Ltd. 1938, Chief Road Tester, Jaguar Service Station. 1939, Manager with Colonial Motor and Engineering Co. Ltd., Ceylon. 1940-46, Commissioned in R.A.O.C. and R.E.M.E. Wounded in Libya. Demobilised as Major. In 1946 went as Manager, Commercial Vehicle Workshops, E. J. Baker & Co. (Dorking) Ltd., Tonbridge. Joined present concern in 1949 on sales staff. Took up present position in 195o. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: Lime Trees, Goudhurst, Kent. Telephone: 255.
THORPE, Thomas Homan, M.I.MECH.E. Automobile Engineer and Claims Assessor. Born St. Leonards-on-Sea, 16th July, 1891. Educated at St. Paul's House, St. Leonards; Skinner's School, Tunbridge, and by private tutor. Served five years apprenticeship with Austin Motor Co. and studied at Birmingham Technical Institute. Commenced business career with Kent and Essex Ford Depot, subsequently with Thorpe & Watson of Tunbridge Wells. Served during 1914 war in R.E. and in 5th Royal Sussex Bn. as Lieut. Returned from Continent and transferred to R.A.F. in 1918. (Mentioned in Despatches.) Became a Motor Claims Assessor. Address: cfo Midland Bank Ltd., High Street, Tunbridge Wells.
THORPE, Vernon. District Manager, Tyre Division Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Broad Plain, Bristol. Born Melbourne, 26th October, 1894. Educated at Geelong Grammar School, Australia. Served in first World War. Spent next seven years travelling in various parts of the world, including 5 years in U.S.A. Married in Paris and returned to Australia for 8 years. Came to England, 1935, joined Dunlop's as Commercial Vehicle Salesman. Served in Tyre Control during 1939 war. Appointed to present position, 1947. Recreations: Tennis and Golf. Private Address: 67, Worrall Road, Clifton, Bristol. Telephone: 37872.
THRING, Meredith Wooldridge, M.A. Superintendent, Physics Dept., British Iron and Steel Research Association, London, S.W.iz. Born Australia, 17th December, 1915. Educated at Malvern. Senior Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1937 (1st class Hons. Part I Maths. Tripos, 1935, ditto Part II Physics Tripos 1937). In 1937 became Assistant Scientific Officer, British Coal Utilisation Research Association. 1942, Senior Scientific Officer, B.C.U.R.A. 1946, present position. Fellowship of Institute of Physics, 1944. Ditto, Institute of Fuel, 1951, ditto, Physical Society, 1947. Member of the Royal Institution, Member of the Iron and Steel Institute, and Member of the Society of Glass Technology. Married; two sons, one daughter. Private Address: 32, Hertford Avenue, London, S.W.14. Telephone: Prospect 5138.
THURGOOD, Walter Leonard. Managing Director, W. L. Thurgood (Coachbuilders) Ltd., Ware. Born Cheshunt, Herts., 1903. Educated at Enfield and London Polytechnic. Apprenticeship served with coachbuilder in 1918, and began present concern in 1925. Pioneer and founder of the People's Motor Service, Ware, and Jersey Airways, Ltd., also Warerite Ltd. Recreations : Shooting, Fishing, Golf. Private Address: " High View," High Oak Road, Ware. Telephone: 259.
THURSTON, Albert Peter, M.B.E., M.I.MECH.E. Proprietor, Thurston Edwards & Co., High Holborn, W.C.I. Born London, 31st October, 1881. Educated at East London Technical School and College and London University (1st class Hons. B.Sc. Engineering 1906); D.Sc. Engineering 1913— (1st D.Sc. aeronautics in Gt. Britain). Became connected with Motor Industry about 1901 as Design Draughtsman. Hobbies: Farming, Flying. Recreation: Yachting. Private Address: Petersbank, Bidborough. Kent. Telephone: Penshurst 243.
TILDESLEY, Reginald, M.I.M.I., A.M.I.B.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Reginald Tildesley, Ltd., Willenhall, Staffs. Born Willenhall, 31st December, 1886. Educated at Jettenhall College, Wolverhampton, and Rydal School, Colwyn Bay. Became connected with Motor Industry as Dealer on P own account in 1912 after training in Building Construction, Surveying, Constructional Engineering, and Quantity Surveying. Served in Army 1915-19, awarded M.S.M. Assumed present position on formation of Company in 1937. Served in Home Guard from day of formation. Hobby : Photography. Recreations : Yachting, Fishing, Shooting. Clubs : R.A.C., Farmers, R.M.Y.C. Private Address: Kingslow Hall, Nr. Pattingham, Wolverhampton.
TILLEY, Arthur Stewart. Managing Director, A. S. Tilley (Garage) Ltd. Brighton. Born Brighton, 4th September, 1900. Educated at Brighton Secondary School and Brighton Technical College. Served in R.A.F. 1918. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1927 and founded present concern in 1936. Has been member of Brighton Town Ccrrcil, rart-tirre officer in Brighton A.F.S., and Area ransport Officer, N.F.S. Interested in Rotary. Recreation : Bowls. Private Address: 36, Davigdor Road, Hove. Telephone: 36232.
TIMBERLAKE, Herbert Henry, m.I.A.E., M.I.B.E. Managing Director, H. H. Timberlake Ltd., Wigan. Born Wigan, 5th December, 1892. Educated at Wigan Grammar School and Lancaster College. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1907 as an Engineer, with Vulcan Motor and Engineering Co. Ltd., Southport. Took up present position in 1922. Private Address: Plas Craig, Marine Drive, Llandudno. Telephoe: 6794.
TIMMINS, Frank Leslie. General Manager of the British Automatic Co. Ltd., and Director, Reeves Ltd., Glasgow. Born Bloxwich, Staffs, 2ISt November, 1902. Educated at Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, Glos. Studied engineering at Birmingham University. In 1923 went to Sunbeam Motor Co., Moorfield Works, Wolverhampton, as trainee, and became successively Chief Experimental Tester, Chief Inspector, Assistant Repairs and Service Manager, and Assistant to Technical Director. Became General Manager of London Valve Co., 1932, and Facilities Manager, Dagenham Motors, Ltd., 1933. Took up present position in 1936. Loaned to Ministry of Supply, 1942-45. Elected Chairman of Trailer Manufacturers' Association, 1949. Recreations: Golf, Fishing. Married, Dorothy Edith (née Hutchinson), 1930. Private Address: Woodside, Common Road, Stanmore, Middlesex. Telephone: Bushey Heath 1774.
TIMMS, Arnold Samuel. Commercial Manager, British Light Steel Pressings Ltd., Rootes Group, Warple Way, Acton, W.3. Born Derby, 8th October, 1908. Educated at Derby Secondary School. Received commercial training with L.M.S. Rly. Co., Derby, 1922-25. Joined British Celanese Ltd. in 1925 and became Cost Accountant leaving in 1940 to join Humber Ltd., as Works Accountant. In 1941 transferred to Aero Engines Shadow Factories, No. 1 Group, as Assistant Chief Accountant and, in 1943 was transferred to London as Chief Accountant, Sunbeam-Talbot Ltd. After post-war internal reorganization within the Rootes Group, was appointed Commercial Manager, British Light Steel Pressings Ltd. Recreations: Golf and Gardening. Private Address: Glenfield, Potten End, Berkhamsted. Telephone: 172.
TIMSON, Albert Ernest. Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Timson Bros. (England) Ltd., Birmingham, Liverpool and Newcastle-on-Tyne. Born Moseley, Birmingham, 31st May, 19o9. Educated at Harborne Hall, Birmingham, and St. Aidans, Westgate-on-Sea. Entered father's business in 1926. Appointed Sales Representative and after two years' outside experience, appointed Manager of newly-formed Garage Equipment Dept. Became General Sales Manager, and in 1938 was made acting Joint Managing Proprietor with brother. Assumed joint control on death of father in 1941. Became Chairman in 1947, when firm became limited company. Elected to Council of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd., in 1942, has been Hon. Treas. and President of the Council of the Motor Factors' Association, and was one of original Council members of the Association of Manufacturers and Distributors of Garage Equipment. Served on Council of the British Cycle and Motor Cycle Manufacturers and Traders Union. Chairman, 1952, of the Distributors of Transport Service Equipment Group. Recreations: Golf, Fly Fishing. Private Address: 24, Lady Byron Lane, Copt Heath, Warwickshire. Telephone: Knowle 2504.
TIMSON, Howard Haxeltine. Director and Secretary, Timson Bros. (England) Ltd., Birmingham. Born Shirley, Warwickshire, 7th December, 1897. Educated at Solihull Grammar School and King William's College, Isle of Man. Joined present concern after service in 1914-18 war. Went through all departments. Appointed Manager, Liverpool Depot, in 1922, and remained there until taking up present position in 195o. Appointed Director on registration of concern in 1947. Recreations : Golf, Fly Fishing. Private Address: 43, Danford Lane, Solihull. Telephone: 3414.
TIMSON, Vernon Stuart. Joint Managing Director, Timson Bros. (England) Ltd., Birmingham. Born Moseley, Birmingham, 1st May, 19 to. Educated at Laleham College, Cliftonville, and Oundle. Entered father's business in 1926 and spent two years studying departmental systems. Became acting Joint Proprietor from 1938 on father's illness, and assumed joint control with brother on father's death in 1941. Assumed present position when firm was registered in 1947. Hobby: Philately: Recreations : Golf, Fishing, Bowls. Private Address: " Metchley," Station Road, Knowle, Warwickshire. Telephone: 2517.
TINGLEY, Ernest Osborne. Branch Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Lewes. Born Bognor Regis, 15th January, 1918. Educated at Dulwich College. Studied engineering at Auto Engineering Training College, Chelsea. Became connected with Motor Industry as Managing Director, Braintree Motors Ltd., in 1938. Bombed out, 1941. Served as Captain in R.E.M.E., Africa and Italy, 1941-46. Took up present position in 1946. Hobbies : Home and Garden, Touring. Married, 1942; two daughters. Private Address: 21, Gundreda Road, Lewes, Sussex. Telephone: 181.
TIPPER, Claude John. Director, Burlington Artists Group. Born Evesham, Worcs. 2ISt February, 1907. Educated at Dean Close College, Cheltenham, and University of Switzerland, Zurich. In Midland Bank for 23 years. First connection with motor racing in 1938. Bought Monaco Soo c.c. racing car in 1949, and in October won class at Weston-super-Mare and set up new 1-mile record. In 1951, won over 3o awards and was unbeaten in 12 successive meetings, holding all I and I mile sprint course records in this country. Holds 1—mile sprint record for Great Britain. The car, with wheelbase of under 5ft. and weight 3871b. is lightest Soo c.c. racing car in existence. Hobbies: Authority on Ornithology, has rare collection Cigarette Cards. Recreations : Tennis, Walking. Two sons. Private Address: 7, Queensbury Mansions, Parsonage Road, Bath Hill, Bournemouth. Telephone: 4943.
TIPPETTS, Harold Arnold. Chairman and Joint Managing Director, L. H. Newton & Co. Ltd., Nechells, Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 22nd June, 1888. Educated at Handsworth Private School and Willenhall Grammar School. Became connected with the Motor Industry in 1909, took up present position in 193o. Elected Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach and Coach Harness Makers, 1935. Is Joint Managing Director of the Birmingham Welding Co. Ltd. Hobbies : Farming and Horticulture; breeds pedigree and Guernsey cattle. Married, Alice Maude (nee Stanley), x915; one son. Private Address: Berry Hall, Solihull, Warwickshire. Telephone: 0226.
TIPPETTS, Stanley Arnold. Joint Managing Director, L. H. Newton & Co. Ltd., Nechells, Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 2ISt June, 1919. Educated at Bilton Grange and Marlborough College. Joined present concern as trainee in 1935. In 1936-37-38 competed in Motor Trials. Joined T.A., 1938; released with rank of Staff Captain Technical Instructor, to return to Industry. Took up present position in 1945. Elected Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach and Coach Harness Makers in 1946. Hobby: Motor Sport. Private Address: The Old Rectory, Upper Swell, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos. Telephone: Stow-on-the-Wold 54.
TOBIN, Edward Joseph, F.I.M.I., Managing Director, The Morris Garages Ltd., Oxford. Born Bangalore, India, 11th September, 1883. Educated Military and R.C. Schools. Became connected with the Motor Industry as an apprentice in 1899. Associated with Lord Nuffield since 1906, and participated in production of first Morris and M.G. cars. Served in R.F.C. and R.A.F. in 1914 war, awarded M.S.M. Appointed General Manager, Morris Garages Ltd., 1930 and took up present position in 1935. President, Oxford City Football Club. Other sports: Golf, Bowls, Shooting. Married. Private Address: " Bangalore," 347, Iffiey Road, Oxford.
TOD, Col. Alan Cecil, C.B.E., T.D. Director, Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company Ltd., and of Shipping and other Companies. Born August Loth, 1887. Educated at Wellington. Joined Territorial Army in 1908. Served in 1914 war with distinction (Mentioned in Despatches, O.B.E., Belgian Croix de Guerre) and is at present Hon. Col. 368 Medium Regt., R.A.T.A. Is Chairman, Liverpool Cathedral Executive Committee, Trustee Liverpool Bluecoat School, Zone Commander, Home Guard. High Sheriff of Lancashire, 1939-40. Deputy Lieutenant County Palatine of Lancaster and Justice of Peace Liverpool. Recreation: Shooting. Clubs: Liverpool Racquet, Palatine. Private Address: Maryton Grange, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, 18. Telephone: Gateacre
TODD, Alan Livesey Stuart, M.A.OXON, J.P. Director and Secretary, National Association of Drop Forgers and Stampers, Handsworth, Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 3rd June, 19oo. Educated at Wellington College, Berks., and Magdalen College, Oxford. Barrister-at-Law. Conservative M.P. for Kingswinford, 1931-35. Member of the Worcestershire County Council since 1938. During the 1939-45 war was Deputy Principal Officer, Ministry of Home Security, Midland Region, and later Assistant Regional Controller, Board of Trade, Midland Region. Is a member of the Grand Council of the Federation of British Industries. Took up present position in 1948. Hobby: Gardening. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: Clent House Farm, Clent, Stourbridgc, Worcs. Telephone: Hagley 2633.
TODD, Arthur Andrew. Works Manager, Furrows, Ltd., Shrewsbury. Born Peterborough, 3oth July, 1904. Educated Deacons School, Peterborough. Served apprenticeship with Brainsby's, Ltd., Peterborough. Joined Verulan Motor Co. in 1932 as Works Manager, moved to Harold J. Willett Ltd., Colchester, in similar capacity in 3936. In 1938, went to Bedford Hire Autocar Co. Took up present position in 1946. Collects gramophone records as hobby. Recreation: Tennis. Private Address: School House, Church Pulverbatch, Salop. Telephone: Doarington 259.
TODD, Eric Tudor Tallent. Managing Director, Overseas Cars Ltd., London, S.W.3. Born Landour, India, 17th May, 1886. Educated St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate. Passed through Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 1906 and gazetted to R.A. Transferred Indian Army 191o, served on H.Q. staffs in Mesopotamia and India in 1914-18 war. Staff College, Camberley, 1920, and on Army Fi.Q. Stan, India, until 1925. Retired 1927 after joining Indian and Eastern Car Agency as Junior Partner. Took up present position in 1934 when Agency converted into present concern. Recalled Army 1939. Served on G.H.Q. Staff in France, later with War Office. Released 1945, and rejoined present concern. Hobbies: Gardening and Sports. Private Address: 34, Selborne Road, Hove, Sussex. Telephone: 35332.
TODD, Gordon Watson, B.SC., A.R.C.S., A.I.C.3 A.M.I.MECH.E. Manager, Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd., London, W.C.2. Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, 17th November, 19oo. Educated at Durham School and London University. Joined R.A.F. in 1917, and after demobilisation entered Imperial College of Science. Joined Asiatic Petroleum Co. in 1922 in technical capacity; subsequently transferred to present concern, and assumed present position in 1934. During 1939-45 war, was loaned to Ministry of Supply, and appointed later to Ministry of Production as Deputy Regional Controller, Southern Region. Returned to present concern in 1945. Recreations: Rugby, Tennis, Cricket, Golf. Private Address: " Smalldown," The Crescent, Belmont, Surrey. Telephone: Vigilant 5679.
TOLLEY, Leslie John. General Manager, Nuffield Metal Products Ltd., Birmingham. Born Oxford, 11th November, 1913. Educated at Headington Senior School and Oxford School of Technology. Entered Radiators Branch of Morris Motors Ltd., Oxford, as trainee in 1928. Appointed Production Manager, 1939 and took up present position in 1941. Recreation: Golf. Club : R.A.C., Pall Mall. Married, Margaret (nee Butterfield), x939; one son, one daughter. Private Address: " Lochnagar," Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield. Telephone: 4370.
TOMLIN, Henry John. Sales Manager, The Chatham Motor Co. Ltd., Chatham. Born Chatham, 19th December, 1923. Educated King's School, Rochester, Kent. Studied engineering at Luton Technical College. Apprenticeship served with Vauxhall Motors. Joined R.E.M.E. 1944, invalided out 1946. Returned to Vauxhall Motors, and took up present position in 1948. Hobby : Music. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 55, South Avenue, Gillingham, Kent
TOMLINSON, Raphael Charles Llewellyn Lyde. Proprietor, Alexandra Garage, Dawlish. Born Abergavenny, 3rd August, 1899. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1916, and assumed present position in 1932. Hobby: Sailing. Private Address: 9, Haldon Terrace, Dawlish, Devon. Telephone: 3146.
TOMPKINS, Eric Sidney. Manager, Product Performance Division, Tyre Technical Department, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Birmingham. Born Stratford-on-Avon, 27th February, 1904. Educated at King Edward VI School, Stratford, and Birmingham University. Received " Marie Corelli " medal for Shakespeare studies, 1922; B.Sc., Pure Science, 1925. Honours in Chemistry, 1926. Joined Dunlop, 1927 on Process Control Work, followed by work in Physical Research and Product Design Divisions. From 1930 until 1935 engaged in design and testing of race tyres. In Product Performance Division, 1936. Visited Greece and Albania. Secretary, Tyre Manufacturers' Conference Technical Committee, 1942-44. Has been in charge of Product Performance Work since 1945. Author of book " Speed Camera " about photography of Motor Racing (Foulis, 1946). Has delivered numerous lectures to Photographic societies and written a number of articles on this and cine subjects. Also interested in Archaeology. Married, 1948; one son. Private Address: 223, Pineapple Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, 14. Telephone: Highbury 253o.
TONER, John Andrew. (Jack) Managing Director, Coleborn & Hopkins Ltd., Wicklow. Born Strabane, Co. Tyrone, 11th June, 1906. Educated at St. Vincent's College, Castleknock, Dublin. Apprenticeship served with A. J. Doyle, Dublin and Express Auto Co. Ltd., Dublin. Appointed temporary Workshop Manager in Ever-Ready. Garage Ltd., Dublin, and remained for To years. Took up present position in 1940. Member of the Management Committee and Council of the Society of Irish Motor Traders Ltd., since 1940. Hobby : Gardening. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: " Glenbeigh," Dunbur Road, Wicklow. Telephone: 9o.
TONGUE, Reginald Ellis. Governing Director, Arden and Bull, Ltd., Altrincham, Cheshire. Born Urmston, Lancs., 17th July, 1912. Educated at Sedbergh, and Exeter College, Oxford. Took active part in Motor Racing and Motor Sport generally from 1930 onwards, and competed in most international events, racing Riley, Aston Martin, E.R.A., and Maserati cars. Served in R.A.F.V.R. as Flight-Lieut. After Battle of Britain, became Test Pilot to Rolls-Royce Ltd. Also a Director of Thomson and Taylor (Brooklands) Ltd. Freeman of the City.of London and Member of the Worshipful Company of Loriners. Other Recreations : Golf, Ski-ing, Shooting. Married; one son. Private Address: Sun Ridge, Disley, Cheshire. Telephone: 339.
TOPE, Maj. Gen. Wilfred Shakespeare, C.B., C.B.E. Chairman, Henry Meadows Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born 19th August, 1892. Educated at Whitgift. Studied in the City, 1908, for Institute of Actuaries degree. Joined Territorials, 1909. Commissioned in Regular Army, 1915, R.A.S.C. serving in Salonika, and Caucasus during war—mentioned in Despatches twice and wounded. Became Instructor R.A.S.C. Training Centre, 1925-27. War Office 192732. Instructor R.M.C. Sandhurst, '937-9. Acting Colonel, 1940. Acting Brig. 1942. Acting Major General, 1944. Director of Mechanical Engineering, War Office, 1946 and retired 195o. During 1939 war awarded C.B.E. and C.B. also mentioned in Despatches. Recreations : Shooting, Golf. Private Address: The Lawn, Alresford, Hants. Telephone: 14.
TORLAY, Hugh. Chief Engineer, India Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd., Inchinnan. Born Wishaw, Lanarkshire, 9th July, 1904. Educated at Craigneuk Public School. Studied engineering at Dalziel High School and Coatbridge Technical College. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1941 as a Draughtsman. Took up present position in 1948. Hobby : Golf. Private Address: Laurel Bank, 21, Kinloch Road, Renfrew. Telephone: 2766.
TOULMIN, John, F.R.G.S., A.M.INST.W., A.M.I.hi.I. Director and General Manager, Wilson & Vass Ltd., Hexham. Born Ashton-on-Ribble, 5th April, 1911. Educated at Felsted School and Armstrong College, Durham University. Previously Schoolmaster and Mechanical Engineering Draughtsman, then became connected with Motor Industry in 1944 as Director of present concern. In 1946 awarded Edward Garnon Memorial First Prize. Hobbies : Water Colour Painting, Caravanning. Married, Edith Olive (née Wood-Smith), 1938; one son, two daughters. Private Address: Gowanlea, Aydon Road, Corbridge-on-Tyne, Northumberland. Telephone: 159.
TOWLE, Alfred, M.SC.(ENG.), A.M.I.A.E., M.S.A.E. Director, and Director of Research and Engineering, Anglamol Ltd., Hazelwood, nr. Derby. Born Derby, 18th January, 1912. Educated at Derby School and Nottingham University. Became connected with Motor Industry as Technical Assistant, Rolls-Royce Ltd., Derby, in 1936. From 1937-39, Ignition Project Engineer, and 1939-45 Mechanical Test Engineer, with Rolls-Royce. Took up present position in 1947. Awarded Herbert Akroyd Stuart Prize in 195o for contribution to proceedings of Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on engine lubrication. Secretary of the Derby Centre, Automobile Division, I.M.E., and before that, of Institution of Automobile Engineers from 1944. Hobbies: Photography, Motor Cruising. Recreations: Motor Sport, Table Tennis. Married, Vera (née Swingler) 1949; one son, one daughter. Private Address: " Four Winds," Burley Drive, Quarndon, nr. Derby. Telephone: Duffield 3106.
TOWLER, Clifford Owen, A.M.I.MECH.E. Designer of aero engines, etc. Born Preston, 17th October, 1896. Educated at Preston Grammar School; Harris Institute, Preston. Served apprenticeship with Dick, Kerr & Co. Ltd. Became a draughtsman in Paravane Department, Portsmouth Dockyard and with Vickers Ltd., on aero engines. Joined Clarkson Steam Motors, Chelmsford as Chief Draughtsman. Became draughtsman with Armstrong Siddeley Motors on aero engines and became aero engine designer with Wolseley Motors (1927) Ltd. Private Address: Stainforth, Lancet Lane, Loose, Maidstone.
TOWNEND, Amos Kenneth. Manager, Commercial Vehicle Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., 1, Westgate, Leeds. Born Leeds, 8th March, 1891. Took various secretarial positions before joining Dunlop's as Representative in 1910. From 1916 specialised on Commercial Vehicle Tyres but also handled Co's interests in Motor Cycle T.T. Races, Isle of Man in 1920 and 1924. Developed the firm's Public Transport Division during the period of conversion from solid to pneumatic tyres, 1924-26. Appointed Assistant District Manager, Leeds, 1926 and District Manager, Sheffield, 1928. Appointed to present position, 1933. Recreations: Golf. Private Address: 3a Primley Park Crescent, Alwoodley, Leeds. Telephone: 61765.
TRAILL, Robert James, A.M.I.S.M.A., A.M.I.A.M.A. Sales Manager, Thomson Caravans, Ltd., Carron, Falkirk. Born Grangemouth, July, 1920. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. Went to Canada. On return 1940 entered R.A.F. Demobilised 1946, and took up present position. Hobby : Motor Racing. Married; one daughter. Private Address: 21, Muirhall Road, Larbert, Stirlingshire. Telephone: 419.
TRENCHARD, Marshal of the R.A.F., Viscount of Wolfeton, G.C.B., 0.M., G.C.V.O., D.S.O. Director, Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Co. (Great Britain) Ltd., and other Companies. Born 3rd February, 1873. Entered Army in 1898 rising to become Major General by 1916. Transferred to Royal Air Force becoming Air Marshal, 1919 and Marshal of R.A.F. in 1927. Introduced many new methods while Commissioner for Metropolitan Police, 193135. Trustee, Imperial War Museum, 1937-45. Received Hon. Degree of LL.D. Cambridge. Doctor of Civil Law, Oxford, 1926. Clubs: Army & Navy, Brook's, R.A.F. Address: The King's House, Burhill, Waltonon-Thames. Telephone: 1887.
TRISTRAM, Wallace Edward. Managing Director, Tristrams Ltd., Chester. Born Hereford, 29th April, 1886. Educated at Hereford. Studied Law and Accountancy. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1906, on joining Daimler Co. in Accountancy. In 1922 began present concern with Mr. Bert Albert, who retired in 1936. Vice-Chairman, Chester A.F.C. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: Elm Trees, Lea-by-Backford, nr. Chester. Telephone: Gt. Mollington 18.
TUCHET-JESSON, George Arthur Touchet, M.B.E., A.M.I.MECH.E. Proprietor (retired). Born Gt. Houghton, Northants, 31st May, 1885. Educated at Felsted School. Studied engineering at Polytechnic School of Engineering, London. Served apprenticeship with Mather and Platt, Ltd., and became proprietor of Motor business. Private Address: Bryn Iolyn, Penmaenmawr, N. Wales. Telephone: 183.
TUCK, George Charles. General Sales Manager, Nuffield Exports Ltd., Cowley, Oxford. Born Cambridge, 15th April, 1909. Educated at Oxford High School. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1929 in Publicity Dept. of M.G. Car Co. Ltd., and appointed Publicity Manager in 1931. In 1939 served in Army as Ordnance Officer, and on demobilisation in 1945, became Near East Representative, for present concern. Appointed European Representative in 1946, Sales Promotion Manager in 1948, and to present position in 1949. Private Address: The Cottage," Cumnor, nr. Oxford. Telephone Cumnor 336.
TUCKLEY, Frank. Manager, Kennings Ltd., Clay Cross. Born Danesmoor, nr. Chesterfield, 1st September, 19oo. Educated at Clay Cross. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1913, and appointed to present position in 1942. Hobbies: Y.M.C.A. Work, Football. Private Address: Garfield, Ashover Road, Old Tupton, Chesterfield. Telephone: Clay Cross 3289.
TUKE, Evelyn Francis Vereker. Managing Director, The Wantage Motor Co. Ltd. Born Devonport, loth May, 1903. Educated at Private School, Repton, and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. On leaving Sandhurst and Army had various business appointments, and joined Shell Mex in 1927, transferring in 1929 to South Africa. On return to England joined Industry on garage side in 1936. Returned to Army on outbreak of war. Held rank of Captain. Bought present concern at end of war. Chairman of Berks., Oxon, and S. Bucks. Division, M.A.A. and Vice-Chairman, M.T.I.C. Hobby: Gardening. Recreations: Sailing, Golf. Married; two sons, two daughters. Club: R.A.C. Private Address: Hollow Way Thatch, Harwell, Didcot, Berks.
TULL, Edward Derrick, M.I.M.1. Branch Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Horsham. Born Hove, 3oth June, 1909. Educated at Shoreham Grammar School. Joined Motor Industry in 1925. Served with Ministry of Supply during 1941-45. Rejoined present concern in 1945. Hobbies: Rotary and T.A. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: 4, Curzon Avenue, Horsham. Telephone: 1927.
TURNBULL, Thomas McArley. Manager, Kennings Ltd., Peterborough. Born Dunning, Perthshire, 5th August, 1918. Educated at Balfron High School and Glasgow University. Studied engineering at Glasgow Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Duffs Garages Ltd. Took up present position in 1951. Hobby : Formulae Racing. Recreation: Golf. Married; two children. Private Address: 101, Scotney Street, Peterborough. Telephone: 5176.
TURNER, Albert. Export Operating Manager, India Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd., Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. Born Glasgow, 25th June, 1898. Educated at Overnewton School, Glasgow. Joined Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Glasgow, 1912. Served in Army, discharged 1919, and re-joined previous concern. Transferred to Chief Accountant's Office, Fort Dunlop, Birmingham, 1926 in charge of Foreign Dept. Transferred to Charles Macintosh and Co. Ltd., and in 1928 appointed Accountant, Dunlop Rubber Co. (New Zealand) Ltd., resident in Wellington. Later Resident Representative, New Zealand. Returned Fort Dunlop in 1933 as Export Operating Manager, and joined present concern in similar capacity in 1940. Hobby: Gardening. Interests : Football, Rugby, Cricket, Athletics. Married; two sons, one daughter. Private Address: 12, Broomhill Avenue, Glasgow, W.I.
TURNER, Charles Henry, F.I.M.I. Proprietor, C. H. Turner, The Service House, Stockport. Born Manchester, 17th July, 1880. Educated at Manchester. Became connected with Motor Industry as Salesman with Lookers, Ltd., in 1908. Successful in early motor cycle and car trials. Assumed present position in 1919. Hobby: Gardening. Married; one son. Private Address: Chestnut Cottage, South Reddish, Stockport.
TURNER, Ernest Whitlock. Managing Director, Turners Transport Ltd., Croydon. Born 1 1 th April, 1888. Educated at Fair St. School, London. Studied engineering at Borough Polytechnic and Regent St. Polytechnic. Joined Brompton Motor Co. in 1938, Jermyn St. Motor Works, and Sheffield Simplex Motor Co. Served in Army 1914-19. Started present business, and registered it as Limited Company in 1923. Premises totally destroyed by bombs, new ones built 195o. Active part in public work:—On Croydon Borough Council since 1926, Mayor in 1947-48 and an alderman. Past Chairman and Hon. Secretary for many years of Croydon Branch, M.A.A. Past President, Rotary and Chamber of Commerce. Interests : Charity Work. Hobbies : Music, Entertaining. Recreations : Shooting, Golf. Married, Margaret (née Lightfoot), 1920; two sons. Private Address: " Bishopthorpe," x, Upfield, Croydon. Telephone: Addiscombe 4403.
TURNER, John Ernest. Director, Turners Transport Ltd., Croydon. Born Croydon, 31st May, 1924. Educated at Aldenham and Whitgift. Technical training at E.M.I. College for radio. Served in R.A. during war. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1945 as Radio Engineer, and became Director of present concern in 1949. Married Ann (née Pickard), 1949; one son. Private Address: " Woodside," Arundel Ave., Sanderstead. Telephone: 5639.
TURNER, Leslie Arthur, F.I.A.C., M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Imperial Motors (Cricklewood) Ltd., and Director and Secretary, Associated Carways, Ltd., London, W.2. Born London, 2nd November, 191o. Educated at Keble Memorial School, London. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1926 as Junior Trainee with Rootes Ltd. Became Director and Secretary of associated company of same group as Associated Carways in 1939, and Director of Imperial Motors in 1944. Appointed Managing Director in 195o. Director also of Silver Sails (Bristol) Ltd., Somers Properties, Ltd., Unlimited Services Ltd., and Con-Dor (Floral Artists) Ltd. For many years member of the National Committee of the National Taxi-Car Association, ViceChairman of the Passenger Vehicle Operators Association Ltd., Member of Council, National Road Transport Federation, and member of the Council, the British Tourist and Holidays Board. Private Address: 9, Windmill Hill, Ruislip, Middlesex. Telephone: Ruislip 6811.
TURNER, Margaret Hannah, j.p. Director, Turners Transport Ltd., Croydon. Born London, 11th October, 1897. Educated at Acton. During 1914-18 war, served on many local committees. On Croydon Hospitals Board. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1927 in present capacity. Chief Organiser in W.V.S. for Croydon. Private Address: " Bishopthorpe," I, Upfield, Croydon. Telephone: Addiscombe 4403.
TURNER, Martin Frederick. Director, Turners Transport Ltd., Croydon. Born Croydon, 1st August, 192r. Educated at Whitgift and Cambridge University. Joined R.N.V.R., trained in America, gained "Wings," left Navy as Lieut.-Comdr. in 1946. Played Rugby Football for Cambridge v: Oxford in 1946, represented England v. Scotland and France, 1948. Assumed present position in 1948. All-round athlete: other recreations: Cricket and Squash. Private Address: " Bishopthorpc," 1, Upfield, Croydon. Telephone: Addiscombe 4403.
TURNER, Philip Arthur. Technical Editor, " The Garage and Motor Agent." Born Camberley, 2 I St August, 1917. Educated at Shrewsbury School and London University. Joined E.R.A. Ltd., in 1936. Sports Editor, " Motor News," 1937-39. In R.A.F., 1940-44. On Editorial staff of " The Autocar," 1944-47. Took up present position in 1948. Press Secretary at Goodwood, 1949-51. Hobbies: Motoring Sport, Photography. Private Address: 70, Meadowview Road, West Ewell, Surrey. Telephone: Ewell 4138.
TURNER, Raymond George, A.M.I.MECH.E. Development Engineer. Born Birmingham. Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School and Technical School, Birmingham. Joined Rover Co. in 1917 leaving in 1928 to join the Technical Dept. of Desmo Ltd. in 1929. In 1931 took up position with Wilmot Breedon Ltd. Hobby: Photography. Private Address: 23, Heaton Road, Solihull, Birmingham.
TURNER, Robert Joseph. General Manager (Industrial Sales), C. C. Wakefield & Co. Ltd., London. Born London, 1898. Joined present firm when 17 years old. Placed in charge of export sales, 1922. Was Vice-Chairman, British Export Society, 1933. Address: c/o C. C. Wakefield & Co. Ltd., 46, Grosvenor Street, London, W.i.
TURNER, Thomas Gerard. Home Sales, Alvis Ltd. Born Coventry, 6th November, 1910. Educated at Bablake School, Coventry. Received technical education with Daimler Co. Ltd., where apprenticeship was served, and at Coventry Technical College. Was 13 years with Daimler Co. as Service, Publicity, and Sales Representative before taking up present position in 1940. Private Address: 4, Northumberland Road, Leamington Spa. Telephone: 3173.
TURNER, Vallis Charles, F.I.M.I. General Manager, Weldale Motor Works, Reading. Born Caversham, Oxon, 3rd September, 1896. Educated at Caversham House Academy and Reading Kendrick School. Studied engineering at Reading University. Served apprenticeship with Pulsometer Engineering Co. Ltd., Reading. Served with R.H.A. during 1914-18 war. Joined Herbert Engineering Co. Ltd., and drove for H. E. Cars at Brooklands, 1927-29. Sales Manager at Cross and Ellis, Coventry, later with Helton James Ltd., Reading, until taking up present position in 1938. Chairman and Council member for the Berks., Oxon, and Bucks. Region I.M.I., 1943-45. Spent To years as Sergeant in Special Constabulary. M.S.M. in M.T. Company, Home Guard. Recreation : Golf. Married; one daughter. Private Address: 71, Russell Street, Reading, Berks. Telephone: 60607.
TURVEY, Frederick, F.I.M.I. Chairman, Turvey & Co. Ltd., Holmside, Sunderland. Born Sunderland, 9th June, 1891. Educated at Argyle House School; Sunderland Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Automobiles Clement-Gladiateur, Pre-St-Gervais, Paris. Raced in Isle of Man, T.T. Races, 1910/13, and in other important Motor Cycle events riding for B.S.A., Humber, Triumph, Enfield and Velocette. In 1913 was in charge of B.S.A. racing experimental department. Served in 1914 war in French Army, in Royal Flying Corps, and as commissioned officer in R.A:S.C. (M.T.). Recreations: Motor Sport and Golf.
TWEMLOW, Edwin, M.I.MEC.H.E. Joint Managing Director, Fodens Ltd., Sandbach. Born Elworth, Sandbach, 4th June, 1906. Educated at Stramongate School, Kendal. Grandson of Edwin Foden, founder of present concern. Served apprenticeship with Fodens, and on entering Drawing Office, Experimental Staff, designed first pneumatic-tyred steam lorry produced in Britain. Appointed Chief Designer, and in 1940 Chief Engineer. Took up present position in 1951. Won Lightweight T.T. in Isle of Man, 1924 and 1925. Recreations : Yachting, Tennis, Badminton. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: The Brownswolds, Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire. Telephone: 351.
TWIGGER, Thomas Ralph, A.M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M. Chief Research Engineer and Metallurgist, The British Piston Ring Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Bubbenhall, nr. Coventry, 11th October; 1900. Educated at Bablake School, Coventry; and Birmingham Central Technical College. Joined present concern in 1916 as Laboratory Assistant. Served in R.A.F., 1918-19, returned to present concern on demobilisation and appointed Chief Chemist in 1925 and took up present position in 1937. Closely associated with work of Institute of British Foundrymen, and is branch President and a member of the General Council and the Technical Council. Also associated with work of British Cast Iron Research Association. Is Silver Medallist, London City and Guilds Institute. Hobbies: Music, Bee Keeping. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: 94, Cannon Hill Road, Coventry. Telephone: 6763o.
TWISS, Joseph Mort, M.ENG. Director and General Manager, Samlesbury Engineering Ltd., Samlesbury, nr. Blackburn. Born Widnes, 17th February, 1904. Educated Widnes Secondary School and Liverpool University (B.Eng. 1929, M.Eng. 1932). With Yorkshire Electric Power Co. Ltd., 192934, Electricity House, Ltd., 1937-42, and Lancashire Aircraft Corporation Ltd., 1942-47. Took up present position in 1947. Hobby : Gardening. Private Address: 38, Blackpool Road, Lea, nr. Preston. Telephone: Preston 86875.
TWOSE, Frederick Charles. Proprietor, Nelson Garage, Westward Ho. Born Rackenford, Devon, 14th December, 1912. Educated at Heathcoat School, Tiverton. Studied engineering at Tiverton Technical School. Served apprenticeship with Batten & Thorne Ltd., Tiverton. Later went to Bedford Garage, Exeter, Evan's Garage, Braunton, and County Garage, Barnstaple. Became Proprietor of present concern in 1939. Private Address: 1, Nelson Road, Westward Ho. Telephone: Northam 129.