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WADDINGTON, Eric Sugden, F.S.E., M.INST.W., A.M.I.E.(S.A.), ASSOCIATE LE.E., ASSOCIATE (S.A.) I.E.E. Engineer and Industrial Group Manager, Philips Electrical Ltd., London, W.C.2. Born Norwood, 24th February, 1895. Educated Southey Hall, Worthing, and Portsmouth Technical College. Served with the Royal Engineers in the 1914-18 war. Released to join A.I.D. (Engine Branch). Works Manager and Chief Engineer, B.H.D.F. Co. Ltd., South Africa. In 1920 became part owner, Albany Motors Ltd., Grahamstown, South Africa. Joined Hubert Davies, Cape Town. Vice-Chairman Cape Town Flying Club. Founder Member Aero Club of South Africa. Joined the Philips Organisation in 1933. Connected with a number of organisations in the Motor Industry. Vice-Chairman B.E.A.M.A. Arc Welding Plant Section. Recreation: Flying. Private Address: 16, Thurleigh Court, Nightingale Lane, London, S.W.12. Telephone: Battersea 7659.
WADDINGTON, Henry Lancelot, F.I.M.I. Governing Director, Waddington Motors Ltd., Hampstead, London. Governing Director, Wadcol Motors Ltd., West Hampstead. Governing Director, Waddington Property Trust Ltd., London, W.I. Born Thornton Steward, Yorks, 12th October, 1896. Educated St. Peter's, York. Trained for legal profession and admitted a solicitor in 1920, after serving as a flying officer in the Royal Flying Corps and R.A.F. from 1915. Retired as a captain in 1918. Founded Waddington Motors Ltd. in 1927 and Wadcol Motors Ltd. in 1935. Served throughout 1939-1945 war as a Squadron Leader in the R.A.F. Elected an Underwriting Member of Lloyd's in 1946. Clubs : Public Schools, Royal Thames Yacht. Recreations : Yachting, Travel. Married, T922. Private Address: 101, Eyre Court, St. Johns Wood, London, N.W.8. Telephone: Primrose 4972.
WADE, William Frederick. Depot Manager G. K. Tyre Services, Chelmsford. Born Chelmsford, 23rd January, 1915. Took up appointment with Masons Motor Factors, Chelmsford. First associated with the Motor Industry in 1938 as a Salesman. Joined present concern (prop. Kennings Ltd.) 3rd July, 195o, and appointed Depot Manager. Recreations: Sport, Gardening. Private Address: 16, Shelley Road, Chelmsford.
WADSWORTH, Frank Alastair, A.F.R.AE.S., A.F.I.P. Engineer Adviser on Automotive Lubrication, Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd., London. Born King's Heath, Birmingham, 4th September, 1917. Educated King Edward's School, Birmingham and School of Technology, Oxford. Served Apprenticeship with M.G. Car Co. Ltd., Abingdon, 1933-37, and trained with Morris Motors Ltd., Oxford, 1957-38, joining the Technical Service Dept. in 1938. In 1939 appointed Assistant Development Engineer, Morris Motors Ltd., Oxford and in 1942 became Development Engineer. Joined present firm in 1947. Recreations: Motor Sport, Riding, Shooting. Married Joan Mary (née Roberts) 1944; one son. Private Address: 44, Silverdale Road, Pelts Wood, Kent. Telephone: Orpington 7329.
WAINE, Allan Coley, B.SC., PH.D. Director of Research, The Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., London, W.I. Born Willenhall, Staffordshire, 15th August, 1905. Educated at King. Edward's School, Birmingham, and University of Birmingham. In 1923 went into family business of John Waine & Sons, but decided on scientific career and entered Birmingham Univesity in 1926. (B.Sc. Hons. 1929, Priestley Research Scholar, 1930, Ph.D. 1932, Demonstrator, 1933). Joined present concern in November 1933 as a Research Chemist. Hobbies: Beekeeping, Rock Climbing. Married to Ilfra Mary (née Styles). Private Address: Keepers Cottage, Cobley Hill, nr. Alvechurch, Worcs.
WAITE, Col. Arthur Cyril Roy, M.C. Director, Austin Motor Co., and Chairman Austin Export Corporation, Longbridge Works, Birmingham. Born Adelaide, 9th April, 1894. Educated at School of Mines, Adelaide where he trained in engineering 1909-14. Served during the war, demobilised in I9r9 with rank of Captain. Joined Austin Co. 1919. Recreation: Golf.
WAKE, Edwin Bertram. Financial Director, Globe and Simpson Ltd., Sheffield. Born Nottingham, 6th October, 1904. Educated Mundella Secondary School, Nottingham. Articled to firm of Chartered Accountants in Nottingham. Qualified in 1928. Senior Audit Clerk 1928-31. Became Company Secretary in Wicker and Basket Trade in 1931. Appointed Secretary of present Company in 1937, being appointed to present position in 1947. Married; one son. Recreations : Motor Sport, Gardening, Woodwork. Private Address: 75, Marstone Crescent, Totley, Sheffield. Telephone: 72313.
WAKEFIELD, George Stewart. Director (Sales), J. A. Challiner & Co. Ltd., Manchester. Born 1st September, 1890, at Manchester. Educated Ducic Avenue Board School. Entered Industry, February, 1920. Took up present position in March, 1923. Hobby : Gardening. Private Address: 14, ITuncoat Avenue, Heaton Chapel, Stockport. Telephone: 4353.
WAKEFIELD, Kenneth Pearce, Sales Engineer (Brakes and Tic Rods), Lockheed Brake Co., Leamington Spa. Born 12th March, 1917, at Barrow-in-Furness. Educated at Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Barrow Technical College, and Sheffield Technical College. Served General Engineering apprenticeship with Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd., Barrow and E.S.C. Sheffield. Became aircraft draughtsman and component designer with A.V. Roe, Manchester, and Automotive Products, Leamington. Joined Motor Industry in 1942 as Patent and Research Draughtsman, and appointed to present position in 1945. Served in Home Guard during 1939-1945 war. Hobbies: Rugby, Dramatics, Motor Sports. Married,. to Ida Morris; one son. Private Address: 15, Landor Road, Leamington Spa.
WAKEFIELD, Paul Manning. Director and Service Manager, P. H. Wakefield Ltd., Worcester. Born, Frome, Somerset, 13th September, 1914. Educated at Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, Glos. Apprenticed to Harold Goodwin Ltd., Birmingham, 1931-34, and Humber Ltd., 1935. Took up present position in 1936. Hobbies: Photography, Motor Racing, Travel. Private Address: 45, Hallow Road, Worcester. Telephone: 5081.
WAKEFIELD, Percy Harold. Managing Director, P. H. Wakefield Ltd., Worcester. Born Clifton, 3rd September, 1888. Educated Taunton School. Trained as Municipal and Civil Engineer, spending 16 years in Municipal Engineering. Commissioned in Royal Engineers in 1916, served in France until 1919. Became Joint Managing Director, Thorne's (Worcester) Ltd., in 1921. Took up present position in 1931. Re-joined Royal Engineers as Officer in 1940, when he went to France and served until 1945. Recreations: Cricket, Golf, Billiards. Private Address: Northwick Lodge, Worcester. Telephone: 2613.
WAKEFIELD, Sir William Wavell. Born loth March, 1898. Educated The Craig Preparatory School; Sedbergh School; Pembroke College, Cambridge. Served in R.N.A.S. and later in R.A.F. during 1914 war, rising to rank of Captain (mentioned in Despatches). Retired from R.A.F. as Flight-Lieutenant, 1923. Became famous as a Rugby Football player—Captain of England, Cambridge University, Middlesex, Royal Air Force and Harlequins. Rejoined R.A.F. at outbreak of 1939 war for Flying Duty. Became Director of Air Training Corps,1942-44. Has written a book on Rugby Footall and is President of Rugby Football Union. Entered politics actively as M.P. (Nat. C.) Swindon, 1935-45. Is Director of a number of Companies including Park Royal Vehicles Ltd. Member of Executive Committee, Y.M.C.A. Member of Church of England Advisory Council of Empire Settlement. Member of Council, National Playing Fields Association. Recreations : Most outdoor sports. Clubs : International Sportsmens, Carlton, M.C.C., R.A.F., Flying. Private Address: 32, Upper Brook Street, London, W.I. and the Old House, Kendal, Westmorland.
WALERAN, Rt. Hon. LORD. Motor Sports Patron. Born 3oth March, 1905. Educated at Eton; Trinity College, Oxford. Became Assistant Private Secretary to Governor-General of New Zealand, 1927-30. Joined R.A.F.V.R., 1939; Wing Commander, 7944. Succeeded to the title on the death of his grandfather in 1925. Interested in racing, and other motoring events. Clubs : Royal Automobile, Royal Aero, Carlton. Private Address: 60, Pont Street, London, S.W.I., and Bradfield, Willand, Devon.
WALES, Arthur Charles, M.I.M.I. Director, Arthur Charles Ltd. (Prop. Kennings Ltd.) Born Liverpool, 2ISt March, 1893. Educated at Liverpool Technical College. Apprenticed in general engineering for 4 years, transferring to Motor Trade in 1912. Served 1915-19 in R.A.S.C. (M.T.). Opened motor business in Shrewsbury, 1919. Became Managing Director, Wales & Edwards Ltd. Interests: Rotary. Golf. Address: c/o Arthur Charles Ltd., Barge Garage, English Bridge, Shrewsbury. Telephone: 3611.
WALES, John Wilson. Director, County Motors (Kirkcaldy) Ltd., Kirkcaldy. Born Port Glasgow, 28th March, 1914. Educated Viewforth Higher Grade School, Kirkcaldy. Apprenticed County Motors, Kirkcaldy, March 1929. 1943, joined army, served as Captain in Tanks. 1946, demobilised returned to County Motors. 1947, became Director when firm was made a limited Company. Hobbies: Fishing, Photography, Model Making. Private Address: 44, Lawson Street, Kirkcaldy. Telephone: Dysart 5631.
WALKER, Arthur. Managing Director, Stakesby Garage Ltd., Whitby. Born Bradford, 3rd September, 1884. Educated Bradford Grammar School, and Leeds School of Art. First connected with the Motor Industry in 1914 as a Manager, and took up present position in 1919. From 194046 was Technical Assistant to the Ministry of Supply. Recreation: Model Steam Engineering. Private Address: The Firs, Lady Edith's Avenue, Newby, Scarborough. Telephone: Scalby 402.
WALKER, Clifford Merrick, B.SC., M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.PROD.E., A.M.I.I.A. Managing Director, Walker & Ward Ltd., Cheltenham. Born London, 9th June, 1900. Educated Royal High School, Edinburgh, and Edinburgh University. Served three years Engineering pupilage with the Daimler Co. Coventry, from 1922. In 1926 became Manager, Daimler, Birmingham Depot, and in 1928 appointed to similar capacity at Manchester Depot. In 193o became Manager of combined Daimler and Lanchester Depot, Birmingham, and in 1932 Assistant Service Manager, Daimler Co., Coventry. Joined the Triumph Co. Ltd., Coventry in 1936 as Service Manager, later becoming Chief Engineer. In 1938 took up a similar appointment with Citroen Cars Ltd., Slough, spending some time in their Paris factories. In 1942 became Methods Engineer, Miles Aircraft Ltd., Reading, taking up present position in 1946. Deputy-President, Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce. Interests : Motor Sport, Hunting, Sailing and Motor Cruising, Photography. Private Address: Hill Court, Evesham Road, Cheltenham. Telephone: 55053.
WALKER, Clive Barton, M.A. Manager (Motor Dept.), Walker Bros. (Wigan) Ltd., Wigan. Born Southport, 14th July, 1916. Educated at Rossall School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford (Hons Degree, M.A., Oxon). Played golf for Oxford 1937-38-39. In 1939, passed into Administrative Branch, Home Civil Service. 1939-45, served as Major in 1st Bn., Manchester Regt. Wounded, Mentioned in Despatches. Bronze Lion of the Netherlands 1945, joined present concern as Assistant to Director of Motor Dept. Member of Heavy Vehicle Manufacturers Committee of S.M.M.T. Is a Governor of Rossall School and President of the Wigan Branch of the Manchester Regt. Old Comrades' Association. Hobby : Golf. Private Address: is, Albany Road, Southport. Telephone: 3464.
WALKER, Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Eades, M.B.E., A.M.I.E.E. Director and Secretary, Car Trailers Ltd., Harpenden. Born London, 11th March, 1911. Educated King's School, Worcester. 1929-32, 4-year course, Faraday House, Mech. and Elec. Engineering College. xst Class Diploma. Graduate I.E.E. 1931, A.M.I.E.E. 1939. Apprenticed Fielding and Platt, Ltd., Gloucester, in 1930. Became Mains Engineer, West Gloucestershire Power Co. Ltd., from 1932-39. Commissioned R.A.O.C., January, 1940, evacuated from Dunkirk. Iraqi campaign, April-July, 1941 in 1St Cavalry Division Workshop, R.A.O.C. Attached Household Cavalry, Cyprus, Syria, Egypt, 1941-43. Staff Officer, Sicily, Italy, 1943-44. Lt.-Col., Commander R.E.M.E. 13 Corps Tps., 1945, and twice mentioned in Despatches. Awarded M.B.E. Co-originator of method of increasing barrel life of 5.5 in. howitzer. Successful claim on War Inventions Board. Took up present position in September, 1945. Hobbies: Vintage Motor Cars, Boating, Painting, Photography. Private Address: Glen Eagle Hotel, Harpenden, Herts.
WALKER, Harry, B.SC., PH.D., D.SC. (ENG.), M.I.MECH.E. Technical Engineer, John Holroyd & Co. Ltd., Milnrow. Born Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, 22nd March, 1904. Educated Huddersfield College Secondary School, Huddersfield Technical College, and London University. Early training at David Brown & Sons, Ltd., Huddersfield. Hobby : Golf. Private Address: Clifton House, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield. Telephone: Slaithwaite 225.
WALKER, Lt.-Col. Megginson (Maurice). Depot and Sales Manager, G. K. Tyre Services (Kennings) Ltd., Louth. Born Welton, Yorks., 14th February, 1912. Educated at Cottingham High School. Worked on farm until joining Army in 1929. Attended engineering courses during army career. Promoted Lt.-Col. and twice Mentioned in Despatches. Demobilised 1947, became Sales Representative and later Depot Manager. Hobbies : Rugby, Tug-o'-War, Dramatics, Model Car Racing. Private Address: Sherwood House, 70, Park Avenue, Grimsby.
WALKER, Robert Ramsay Campbell. Proprietor, Pippbrook Garage. Managing Director, Pippbrook Garages, Ltd. Born Rickmansworth, Herts., August 14th, 1917. Educated Sherborne School and Magdalene College, Cambridge. Started motor racing before the 1939-45 war, mainly in a Delahaye, won on the mountain course at Brooklands and finished 8th at Le Mans in 1939. Served throughout the war in the Fleet Air Arm as a pilot. After the war bought motor concern as a hobby and started racing stable. Held Sports Car class record unsupercharged at Brighton 1947-48. Present racing stable consists of 2 Grand Prix Delage, one Delahaye, and one Aston-Martin D.B.H. Owns small indoor circuit for model racing and has perfect running replicas of racing cars. Former Director of an aircraft, boat and hire car charter company. Owner of the r,000year-old Nunney Castle, and Lord of the Manor. Stepson of Sir Francis Lacey, holder of County Cricket record of 36o not out until beaten by Bradman. Hobbies : Motor Racing, Cricket, Model Car Racing, and all Sports. Clubs: B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., M.C.C., 2. Married Elizabeth Dauvergne (née Duncan); one son, one daughter. Private Address: Nunney Court, Frome, Somerset. Telephone: Nunney 226.
WALLACE, Lt.-Col. Hugh Amehurst. Director, B. & S. Massey Ltd., Manchester, 11. Born Liverpool, 4th August, 1905. Educated at Giggleswick School, Yorkshire, and Manchester College of Technology. Apprenticed British Hele-Shaw Clutch Co. Ltd., 1923-26, later Manager and Secretary. Joined present concern, 1935. Embodied as Territorial Officer, 1939, promoted Lt.-Col., Royal Tank Regt. In 1943-45, Assistant Director, Dept. of Tank Design. Rejoined firm in August, 1945. Leader of Drop Forging Productivity team to America in 1949, organised by the AngloAmerican Council on Productivity. Member of Council of the National Association of Drop Forgers and Stampers since 1949. Hobbies: Gardening, Stamp Collecting. Private Address: North Woodville, Bowdon, Cheshire. Telephone: Altrincham 1472.
WALLACE, James Blair, M.I.A.A. Regional Automobile Engineer, General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation Ltd., Perth. Born Tibbermore, Perthshire, 21st April, 1902. Educated Perth Academy and Dundee Technical College, 1918, entered Motor Industry. 1919-24, served apprenticeship in locomotive and general engineering with L.M.S. Railway. Gained Armitstead Prize in Higher Maths. 1924-25, returned Motor Industry. 1926, joined present concern as engineer trainee. 1927-29, Staff Engineer at Dundee. 1929-31, Staff Engineer at Newcastleon-Tyne. 1931-45, Staff Engineer at Exeter. 1946, Regional Engineer for South-West England. Member of the Institute of Automobile Assessors, and a member of the National Council of the Institute. Married, 1931; one son, one daughter. Hobby : Golf. Private Address: Windrush, Fairfield Avenue, Whipton, Exeter. Telephone: Exeter 67335.
WALLACE, Sydney George Brian. Assistant Sales Director and Sales Manager, Uni-Gun Lubricating Equipment Ltd., Bowser International Ltd., Beverley Way, Kingston-by-Pass, S.W.2o. Born London, 1910. Educated at Sir George Monoux Grammar School. Apprenticed Auto Engineers, 1930. Served R.A.F. 1940-46 Middle East, Iraq, and Persia in Transport and Bomber Commands. Took up present appointment 7th October, 1946. Member Incorporated Sales Managers Association. Hobbies : Golf, Riding, Motoring. Private Address: 803, Duncan House, Dolphin Square, London, S.W.r. Telephone: Victoria 2593.
WALLACE, Sir William, C.B.E., F.R.S.E., M.I.MECH.E., M.I.N.A. Chairman and Managing Director of Brown Bros. & Company Ltd., Edinburgh (Engineers) and Director of North British Rubber Co. Ltd. Born 25th August, 188r. Educated at Paisley Grammar School; Anderson College. VicePresident Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. Vice-President Institute of Marine Engineers. Vice-President, Engineering and Allied Employers National Federation. Ex-President, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. Is also a Director of William Beardmore & Co. Ltd. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: 2, Ettrick Road, Edinburgh, io. Telephone: 54477.
WALLIS, Claude Edgar. Chairman and Managing Director, Iliffe Sons Ltd., London S.E. x Born Madras, 2ISt January, 1886. Educated Emanuel and St. Paul's Schools. In 1906 worked with the late Lord Montagu on the staff of " Car Illustrated " and R.A.C. Club Journal. Joined present firm in 1911 on the advertisement side of " The Autocar," " Motor Cycle," and other motoring publications. Called up on August 1st, 1914, from the Special Reserve of Officers and served with the 1st Bn., Loyal North Lancs. Regt., in France from 12th August, 1914. Served throughout retreat from Mons. Wounded and taken prisoner on 14th September, 1914, and spent two years in a German Prison Camp. Mentioned in Despatches. Interned in Switzerland and organised British Red Cross School of Motor Mechanics until end of war. Re-joined Iliffe & Sons in 1919. Appointed Advertisement Manager of " The Autocar " in 1926, and a Director of Iliffe and Sons in 1930. Became Managing Director in 1939, and Chairman and Managing Director of Associated Iliffe Press Ltd., in 1945. Private Address: 13, Hanover Terrace, Regents Park, London, N.W.i . Telephone: Paddington 6204.
WALSH, Lawley Porter. Partner, Castle Bromwich Garage. Born Lozells, Birmingham, August 9th, 1898. Educated Albert Road Schools and Aston Technical School. Apprenticed with general Electric Corporation, Witton, later joined father's business to learn toolmaking, etc. In 1922 bought a garage in Castle Bromwich. 1928, went into partnership with Mr. S. H. Oliver. Hobby: Golf. Married, 1943. Private Address: Kensal House, 113, Orphanage Road, Erdington, Birmingham. Telephone: Castle Bromwich 2080.
WALTER, James Constant, A.M.I.MEC}LE. Works Manager, The Eagle Engineering Co. Ltd., Saltisford, Warwick. Born Walsall, 15th January, 190o. Educated Warwick School and Leamington Technical College. Apprenticed 1915. 1917-2o, in Royal Navy as Engine Room Artificer. 1920-22, completed append ceship. ' 1922-36 in drawing office and eventually became Chief Draughtsman. 1936-39, Sales Representative. 1939-46, in charge materials and sub-contracts. Appointed to present position in 1946. Hobbies : Gardening, Bowls. Private Address: 71, Greville Road, Warwick.
WALTER, Norman James, A.M.I.MECH.E. Service Manager, Agricultural Branch, G. W. Wilkin Ltd., Weston Park, Kingston-on-Thames. Born Catford, Kent, 6th October, 1906. Educated West Buckland School, North Devon, 192o-23, and Coventry Technical College, 1923-28. Served indentured apprenticeship with Standard Motor Co. Ltd., Coventry, 1923-28. 1929-32, Technical Sales with Riley (Coventry) Ltd. 1932-37, Sales Manager, Wadham Bros., Chichester. Elected Associate of I.A.E., 1938-39, General Manager, Parker & Thomas, Southsea. 1939-49, Works Superintendent, British Accoustic Films Ltd., ZvlitchcIdean, Glos., rising to Chief of Works Production Planning Dept. when company was taken over by Rank Organisations Ltd. Appointed to present position 195o. Hobbies: Golf, Fishing, Motor Racing, Gardening. Private Address: Ronfre, East Wittering, Sussex.
WALTERS, Hubert Joseph. Sales Manager, Harvey Frost & Company Ltd., and Ernest Lake Ltd. Born at Bishop's Stortford, 6th January, 1914. Educated Bishop's Stortford College. Began business career with insurance company in the City. Transferred to Cambridge in 1935 and took up flying with the R.A.F.V.R. Called up at outbreak of war and served in Bomber Command, taking part in some of the earliest bombing raids. Demobilised in 1945 with rank of Squadron-Leader. Joined the Brockhouse Group of Companies, with which present concerns are associated. Served at Head Office of J. Brockhouse and Co. Ltd., at West Bromwich and Southport before transfer to Bishop's Stortford. Hobbies: Shooting, Gardening, Woodwork. Private Address: Exton House, 119, Rye Street, Bishop's Stortford.
WALTERS, Reginald Frederick. General Manager, Harvey Frost & Co. Ltd., and Ernest Lake Ltd., Bishop's Stortford. Born Bishop's Stortford, 1st March, 1908. Educated Newport Grammar School. Began business training with A. Weir & Co. In 1938 joined present concerns, being appointed first Secretary and subsequently Director. On sale of share holdings to J. Brockhouse & Co. Ltd., in 1942, appointed General Manager responsible to the Board for both companies. Keen sportsman, with main interests in Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, Soccer and Swimming. Other Interests : Dramatics, Golf, Gardening, Music and Politics. Private Address: " Stuarts," Avenue Road, Bishop's Stortford. Telephone: 145.
WALTERS, William Ivan, A.M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Automobile Engineer (specialising in knowledge of Heavy Commercials and Diesel Engines). Born loth July, 1893. Educated at Cardiff Higher Grade School; Cardiff Technical College and London City and Guilds. Commenced in locomotive dept. of Taff Vale Railway, then spent a term with Straker Squire Co., Bristol. Appointed Managing Director of Walters Bros., Cardiff prior to 1914 war, in which he served in R.A.S.C., 1915-18, and in Italy. Has been London Rep. for Sauer Commercial Vehicles. Technical Representative in Diesel Engine Dept. of Associated Equipment Co. and later Area Manager, A.E.C. Ltd. Became Area Representative, Fodens Ltd., Sandbach before the 1939 war. Interested in Golf, Music. Private Address: 1, Monks Road, Banstead, Surrey.
WALTON, Joseph. Garage and Sales Manager, George Kenning (Alfreton) Ltd. Born Clay Cross, 19th June, 1899. Educated Clay Cross. Employed by Clay Cross Company before joining the staff of Messrs. George Kenning (Alfreton) Ltd.. as a clerk in 1923. Promoted to Sales Staff in 1928, and remained in this post for nine years, until appointed to present position. Hobby: Music. Private Address: Rose Dene, Ley Gardens, Alfreton, Derby.
WARD, Cecil. Proprietor, Ward's Castle Road Garage, Scarborough. Born Scarborough, 4th February, 1912. Educated at Elementary School and studied Engineering at Evening Institute. Went straight into the Motor Industry from school. Started in business on his own, 1940. Private Address: 64, Scalby Road, Scarborough. Telephone: 2225.
WARD, Charles William, F.R.S.A. Managing Director, Park, Ward & Co. Ltd., Willesden. Born London, 1889. Educated Polytechnic, London. Technical training in engineering shops and South Met. Gas Co. and Fiat Motors. Appointed Works Manager of Sizaire, Berwick, and Co. Ltd., and founded present concern in 1919. Hobby: Golf. Married; one son. Private Address: Rosebank, Buckingham Way, Wallington, Surrey. WARD, Frank, F.C.I.s. Director, Rover Co. Ltd., Solihull, Birmingham. Born Coventry, 24th December, 1873. Educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry. Studied the cycle and motor trades, and joined Rover's in 1890 on clerical side. Became Fellow of Chartered Institute of Secretaries, and after holding various positions with Rover Co., became the Company's Secretary, and later appointed to the Board.
WARD, Harry Hutton, m.i.m.r. Branch Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Bexhill-onSea. Born London, 15th April, 1906. Educated Roborough School, Eastbourne. Served apprenticeship in Merchant Navy and after obtaining Certificate joined present concern in 1927 as a Salesman. Became Branch Manager at Lewes Branch in 1931, and transferred to Bexhill in 1934. Served in R.A.O.C. from 1940 to 1945, and in the Middle East from 1941 to 1945. Held rank of Major from 1943. Returned to Bexhill on release. Hon. Agent for Shipwrecked Mariners' Society at Bexhill. Hobbies : Golf, Riding, Sailing, Rotary Movement. Private Address: Oak Ways, Pages Lane, Bexhill-on-Sea. Telephone: Bexhill 1573.
WARD, Raymond Harold. General Manager, Dickinson & Adams (Letchworth) Ltd., Letchworth. Born Chalton, near Luton, 14th October, 1918. Educated Luton Grammar School. Worked for Luton firm of Accountants and Auditors until call-up for Military Service in 1939. Promoted W.O.I in R.A.S.C. Workshops. Evacuated with B.E.F. from Dunkirk. Served with 14th Army in Burma, and Mentioned in Despatches. Joined present concern after release in 1946, and took up present position in April, 1951. Has an interest in small farm in Bedfordshire. Hobbies : Shooting, Soccer. Married; two sons. Private Address: 137, Alexandra Avenue, Luton, Beds.
WARD, Thomas Bewley. Managing Director, Ward Motors Ltd., Derby. Born Bradford, 1888. Educated FIanson Secondary School, Bradford, and Bradford Technical College. Became connected with the Motor Industry in 1908, and took up present position in 1920 after 1914-18 war service. Hobbies : Camping, Industrial Design. Private Address: 59, Wilfred Street, Derby.
WARDLE, William James. Director and Manager, Treadplates, Ltd, Peterborough. Born Stoke-on-Trent, 2nd May, 1914. Educated Swansea Grammar School and Swansea Technical College. Joined National Smelting Company Laboratory in 1931. Joined the Tank Regt. in 1939, released as a Major in 1945. Founded present concern same year. Clubs: Peterborough Motor Club Ltd. (secretary), Leicestershire Car Club, Northampton and District Car Club, V.S.C.C. Hobbies: Golf, Motor Sport. Married; one son. Private Address: Glebe Road, Peterborough, Northants. Telephone: 4927.
WARNER, Arthur John Owen. Divisional Secretary, Western Counties and South-Western Divisions of The Motor Agents Association Ltd., Bristol 1. Born Nether Stowey, Somerset, loth July, 1904. Educated Fiddington School, Somerset. Joined R.A.F. at age of 18 for six years. Entered Air Ministry as Civil Servant 1930. Took part in formation of R.A.F. Volunteer Reserve and in opening new airfields and training of air and ground staffs to meet R.A.F. expansion. Recalled R.A.F., September, 1939, and made responsible for mobilisation of Reserve pilots. Commissioned in Administrative and Special Duties Branch as Pilot Officer in November, 1940. Promoted Flying Officer, January, 1941; Flight-Lieut. May, 1941; Squadron-Leader, September, 1941. Posted to Directorate of War Organisation, Air Ministry, and seconded to Directorate-General of Ground Defence in January, 1942, for formation of R.A.F. Regt. Resigned commission, September, 1944 at request of National Council of the R.A.F. Association to become first Secretary, and build Association in preparation for general demobilisation. Expanded Association from ro,000 members in 4o branches to 200,000 in Boo branches in three years. Engaged and trained staffs for this work. Later appointed Deputy General Secretary responsible for executive direction and planning. Resigned in 195o, and took up present position. Hobbies : Gardening, Cricket, Tennis. Private Address: 11, Acramans Road, Southvine, Bristol, 3.
WARREN, Albert Henry, A.M.I.M.I. Proprietor, Motor Mecca, Exeter. Born Exeter, 8th May, 1909. Educated at Exeter School; Automobile Engineering College, Chelsea, and University of ClermontFerrand, France (Diploma in French). Also gained Diploma at Automobile Engineering College, Chelsea. Became Manager of present concern when it was built by his late father in 1933. After the 1939-45 war, spent with Ministry of Supply, re-opened business as sole proprietor. Interested in Model Railways, Boating, Amateur Theatricals and Literature. Married, 1935, Jacqueline Simon of Paris; one son, two daughters. Private Address: 26, Buckerell Avenue, Exeter. Telephone: 2511.
WARREN, Sir Henry William Hugh, D.SC., M.SC. (ENGINEERING), M.I.E.E., F.INST.P. Managing Director, Associated Electrical Industries Ltd., and of Associated Companies including Edison Swan Electric Co. Ltd. Born 30th June, 1891. Educated at Christ Church School, Bristol; Merchant Venturers' College, and Bristol University. Demonstrator at Bristol University, 1907-11. Joined Thomson-Houston, 1911 as Tester and worked successively as Eng. of Insulations, Director of Engineering, and Managing Director. Appointed to present position, 1948. Member of Advisory Council of Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Member of Radio Research Board, Member of Council of Inst. of Electrical Engineers. Has published a book on Electrical Insulating Materials and various papers mostly on Research matters. Recreation: Writing. Club : Athenaeum. Private Address: Milbury House, Ferring-by-Sea, Sussex.
WATKINS, Eustace Richard Steer. Joint Managing Director, Eustace Watkins Ltd., London, W.I. Born Southend, 2nd March, 1906. Educated at Tonbridge. Served apprenticeship with Armstrong Siddeley & Co. Ltd., Coventry, before spending a year with a New Zealand Motor Company, as salesman. Joined present concern in 1926, appointed to present position in 1936. During the war served as SquadronLeader, R.A.F. Re-joined firm on demobilisation in 1946. Recreations : Shooting and Fishing. Private Address: Chelsea Cloisters, London, S.W.3, and at Shepherds Farm, Peasmarsh, Sussex. Telephone: Peasmarsh 254.
WATKINS, Philip Steer. Director, Eustace Watkins, Ltd., London, S.W.3. Born Balham, 27th December, 1910. Educated St. Lawrence College, and on leaving joined present concern, first in the Accounts and later working in several branches. Was several years with the Associate Company of Coachbuilders, and later with an importer of American cars. Rejoined present firm in February, 1937, as Salesman, and took up present appointment in 1944. Private Address: 38, Shortlands Road, Shortlands, Kent. Telephone: Ravensbourne 3816.
WATKINSON, Anita May, Director and Secretary, Grimsby Motors Ltd., Grimsby. Born Grimsby. Educated at Wintringham Grammar School. First connected with the Motor Industry in 1916 as a Secretary, taking up present position in 1919. Chairman Grimsby Section M.A.A., 1936. Chairman North Midland Accident Prevention Federation, 195o and 51. Member of National Public Safety Committee. W.V.S. Transport Officer from 1939. Ambulance and Deputy Transport Officer to Grimsby Local Authority, 1939-45. Clubs : Grimsby Golf and Cleethorpes Golf. Interests : Music, Tennis and Golf. Private Address: 12, Connaught Avenue, Grimsby. Telephone: 7474.
WATSON, Charles Thomas Hazel. Company Secretary, Acton Bolt Ltd., London, N.W .io. Born London, Toth April, 1905. Educated at George Green's School and London University. Became articled to Messrs. Spicer and Pegler, Chartered Accountants. After qualifying, held commercial appointments abroad and in London, before joining present concern in 1940 in present capacity. Recreation: Golf. Married; one son. Private Address: 118, Woodcock Hill, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex. Telephone: Wordsworth 2742.
WATSON, Douglas Alexander. Chairman and Managing Director, Lamberts of Kingston Ltd., Kingston-on-Thames. Born Stanmore, Middlesex, 5th June, 1906. Educated at Rugby. Is son of the late Eustace H. Watson, who was connected with the Motor Industry from 1902 until his retirement in 1925, and who was Managing Director of Argyll Cars Ltd., and subsequently Managing Director of Studebaker Ltd. Studied Engineering at Gramophone Co. Ltd. (H.M.V.), Pressed Steel Co. Ltd. and Ford Motor Co. Ltd. In August 1926 went to Pressed Steel Co. Ltd. and ultimately became Sales Manager. Became Managing Director of present concern in October, 1937, and Chairman in January, 1951. Recreation : Golf. Outside Interests : Aviation. Private Address: Netherfield, Pachesham Park, Leatherhead, Surrey. Telephone: Oxshott 34.
WATSON, Gerald Albert. Sales Manager, Lamberts of Kingston Ltd., Kingston-on-Thames. Born at Seedley, Lanes, 9th August, 190o. Educated at Cleveland and Cranbrook College, Ilford. Studied Engineering at Lilwall & Co., London, E.12. Served in R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. in 1914-18 war. Purchased Cadogan Garage, Sloane Street. London, in 1919, disposing of business in 1925. Joined F. G. Smith (Motors) Ltd. in 1926, and was appointed Manager of Sales and Workshops, Wanstead, in 193o. Joined Ford Motor Co. Ltd., in 1940 (Sales Division—Technical) and took up present position in 1945. Hobby: Carpentry. Interest : Yachting. Married; one daughter. Private Address: 6, Plantagenet Close, Worcester Park, Surrey. Telephone: Derwent 8344.
WATSON, Geoffrey Roy. Advertising Manager, Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. (Great Britain) Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Wallington, Surrey, 28th April, 1911. Educated at Sutton County School, Surrey. Joined present concern in London in 1927, moving to Wolverhampton when new factory established there at beginning of 1928. Spent several years in Advertising Dept. before transfer to Head Office Sales Dept. Returned to advertising in 1935. Joined R.A.F. in 1941, and on demobilisation in 1946, returned to take charge of the re-established Goodyear Advertising Dept. Took up present position in January, 1948. Is a founder-member and past Chairman of the Publicity Club of Wolverhampton, and a member of the Wolverhampton Round Table and the Incorporated Advertising Managers' Association. Recreations : Hockey, Tennis. Private Address: 139, Oxley Moor Road, Oxley, Wolverhampton. Telephone: Fordhouse 2 1 50.
WATSON, James Arnold Valerian, 0.B.E. General Manager, Castrol Sales, and Personal Assistant to Joint Managing Director C. C. Wakefield & Co., Ltd., London, W.I. Born 22nd February, 1909. Educated Alleyn's School, Dulwich. Appointed Publicity Manager, C. C. Wakefield & Co. Ltd., 1929-39. Served as Ferry Pilot with A.T.A., 1940-42, and Chief Test Pilot, Air Transport Auxiliary, 1942-45. Club: Royal Aero. Private Address: 4, Oaks Avenue, London, S.E.19.
WATSON, Stuart McDonald, Major. Director i/c. Service, Overseas Cars Ltd., London, S.W.3. Born Rondebosch, nr. Capetown, South Africa, 1898. Educated at Uppingham. Passed through Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in 1916, and gazetted with Regular Commission in R.A. Saw active service in France, 1918, and on North-West Frontier, 1919-22. Seconded to R.A.F. in 1922 and qualified as Pilot. Resigned Commission and joined Caterham Motor Co. as Director in 1924. Took up present appointment in 1934. Recalled to Regular Army from T.A. in 1939 and held Staff appointments as instructor in gunnery at School of Artillery, Larkhill, Senior I.G. Scottish Command, and also in connection with R.A.F. Co-operation and Air O.P. Saw service in Iraq. Recreations: Golf, Tennis. Private Address: " Ellangowan," Elwin Way, Beckenham, Kent. Telephone: Beckenham 615o.
WATSON, Victor Eric. Proprietor, The Tewkesbury Car Mart, and the Odtaa Garage, Tewkesbury. Born Cork, 16th April, 1903. Educated St. Joseph's College, Nainital, India, and Birmingham Technical Institute, receiving further training with Joseph Lucas Ltd. Entered the Motor Industry in 1924, and from 1929 to 1934 was Manager,Lucas Sales and Service, Calcutta, India. n 1935 became Proprietor of present concern. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: The Moretons Lodge, Bredon, Nr. Tewkesbury. Telephone: Bredon 258.
WATT, James. Export Sales Manager, Bristol Cars. Born Carlisle, Cumberland, 9th July, 1915. Educated St. Bee's, Cumberland. Grandson of the late Sir James Watt, K.T., J.P. Apprentice with Stanwix Garages, Lf.d., Carlisle, during which, attended Daimler Co. Ltd. for instructional cours.e, 1933. With Triumph Co. Ltd., in 1934, as Assistant Outside Sales Representative, covering British Isles. In 1935 appointed Midland Representative. 1938, 1935 appointed Midland Representative Triumph Co. Ltd. In 1937 became Midland and Northern Representative. In 1938, joined S.S. Cars Ltd. (Jaguar), as Southern Representative. Started flying in 1933, obtaining Aviator's Certificate. 1938, joined R.A.F.V.R. and mobilised in 1939. On operations as Pilot with 220 Squadron Coastal Command, 194o-4r. Flying Instructor, 194243; promoted Squadron Leader and commanded 1527 Blind Approach Training Flight. 1944, Staff Officer with 44 Group Transport Command. Attended R.A.F. Staff College. 1945, stationed India and Ceylon, Commanded Advance Fr.Q: 229' Group. Gained Air Efficiency AvVard'. Following release in 1945, founded with Mr. Donald Healey the Donald Healey Motor Co. Assisted in design, testing, arid production of first 16o Healey Cars, and toured Europe in connection with overseas sales. Sold' out holding in Company in December, 1941, and the following month joined the Austin, Motor Co. Ltd., serving in the Planning Dept., later being transferred to the Austin Motor Export Corporation Ltd., as Overseas Representative. Dfove Austin A4o on 15,000 mile Africa tour. Appointed European Representative, covering Belgium and Switzerland. 1949, relinquished position to join David Brown Tractors (Engineering) Ltd. as Assistant General Manager of Subsidiary Companies (Lagonda and Aston Martin). Appointed Lagonda Director in 1950. In 1951 toured U.S.A., Canada and Europe in connection with Companies' Overseas Sales Organisation. Joined Bristol Aviation Co. Ltd., in 1952. Married Ellen Rachel (née Evans) 1942. Recreations: Motor Sport, Model Engineering. Private Address: Garson Croft, Ouseley Road, Wraysbury, Bucks. Telephone: 99.
WATTS, Arthur Josiah. Managing Director, Watts (Factors) Ltd., Lydney. Chairman, Castle Garage (Cardiff) Ltd. and Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Ltd., Grantham. Director, Duramin Engineering Co. (Lydney) Ltd. and Lydney Coachworks Ltd. Born Lydney, Glos., December, 1887. Educated at Wycliffe College, and afterwards joined father's business before starting cycle, and later motor cycle and motor concern, following serving of apprenticeship at Willways, Bristol. Joined R.N.A.S. in 1914-18 war, and was engineering instructor at Cranwell. After war, became interested in oil engines and fitted first such engines in many Bus Operators' fleets. In 1939-45 war, reconditioned oil engines for the Admiralty. Served on Retrcad Manufacturers' Council under Tyre Control. For 25 years Technical Director of It-fd arid' White Sefvices Ltd., and other associated companies. In 1950 assisted in introduction of American Rawls process of tractor tyre retreading to this country. Owner of Diesel engine car, driven over 200,000 miles. Interested in Youth Movements and Director of Recreational Trust. Recreation : Tennis. Married; three sons, two daughters. Private Address: Highfield, Lydney. Telephone: Lydney 293.
WATTS, Bertrand. Director and General Manager, Western Motors (Bristol) Ltd., Bristol. Born Stalybridge, 24th May, 1899. Educated Pannal Ash College, Harrogate. On leaving school was articled in the Veterinary Profession, but soon changed to Motor Engineering. In 1916 became an apprentice with a firm of Automobile Engineers. Received first Man-agerial appointment in 1924, and apart from war time appointments in the Aircraft Industry has always been actively connected with the Motor Industry in Managerial Capacities. From 1932 to 1940 was General Manager, Tailby Motors Ltd., Birmingham. Took up present position in 1946. Actively associated with the Motor Trade Association and Motor Agents' Association from 1932. Chairman of the Birmingham Section of the latter in 1940. Was a prominent and successful competitor at North Midland Motor Cycle racing events, 1920-26. Competed in both Junior and Lightweight Tourist Trophy Races, 1923. Married; one daughter. Recreations : Golf, Horse-Riding. Private Address: 63, Chesterfield Road; Downend, Nr. Bristol. Telephone: 26304.
WATTS, Cyril Fred. General Transport Manager, the British Oxygen Co. Ltd., London. Born Manchester, 22nd September, 1899. Educated at Stockport Technical School and Manchester College of Technology. Associated with Dairy Fanning prior to joining H.M. Forces in 1917, where he spent three years as a despatch rider. Joined present firm in 1923 in the Invoice and Despatch Section. Appointed Transport Supt. in 1932. Took up present position in 1938. Represents Company's interests with S.M.M. & T., M.I.R.A., and also Transport Committee, British Engineers' Association. Member of Industrial Transport Association. Clubs: Royal Automobile, and Home Park Golf. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: Brendon, Sugden Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey. Telephone: Emberbrook 3038.
WATTS, Frank William Chandler, General Manager, Wingard (M.A.) Ltd., Chichester. Born Kensington, 4th October, 1911. Educated Buckingham School, Willesden Polytechnic, :.rid Pitman's ' College, Middlesex. In 1928 commenced business career as Assistant Accountant to Romac Industries Ltd. (then Romac Motor Accessories Ltd.). In 1932 appointed Assistant to Secretary. Joined present concern in 1936 as Secretary, becoming General Manager responsible for Sales and Commercial Depts. in 1942. The following year appointed to present position. Married, Brenda (nee Nicholls); one daughter. Recreations: Gardening, Photography, Reading, and Travel. Private Address: 25, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis. Telephone: 1445.
WATTS, Geoffrey Alan Howard, B.SC. Director, Watts (Factors) Ltd.. Lydney, Gloucestershire. Born Awre, 26th August, 1921. Educated Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, and Glasgow University. Continued technical education with Albion Motors Ltd., 1939-42, when joined the Fleet Air Arm, serving as Air Engineer Officer until 1946. In that year 'received appointment with Red and White !Services Ltd. In 1947 became Chief Engineer, resigning in 1950 on the acquisition of the Company 'by the British Transport Commission. Then took up present position. Also a Director of Lydney Coachworks Ltd., Bulwark Transport Ltd., and United Transport Lta. Recreation: Flying (holds Private Pilot's Licence). Private Address: Highfield, Lydney, Glos. Telephone: 293.
WATTS, George Frederick. Director, Duple Motor Bodies Ltd., The Hyde, Hendon. Born London, 1899. Served during 1914-18 war mainly in France and India. Interested in Reading and Golf.
WATTS, Norman Percy, A.M.;.PROD.E., M.S.M.A. Sales Manager, Benton & Stone Ltd., Birmingham. Born Portsmouth, 4th February, 1913. Educated County Secondary School, Mitcham. After being employed as a Shipping Dept. Clerk with I. and R. Morley Ltd., became connected with Motor Industry in 1932 as London Representative of present firm. Joined Territorial ' Army (R.E.) in 1937, serving until 1942. Received belated Engineering training at Benton & Stone's, developing pneumatic equipment, etc., becoming Technical Representative in 1945. Rer resented firm as A.M.I.Prod.E. Appointed to present position 1947. Became Member of Incorporated Sales Managers Association in 1950. Married, 1940; one daughter. Recreations : Music (Piano), Gardening. Private Address: 50, Kimberley Road Solihull, Warwickshire.
WAUGH, Dudley Bruce. Secretary and Chief Accountant, Parsons Engineering Co. Ltd., Southampton. Born Malta, 4th November, 1912. Educated Colchester Royal Grammar School. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1934. Joined the Royal Navy as a seaman in 1940. Commissioned the following year. Spent several years at sea during the war, mostly in Northern waters engaged on Russian convoy work. Took up present position in 1951. Married, 1941; two daughters. Recreations : Lecturing, writing short stories, Gardening and Tennis. Private Address: 5, Shanklin Crescent, Southampton. Telephone: 71837.
WAUGH, James, M.S.A.E. Depot Manager, G. K. Electrical Services (prop. Kennings Ltd.), Leigh-on-Sea. 1 Born Greengairs, 7th July, 1904. Educated Ir Eastbank Academy, Glasgow University, and r Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Served e apprenticeship as Motor Engineer and from 1930 managed own business, manufacturing e patent signs. As member of Territorial Army, called up in 1939, joined Royal Signals. Commissioned and transferred to R.E.M.E. in 1942, demobilised in 1950. Received appointments with W. Bartholomew & Co. Ltd., Accra, British West Africa. Took up present position in 1950. Interests : Part-time lecturer in Maths., Mechanical Engineering, both at home and abroad. Recreations : Golf, Tennis, and Football. Private Address: Leigh House, 3, Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Telephone: 74151.
WAVERLEY, Rt. Hon. LORD, P.C., G.C.B., G.C.S.I., F.R.S. Director, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. Born 8th July, 1882. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh; Universities of Edinburgh and Leipzig (M.A., B.Sc.). Entered Colonial Office, 1905. In 1922 became Permanent Under-Secretary of State. Home Office. Member of Parliament, Scottish Universities, 1938-50. Became Home Secretary during early war days (1939-40); Lord President of Council, 1940-43; Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1943-45. Grand Officer Legion of Honour, Order of St. Anne, Commander of the Crown of Italy. Clubs: Athenaeum, Brooks's. Private Address: 4, Lord North Street, Westminster, S.W.I.
WEAVING, John Harold, B.SC., PH.D. Chief Research Engineer, Austin Motor Co. Ltd., Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 10th September, 1918. Educated at Moseley Grammar School, Birmingham College of Technology, and Cambridge University. Apprenticeship served with present concern. Obtained Whitworth Scholarship. On leaving Cambridge took up position with present firm as Superintendent in the Research and Development Dept. Took up present position in 1947. Representative of the S.M.M. and T. on the M.I.R.A. Council 1947-50, and appointed to represent the Motor Industry on the Research Board of the British Welding Research Association. Private Address: 51, Billesley Lane, Moseley, Birmingham, 13. Telephone: South 2431.
WEBB, Alfred William. Sole Governing Director, A. W. Webb Ltd., Liverpool. Born Hale, 31st December, 1898. Educated Liverpool Institute. Born of a family of Agriculturists, spent early days farming, particularly on the mechanical side. In 1914-18 war, served with the 6th King's Liverpool Regt., drafted to France with 2nd Monmouthshire Regt. Became connected with the Motor Industry in 1922 as Private Company Director. Assisted in establishing new Ford Dealer undertaking at Liverpool in 1923. Subsequently assuming exclusive control as Managing Director in 1926. Has taken active part in M.A.A. for the past 20 years; was Chairman of West Lancs. and Cheshire Division in 1938, and for five consecutive years from 1946-51 Member of M.A.A. London Council. Chairman of Motor Trade Section, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. Recreations: Shooting, Fishing, Golf. Private Address: Elm Cottage, Ramsbrook Lane, Hale. Telephone: 2139.
WEBSTER, Eric Godfrey, A.M.I.I.A., M.S.M.A. Export Sales Manager, The Brockhouse Organisation, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Born Handsworth, 5th February, 1907. Educated Handsworth Grammar School. In 1922 joined Buying Dept., George Ellison Ltd., Birmingham, in 1931 transferred to Sales Dept., Ellison Insulation Ltd. 1932, appointed Buyer and Service Manager, Williams (Birmingham) Ltd. 1933, joined J. Brockhouse & Co. Ltd., West Bromwich, as Assistant Buyer, in 1936 appointed Buyer. Transferred as Buyer to Brockhouse Eng. (Southport) Ltd., in 1939, and appointed Head Buyer in 1940. 1945, became Sales Manager Brockhouse Eng. (Southport) Ltd., taking up present position in 1947. Member of the Branch Committee of the Birmingham Branch of the Purchasing Officers' Association, 1938-39. Member Toc H. since 1926. Clubs: R.A.C. Pall Mall, London, Sandwell Park Golf Club. Married, 1933, two children. Recreations: Golf, Tennis, Swimming. Private Address: 97, Broadway, Walsall, Staffs. Telephone: 6501.
WEBSTER, Frederick William. Secretary and Sales Manager, Cox & Co. (Leeds) Ltd., Leeds. Born Leeds, 9th October, 1899. Educated Leeds Central High School, and School of Accountancy, Glasgow. Enlisted from School in Royal Naval Air Service, training as Fighter Pilot. Served in France and Belgium with R.A.F. 1918, demobilised 1919. Joined " Star " Cars for experience in works and sales. Appointed Stores Manager, in 1921 with Leeds Service Depot of Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd., transferring to the Leeds Dealers, Central Garage Ltd., as Salesman in 1924. Appointed Sales Manager to present firm in 1934, and Secretary in 1939. Became Adjutant 168 Squadron, Air Training Corps, 1940-46. Chairman, Leeds Section M.A.A., 1949-50. Chairman, Yorkshire Division M.A.A., 1951. Recreations : Swimming. Singing. Private Address: 20, Westcombe Avenue, Leeds, 8. Telephone: 63902.
WEBSTER, Percy, ht.i.m.z. Works Manager, Garage, Francis E. Cox, Ky., Ltd., Keighley, Yorks. Born Keighley, 18th January, 1899. Educated Holycroft School, Keighley. Apprenticeship served with Grace and Sutcliffe, Keighley and H. B. Southgate, Keighley. Joined Army, 1916, severely wounded in 1918. Returned to H. B. Southgate, remaining until taking up present appointment in 1940. Member of Royal Observer Corps, 1937-41. Competed in numerous trials with Norton and sidecar. Hobbies: Caravanning, Motor Racing. Married; two sons. Private Address : 22, Sunny Hill Grove, Keighley.
WEEKS, George. Chairman and Managing Director, Aliens (Ply) Ltd., Plymouth. Born Plymouth, 25th August, 1885. Educated at Exeter. Apprenticeship served with Gould Bros. Ltd. Became General Manager in 1909. In 1912 built monoplane on lines of that in which Bleriot flew Channel previous year. Joined Army 1915, returned to Exeter on demobilisation, and went to Aliens of Plymouth in 1925 as Manager. Has been Chairman and Secretary, Devon and Cornwall Division, Motor Agents' Association, delegate London Council M.A.A., Chairman, Plymouth Mercantile Association and Chairman, Vauxhall-Bedford Dealers' Club, S.W. Region. Is Hon. Secretary, Cycle and Motor Trade Benevolent Fund for Devon. Visited U.S.A. and Canada in 1948, and toured U.S.A. coast to coast in 195o. Private Address: 2, Furzehatt Villas, Plymstock, Plymouth. Telephone: Plymstock 2173.
WELL, Donald George. General Manager, Union Transport Finance Ltd., Nottingham. Born West Bridgford, 5th May, 1905. Educated Doncaster Grammar School, and St. Peter's School, York. After training in Accountancy, joined Burroughs Adding Machine Ltd., as Salesman in 1928. Left to start present Company with Mr. E. S. Bonser (now Joint Managing Director), as a Subsidiary to Wagon Finance Corporation Ltd., in 1934. After being at Head office at Nottingham for 12 months, moved to Leeds to become Branch Manager, remaining in that position until joining the Royal Navy (Air Branch) as Pilot in 1941. Attained rank of Lieut-Comdr. (A), R.N.V.R., and for the last two years of the war had charge of Naval Trainees at an Elementary Flying Training School in Canada. Re-joined Company on release from Navy in 1946. Recreations: Golf, Bridge. Private Address: The Spinney, High Lane West, West Hallam, Derbyshire. Telephone: Ilkeston 613.
WEIR, Viscount, of Eastwood, P.C., G.C.B., D.L. Director, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., and Chairman of G. & J. Weir Ltd., Glasgow. Born 12th May, 1877. Concerned with Munitions and Aviation in both 1914 and 1939 wars. Awarded order of Crown of Italy, American D.S.M., Commander of Legion of Honour, LL.D. Glasgow University. President Royal Scottish Automobile Club, Hon. President of British Employers' Confederation. Clubs : Carlton, Royal Scottish Automobile. Address: Eastwood Park, Giffnock, Renfrewshire.
WEIR, Henry Mervyn, Major, M.M. General Sales Manager, Jensen Motors Ltd., West Bromwich. Born Wolverhampton, 8th November, 1892. Educated Wolverhampton Grammar School. Studied engineering at Wolverhampton Technical College. Apprenticeship served with Sunbeam Motor Car Co. Served with the Old Contemptibles, awarded Military Medal 1916, commissioned Royal Artillery, served in Mesopotamia and India, and invalided home 1919. Re-joined Sunbeam Co. in 1920, and in 1932 appointed Sales Manager. Became member of S.M.M.T. Council. Joined Singer & Co., Coventry, in 1934, as Assistant to Sales Director, and in 1936 went to present concern as Sales Manager. Recalled to Army in 1939, promoted Lt. Col. in R.A.O.C. In 1945, returned to civilian life in present capacity. Hobbies : Gardening, Music, Reading. Recreation: Golf. Life Member, Fellowship of Motor Industry. Club: R.A.C. Married; one son. Private Address: 8, Coppice Road, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 61375.
WELCH, Ivan Addison. Manager and Director, Foxton's Garage Ltd., York. Born York, 15th December, 1914. Educated at Tadcaster Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with L.N.E.R. Road Motor Dept., becoming Foreman and Inspector. Commissioned R.A.S.C. 1939, served six years overseas, and Mentioned in Despatches three times. Attained rank of Lieut-Col. Took up present position in 1946. Councillor, City of York. Private Address: 53, Bachelor Hill, Askham Lane, York. Telephone: 54813.
WELLS, Alfred Mortimer, F.I.M.I. Director and Manager, King and Harper Ltd., Cambridge. Born Kensington, 2ISt June, 1901. Educated privately. Worked in Solicitor's office in London and for East Coast Yacht Agents and Boatbuilders before connection with Motor Industry, and present concern, in 1922. Appointed Garage Manager in 1924, Manager of Standard House (Milton Road Depot) in 1942, and elected to Board in 1948. Was Transport Officer, 5 Cambs. H.G., 1942-45. Chairman, Cambridge Region I.M.I., 1948 Hobbies: Sailing, Dramatics, Gardening. MarriA ; one son, one daughter. Priva:,' Address: Broad Green, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
WELLS, Charles Bryan. Secretary, Tyre Management Committee, Kennings Ltd., Sheffield. Born Hull, 1st February, 1923. Educated Hull Grammar School, and Hull Municipal Technical College. Trainee Representative, Danish Bacon Co., 1938-39. 1939-41, Maintenance Engineer, B.B.C. Served as Pilot in R.A.F. (1941-44), and R.N.V.R. (1944-46). From 1946-48, Pilot Kenning Aviation Ltd., Derby. In 1948 became Manager, K.P. Tyrc Services Ltd., Hull. Took up present position in x951. Private Address: 28, Old Park Road, Beauchief, Sheffield, 8. Telephone: 46931.
WELLS Harold D'Arcy. Managing Director, the Paragon (Hull) Motor Co. Ltd., Hull. Born Hull, November, 1882. Educated at Hymers College, Hull, and Finchley, Church End, London. Entered Shipbroking in 1901, occupied position as Manager and Director, 1909-14, when enlisted in Northumberland Divisional Train A.S.C., 1916, transferred tc M.T. with rank of Captain. Served in Salonika, Egypt, Palestine. Entered the Motor Industry in 1919. Founded present Company in 1922. Chairman M.A.A. Hull branch, 1936-37, Chairman Yorkshire Division, 1938. Recreations : Golf, Fishing. Private Address: The Bungalow, Southfield, Hessle, E. Yorks. Telephone: 40088.
WERRY, John Charles. Director and Secretary, Werry's Garage Ltd., Truro, Cornwall. Born Penzance, 22nd September, 1908. Educated King Edward's School, Bath. In 1932 took over present business, forming it into a limited Company in 1946. Private Address: Mount Ephraim, Besore, Truro. Telephone: Threewaters, 279.
WEST, Harold Edward, A.M.I.MECII.E., A.F.R.AE.S. Chief Electrical Development Engineer, RollsRoyce Ltd., Derby. Born Gillingham, Kent, 26th December, 1902. Educated St. James High School for Boys, and obtained Diploma at Derby Technical College. 1917, apprentice at Rolls-Royce. Associated with the late Sir Henry Royce in the development of electrical units on RollsRoyce and Bentley cars. Worked for many years under the personal direction of Lord Hives, then Mr. E. Hives, C.H., in the Experimental Electrical Dept., Rolls-Royce. Appointed to present position in 1931. Married, 1927; one daughter. Recreations: Horticulture, music. Private Address: 26, Park Lane, Allestree, Derby. Telephone: 57141.
WESTBY, Stanley Joseph. Standards Engineer, the Nuffield Organization, Oxford. Born Bedford, 21st December, 1896. Educated at Bedford and Coventry, and Coventry Technical School. Started with White & Poppe Ltd., Coventry, in 191o, in drawing office, and helped with the design of the first Morris Oxford Car. Went to Cowley in 1923, appointed chief draughtsman,1935-49, when took up present position. ember of B.S.I. Automobile Industry, Standards Committee and Engineering Divisional Council, Member of Big-Six Standardisation Committee. Married, 1927; one daughter. Recreation: Gardening. Private Address: Brendon, Hurst Rise Road, Cumnor Hill, Oxford. Telephone: Cumnor 40.
WESTCOTT, George Henry, m.B.E., m.I.MECH.E. Automobile Engineer (specialising in Body Design, etc.). Born Bristol, 21St December, 1893. Educated at St. George Technical School; Merchant Venturers' Techhical College; University of Bristol. Studied in the Bristol Rly. Carriage and Wagon Works workshops and drawing office. Won Silver and Bronze Medals for Carriage Design and Construction. Served with commission in 1914-18 war, in Mechanical Workshops. Became Works Manager, Gordon England Ltd., London. Production Manager, Morgan's, Leighton Buzzard. Supervisor of Production Planning Division, General Motors Ltd. Consultant and Assistant Works Manager, G. D. Peters & Co. Ltd., Slough. Chief Body Engineer, Ford's, Dagenham. Private Address: 29, Winston Road, West Way, Bournemouth.
WESTGATE, Cyril Lancelot, B.E.M. Director, Westgate & Sons Ltd., Bury St. Edmunds. Born Bury St. Edmunds, 16th November, 1899. Educated Northgate College. Life experience in Motor Industry, starting as apprentice in 1914, and covered all branches, including diesel, marine, and aircraft engines. Two years service in the 1914-18 war with R.A.F. Motor Boat Section. Took up present position in 192o. Served five years in 1939-45 war with Royal Observer Corps, when awarded B.E.M. Married; one daughter. Recreations: Gardening, Tennis, Roller-Skating. Private Address: South Croft, Sicklesmere Road, Bury St. Edmunds. Telephone: 902.
WESTON, William Herbertson. Proprietor, Totteys Garage Ltd., West Kirby, Cheshire. Born Wolverhampton, 19th October, 1912. Educated Wolverhampton Grammar School and Wolverhampton Technical School. Served apprenticeship with Sunbeam Motor Co. Ltd., from 1929. Became Works Foreman, 1932. Joined father in his Garage, later becoming partner. Sold business on his father's death, and bought present business in 1951. Married; three children. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: r, Column Road, West Kirby. Telephone: Hoylake 242.
WESTWOOD, Albert Cheney. Chairman, Westwood and Clark (Motors) Ltd., Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Born Great Yeldham, 4th December, 19o0. Educated Earls Colne Grammar School. Received Technical training in Royal Navy. Entered Motor Indt:stry in 1926 as Motor Engineer, Proprietor of Westwood Motors. Took up present position in 1946. Served in Royal Naval Air Service. Recreations : Motor Sport, Flying. Private Address: 57, Skelmersdale Road, Clacton-onSea. Telephone: 1167.
WHALLEY, John Robert. Managing Director, John Whalley Ltd., Bishop's Stortford, Herts. Born Widford, near Chelmsford, 14th May, 1914. Educated Newport Grammar School, Essex. 1932, started six years' studentship with Ford Motor Co., joining the Staff in 1938, and serving in the Service Dept. as Junior Assistant to Service Manager for two years. Transferred to Instructional Staff, and for two years instructed Armed Forces. Joined Outside Staff as Liaison Representative to Armed Forces, serving in that capacity for some 18 months. Appointed Ford Motor Co. Representative in Northern Ireland, covering Sales and Service in liaison work. 1946, joined John W. Whalley, of Bishop's Stortford, as General Manager. Became Managing Director of present firm in 195o. Married; two children. Clubs: U.C.C., M.C.C., B.S.L.C.C. Recreation : Gardening. Private Address: Att House Farm, Bury Green, Little Hadham, Herts. Telephone: 825.
WHARTON, Ken, M.I.MECH.E.3 M.I.B.E. Ken Wharton Engineering Co., Smethwick, 4o. Born Smethwick, 21st March, 1916. Educated Clewer House College, Edgbaston, Birmingham, and Smethwick Technical College. Son of F. G. Wharton, founder of Fred Wharton Motor Co., of Smethwick (founded 1903). F. G. Wharton was well known as an amateur racing cyclist of the early 20'S. Following early training with the Fred Wharton Motor Co. Ken Wharton started motor racing at Donnington Park in 1935, and has won, on three occasions, the British Trials Championship, has been second in the British Hill Climb Championship, twice winner of the International Dutch Tulip Rallye, winner of the 195o Lisbon Rallye, winner of the 500 c.c. Grand Prix at Zand-foort, Holland, 195o, record holder of the Boulay Bay Hill Climb, Jersey, record holder of the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb; second and lap holder for Soo c.c. cars Nubergring, Germany, etc. First appointment in Industry, in 1936 as Works Manager to Fred Wharton Motor Co. Took up present position in 1940. Private Address: 447, Ridgacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham, 32. Telephone: Woodgate 2337.
WHEELER, Jack Haydn. Regional Sales Superintendent, Alexander Duckham & Co., Ltd., London. Born Cardiff, 3rd September, 1904. Educated Pontypridd High School, and Cardiff Technical College. Started apprenticeship with Brown Lennox & Co., Pontypridd, in 1919, and, as a Marine Engineer, joined first ship in 1925. Served with leading shipping companies, subsequently becoming Chief Engineer. Spent two years with the Iraq Government as Assistant Superintendent, Port Marine Dockyard, Basra. In 1937 joined Air Ministry on A.I.D. Staff, serving at Rolls-Royce (Derby), Riley Motors, Standard Motor Co., and the Rolls-Royce Jet engine Factory, Newcastleunder-Lyme. In 1945, appointed to Staff of Riley Motors as Service Engineer, covering the whole of the British Isles. Took up present position in 1951. Recreation : Sports. Private Address: 22, Church Avenue, Sidcup, Telephone: Footscray 6249.
WHEELER, Redvers Baden. Chief Engineer, City Coach Co. Ltd., Brentwood, Essex. Born London, 2 I St May, 19oo. Educated Aldershot Secondary School and Farnham Grammar School. In 1914 began five years' apprenticeship in aircraft engineering at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough. Went to France on Disposal Board in 1919. In 1921 became Foreman Fitter for 5th Armoured Car, Co. in Ireland. Following a period as Engine Fitter for Napiers at Acton, spent three years as Engine Fitter Chargehand with Orange Luxury Coaches. In 1928 joined present firm as Engine Fitter, and built Company's own six-wheeler vehicles—the C.S's. Took up present position in 1936. Married in x925; son and daughter. Recreations : Tennis, swimming, flying. Private Address: 56, Gladsmuir Road, Highgate, London, N.19. Telephone: Archway 1897.
WHITE, Alfred George. Director, Henlys Ltd. and Subsidiary Companies, London, N.W.1. Born Reddish, 17th May, 1906. Educated King William's College, Isle of Man. Took up present position in 1932. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: The Chalet, Mauldeth Road, Heaton Mersey. Telephone: Heaton Moor 4415.
WHITE, Antony. Service and Spares Director, Whites Garage Ltd., Grimsby, Lincs. Born Grimsby, 19th March, 1923. Educated Worksop College and Coventry Technical College. Apprentice with Standard Motor Co. Ltd., Coventry, 1939-44. Served with R.E.M.E., 1944-47. On release took up present position to which he was appointed in 1947. Is a Member of the Grimsby Round Table. Married, 1948; one son. Recreations: Golf, Badminton, Motor Sport, and Photography. Private Address: Harcourt, Great Coates Road, Healing. Telephone: 3107.
WHITE, Frank. Managing Director, Whites Garages Ltd., Grimsby, Lincs. Born Grimsby, 27th January, 1894. Educated De Aston School, Market Rasen, and Hull Technical College. Apprentice Engineer with C. D. Holmes & Co. Ltd., Hull, from 1910. Joined Grimsby Chums (loth Lincoln) in 1914 for a short period before transferring to Royal Flying Corps, and serving in that Service until release in 1918. Started new business as Garage Proprietor and Motor Engineer in Jan., 1919. Also a Director Wellow Motor and Finance Co. Ltd. Recreations: Golf, Billiards, Football and Gardening. Private Address: 32, Great Coates Road, Grimsby. Telephone: 3619.
WHITE, Gerald Lea. Director, Ward & Co. Putney Ltd., London. Born Coventry, Toth February, 1898. Educated K.H.S., Coventry. Apprentice with Alfred Herbert, Ltd. Served with Royal Flying Corps and later R.A.F. throughout 1914-18 war. Managed repetition side of Joseph White & Son, Coventry. First connected with Motor Industry in 1920, on Sales side at Riley Coventry Ltd., subsequently becoming Sales Manager, and remaining in that capacity for some nine years, until taking up present position in 1938. Called up on Officers' Reserve in August, 1939, and served in Inspectorate Branch, C.I.M.T. Discharged as Major, 1943. Recreations: Fishing, shooting, rugger (retired 1923). Private Address: 31, Hillcrest Gardens, Hinchley Wood, Esher. Telephone: Emberbrook 2363. WHITE, George Stanley Midelton. Joint Managing Director, Car Division of the Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd., Bristol. Born Compton Greenfield, Gloucs., nth April, 1913. Educated Harrow and Cambridge. Technical education at Cambridge. Joined present Company in 1935. Married; one daughter, one son. Private Address: Pypers, Rudgeway, Glos. Telephone: Thornbury 2312.
WHITE, Henry Orme, A.M.E.E. Director (Local) Manager and Engineer, Gosport and Fareham Omnibus Co. and Provincial Traction Co. Ltd. Born Streatham, London, 1888. Educated St. Paul's, and Hull Technical College. After further training with Dick Kerrs & Co. Ltd., Preston, Lancs., appointed as Motor Bus Dept. Engineer with the Great Grimsby Street Tramways Co., obtaining present position in 1932. Recreation: Motor yachting. Private Address: " Fairings," Kiln Road, Fareham,• Hants. Telephone: 3187.
WHITE, Herbert Richard. Chairman, Duple Motor Bodies Ltd., The Hyde, Hendon. Born Salisbury, 1879. Served in Italian Army, 1916-18, with commission (awarded Croce de Guerra). Interests: Golf. Is also Chairman of New Easyloader Motors Ltd. Address: 93, Embassy Court, Brighton.
WHITE, Horace Frederick, A.M.I.MECH.E., F.I.M.I. Managing Director, B. S. Gelston & Co. Ltd., Dartford. Born Dartford, 3rd December, 1896. Educated Dartford Grammar School, and Regent Street Polytechnic, London. Studied motor car engineering at Polytechnic and obtained City and Guilds Silver Medal. In August, 1914, went to Wolseley Tool and Motor Co. Ltd., in Road Test Dept., but left the following November for War service in the R.N.A.S. and R.A.F. until March, 1919. Joined J. C. Beadle Ltd., of Dartford, and became Director. Appointed to present firm in 1931 as Works Manager, obtaining present position about 1936. Served in Home Guard, 1940-45—from 1942 with 71st London H.A.A. Battery (H.G.) with rank of Captain. Married; one daughter. Past President, Dartford Rotary Club. Recreation: Shooting. Private Address: Rostrevor, Miskin Road, Dartford. Telephone: 2768.
WHITE, James Wightman Reid. District Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. (Scotland) Ltd., Edinburgh. Born Leith, 2nd June, 1906. Educated at Leith Academy. Commenced commercial career as Cashier at Dunlop's Edinburgh Depot. Promoted to Chief Clerk within x8 months and subsequently became representative. In 1940 appointed Alarms controller, East of Scotland under Ministry of Home Security. Joined R.A.F., 1941, appointed Flying Control Officer in 1942 and was demobilised in 1946 with rank of Flight Lieut. Rejoined Dunlop's as Deputy District Manager Glasgow Depot in 1947 and thence to District Manager, Edinburgh, in 1952. Interest: Royal Observer Corps. Recreation : Golf. Address: c/o Dunlop Rubber Co. (Scotland) Ltd., 8/10, Canning Street, Edinburgh. Telephone: Fountainbridge 7724.
WHITE, John Harvey. Advertising and Exhibition Manager, Fisher & Ludlow Ltd., Birmingham. Born Coventry, 28th October, 1912. Educated Bablake School, Coventry, and Coventry Technical College. Started business career with Alfred Herbert, Ltd., in 1929; received training in Publicity and Technical Journalism. Edited "Alfred Herbert News,"1934-38. In 1940 joined Publicity Staff of Rolls-Royce Ltd., Derby. Served in R.A.F., 1941-46, re-joining Rolls-Royce on release. In 1948 appointed Assistant to Advertising Manager in B.S.A. Tools Group. Took up present position in October, 1949. Married; two daughters. Recreations: Motor sport, photography, tennis. Private Address: 57, Bentley Road, Castle Bromwich.
WHITE, Reginald Frank. Managing Director, Splintex Safety Glass Ltd., London. Born Oxford, 14th November, 1914. Educated John Ruskin School, Croydon, and City of London College. Was management trainee with Lever Bros. and Unilever Ltd. At one time Executive Officer, Engineering Industries Association and Development Manager, Halex Ltd. Joined Army, 1938, commissioned 1941. Served on Staff of Field Marshal Montgomery, South-Eastern Army, 1942. On Staff of General Sir Miles Dempsey's Second Army, 1943-45. Appointed to present position in June, 1949. Married. Outside Interests: Technical and industrial moulding and manipulation of thermostatic material. Recreations: Water colour and oil painting, engraving, sculpture. Private Address: 33, Montpelier Row, Twickenham. Telephone: Popesgrove 6958.
WHITE, Robert Macdonald, A.M.I.MECH.E. Technical Sales Manager (Marine and Industrial Engines), Nuffield Organisation, Oxford. Born Ripon, 25th April, 1899. Educated at Bridlington and studied engineering at Royal Naval Technical College. Served anorenticeship at Nottingham. Joined Royal Navy in 1918. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1921. Served during 1939-45 war in R.E.M.E. and in Combined Operations Command. Held rank of Lt.-Col. in R.E.M.E. Recreations : Tennis, Golf, Fishing, Riding, Boxing. Club : R.A.C. Private Address: " Cluny," Blenheim Drive, Oxford.
WHITEHALL, Frank, A.M.I.M.I. Director/Secretary, Whitehall Motors (Coy.) Ltd., Exhall, near Coventry. Born Foleshill, Coventry, 3rd November, 1914. Educated King Edward VI School, Nuneaton. In 1929 became Junior Trainee, Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd., and until 1939 was engaged in various branches of the Motor Industry in Coventry (Production, Sales, Service, Laboratory Research, etc.). 1939-45, R.A.F.V.R. Pilot. Following demobilisation, organised the establishment of present Company. Took up present position in February, 1946. Is a Fellow Member Association of Secretaries in Commerce. Has considerable experience in Laboratory analysis of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, microscopical examination and photography, heat treatment, etc. In this capacity, assisted in analysis and micro-photography of wheels and studs fitted to Bluebird I, Sir Malcolm Campbell's record-breaking car. Married, 1939; two children. Clubs : Life Member, R.A.F. Association, Midland Automobile Club, Coventry Aeroplane Club, Brevet Flying Club, London. Founder Member, Coventry Automobile Social Club, Coventry Junior Chamber of Commerce, Associate of Royal Aero Club. Interests : Motor Sport, Flying, Municipal Affairs, Public Service, Music. Private Address: 163, Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry. Telephone: 63047.
WHITEMAN, William Meredith, M.A., F.R.S.A. Editor and Director, Caravan Publications Ltd., London. Born London, 29th May, 1905. Educated St. Albans School, and St. John's College, Cambridge. Wide experience in daily, weekly, and monthly journalism. Many activities include : Caravan Club, Hon. Secretary, 1938; Executive Committee, 1938-51; Director, 1938-51; Hon. P.R.O., 1940-51. Appointed to present position in 1938. Founded National Caravan Council, 1939. Organised Caravan Materials Convention, 1945. Drafting Secretary, Movable Dwelling Conference, 1947-49. Representative of Gt. Britain on Caravan Committee of International Federation of Camping Clubs, 1947-51. Vice-President, British Caravanners' Club, 1949-51. During 1939-45 war, Battn. Intelligence Officer, Home Guard Married; three children. Interests: Travel, Photography, human beings. Private Address: 72, Brim Hill, London, N.2. Telephone: Speedwell 5483.
WHITESIDE, James Reid. Divisional Secretary (Ulster Division), Motor Agents' Association, Ltd., Belfast. Born Newry, Co. Down, 13th May, 1899. Educated Shrewsbury, and London University: Received training with W. & T. Avery Ltd., Soho, Birmingham. During 1940-44 was Deputy Chief Casualty Officer, Belfast. Took up present position in January, 1945. Outside Interest: Civil Defence. Recreations : Gardening, Books. Clubs: Ulster United Service. Private Address: 78, Knock Eden Park, Belfast. Telephone: 42000.
WHITESIDE, Sidney. Managing Director, Tewel Industries Ltd., Darwen. Born Clitheroe, Lancs., 19th August, 1905. Educated Clitheroe School. Trained on the Repairs side of the Motor Industry. Pioneered mobile showrooms of automobile spares and accessories for wholesale supply, starting in 1923 with a motor-cycle combination, and calling weekly within a 15-mile radius. Now controls an organisation with 25 three-ton 'vans covering the whole country and other vehicles of the firm's fleet acting as feeders. Took up present position in 1935. Became Special Constable in 1938, promoted .Sergeant in 1944, and Group Leader in 1947. Earned Ministry appreciation during 1939-45 war for organising a scheme for collecting and distributing parts in short 'supply. Served on wartime Citizens' Advice Bureau. Sponsored profit-sharing scheme in 1945, all shareholders in Company being employees. On District Committee of Rotary Club. .Secretary of Clitheroe Road Safety Committee, and Vice-Chairman of local National Savings Movement. Organised local annual appeal of Christie Cancer Hospital. Married, Marian Middleton (née Harris) in 1928; one •son, one daughter. Recreations: Model Engineering, Golf. Private Address: The Mount, Eastham Street, Clitheroe, Lancs. Telephone: r.
WHITFIELD, Michael. Assistant Managing Director, Standard Motor Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Warwickshire, 1911. Joined Standard Motor Co. Ltd., in 1932. Worked in various departments and became personal assistant to Managing Director in 1937. Called up from T.A. in August, 1939 and served in ranks prior to obtaining commission. Became Lieut. -in Royal Artillery, serving in N. Africa, Sicily, Italy and Austria. On demobilisation in 1945 (rank of Captain) re-joined present firm as Repairs Manager. Was appointed General Manager (organisation) in April, 1951 and later that year to present position.
WHITLOCK, Leslie J. Chairman and Managing Director, J. P. Whitlock & Sons Ltd., Holsworthy, Devon. Born Holsworthy, 27th September, 1896. Educated Shebbear College, Beaworthy. First connected with Motor Industry in 1912 as apprentice with present concern. Service with Royal Flying Corps and R.A.F. Was Proprietor of present firm, until conversion into a Company in 1947, when appointed Chairman and Managing Director. Recreations: Flying and travel. Private Address: " Southbourne," Holsworthy, Devon. Telephone: 163.
WHITTAKER, Arthur. Director and General Manager, Jaguar Cars Ltd., Coventry. Born Blackpool, 29th May, 1904. Educated at Blackpool Grammar School. Apprenticed to Motor Engineering, 1918. Joined present Company (then known as Swallow Sidecar Co. Ltd.) in 1924. Recreations : Gardening, Golf. Married, 1929; one son. Private Address: Arden Croft, Cryfield Lane, Gibbett Hill, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Telephone: Coventry 67434.
WHITTINDALE, Edgar Reginald. Export Sales, Alvis Ltd., Coventry. Born Coventry, 26th June, 1905. Educated Edgbaston Peparatory School, Birmingham, and Eastbourne College. First connected with Motor Industry in 1926 in the Service Dept. of the Standard Motor Co. Ltd. Obtained present position in 1938. Served throughout the '939-45 war, attaining the rank of Major in the R.A.O.C. Recreations : Shooting, Riding. Private Address: March House, Leamington Road, Kenilworth. Telephone: 224.
WHITTINGHAM, Percy Thomas. Managing Director, Whittingham & Co. Ltd., Dudley, Worcestershire. Born Dudley Port, 2nd December, 1886. Educated Hanley, Staffs., Intermediate and Technical Schools. Started as Assistant Engineer to Tipton Gas Company, and in 1908 joined the Priory Engineering Co. as Mechanic and Electrician, becoming a Partner in 1911. During 1915-19 served with the Royal Naval Reserve as C.P.O. Engineer. Took up present position in 1925 when firm became a limited company with present name. Became Member of the Inst. of Motor Traders in 1925. Is a Governor and ex-C.O. of Sea Cadets. Recreation: Yachting. Private Address: 39, Priory Road, Dudley, Worcs. Telephone: 3021.
WHITTIT, Alfred Ernest. Chairman and Managing Director, James Whitson & Co. Ltd., Sipson, West Drayton, Middlesex. Born Sunderland, 19th May, 1899. Educated Hendon Council School, Sunderland. Apprentice with Grimshaw's, Sunderland, as Coach Trimmer at the age of 13 years 9 months. Went to the Lancaster Motor Co. as Improver Coachbuilder. Joined the Royal Warwick Regt. in 1917, and was wounded. On demobilisation in 1919, became Foreman with Northern Counties, Coachbuilders, Wigan. In 1926 appointed Foreman with one of the Riley Motor Car Groups, Coventry. From 1930-38, was Coachworks Manager and Designer at Dennis Bros., Guildford. Two years as Works Director with Strauchans, Acton, then, in 1940, started business on own account under name of firm as now. Three times winner in All-England Drawing Competition held by British Institute of Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers, and Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers, London—the years 1926, 1928 and 1930. Is a Liveryman of the latter body, and Freeman of the City of London. Three years running-1949-50-5 I—awarded first prizes for luxury coachwork at international events. Wife (formerly Miss Pilkington) is Secretary and Director of firm, and one of three daughters is a Director. Interests: Collection of Miniature and Antique Coachwork of all descriptions. Private Address: Millbrook House, Colnbrook, Slough, Bucks. Telephone: Colnbrook 200.
WHITTIT, Mary. Secretary and Director, James Whitson & Co. Ltd., West Drayton, Middlesex. Born Lancashire, 28th June, 1898. Educated Newburgh Parish School. The daughter of a Lancashire Farmer. Has held previous appointments as Secretary and Book-keeper. First connected with Motor Industry in 1921. Took up present position in 1940, and plays an active part in Whitson's and Subsidiary Companies. Married, 1919; three daughters. Recreations : Gardening and Needlework. Private Address: Millbrook House, Colnbrook, Slough, Bucks. Telephone: 200.
WHITTLE, James Thomas. Senior Partner, J. T. Whittle & Son, Highley and Kidderminster. Born Cradley Heath, Staffordhire, 25th March, 1896. Educated Highley County School and Southern District Mining School, Cardiff. Started career in Mining, and became a qualified Colliery Manager. First connected with the Motor Industry as assistant to late father in present firm, subsequently taking up present position. Is Highley Representative on Bridgnorth Rural District Council, and Chairman of Public Health and Water Committee. Private Address: Newton House, Highley, near Kidderminster. Telephone: 208.
WHITWAM, George Kenneth. Managing Director, the Beaconsfield Motor Co. Ltd., Beaconsfield, Bucks. Born Huddersfield, 25th July, 1901. Educated Repton, Leeds and Cambridge Universities. First connected with the Motor Industry in 1922 as Director, Reeds (Plymouth) Ltd., Ford Distributors, Devon and Cornwall. Appointed to present position in 1932. Rowed in College Eight at Cambridge. Member of College Soccer Team. Has travelled World. Two sons, one R.A.F. pilot, the other Royal Naval pilot. Clubs: Little Ship Club, Island Sailing Club, Cowes; North Sea Yacht Club, Ostende; Upper Thames Motor Boat Club. Recreations: Travel and cruising. Private Address: 68, London End, Beaconsfield, Bucks. Telephone: 16.
WIGHTMAN, Sydney, M.I.MECH.E. Assistant Technical Manager, Albion Motors Ltd., Glasgow. Born Denholme, Yorkshire, 28th January, 1902. Educated Hyndland Public School, and Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Became apprentice with present firm in 1917, and in 1921 was awarded scholarship as best apprentice, going to Glasgow Royal Technical College, and obtaining Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1924. Re-joined Albion Motors as Technical Assistant, continuing in their Research and Experimental Dept. until 1935. Then transferred to Technical Dept. in present position. Hon. Secretary I. Mech.E., Scottish Centre, since 1947. Awarded Diploma for paper read to I.R.T.E. in 195o. Active Member of Church of Scotland. Married, 1947; two daughters. Recreations: Photography, Cinematography, Woodwork. Private Address: 7, Duncan Avenue, Glasgow, W.4. Telephone: Scotstoun 1261.
WIGINTON, Frank Lindner. Managing Director, Spark & Co. Ltd., Oxted, Surrey. Born London, 17th February, 1894. Educated Merchant Taylors' School, and University College, London. At the end of third year as Engineering Student, left College to take commission in the Middlesex Regt. in 1914. Served in France, wounded twice, demobilised as Captain. For ten years with Brown & Barlow Ltd., carburettor manufacturers, Birmingham, in charge of research laboratory. While there, calibrated master jet calibrating machine and jets for use at National Physical Laboratory as master standard machine. Bought present business in 1927. Member of Veteran Car Club, and in 1932 won Daily Sketch Old Crocks' Race at Brooklands. During 1939-45 war, served in local Home Guard, first as Platoon Commander, and later as Company Second-in-Command. Liveryman and Past Master of Joiners' Company. Past President Oxted and Limpsfield Rotary Club. Vice-President local Conservative Association. Recreations : Golf, Shooting. Private Address: " Streme," Limpsfield, Surrey. Telephone: Oxted 475.
WILBY, Reginald Harry, M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Magnetic Motors Ltd. Leeds. Born Armley, Leeds, 26th January, 1905. Educated Brownhill C.S. and Woodhouse Technical School. Served apprenticeship in Motor Engineering and occupied positions with Greenwood and Batley and Tate of Leeds Ltd. Founded present firm in 1924 in partnership. On partner retiring floated business as Private Limited Co. in 1947. Married; two daughters. Private Address: 41, Arlington Road, Leeds, 8.
WILD, Ronald Jack. Director and Sales Manager, Weybridge Automobiles Ltd., Weybridge, Surrey. Born London, 22nd August, 1901. Educated Abbottsford, Folkestone, and Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone. Started in Motor Industry as apprentice with Martin Winser Ltd., Folkestone, in 1915, and later joined Martin Walters Ltd., on the Service side, subsequently becoming a member of the Sales Dept. In 1921 became Sales Manager to Folkestone Harbour Garages, Ltd. Responsible for the construction of the first Rolling Stock for the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. Joined present firm in 1926 as Retail Sales Manager, and was appointed Director in 1948. Member of the Fellowship of the Motor Industry. President of Weybridge Chamber of Commerce. Married; one son. Private Address: Southdene, Row Hill, Addlestone, Weybridge, Surrey. Telephone: 853.
WILDE, Eric John. Partner, John Wilde & Sons, London. Born London, 3rd April, 1909. Educated Ascham College, Clacton-on-Sea. Technical training with Hughes-Johnson Stampings Ltd., then returned to London to assist father as representative in Southern Counties for this concern, and also for Lion Spring Co., of Birmingham. Later represented Light Metal Forgings Ltd. Took up present position in 1946. Has taken part in every Motor Show since the age of 16. Married; three sons. Recreations: Amateur radio, model making. Private Address: 20, South Lodge Drive, Southgate, London. Telephone: Laburnum 5978.
WILDING, James Armstrong, M.S.A.E., F.I.M.I. Born Warrington, Cheshire. Educated at Technical College, Manchester. Served apprenticeship with Wm. Muir & Co., Manchester. Was in charge of Tool and Jig Department for gun work, with Hiram S. Maxim, and afterwards worked with a Typewriter Company. Built Hall's Electric Car, 1898 and later founded J. A. Wilding & Co., becoming their Managing Director, when the firm was converted to a Limited Company. Patented one of the first motor ambulances (with General Kelly-Kelly)—this was afterwards presented to Osborne College. Was Technical Director of Clement Talbot's up to its being taken over by Sunbeam-TalbotDarracq. In 1920 became Technical Director, Swift's of Coventry. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: Dellfield, Sandy Lodge Lane, Northwood, Middlesex.
WILKES, Frank Albert, A.I.A.E., A.I.M.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Red Garages (N. Wales) Ltd., Llandudno. Born Middlesbrough, 1875. Educated Middlesbrough High School. Technical training with Aveling & Porter Ltd., and Wolseley Motors Ltd., becoming Departmental Manager with Wolseley's in 1902. Associated with the Iron Trade and Steam Engineering before taking up present position in 1911. Has been 6o years in business and still has active control. During the 1914-18 War was engaged on Munitions at Llandudno, and during the late war was Civilian Buyer to Western Command. During the General Strike was Regional Transport Officer. Past Rotary President, School Governor, Chairman N. J.I.C., Area M.A.A. Council and Committees. Freemason. Football President. Married twice; daughter, son, four grandchildren Recreation: Golf. Private Address: Red Roofs, Llandudno. Telephone: 6330.
WILKES, George Anthony Francis. Joint Managing Director, Red Garages (N. Wales) Ltd., Llandudno. Born Llandudno, 6th December, 1913. Educated Wrekin College, Wellington, Salop. On leaving school in 1931, joined Wolseley Motors Ltd., as a paid pupil in the Service Dept. Joined present Company in 1934 in the Accounts Dept., later becoming Junior Salesman. Appointed to Board. Joined Army in 1940 as Private, R.A.O.C. Served in Middle East, and released in 1946 as Major, Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, M.E.F. Rejoined firm, being appointed Sales Director the same year. Took up present position in 1951. Member Divisional Committee, M.A.A., North Wales Division. Vice-President, South Caernarvonshire Motor Club. Past Captain (two years) Rhos and Penrhyn Bay Golf Club. Chairman, Vocational Service Committee, Llandudno Rotary Club. Assistant Secretary, Lodge of St. Hilary, No. 4801. Married; two sons. Interests: Golf, Rotary, Masonry. Private Address: Tarrivale, Glan-y-Mor Road, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno. Telephone: 3943o.
WILKINS, Ronald Richard. Company Sales Manager, Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd., London. Born London, 16th November, 1905. Educated Yardley School, Birmingham, and Birmingham Technical School. After apprenticeship with the Lanchester Motor Co. Ltd., became Salesman, U.S.A. (1928-31), A.C. Sparking Plug Co. Ltd. (193z-34), A. J. Dew Co. Ltd. (1934-36). Joined present concern in 1936 as Salesman-Branch Manager, becoming Divisional Manager in 1938, London Sales Manager in 1947, and taking up present position in 1948. Recreations: All sports. Private Address: 714, Great West Road, Osterley Park, Middlesex. Telephone: 5375.
WILKINSON, Joseph Harrison. Managing Director, Joseph Wilkinson (Motors) Ltd., Edinburgh. Private Address: 4, Ross Road, Edinburgh, 9. Telephone: 43 too.
WILKINSON, Alphaeus, A.I.M.E. Managing Director, Spiral Tube and Components Co. Ltd., Stanmore, Middlesex, and Osmaston Park Road, Derby. Born Guiseley, Yorkshire, 23rd January, 1885. Educated at Leeds Secondary School and Yorkshire College. Served apprenticeship with Greenwood & Batley Ltd., Leeds. In 1910 became Charge Draughtsman with British Westinghouse, Trafford Park, in 1911 Assistant Chief Engineer, Fraser & Chalmers, Erith, and in 1913 Chief Draughtsman, J. Hopkinson & Co. Ltd., Huddersfield. Joined present concern at Derby in 1915, and took up present position in 1934. Specially interested in heat transmission problems relating to large internal combustion engines. Was connected with early petrol-electric car in 1903 and steam turbine experimental car in 1905-06. Hobbies: Golf, Motoring, Bridge, Music. One son, Director of firm. Private Address: Briarwood, Burley Lane, Quarndon, Derbyshire. Telephone: Duffield 2244.
WILKINSON, George Shakespeare, M.I.MECH.E.) F.R.AE.S., M.S.A.E. Born 1886 in London. Educated at Ipswich School; Birmingham University. Served apprenticeship with E. R. & F. Turner, Ltd., Ipswich. Joined staff of Napier & Son Ltd. and rose to become Director and Chief Engineer. Private Address: River Bank, Bath Road, Lymington, Hants.
WILKINSON, Kenneth Joseph. Director, Spiral Tube and Components Co. Ltd., Derby. Born Stretford, nr. Manchester, 2ISI September, 1911. Educated at Hastings Street, Central School and Loughborough Engineering College School. Studied engineering at Derby Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Baguley Engineers, Burton-on-Trent. After early technical training became increasingly interested in administration. Passed Institute of Industrial Administration examination. Associate Member of I.I.A. and Member of Institution of Works Management. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1931 as Draughtsman, and took up present position in 1949. Hobby: Fly Fishing. Private Address: Sunnyside, Station Road, Mickleover, Derbyshire. Telephone: 53120.
WILLAN, Robert Cecil. Sales Manager, Lycetts Garage Ltd., Stourbridge. Born Bolton, Lancs., 3oth November, 1923. Educated Hounslow College, Middlesex. Leaving school in 1939, became Engineering Student with Callendars Cable Construction Co. Ltd. Joined R.A.F. 1942. Commissioned following year. Released in 1945. Entered business on own account in the Motor Industry, selling out three years later and joining the Sales Staff of J. W. Stocks Ltd., Birmingham. Took up present position in 1950. Married; two daughters, one son. Private Address: The Crofts, Red Hill, Stourbridge. Telephone: 58389.
WILLIAMS, Albert, M.I.A.E. General Manager, Trojan Ltd., Croydon. Born Combe Down, Bath, Somerset, 7th June, 1891. Educated Combe Down County School, and Bath Technical College. With A. Stockall & Son, Bath, General Engineers, as apprentice. Appointed 1915, Machine Shop Foreman to Brazil Straker & Co. Ltd., makers of Straker Squire cars. In 1922 joined Bristol Tramways & Carriage Co. Ltd., on manufacture of Bristol Bus and Commercial Vehicles, as Planning Engineer and Chief Ratefixer. In 1936 became Production Manager, Leyland Motors, South of England Factory. Promoted Works Manager in 1938, and subsequently served at Leyland Works in Lancashire as Acting Assistant General Manager. In later stages of war requested by Ministry of Aircraft Production to take managerial positions with number of large firma. Took up present position in 1946. Chairman, Croydon Group Eng. Ind. Assoc., 1947-48. Chairman, Croydon Section, Local Training Committee under Recruitment and Training of Juveniles for Eng. Ind. For seven years, until 1937, was Hon. Secretary to Western Branch of the Institution of Automobile Engineers. Recreations: Rugby, Cricket, Golf. Private Address: 48, Croham Manor Road, South Croydon. Telephone: 5242.
WILLIAMS, Alan Charles Neil. Financial Director and Secretary, The C.M.C. Group, Caterham, Reigate, Oxted, Guildford and Mordcn. Born Croydon, 25th September, 1904. Educated at Marlborough College. Trained as Chartered Accountant, qualified 1928. With R.A.F., R.O.C. and Ministry of Supply during 1939-45 war. After various professional and commercial accounting appointments, became connected with Motor Industry in 1947 in present position. Keen sportsman, played for Marlborough 1st XV and Sussex County XV, and captained Brighton R.F.C. Hobbies : Motor Racing, Handicrafts. Married; two daughters. Private Address: Leylands, Haywards Heath, Sussex. Telephone: 643.
WILLIAMS, Cecil John, M.S.A.E. Development Engineer, Vincent H. R. D. Co. Ltd., Stevenage, Hens. Born Torquay, 29th August, 1904. Educated Bedford School. Life interest in engineering, particularly in connection with development of small internal combustion engines for highpower outputs. Participated in many Motor Cycle racing events 1926-38. Associated in this connection with Raleigh, Douglas, and V.H.R.D. concerns, principally in T.T. and Grand Prix races. Served during 1939-45 war in R.A.F. as engineer in Technical Branch, mainly overseas. Took up present position in 1946. Hobbies : Motor Racing, Hunting, Flying. Private Address: 13, Gun Lane, Knebworth, Hcrts. Telephone: 2207.
WILLIAMS, Eric, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Eric Williams Ltd., Worcester. Born Holmer, Hereford, 6th May, 1894. Educated St. Owens, Hereford. Served apprenticeship with Commercial Auto Car Co., Hereford, and in 1911 joined A. J. Stevens & Co. Ltd. Won 1914 Junior Tourist Trophy Race, and many other open competitions. Joined Army 1914, served in R.E. in France, awarded D.C.M. Gassed on Somme, and discharged 1917. Became Supervisor and Engineer to Ford Production Dept. Opened Motor Depot in Worcester in 192o and assumed present position. Won many open competitions, reliability trials, hill climbs, and races, including 1921 Junior Tourist Trophy. Took up war work 1939-45 under Ministry of Agriculture. After war kept up interest in Motor Racing, entering (in most national races) cars and motor cycles driven and ridden by younger son. In 1948 appointed Director of Mac Fisheries Ltd., and in 1949 Director of Tower Hill Farms Ltd. Hobby: Fishing. Private Address: Hill Top, Bevere, Worcester. Telephone: Fernhill Heath 232.
WILLIAMS, Frederick John, M.B.E. Proprietor, Williams Motors, Frome. Born London, 5th October, 191o. Educated at Margate College and Emanuel. Technical training at Polytechnic School of Commerce. In 1927 joined family business, Sussex Motor Co. Called up in 1939, commissioned, took R.E.M.E. workshop to Normandy. Awarded M.B.E. Demobilised in 1945 with rank of Major. Took up present position in 1945. Recreations: Rugby, Cricket. Private Address: Walls Close, Bath Road, Frome, Somerset. Telephone: 2919.
WILLIAMS, Henry Lewis (Don). Junior Director, Eric Williams Ltd., Worcester. Born Bevere, Worcester, 1929. Educated King's School, Worcester, and Coventry Technical School. Son of Eric Williams. Served in Royal Navy, 1943-44. Apprentice with Standard Motor Co., Coventry, 1945. Appointed to present position in 1951. Takes part in motor-cycle racing, and has had many successes on short circuits, in Clubman's T.T., Manx Grand Prix, on Norton machines. In 1951 took up car racing, 50o c.c. class, on Cooper and Emeryson cars, with great success, on short circuits and hill climbs. Recreations: Motor racing, Tennis, Swimming. Private Address: Hill Top, Bevere, Worcester. Telephone: Fernhill Heath 232.
WILLIAMS, Sir Herbert Geraint, M.P., M.SC., M.ENG., ASSOC.M.INST. C.E. Director, Power Plant Co. Ltd., West Drayton. Born 2nd December, 1884. Educated at University of Liverpool. Became an apprentice with Siemens Bros., Dynamo Works, Stafford. Afterwards studied Marine and Electrical Engineering as Assistant to Consultants. Became interested in politics and was first an M.P. for Reading in 1925. Former Chairman of Executive, London Conservative Union (1939-48). Chairman of Conservative Conference at Llandudno 1949. Interested in Trade Associations and Politics. Has written a number of books, mainly on Economics. Clubs: Constitutional, 1900; Ham Manor Golf (Angmering). Private Address: 8o, Ashley Gardens, S.W.i. Telephone: Victoria 3460.
WILLIAMS, James Glyn. Director and Chief Engineer, Thomas & Evans Ltd., Porth. Born 28th December, 1910. Educated Barham Memorial and Fishguard Grammar Schools. After serving apprenticeship in motor concern at Fishguard, joined present concern in 1933 and entered soft drinks production side of firm in Llanelly. Took up present position in 1945. Fleet of more than Soo vehicles operated. Interests: Y.M.C.A. work. Hobby : Gardening. Private Address: Tanbryn, The Parade, Porth, Glamorgan. Telephone: 241.
WILLIAMS, John Alan. Managing Director, Russell's Garages Ltd., Chatham, Kent. Born Liverpool, 5th February, 1920. Educated Wolverhampton Grammar School and Wolverhampton Technical College. External Student at London University, training as Jig and Tool Designer. Education interrupted by war. Joined Army in 1939. Commissioned in R.E., 1940. Service in France and Germany from D-Day to end of War in Europe. Attained rank of Major, and served with 6th Airborne Div. in Palestine. On release in 1946, joined present firm as Manager and Director. Appointed to present position later the same year. Chairman of Local Section of M.A.A. in 1948, since when has served as Hon. Secretary. Substitute Delegate to M.A.A. Council 1949-50-51 for S.E. Division. Recreations: Photography, Golf. Private Address: 38, City Way, Rochester. Telephone: 3564.
WILLIAMS, Major General Sir Leslie Hamlyn, C.B., M.C. Export Director, Rootes Limited, Piccadilly, W.I. Born London, 13th June, 1892. Educated at Dulwich. Served in London Scottish, 1912; Suffolk Regt. 1914. During 1914-18 mainly in France and Italy. In 1934 appointed Chief Ordnance Officer, Chilwell. Promoted Major General, and appointed Director of Warlike Stores, War Office, 1940. Became Controller of Ordnance Services, 1943. Colonel Commandant, R.A.O.C., 1945. In 1946 appointed to the Board of Rootes Ltd. Is Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Carmen, elected Master 1951/52. Decorations include: K.B.E., C.B., M.C., Knight of Polonia Restituta (Poland), Commander Legion of Honour (France), Commander Legion of Merit (America), Commander Order of the Couronne of Belgium, Croix de Guerre (Belgium). Married Nancy Mary (née Perks) 1948, one daughter, one son. Private Address: Long Grove House, Seer Green, Bucks. Telephone: Tordans 3221.
WILLIAMS, Robert. Divisional Secretary, Motor Agents' Association, Cardiff. Born Cardiff, 9th August, 1887. Educated at Cardiff. Early business career in Insurance. Served throughout 1914-18 war. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1929 as Regional Secretary, I.M.T. Took up present appointment in 1932. Undertook part-time appointment as sub-district Manager, Ministry of War Transport, 1940-45. Director of Robert Williams (Cardiff) Ltd. Member T.A. Association. Recreation : Golf. Married; five sons, two daughters. Private Address: 86, Waterloo Road, Cardiff. Telephone: 45385.
WILLIAMSON, George Armstrong. Chef Engineer, Firestone Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., Great West Road, Brentford. Born 1890. Has been Chief Engineer with Firestone's for twenty years.
WILLIMONT, Geoffrey Meadows. Director and Manager, Marshalls (Cambridge) Ltd., Peterborough. Born London, 28th January, 1915. Educated Huntingdon Grammar School. Studied engineering at British Institute of Engineering Technology. In 1933 joined Wallis's Garage, Ltd., Kettering, and went to Murkett Bros. at Cambridge in 1935 on sales staff. In 1937 became Commercial Vehicle Sales Manager at E. W. Campion & Sons, Ltd., Leicester, returning to Cambridge in 1939 and joining present concern in similar capacity. During war, took charge of stores for civilian and Ministry of Supply vehicle repair requirements. Drove ambulance and undertook Home Guard duties. In 1945 initiated opening of branch at Peterborough, becoming Manager in 1946 and taking up present position in 1947. Member of I.M.A., B.M.T.A. Price Protection Committee. Sectional Chairman of M.A.A. Member of Peterborough Motor Club. Interested in local Public Affairs. Recreation : Tennis. Private Address: 9, Isham Road, Peterborough. Telephone: 3729.
WILLIS, Alfred John. Director, the Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd., London. Born Birmingham, 29th November, 1911. Educated Central Secondary School, Birmingham. 1927-41, with Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., as Technical Assistant, primarily in connection with tyre testing. 1941, joined the Regent Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd., as Technical Supt., being appointed Works Manager in 1946, and Works Director in 1947. Appointed to present position in 195o. Married; one daughter. Private Address: 28, Langham Gardens, Grange Park, London, N.2I. Telephone: Laburnum 3819.
WILLMOTT, Francis Benedict. Chairman and Managing Director, Francis B. Willmott Ltd., and two subsidiaries. Born Handsworth, Birmingham 2nd June, 1894. Educated Finch Road Private School, Aston Commercial and Technical Schools, and Birmingham Technical School. At 17 became Works Manager's Assistant of large manufacturing concern. Became connected with Motor Industry as General Manager in 1925, and took up present position in 1936. Member of Birmingham City Council and of many organisations, including Rotary, National Savings Association, Federation of British Industries, Engineering Industries Association, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd., National Union of Manufacturers and Birmingham Unionist Association. Member of Hospitals' Board of Governors in Birmingham, and Governor of an Approved School Member of James Watt Masonic Lodge. Author of "A Philosophy of Production " (1950) and " The Human Touch" (1951)• Public speaker on Rotary, Political, and Industrial Management platforms. Hobbies : Music, Writing. Club : R.A.C. Private Address: " Eventide," 5o, St. Agnes Road, Moseley, Birmingham, 13. Telephone: South 01 27.
WILLOUGHBY, John Lucas, O.B.E., M.INST.T. Deputy Secretary, Road Haulage Executive London. Born London, nth October, 1901. Educated Westminster School (King's Scholar). After completing training as Probationer, L.N.W. Railway, spent some years with Buenos ,Aires Great Southern Railway, ending as Acting Chief of Control (Southern Division). ,In 1928 appointed District Traffic Manager, Sudan Govt. Railways and Steamers, and subsequently occupied various important posts in that country's public transport system. Mentioned in Despatches, 1941. Represented Ministry of War Transport in Sudan, and Chairman of Local War Transport Committee (1941-44). In 1948 transferred to Secretary and Legal Adviser's Dept. of the then newly-formed Road Transport (now Road Haulage) Executive. Barrister-at-Law (Admitted Gray's Inn, 1934). Recreations : Sailing, Fishing, Law. Married Hilary (née Tait) 1932; three sons, one daughter. Private Address: 36, Meadway, London, N.W. I I. Telephone: Speedwell 7476.
WILLS, Herbert William. Sales Promotion Manager, G. K. Tyre Services, Sheffield. Born Birkenhead, 28th July, 1921. Educated St. Margaret's, Anfield. In 1937 joined Liverpool Tyre House. Served with R.A.F. 1941-46, became Tyre Salesman in 1947. Joined present concern in 1950, and took up present position in 1951. Football referee since 1946 and secretary of R.A.F. Association (Liverpool Branch), 194849. Editor of " Merseyside Sporting News," 1947-48. Keen sportsman. Private Address: 45, Pcnrhyn Road, Ecclesall, Sheffield.
WILLS, John Spencer. Deputy Chairman, British Electric Traction Co. Ltd. Born London, loth August, 1904. Educated Merchant Taylors' School. Took Intermediate and Final Examinations of the Incorporated Secretaries Association. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1922 as Assistant to Secretaries of the British Electric Traction Co. Ltd.,and the British Automobile Traction Ltd. Was connected with various Traction and Omnibus Companies until appointment as Managing Director of the British Electric Traction Co. Ltd., in 1946. Took up present position in 1951. Is President of the B.E.T. Federation, Ltd., Chairman of six other companies, Chairman and Managing Director of two, and Director of six. Has been a Chairman of the National Council for the Omnibus Industry, and a member since its inception, and is a member of the National Savings Advisory Committee of the Road Transport Industry and President of the Institute of Transport. Has been Chairman of the Council of the Public Transport Association Incorporated and Chairman of the Air Transport Section of the Standing Committee of the London Chamber of Commerce. Hobby: Farming. Married, to Elizabeth (née Garcke); two sons. Private Address: r, Campden House Terrace, Kensington Church Street, London, W.B. Telephone: Park 5981.
WILLSON-PEPPER, Alfred. Manager, Red Lodge Motors Ltd., West Wickham. Born Folkestone, 28th January, Igor. Educated at Tonbridge School and University College, London. Served apprenticeship with East Kent Road Car Co. Five years Manager of Martin Walter, Ltd., Broadstairs, Kent. Private Address: Wood Lodge Lane, West Wickham, Kent. Telephone: Springpark 4286.
WILSHAW, Sir Edward, K.C.M.G.3 J.P. Director of English Electric Co. Ltd., of Cable & Wireless Ltd. and sundry other Companies. Born 3rd June, 1879. Joined Eastern Telegraph Co., 1894. Thirty four years afterwards appointed General Manager and Secretary of Imperial and International Communications on amalgamation of Empire cables and wireless services, 1928. Chairman of Empire Rates Conference, 1937, Government approved Chairman and Managing Director of Cable & Wireless Ltd., 1936-46. President of Chartered Institute of Secretaries, Vice-President of Guild of Freemen of the City of London, Member of Council of Royal Society of St. George, Past Prime Warden. of Cthnpany of Shipwrights, Liveryman of Company of Coopers. Clubs: Athenaeum, Royal Automobile. Private Address: Maplin, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.
WILSON, Alfred George, ASSOC.I.M.I. Service Manager, Northern Ireland, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Belfast. Born Sutton Coldfield, 27th April, 1903. Educated at Thomas Street School, Birmingham. Joined Dunlop's on leaving school in 1917. Worked in commercial positions in Supplies, General and Racing Depts. before joining the Sales Secretary's staff. Received technical training after which took charge of Liverpool Depot Service Dept. in 193o. In 1932 transferred to Leeds; 1936 to Belfast. During the war, attached to Bttn. H.Q. of Ulster Home Guard, and later as Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R. took charge of a detachment of Sea Cadets. In 1946 appointed Tyre Maintenance Engineer, N. Ireland and in 1951 to present position. Recreations: Golf and Walking. Private Address: The Flat, 25, Stranmillis Road, Belfast. Telephone: 67591.
WILSON, Alfred Hobson, M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Samuel Wilson & Son Ltd., Sheffield. Born Sheffield, 13th July, 1893. Educated at Sheffield Central Secondary School. On leaving school joined firm founded by late Samuel Wilson which then became Samuel Wilson & Son. Served in 1939-45 war, and after demobilisation founded Motor side, which was developed into firm's main business. Took up present position in 1935. Hobbies: Gardening, Travel. Married; two sons. Private Address: ,38,. Whirlowdale Crescent, Sheffield. Telephone: 73728.
WILSON, Andrew Gordon. Managing Director, Self-Changing Gear Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, 17th April, 1905. Educated at Marlborough. Received technical training with J. and E. Hall, Ltd., Dartford.
WILSON, Arthur John. Director, United Motor Finance Corporation, Stoke Park House, Slough. Born Northampton, 1892. Educated at British School, Northampton. Studied accountancy at Northants Technical School. Joined staff E. P. Steeds in 19to and in 1911 Hill Vella-. cott & Co., Chartered Accountants. In 1912 joined Pytchley Autocar Co. Ltd. and in 1921 joined present firm. Recreation: Golf.
WILSON, Derek Needham. Manager, A. Sano, Middlesbrough. Born London, 6th December, x919. Began serving apprenticeship in 1934. 'I'ook up present position 1949. Hobbies : Photography, Shooting. Married; three sons. Private Address: 14, Roman Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough.
WILSON, Ernest Henry. Managing Director, Erne Wilson (Abertillery) Ltd. Born Porth, Glamorgan, 189o. Educated at Abertillery. Entered father's concern in 1918, and introduced motor cycles and light cars, in course of time extending business to include garage. Member Abertillery Chamber of Trade, member East Wales Division of the M.T.A. Hobbies: Welsh History, Rambling, Golf. Private Address: " The Chestnuts," Llysworney, Cowbridge, Glamorgan. Telephone: Abertillery 72.
WILSON, Frederick. Director and Chairman, Wilson & Leeper Ltd., Belfast. Born Belfast. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1938 and took up present position. in 1946. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 21, Church Road, Newtown Breda, Belfast. Telephone: Belfast 42664.
WILSON, George Hamilton Bracher, C.B.E., M.C., A.F.C., J.P. Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Raleigh Industries Ltd., Nottingham. Born Co. Dublin, 14th May, 1895. Educated Marlborough College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Served throughout 1914-18 war, in Army, Royal Flying Corps, and R.A.F. Awarded M.C. and A.F.C. Joined Sturmey Archer Gears Ltd., in 1927; elected to Board 1929. Elected to Board of Raleigh Cycle Co. Ltd., 1931, and underwent successive appointments until becoming Managing Director of, The Raleigh Cycle Co. Ltd., in 1938. Is. Managing Director of five other companies, including Sturmey-Archer Gears Ltd., and Rudge-Whitworth Ltd. Appointed Chairman. of Nottingham Savings Committee and Nottingham War Finance Executive Committee in 1939. President British Cycle and Motor Cycle Manufacturers and Traders Union Ltd., 1945-49, Vice-President, Raleigh Industries of America Inc. on formation in 1947. Director, East Midlands Electricity Board, and member of the Council of Nottingham University, 1948. High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, 1949. President, Nottingham and District Engineering and Allied Employers' Federation, 1949. Director, Sen-Raleigh Industries of India Ltd., 1949. President, Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund, 1950. Director of Raleigh Industries of East Africa Ltd., 195o. Director of Raleigh Industries of South Africa Ltd., 1951. Deputy Chairman, Raleigh Industries Ltd., 1951. Recreations : Tennis, Golf, Fishing, Yachting, Shooting. Private Address: The Old Rectory, Plumtrec, Notts. Telephone: 126.
WILSON, James Douglas. Director and Secretary, John McBain & Son Ltd., Chirnside, Berwickshire. Born Chirn: idL, 1st March, 1921. Educated Berwickshire High School, Duns. Has been Cashier with George Wimpey & Co., contractors. Joined present concern in 1941 as Secretary. For to years a dance band saxophonist. Recreations : Music, Tennis. Private Address: Nether Ma;ns Cottage, Chirnside, Duns, Berwickshire. Telephone: 351.
WILSON, Leslie Horace. Managing Director, Wilson's Automobiles and Coachworks, Ltd. Wilson's Car Hire Services Ltd., Wilson's Leave Cars, Ltd., London. Born London, 18th June, 1903. Educated London. On leaving school in 1917 joined father, Howard Wilson (who started in the Motor Industry in 1904) and served five years' apprenticeship. In 1922 began selfdrive hire section of business. Started dirttrack riding in 1928, and for three years rode on various tracks, including Madrid. Took up present position in 1936. Since 1946 engaged very actively in the motor touring business with overseas visitors, and has clients in more than 50 countries. A Rotarian. Interests : Children, Gardening, travel in Europe. Private Address: 327, Leigham Court Road, Streatham, London. Telephone: Gipsy Hill 2393.
WILSON, Thomas Gordon. Director, Gordon Tools Ltd., Sheffield. Born Sheffield, 19th May, 1915. Educated King Edward VII School. Joined parent concern, Lawrence Wilson & Sons at the age of 17. Extended a small branch of tool manufacturers, first making tools in a limited quantity, before the war, then founded Gordon Tools in 1940, when the business was greatly enlarged due to Government contracts. Took up present position in 1941. Extension of business continued after the War, and garage tools now exported to practically every country in the world. Has raced in many international motor-cycle races, including T.T. Now retired from active participation, but takes interest in providing machines and equipment for riders. Interests: Motor-cycle racing, fishing Private Address: to, Rushley Road, Dore, nr. Sheffield. Telephone: 73490.
WILSON, Thomas Harry Dobson. Managing Director, Mawsons (Otley Road) Ltd., Skipton, Yorkshire. Born Skipton, 25th November, 1911. Educated St. Peter's School, York, and Leeds Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Richard Scholefield & Son Ltd., Leeds. Became Proprietor of Wilson's Motor Co., Skipton in 1933. Took up present position in 1938. Commissioned in R.A.O.C. (Mech. Eng. Branch), 1941 and served overseas in India, Burma, and China until 1945 as O.M.E. in R.A.O.C., and later as E.M.E. in R.E.M.E. Staff appointments from 1943, including H.Q. 14th Army, and H.Q. Eastern Command, India, in Field Rank. Interests: Radio and Acoustics, Shooting. Private Address: The Raikes, Skipton, Yorks. Telephone: 617.
WILSON, Walter Gordon, C.M.G., M.I.MECH.E. Director, Self Changing Gears Ltd., Coventry. Born Dublin, 2ISt April, 1874. Educated H.M.S. Britannia, and King's College, Cambridge. In 1898, the year after graduating with 1st Class Honours in Mechanical Science, founded Wilson & Pitcher Ltd., and designed the Wilson Pitcher Car, and the Armstrong Whitworth Car. Joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1914, and became Lieutenant, R.N.V.R. Built armoured lorries, and codesigned and built " Mother " or " Wilson's Machine." Appointed Chief of Design, Mechanical Warfare. Twice mentioned in Despatches. Inventor of the Wilson Self Changing Gear Box. With J. D. Siddeley (now Lord Kenilworth) founded present concern. Hon. Member Junior Institute of Engineers. Member Inst. of Civil Engineers. Recreations : Shooting, Fishing. Private Address: The Elms, Itchen Abbas, Winchester. Telephone: 206.
WILSON-JONES, Owen. Managing Director, K. J. Motors Ltd., Bromley, Kent. Born North London. Educated Merchant Taylors' School. Apprentice with Vickers, Weybridge, until joining Royal Flying Corps in 1916, serving in France and Egypt as Observer and Pilot. On demobilisation, founded K. J. Motors in 1919. In the early Twenties considerable time was devoted to competition and racing activities with Salmson cars, winning many hill climbs and speed trials, and a considerable number of races at BrookLands, including the 200 Miles Race in 1924, during which event several records were broken in the x,ioo c.c. class. During the 1939-45 war all efforts were concentrated on war production. Recreations: Yachting, riding, golf. Private Address: " Byways," Croydon Road, Keston, Kent. Telephone: Farnborough 696.
WILSON-JONES, Rupert Anthony, B.SC.(ENG.), M.I.MECH.E. Technical Manager, The Enfield Cycle Co. Ltd., Redditch, Worcestershire. Born Hatch End, Middlesex, 9th December, 190o. Educated University College School, London, and City and Guilds (Engineering) College (A.C.G.I. Diploma). Went to Daimler Co. Ltd., Coventry, in 1920, as Post Graduate Pupil. Accepted appointments with Rover Co. at Birmingham and B.S.A. Cycles Ltd. at Redditch. Joined present Company in 1925 in charge of Experimental Engine Bench Test. Took up present position in 1940. In 1946 nominated Member of Council of Inst. of Automobile Engineers, representing the Birmingham Centre. Author of papers " Factors Affecting the Fuel Consumption of Motor Cycles." (1945) and " Stability and Steering of Single Track Vehicles " (1950). Married, Kate Elizabeth (nee Sandilands) 1926. Interests: Badminton, Photography, Bridge, Gardening. Private Address: " Dockray," Asplcy Heath Tanworth-in-Arden, Birmingham. Telephone. 385.
WILSON RAMSAY, Thomas. Assistant Chief Body Engineer, Morris Motors Ltd., Cars Branch, Cowley. Born 5th January, 1912. Educated Broughton School, Edinburgh, and Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh. First connected with Motor Industry in 1927 when started apprenticeship with John Gibson & Son Ltd., Leith. Joined Carrick & Ritchie Ltd., Edinburgh, on Electric cranes and Conveyors, for two years. Employed by Pressed Steel Co. Ltd., on allsteel Auto bodies for three years. With M.G. Car Co. for a short period before joining present concern. Took up present position in 1945. Married, Barbara (née Dunnicliffe); two sons. Recreations: Gardening, Reading. Private Address: 43, Bowness Avenue, Headington, Oxford.
WILTSHER, George Henry. Publicity Manager, Alvis Ltd., Coventry. Born Hertford, loth December, 1909. First connected with the Motor Industry in 1949, when joined Alvis Ltd., in present position.
WINDLESHAM, LORD, 0.B.E. Director, National Employers' Mutual General Insurance Association, Ltd. Born 1877. Educated at Eton. Joined Militia, 1896. Served in S. African war and in 1914 war (despatches twice and O.B.E.). Became J.P. in 1911, Member of Hants C.C. 1910-19, M.P. (U) Winchester 1918-31, P.P.S. to Min. of Labour, 1920-22, Junior Lord of the Treasury, 1922-24, and various other appointments in connection with H.M.s Household. Vice-Chairman, Conservative Party, 1931-41. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: 32, Belgrave Square, S.W. Telephone: Sloane 6140.
WINN, Rowland, M.B.E., J.P. Chairman of Directors, Rowland Winn Ltd., Leeds. Born Leeds, 31st March, 1871. Educated Leeds Modern School. Attended Training Institute, and was apprentice with Alf. Dougall & Co., Gas Engineers. First connected with Motor Industry in 1892, when started on own account as Cycle Manufacturer and Gas Engineer. Lord Mayor of the City of Leeds, 1938-39. President, M.T.A., London, 1913. Recreation: Yachting. Private Address: 48, Woodland Lane, ChapelAllerton, Leeds, 7. Telephone: 43564.
WINSLADE, Raymond Samuel, Ni.I.M.I. Branch Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Uckfield. Born Farnham, Surrey, 8th May, 1907. Educated Haywards Heath. Began apprenticeship in 1922 and connected with Motor Industry ever since, with exception of war years. Served in Army 1939-45, and held appointment in R.E.M.E. as D.A.D.M.E. on staff at G.H.Q. India. Promoted Major. Holds commission in R.E.M.E. (S.R.) as Captain. Took up present position in 1946. Interested in Rifle Shooting. Private Address: The Limes, Queen's Road, Crowborough.
WISBEY, Ronald Bertram. Chief Designer (Mechanical Engineering), Templewood Engineering Co. Ltd., Slough, Bucks. Born Kilburn, London, 18th December, 191o. Educated West Ham Technical College. 1928-31, Draughtsman to Gilford Motor Co. Ltd., on bus and coach chassis. 1931-35, Draughtsman and later Chief Draughtsman, Chrysler Motors ltd., on Dodge truck chassis. 1936-38, Chief Engineer, Garner Motors, Ltd. In 1939 joined present firm to investigate use of light alloys in commercial !vehicle design. During war engaged on design of special purpose machines and vehicles for H.M. Forces. After war, developed new uses for light alloy products. Appointed to present position in 1948. Interests: Travel, Graphic Art, Photography. Private Address: 1, Lammas Road, Burnham, Bucks. Telephone: 757.
WISDOM, Thomas Henry. Motoring and Aviation Editor, " Daily Herald,' "Sporting Life," and " The People," Acre House, Long Acre, London, W.C.2. Telephone: Temple Bar 1200. Born Brighton, 16th February, 1907. Educated at Nottingham High School; Brighton. Hove and Sussex Grammar School. Took up present position in 1929. Competed at Brooklands, usually driving a Leyland Thomas designed by the late J. G. ParryThomas. Third in the Gold Star Handicap, 1933. Drove Invicta in the 1931 Ulster T.T. and won Class "C" at 70.42 m.p.h. Joint holder with Capt. G. Eyston and A. Denly of Class "H" 1,000 miles, 2,000 kilometres, 24 hours and 2,000 miles records, all with M.G. Served in R.A.F., 1939-45, demobilised with rank of Wing Commander. Successes in 1949 include Touring Class win with a Healey at Mille Miglia, Italy and with a Jowett at Spa, Belgium, also the E.R.A. Trophy award. In 1950 won the 1, I00-1,500 C.C. with a Jowett Jupiter at Le Mans and in 1951 the Gran Tourismo Class with an Aston Martin at Mille Miglia, Italy, and an Alpine Rally Cup with an Aston Martin. Private Address: Jasmine Cottage, Ferring Lane, Ferring, Sussex. Telephone: Goring-bySea 42328.
WITHERS, John Granville, B.SC., A.M.I.MECH.E., F.INST.PET. Deputy Chief Research Engineer, AngloIranian Oil Co. Ltd., Sunbury-on-Thames. Born London, 26th July, 1909. Educated Battersea Grammar School. Studied Engineering at Battersea Polytechnic, 1926-31. Joined present concern in 1927 as Research Engineer. Apprenticeship served with National Gas and Oil Engine Co. Ltd., Ashton-underLyne. Rejoined Anglo-Iranian in 1935 in present position. Hobbies: Photography, Squash Rackets. Interests: Rambling, Travel, Shipping. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: 46, Chiltern Drive, Surbiton, Surrey. Telephone: Elmbridge 2003.
WITTER, Colin Preston, A.M.I.MECH.E., ASSOC.M.C.T. Born Chester,31st May, 1909. Educated at Ellesmere College. Studied engineering at Manchester College of Technology. Apprenticeship served with Dixon-Bate Ltd., trailer manufacturers. In 1933 elected Associate of the Manchester College of Technology, in 1941 Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Served on Trailer Committee of S.M.M. & T. for 15 years, and represented trailer interests on British Manufacturers' Committee, Standardisation Committee, and several Technical Committees of S.M.M. & T. Member of Trade Divisional Committee of National Caravan Council. Responsible for standardisation of trailer coupling mounting (S.M.M. & T. Standard No. 7), and since 1945, carried out negotiations with car manufacturers on behalf of Caravan and Trailer Industry to accommodate this on new cars. In April 1950 resigned Directorship of Dixon-Bate to concentrate on design and marketing of new brackets. Hobbies : Caravanning, Boating, Gardening. Club : City; Chester. Married; 3 sons. Private Address: 41, Dee Banks, Chester Telephone: 2573o.
WOOD, Austen Lancelot Clarkson. Director, Sales and Engineering Manager Widcombe Garages Ltd., Bath. Born Nun-Monkton, nr. York, 1905. Educated at Harrogate Grammar School. Apprenticeship served with Aldreds Ltd., Driffield, Yorks. In 1925 went to Bath, and later became Works and Service Manager of the Chelm Garage Ltd., Chelmsford. Returned to Bath and went into partnership in present concern in 1928. During 1914-18 war business turned over to production for the Admiralty and the Air Ministry. Hobby : Gardening. Recreations : Golf, Angling, Shooting. Private Address: " Eastern House," Beechen Cliff, Bath. Telephone: 60044.
WOOD, Edward Alfred Millet; B.A.(oxoN). Assistant Secretary (in charge of Price Protection Dept.) British Motor Trade Association, 14-15, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.I. Born London, 7th August, 1910. Educated at Strand School, London; Merton College, Oxford. Barrister-at-Law (Inner Temple). For seven years was in Police as Constable and Officer. Attended Hendon College. Served during war in Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry as Private and 2nd Lieut., later in Rajputana Rifles as Major. Appointed to present position, February, 1947. Interested in Theatre, Music, Politics, Sport and Walking. Private Address: 12, Harrington Road, London, S.W.7. Telephone: Knightsbridge 1269.
WOOD, Ernest Leonard. Proprietor, E. L. Wood, Newington, Kent. Born Milton Regis, 17th January, 1896. Educated at Milton School. First became connected with Motor Industry in 1911. After working for Messrs. Short Bros., Eastchurch, joined Messrs. Rootes Ltd., in 1917. Started in business on own account in December, 1921. Is founder-member of Veteran Car Club, and has won numerous awards with an 1896 Leon Bollee, including several class awards on London-Brighton R.A.C. runs. In 1921 married Violet Jessie (née Gorham), the first woman member of the Veteran Car Club. Hobby : Gardening. Private Address: " Gorwood," High Street, Newington, nr. Sittingbourne.
WOOD, Harry Ferguson. Director, Gurney Nutting, Ltd., and Service Manager, Jack Barclay, Ltd. Born Chester, 28th January, 1908. Educated at Malvern and King William's College, Isle Of Man. Apprenticeship served with Rolls-Royce Ltd., Derby, and afterwards had various appointments in the Production, Test and Experimental Depts., both in Derby and in France. Joined Jack Barclay, Ltd. in 1933. Early in 1939-45 war re-joined Rolls-Royce and was first connected with their Tank Division, in connection with the development of their Meteor engine for the Cromwell Tank, and later with the Tank Service Dept. in connection with the servicing of the Meteor Tank Engine. Rejoined present concern in 1945, and opened up Service Works in Chelsea, together with Coachwork Repair Dept. Appointed Service Manager in 1945, and Director of subsidiary company, Gurney Nutting Ltd., in 1945. Hobby : Photography. Recreations : Beagling, Canoeing. Club : Public Schools. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: w, Mostyn Road, Merton Park, S.W.19. Telephone: Liberty 5633.
WOOD, John William, M.B.E. Manager, Cycle and Motor Cycle Equipment Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Erdington, Birmingham. Born Hastings, 17th September, 1892. Educated at Trinity, Hastings. Joined Dunlop's in 1909 in a clerical capacity. District Manager, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Southampton, 1931-42. I ri 1944 appointed to present position. Private Address: 201, Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield. Telephone: Four Oaks 456.
WOOD, Lewis Stockford. Managing Director, C. F. Wood & Son Ltd., Steyni ng. Born Steyning, 18th August, 1906. Educated at Steyning Elementary and Grammar Schools. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1921, as Junior Partner in present concern. Went through workshops and became Sales Manager, Director, and Managing Director on death of father, C. F. Wood. During war, was with Ministry of Supply. Recreation : Soccer. Married; one daughter. Private Address: Cobbs Dcne, Castleway, Steyning. Telephone: Steyning 2383.
WOOD, Reginald. Chairman and Managing Director, Wood Auto Supplies, Ltd., Huddersfield. Born Huntingdon, 22nd March, 1889. Educated at Huntingdon Grammar School and Snettisham School, Norfolk. Studied Engineering at Croydon Technical Institute. Apprenticeship served with electrical manufacturing firm in Wallington, Surrey. During 1914-18 war employed by Ministry of Munitions on inspection of engineering munitions. Specialised until recently on electrical side of Motor Industry. Began present concern in 1926. as sole proprietor; formed into private Company in 1929. Founder of Association of Auto-Electrical Technicians, and became its first President in 1932. Is Governing Director of Wood Auto Supplies Ltd. Is a member of Huddersfield County Borough Council. Hobbies: Stamp collecting, Bowls. Private Address: " Stonegarth," Trinity St., Huddersfield. Telephone: 494.
WOOD, Stanley. General Manager, the Regent Garage, Leamington Spa, and Director of Regent Properties (Leamington) Ltd. Born Cuckfield, Sussex, 9th November, 1893. Educated at Belvedere College, Haywards Heath, Sussex. Studied engineering at Brighton Technical College. Apprenticeship served with London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Works, Brighton, from 1910. Joined army at outbreak of 1914-18 war, and was seriously wounded in 1917. Entered retail motor trade in 1919 with E. P. Prestwich Ltd., Hove, on Sales and Service side. Joined Moody's Motors Ltd., Hove, in same year, as Assistant Sales Manager. Went to Page Motors, Ltd., Mount Street, W.I., in 1920, in same capacity. Joined present concern in 1921 as Joint Manager (Sales and Service) and took up present position in 1935. Became Director of the proprietor firm on formation in 1947. Was Divisional Chairman of the West Midland Division, M.A.A., 1940-43, and has been a member of the Divisional Executive Committee since 1939, and a member of the M.A.A. Council 1939-49. Member of M.A.A. National Executive Committee, 1940-48. Founder member of the National Joint Industrial Council of the Motor Retail and Repairing Trade, 1942-48. Member of the Executive Committee of the Midlands Area National Chamber of Trade, and a past President of the Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick Rotary Club. Recreations: Fly-fishing, Golf, Shooting. Club : Golfers. Married; two sons. Private Address: " Pi lcke m ," 87, Learn Terrace, Leamington Spa. Telephone: 398.
WOOD, Thomas, M.B.E., M.I.MECH.E. Born Cumberland, 27th December, 1889. Educated at Grosvenor College, Carlisle, and commenced business career with Brush Electrical Engineering Co., Loughborough. In 1914 joined British Red Cross and went to France on Motor Works Staff. Commenced business on own account, 1919, as Motor Engineer and component part manufacturer. Two years later started as Dealer. Became Chairman and Managing Director, Wood & Lambert Ltd., Stamford Hill, London, N.16.
WOOD, William George. Sales Manager, Rootes Ltd., The Pavilion, Canterbury. Born London, 27th October, 1903. Educated at St. Saviour's, Ardingly; Endowed School, Whitstable, Kent. In 1917 commenced apprenticeship with Kentish Ship-Building and Engineering Co. and served improvership with Messrs. Woods Garage, Whitstable. Appointed to present position in 1951. Private Address: 117, Whitstable Road, Canterbury. Telephone: 3726.
WOODALL, Charles Edgar, A.M.I.MECH.E Managing Director, The Darwall Garage Ltd., Walsall, Staffordshire. Born Old Hill, Staffs., 11th December, 190o. Educated at Bromsgrove School, Worcs. Studied engineering at Birmingham Central Technical College. The elder son of the late C. F. Woodall, an early entrant to the Motor Industry and founder and Director of the firm in 1918. Became Managing Director in 1947. Recreation: Golf. Married, 1947. Private Address: 25, Hardwick Road, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield. Telephone: Streetly 7624.
WOODHEAD, Harry, 0.8.E., J.P. Chairman of Directors, Jowett Cars Ltd., Idle, Bradford. Born Leeds, 21st December, 1889. Educated Salts Schools. Joined present concern as Secretary on its formation in April, 1919. Has been Secretary Director, Managing Director, and appointed to present position in 1950. Recreations : Fishing, Yachting. Private Address: " Glarona," Nab Lane, Shipley, Yorkshire. Telephone: 53628.
WOODHEAD, William. General Secretary, National Employers' Association of Vehicle Builders, Leeds. Born Nantwich, Cheshire, 29th April, 1892. Educated at Nantwich and Acton Grammar School. Entered business at Manchester and then worked as commercial traveller. Served throughout 1914-18 war and demobilised as Lieutenant. On return to civilian life became buyer, departmental manager and secretary. Served throughout 1939-45 war, mainly in the Middle East, and demobilised with rank of Major. Took up present position in 1946. Hobbies: Stamp Collecting, Scouting. Recreations: Walking, Cycling, Camping. Private Address: 4, Ash Grove, Horsforth.
WOODS, Stanley. Managing Director, Stanley Woods and Burney Ltd., Dublin. Born 28th November, 1903. Educated at The High School, Dublin. Left in 192o to work with father, who represented leading English Sweet manufacturers in Ireland. Used motor cycle and sidecar for business and " drifted " into motor cycle competitions in that year. Rode in Isle of Man Junior T.T. in 1922, and finished 5th after various troubles. Won Junior T.T. in 1923 and thereafter figured prominently in T.T. and Continental Grand Prix races up to the war. Became connected with the Motor Industry in 1926 (Norton Motors Ltd., Birmingham—Racing and Sales). Won to Isle of Man T.T. races and many Grand Prix. Joined Irish Army at outbreak of war and was in charge of motor cycle repairs and training, until demobilisation with rank of Major in 1945. Formed present concern, incorporating old-established firm of Burney Bros. Hobby: Gardening. Recreations: Motor Cycling (Cross-Country), Ski-ing. Married, Mildred (née Ross) in 1936. Private Address: " The Dell," Torquay Road, Foxrock, Co. Dublin. Telephone: Dublin 83974.
WOOFF, Herbert, M.I.A.A.E., AUST. Managing Director, Wooff & Salvesen Ltd., Christchurch, New Zealand. Born London, England, 12th October, 1890. Educated at Judd Commercial School, Tonbridge, and Battersea Polytechnic. Began business career in Telegraph office, Tonbridge, and on moving to London joined Duncan Watson & Co. Apprenticeship served with J. J. Roach & Co., Electrical Engineers. Sailed for New Zealand in 1913 and joined J. Turnbull & Jones Ltd. After 21 years, joined R. E. Burry & Co. and remained until 1919, then opening business on own account. Life member A.A.C., foreign member S.A.E. Hobbies: Reading, Gardening. Married; one son. Private Address: 158, Weston Road, Christchurch, New Zealand. Telephone: 23655.
WOOLLARD, Frank George, M.B.E., M.I.MECH.E., M.I.PROD.E., M.S.A.E. Born Brompton, London, September, 1883. Educated City of London School and Birkbeck College. Served apprenticeship with the London and South Western Railway. First connection with Motor Industry when joining staff of Weigel Motors (1907) Ltd. as a Leading Draughtsman. In 1910 joined E. G. Wrigley & Co. Ltd., Birmingham, as Chief Draughtsman, becoming Chief Engineer and later Assistant Managing Director. In 1923 joined Morris Engines (Coventry) Ltd., afterwards Morris Motors (Engines Branch) Ltd., as General Manager. Lord Nuffield gave encouragement to development of continuous production methods and the Works did much pioneer work in this direction. In 1926 became Director of Morris Motors, Ltd., and in 1932 appointed to carry out reconstruction with Rudge-Whitworth Ltd., becoming Managing Director of that concern. Resigned in 1936 to take up appointments with Birmingham Aluminium Casting (1903) Co. Ltd., and Midland Motor Cylinder Co. Ltd. Retired in September, 1949 from day-to-day activities; now acting as Consultant and engaged in lecturing. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Aluminium Development Association and member of the Midland Advisory Council for Technical, Commercial, and Art Education and of the Advisory Committee on Industrial Administration at Birmingham College of Technology. President of the Institution of Automobile Engineers in 194546 and 1946-47, after membership since 1915. Conducted final negotiations in amalgamation of that body with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and was first chairman of the Automobile Divisional Council of that body. Elected hon. member of the Motor Industry Research Association in January, 195x. Hobbies: Writing, Reading, Studying human relations in industry. Widower; one daughter. Private Address: Berrow Court, Westfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 15. Telephone: Edgbaston 1488.
WOOLLARD, Frank Griffiths, Maj., B.SC.(ENG.)LOND., D.L., J.P., A.M.I.C.E., P.I.M.T. Managing Director, Steele Griffiths & Co. Ltd., Director, London Oil Corporation, Ltd., Aviation Finance, Ltd., Car Contracts Ltd. Educated City and Guilds Engineering College, London. Served in 1914-19 war with Artists' Rifles and East Surrey Regt. Member of L.C.C. for Dulwich, 1939-47. Deputy Lieutenant 1947, member of City Livery Club, Governor Dulwich College and Royal Cancer Hospital. Clubs : Constitutional and Royal Automobile. Married; three daughters. Private Address: Streatham House, 13, Alleyn Park, Dulwich, S.E.21 and The Pavilion, Southlea Road, Datchet, Bucks.
WOOLLCOTT, James Charles. Secretary, The Regent Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd., Edmonton, N. r 8. Born London, 23rd April, 1908. Educated at London Polytechnic. Technical training at Fellow Institute of Company Accountants. From 1924 to 1932 was with J. R. Parkington & Co. Ltd. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1932, as Credit Control Manager with A. J. Dew & Co. Ltd., 1939-41, with Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd. in similar capacity. From 1944, in present position. Married; one son, one daughter. Private Address: 77, Worple Way, Rayners Lane, Harrow, Middlesex. Telephone: Pinner 981.
WOOLLEY, Harry Malpas. Managing Director, John S. Woolley, Ltd., Nottingham. Born Nottingham, 8th January, 1892. Educated West Bridgford County School. Began apprenticeship in 1906. During 1914-18 war was in Inspection Dept. of the Austin Motor Co. Took up present position in 1933. Keen cricketer, and responsible for hospitality of many touring teams at Trent Bridge, as well as England Test team. Vice president of Nottingham Forest Football Club. Other Interests: Football, Racing, Fishing, Bowls. Private Address: " Beverley," Trevor Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. Telephone: 32094.
WOOLLONS, Harold Bertram. Representative, J. A. Ryley Ltd., Birmingham. Born at Birmingham, 25th November, 1902. Educated King's Norton Grammar School. Joined present concern in Motor Factor's Office in 1919 and has been their Midland representative ever since, apart from 4i years in R.A.F.V.R. Hobby : Reading. Married; one child. Private Address: 34, Portia Avenue, Shirley, Birmingham. Telephone: Shirley 1525.
WOOLTON, Rt. Hon. LORD, P.C., C.H., D.L., J.P., LL.D. Relinquished various Directorships on appointment as Lord President of the Council. Born 24th August, 1883. Educated at Manchester Grammar School; Manchester University (M.A., B.Sc.). Was Minister of Food, 1940-43 and Minister of Reconstruction, 1943-45 and has served on numerous Government committees. Chancellor of Manchester University, 1944; Governor of Manchester Grammar School; Trustee National Central Library. Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, 1946. Deputy Lieutenant, Lancashire, 1941. Hon. Freeman, Salters Company and Knight of Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Clubs: Athenaeum, Carlton, Brooks's, Beefsteak. Private Address: 68, Brook Street, London, W.I.
WOOTTON, Frederick John, Publicity Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Eastbourne. Born Milford-on-Sea, Hants, loth April, 1907. Educated at Eastbourne. Studied engineering at Eastbourne Technical College. Apprenticeship served with present concern. In 1929 appointed to Sales Training at Head Office, and served in various capacities. Engaged during war in developing and building vehicles for the R.A.F. and Army. Took up present position in 195o. Hobby : Commercial Art. Recreation: Golf. Married, 194o; one daughter. Private Address: Spring Cottage, Westham, Pevensey, Sussex. Telephone: Westham 274.
WORMS, Fred Simon, A.C.A. Managing Director, Tudor Accessories Ltd. Hayes, Middlesex. Born Frankfurt-am-Main, 2ISt November 192o. Educated at St. Paul's School, London Articled to City firm of Chartered Accountants. Joined present concern in 1945, became a Director in 1947, and acquired control and took up present position in 195o. Recreations: Football, Tennis, Swimming. Private Address: 26, Beaufort Park, London, N.W.i i. Telephone: Meadway 2454.
WORTH, Paul. Works Manager and Director, India Tyre & Rubber Co., Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. Born Brooklyn, New York, 31st October, 1893. Educated at Brooklyn Polytechnic Prep. School. Studied engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, graduated 1915 degree, Mechanical Engineer. Took up position as Erection and Test Engineer with Heinie Safety Boiler Co. 1915-17, and for next two years served in U.S. Air Force as a Lieut. Joined Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. Inc., at Akron, Ohio, in 192o. Took up present position in 1928. Hobbies : Fishing, Shooting. Club : R.S.A.C. Private Address: Avenel, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. Telephone: Kilmacolm 91.
WRIDE, George Harold. Export Manager, Dominion Rubber Co. Ltd., London, S.W.I. Born Cardiff, 22nd May, 1898. Educated Howard Gardens Secondary School, Cardiff. Trained as Chartered Secretary. Became connected with Motor Industry in 1935, and took up present position in 1947. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: 46, Orchard Drive, Watford, Herts. Telephone: Watford 7366.
WRIGHT, Alfred James Pettigrew, O.B.E., J.P. Divisional Manager, British Road Services, Road Haulage Executive. Born Burnham, Essex, 26th January, 190o. ,Educated at Burnham School. Joint pupil Trainee Motor Engineer and at Technical College. Served in Royal Naval Air Service. '-'pined Southern Roadways in 1923 as Chief Engineer. Appointed Managing Director of Southern Roadways (1936) Ltd., Managing Director of Poole Wharves Ltd., in 1939, and similarly with Coastal Roadways Ltd., and Southern Commercial Motors (Poole) Ltd. During war appointed District Manager under Ministry of War Transport Emergency Road Transport Scheme, and a Transport Panel member of the Ministry of Aircraft Production. Other appointments :—Harbour Commissioner, Port of Poole, member of Road Haulage Central Wages Board, member South-Eastern Road and Rail Conference, Council member of the Institute of Transport, and a member of the Local Appeal Committee of the Dock Labour Corporation. Hobbies: Photography, Gardening. Recreations : Golf, Travel. Clubs : R.A.C. Private Address: Woodend Cottage, Springfield Crescent, Parkstone, Dorset. Telephone: 1846.
WRIGHT, Arthur William. Managing Director, Champion Sparking Plug Company Ltd. Started business career with firm of Lloyds brokers after serving in India with R.A.O.C., 1918-22. Entered accountancy profession, 1924. In 1927 joined Champion Sparking Plug Co. Ltd. as Accountant. Was appointed Director and Secretary, 1932, Managing Director, 1945. Served during 1939 war as Company Commander, 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment Home Guard, with rank of Major.
WRIGHT, James Gourlie. Sales Manager, Dunlop Special Products Ltd., Fort Dunlop, Erdington, Birmingham. Born Glasgow, 12th November, 1904. Educated at Bablake School, Coventry. Joined Dunlop organisation, 1922. Served successively with the Indian subsidiary, the Sports Co., the Manufacturers Division, and during the war years with Aero Manufacturers Division (Components). In 1946 engaged in market research and development, joining the new subsidiary in 1947, in present position. In 1934 acted as liaison with Motor Industry on design and supply of Rubber Components. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: Windyridge, Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield. Telephone: Ashfield 1244.
WRIGHT, Joseph. General Manager and Director, Dunlop Rim & Wheel Co. Ltd., Holbrooks Lane, Foleshill, Coventry. Born Glasgow, 7th February, 1902. Educated at Bablake School, Coventry. Appointed to present position, 1942. Private Address: 22, Alderbrook Road, Solihull. Telephone: Solihull 1968.
WRIGHT, Tom, M.I.B.A.E. Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Tonbridgc. Born Roxby, Lincs., 7th October, 1905. Educated Brigg Grammar School. Interested in Farming, and in five years 1922-27 was British Champion in an agricultural competition. Was with Brown and Caterpillar Tractor Co. and agricultural representative for Harry Ferguson before becoming connected with Motor Industry in 1935. Took up present position in 1948. Hobbies: Gardening, Politics. Private Address: 4, Mountfield Park, Tonbridge. Telephone: 2142.
WYATT, Beresford Ward. General Manager, Blackheath Garages Ltd., S.E.3. Born in Devonshire, 31st October, 1918. Educated Dulwich College and St. Dunstan's College. Joined Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. in 1936 and became connected with the Moto' Industry the following year at Bournemouth; with Hillman Distributors. Joined R.A.S.C. in 1939, commissioned 1940. Served in India and Burma as M.T. Instructor, Transport Officer, and Workshops Officer. Took up present position in 1946 after demobilisation. Interested in Rotary and Round Table movements. Hobby: Dramatics. Married; one son. Private Address: 35o, Brownhill Road, Catford, S.E.6. Telephone: Hither Green 5742.
WYLIE, Alastair James Blair, Major, T.D., R.A. Joint Managing Director, Wylie's Ltd., Glasgow. Born Glasgow, 21st April, 1916. Educated Warriston (Moffat) and Sedbergh. Studied engineering at Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Joined Anglo-American Oil Co. at Manchester on leaving school, and in 1936 joined present concern, founded by father, as apprentice-mechanic. Became Salesman in 1939. Joined T.A. (Royal Artillery) 1936. In Dunkirk evacuation; served in Egypt and Italy. Mentioned in Despatches twice. Demobilised in 1946, and returned to present concern as .Director. Took up present position in 1947. Clubs: Conservative, Glasgow; Royal Scottish Automobile. Recreations: Golf, Squash Rackets, Horse Racing. Married, Bette Morrison (née Walker) in 1951. Private Address: 17, Fotheringay Road, Glasgow, S.1. Telephone: Pollok 1713.