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Edward George Grinham

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Edward George Grinham (1892-1968)

Apprenticed at Vickers

1914 Joined Wolseley

Employed at Hillman

1921-30 Chief engineer of Humber

1933 Chief engineer with Standard Motor Co for the past four years. Previously 7 years with Humber [1]

1968 March 15th. Died.[2]


1968 Obituary.[3]

Mr. Edward George Grinham, a former deputy managing director of the Standard Motor Co., Coventry, has died at his home at the age of 78.

Mr. Grinham, who lived at Elm Cottage, Malthouse Lane, Kenilworth, retired in December, 1956. but continued his association with the Standard company for a period as a consultant.

He was apprenticed with Vickers Ltd., of Erith, Kent.

His connection with the motor industry started in 1914. when he became engaged in engine design at Wolseley Motors, Birmingham.

After working with Vulcan Motors and Humber Ltd. he went to Standard.

For two years during the Second World War he was general manager of the De Havilland Aircraft Company.

At the end of the war he rejoined the Root's Group as chief engineer and returned to Standard as technical director in 1945. He was appointed deputy managing director in 1954.

Mr. Grinham was founder chairman of the Standards Committee of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. He had been a council member of the Motor Industry Research Association and was a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

After retiring from his full-time position in 1958 he also took a part-time post with the Dunlop Rubber Co. relinquishing it in 1982.

He was a life member and former president of Kenilworth Golf Club. Mr. Grinham is survived by his second wife and a son of his first marriage.

The funeral will take place at Canley Crematorium, Coventry. tomorrow.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Tuesday, Sep 26, 1933
  2. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Friday 22 March 1968
  3. Birmingham Daily Post - Monday 18 March 1968